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Jane Eliza Plunkett & Alfred Steel

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Re: Jane Eliza Plunkett & Alfred Steel

Posted: 3 May 2013 12:36AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 May 2013 1:08AM GMT
If your Alfred is the one who died in 1902 in Sydney, son of Alfred & Maria (reg 7917), then there is a matching birth for him in 1852 to these same parents (see www.bdm.nsw.gov.au). This looks like his death notice:

The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 11 August 1902
STEEL. -August 10, 1902, at Sydney Hospital, after severe operation, Alfred, eldest son of the late Alfred Steel, of Sydney, aged 50.

His mother's death notice from NLA Trove:
The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 17 November 1902
STEEL. — November 16, 1902, at her residence, 88 Castlereagh-street, Redfern, Maria widow of Alfred Steel, sen., late of Kent, England, aged 86 years.

His father's death notice from same paper?:
Friday 4 February 1876
STEEL. —February 3, at his residence, 413, Pitt-street, Alfred Steel, sen., aged 66 years.

Alfred jnr had the following aiblings:
Elizabeth M 1847, d. 1924 [did not marry]
Esther 1849, d. 1930 Randwick [as Ester, did not marry]
Matilda 1856, d. ?
Edward 1858, M. Alice M STEPHENS 1897, d. 1935 Newtown

Alfred jnr and wife Jane Eliza had the following chn:
Elsie Arlyne 1878, d. 1879
Olive Hilda 1879, d. 1880
Alfred Geo 1880, m. Elsie V R CLEARY 1906, d. 1929 Mosman
Horace Edward 1881, m. Violet FIELD 1903, d. 1968 Liverpool (NSW)
Leslie Victor 1884, m. Maude L MERCHANT 1911, d. ?

Sons' enlistment:
STEEL LESLIE VICTOR : Service Number - 469 : Date of birth - 25 Nov 1883 : Place of birth - SYDNEY NSW : Place of enlistment - RANDWICK : Next of Kin - STEEL MRS

Eldest daughter's death notice:
Thursday 20 February 1879
STEEL. - February 19, at the residence of her grandmother, 340, Macquarie-street South, Elsie Arline, dearly loved daughter of Alfred and Jennie Steel, aged 13 months.


Alfred's eldest son Alfred Geo was a conductor for the Conservatorium of Music and headmaster of the Conservatorium High School. He died of double pneumonia and pleurisy in Feb 1929.

The family are all buried at Rookwood (Anglican & General).

Do you know when Jane Eliza died or if she remarried after Alfred's early death?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
LesleyT24 2 Nov 2012 10:42AM GMT 
apriltara500 2 May 2013 3:03PM GMT 
LesleyT24 20 Dec 2013 1:33AM GMT 
mollipops1 3 May 2013 6:36AM GMT 
zenqppv 1 Jul 2014 8:39AM GMT 
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