William House

 BORN 1853 in Ottery, Devon, England.
 DIED 16 January 1916

NSW Death Record 1637/1916

 BURIED Katoomba Cemetery, NSW.
 FATHER James House
 MOTHER Martha …
 MARRIED Emma Jane Parsons (1853-1929) on 28 November 1881 at RG office, Sydney, NSW.

NSW Marriage Record 1589/1881

 CHILDREN   Emma R House (1882-1888)
Ruth House (1884-)
Phoebe House (1885-1966)
Annie House (1887-1888)
William James House (1888-1963)
John Gershom House (1890-1958)
Ebenezer Parsons House (1891-1965)
Alfred House (1892-1963)
Herbert Samuel House (1895-1970)

Birth & death dates from Katoomba Cemetery.
Arrived in Australia on 4 September 1856 aged 3 aboard Lloyds.
A lamplighter who subsequently ran a boarding house in Katoomba, NSW.
At time of marriage, William’s occupation was Storemen.
He then lived in Tamworth.
His father James House was a labourer.

The Lithgow Mercury of Wednesday 19th January 1916 reports:
The death occurred on Sunday, of Mr. William House, a well-known resident of Katoomba. The deceased, who was 63 at the time of his demise, was born, in Ottery, Devon, England. He arrived in Sydney in his twenty-fifth year. He has left two daughters and five sons, to mourn their loss. The late Mr House had been a resident of Katoomba for close on 20 years, and prior to his coming to the Mountains he was in the employ of the Australian Gas Co. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, and was largely attended, the interment taking place in the Katoomba general cemetery, according to the rites of the Plymouth Brethren, of which persuasion deceased was a member. The immediate cause of death was heart trouble.

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