Grace McNEIL , 18561944 (aged 88 years)

Name
Grace /McNEIL/
Given names
Grace
Surname
McNEIL
Name
Grace /FOSTER/
Type
married name
Given names
Grace
Surname
FOSTER
Birth

The Pre 1860 Pioneer Register - Book 1 at reference 428, has the birth date for Grace as 1 December 1856.

Death

OBITUARY

OBITUARY. MRS GRACE FOSTER. Taree lost one of its oldest residents on Friday when Mrs Grace Foster passed away. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. McNeil, of Krambach, and was born on the Manning. Had she lived until February she would have been 89 years of age. Following her marriage to Mr. Thomas Foster, deceased spent the remainder of her life in Taree. For many years her late husband was employed as a baker by Thomsons Ltd. The late Mrs. Foster is kindly remembered by older residents of the town. She was a lady of generous disposition, and her home was always noted for its hospitality, and every worthy cause won her practical support. She is survived by three sons and one daughter, namely Messrs. Sid Foster (Taree); Thomas Foster (Kempsey); John Foster (Waverley) and Mrs. E. A. J. Spratt (Taree). Two sons, George (Taree) and William (Casino) predeceased her. She has one brother, Mr. Alex McNeil of Chatham, and two sisters, Mrs. Thomson (Mayfield) and Mrs. J. Lang (Albury). One sister, Mrs. Bell, of Laurieton, predeceased her. On Saturday morning the funeral moved from Mr. W. T. Howard’s parlours for the Dawson cemetery. Rev. Walter Latham officiated at the graveside."

Source: Northern Champion, 6 Dec 1944.