Mary Elizabeth Brogden (1857-1946)

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Mary Elizabeth Brogden was born 1857 in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia to Joseph Brogden (c1805-c1859) and Mary Starky (bef1822-c1892) and died 27 September 1946 in 24 Hunter Street, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married Charles Crouch (c1851-1914) 5 February 1879 in All Saints' Church, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Charles Crouch and Mary Elizabeth Brogden (1857-1946)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice May Starkey Crouch (1879-1961) 1879 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 25 March 1961 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Lottie Eugene Crouch (1882-1892)
Linda Gertrude Crouch (1884-c1971) 1884 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 1971 Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia Stephen Ernest Gibbon (1891-1970)

Charles Henry Crouch (1887-c1975) 1887 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 1975 New South Wales, Australia Olga Margaret Monk (1895-c1981)

Florence Edith Crouch (c1889-1890)
Donald Joseph Crouch (1891-1891) 1891 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 5 April 1891 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Mary Elizabeth Crouch (1892-1973)
Ferdinand Selwyn Crouch (1895-1970) 1895 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 15 April 1970 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Jeanie McGregor Dearie (1894-c1973)

Harold Edmund Crouch (1899-1966) 1899 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia 14 August 1966 Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Ruby I Crockett (c1905-?)


Death Of Old Identity

A chapter in Parramatta's [sic] ended last Friday when the Book of Life closed for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Crouch, of Hunter Street.

Born at North Parramatta almost 90 years ago, Mrs. Crouch lived in this city all her life. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Brogden, early pioneers who settled here more than 100 years ago.

A staunch supporter of All Saints Church, Mrs. Crouch was christened and confirmed there, and later became a leading vocaliste in the choir. It was while a member of the choir that she met and married a fellow member, Charles Crouch, who predeceased her 32 years ago. Three sons and three daughters survive.

Mrs. W. Cox, of Carlingford, and Mrs. T. Markwell, of Parramatta, are sisters.

About 100 friends attended the funeral at the Baptist Cemetery on Sunday afternoon after a service conducted at the home by Rev E. Walker.

The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate, 2 October 1946, page 10


Some researchers have married her to Charles Crouch (1858-1940), but she is buried as the wife of Charles Crouch (c1851-1914).

Sources and notes

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 9657/1857
₪ Wedding
  • CROUCH—BROGDEN.—On the 5th Pebruary, at All Saints' Church, Parramatta, by the Rev. J. R. Bloomfield, Charles, second son of Henry Crouch, of Church-street, Parramatta, to Mary Elizabeth, youngest daughter or the late Joseph Brogden, of Parramatta.
Evening News, 13 February 1879, page 2
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 29581/1946
  • CROUCH.—September 27, 1946, at her home, 24 Hunter Street, Parramatta, Mary Elizabeth, widow of the late Charles Crouch and beloved mother of Alice, Linda (Mrs. S. Gibbon) and Charles, Mary, and Ferd. (Frank), and Harold, in her 90th year. Privately interred September 29.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 September 1946, page 16
§ Remains

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