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Mary Jane Armstrong

Female 1854 - 1954  (100 years)


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  • Name Mary Jane Armstrong 
    Born 18 Jul 1854  Parish of St., Peter. Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 12 Feb 1855  Parish of St., Peter. Armidale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Nov 1954  Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Nov 1954  Church England, Cemetery, Casino, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1938  van Waterschoot
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2018 

    Father Robert Armstrong,   b. 16 Dec 1831, St Annes, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Ann Waters,   b. 24 Feb 1830, Relief Congreg., Irvine, Ayr, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 06 Jun 1851  Glasgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F791  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John George Balzer,   b. 03 Jan 1851, Nassau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1903, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1871  M'Cleods Creek, Timba, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Katherine Balzer,   b. 14 Mar 1872, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jun 1956, Casino, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
    +2. Frances Elizabeth Balzer,   b. 03 Jun 1874, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1941, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    +3. Ethel Maud Ann Balzer,   b. 15 Jan 1876, Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +4. Mabel Alice Edith Balzer,   b. 08 May 1878, Richmond River Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. John George Balzer,   b. 1880, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     6. Philip Henry Balzer,   b. 08 Jan 1881, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Richmond River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
    +7. William Edward Balzer,   b. 04 Jan 1884, Casino, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1956, Moorooka, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
    +8. Emily Balzer,   b. 03 Oct 1886, Casino, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     9. Priscilla Balzer,   b. 27 Apr 1889, Lismore, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +10. Walter Robert Hugh Balzer,   b. 30 Nov 1891, Broadwater, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jun 1959, Coraki Hospital, Coraki, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F798  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ***** Mary Jane Armstrong *****

      Mary Jane's parents were Robert Armstrong [born Belfast]

      Mary Waters [born Glasgow] and were married on the 6 Jun

      1851, in Glasgow, Scotland. They migrated to Australia

      and settled in the Armidale - Tenterfield area.

      Mary Jane was their second born on the 18 Jul 1854, baptised

      on the 12 Feb 1855 at St. Peters Parish, Armidale, New South Wales.

      A marriage was arranged for Mary Jane when she was 17 years of

      age to John George Balzer who was 20 years of age. Both parties,

      by law required permission of the parents to marry which was

      granted by Robert Armstrong [father] and Eva Balzer, mother of

      John George, who went to the wedding on horse back, Mary Jane

      arrived by horse and buggy. At the time of the wedding neither

      had seen or spoken to each other.

      Mary Jane became a widow when John George died age 52 on the

      31 Dec 1903, with 8 surviving children to bring up she struggled

      on until the children grew up, which was quite a feat in those

      days.

      Mary Jane lived on to the ripe old age of 100 years of age and

      a congratulation telegram from The Queen sent from Buckingham

      Palace, a letter from the Bishop of Grafton, letters from

      Australian Parliament House in Canberra and many other telegrams.

      Her birthday Celebrations were deferred because of large flooding

      of the Richmond River. At her party, she stood up, banged the

      table with her walking stick and made a speech!!!, such a

      memorable person she was. Mary Jane died on the 16 Nov 1954,

      and was interred on the 18 Nov 1954 in the Church Of England

      Cemetery, Casino, New South Wales, Australia.