William John Osborn 246
- Born: 13 Dec 1824, Chelsea, London, England
- Marriage: Sarah Newson on 22 Feb 1846 in Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England
- Died: 11 May 1894, Dongara, West Australia at age 69
The Western Australian Tuesday 12 October 1909 Page 4 of 8
NEWS AND NOTES.
Death of an Old Colonist.
Another of the early settlers of this State in the person of Mrs. Sarah Osborn, relict of the late Mr. W. J. Osborn, farmer, of Dongarra, died at the residence of her son, Mr. H. Osborn, M.L.A., New- castle-road, Midland Junction, last Friday. The deceased arrived in Western Australia in 1858 with her husband, who had accepted in England an appointment as a warder at the Fremantle prison. Mr. Osborn did not remain long in the Government service, and he turned his attention to farming, which calling he followed until the time of his death in 1894. The remains of the late Mrs. Osborn were buried on Saturday in the Middle Swan Cemetery. The chief mourners were Messrs. W. H. Osborn (ex-Sub-inspector of Police), H. Osborn, M.L.A., E. Osborn, C. Osborn, and S. Osborn, sons; Mrs. Cavanagh, Mrs. S. Hyde, and Mrs. A. Ferguson, daughters; and a large number of grandchildren.
The pall-bearers were the Mayor of Midland Junction (Mr. P. Robinson), Crs. Jamieson and Ross, and Messrs. .P. Sampson, M. A. Wishart, and J. B. Miller. Many wreaths and floral tributes were received. The Rev. F. J. Price officiated at the graveside. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Farrall Bros., of Midland Junction.
The Western Mail Saturday 16 October 1909 Page 31 of 52
OSBORN. On the 8th inst., at her son's residence. H. Osborn, M.L.A., Newcastle-road, Midland Junction. Sarah Osborn, relict of the late W. J. Osborn, farmer, of Dongarra, W A. age 84. Deeply regretted.
The Sunday Times Sunday 17 October 1909 Page 7 of 24
Mrs Sarah Osborn, a resident of over 50 years in Westralia, and mother of Mr. H. Osborn, M.L.A. died on Friday week, at the residence of her son, Midland Junction. The deceased lady was the widow of the late Mr W. J. Osborn, who was a warder in Fremantle prison, and subsequently a farmer at Dongarra. The funeral took place last Saturday. The chief mourners were Messrs. W. H. Osborn (ex Sub-inspector of Police), H. Osborn M.L.A., E. Osborn, C. Osborn, and S Osborn, sons; Mrs. Cavanagh; Mrs S Hyde, and Mrs. A. Ferguson, daughters and a large number of grand children.
Noted events in his life were:
• Immigration. 246 Arrived at Fremantle in the ship Emma Eugene on 1st June, 1958, he was one of 3 warders in charge of female immigrants
William married Sarah Newson, daughter of Henry Newson and Jane, on 22 Feb 1846 in Saint Clement Danes, Westminster, London, England. (Sarah Newson was born in Nov 1825 in Parish of St Clement Danes, Middlesex, England, christened in Nov 1825 in Parish of St Clement Danes, Middlesex, England, died on 8 Oct 1909 in Perth, Western Australia 246 and was buried on 9 Oct 1909 in St Mary's Anglican Parish, Middle Swan, Perth, Western Australia 246.)