Person:Clarice McWatters (1)

m. 20 APR 1904
  1. Phyllis Hope McWatters1905 - 1988
  2. Clarice Matilda McWatters1906 - 1979
  3. Irene Ellen McWatters1908 - 1992
  4. Edna Venie McWatters1909 - 1993
  5. Cyril Mervyn McWatters1915 - 1997
  6. Hugh Lionel McWatters1915 - 1915
m. 9 SEP 1939
Facts and Events
Name[1] Clarice Matilda McWatters
Gender Female
Birth[2] 13 MAR 1906 Union Street, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Residence[5] 1930 living with parents at 13 Vernon St., Waverley, NSW, Australia
Marriage 9 SEP 1939 St. Mary's Church (Church of England), Waverley, New South Wales, Australiato William Dunlop McMahon Curran
Occupation[6] BET 1950 AND 1970 sales clerk at Horton Bros, Grace Bros, & Mark Foys in Sydney
Death[3] 6 JUN 1979 St. Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, AustraliaCause: Left side intra cerebral hemorrhage
Burial[4] 15 JUN 1979 Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park (formerly Botany Cemetery), Matraville, NSW, ashes placed in husband William's grave after cremation
Medical? Hypertension 5-10 years
Other? was active in St. Barnabas Church, Mill Hill Road, Bondi JunctionChurch

History of Botany Cemetery (now the Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park)

On the 10th January 1888, twenty-nine acres of scrubby hillside running down to Botany Bay was dedicated as the site for Botany Cemetery. It owed its existence to the efforts of the Botany Progress Association, a group of worthy citizens who were also responsible for the incorporation of Botany Municipal Council in the same year. It took time for the untamed land to be made suitable as a last resting place; its division into denominational portions, the appointment of effective Trustees, and the drawing up of regulations and a Scale of Charges. The first burial in Botany Cemetery took place on the 21st August 1893.

To cater for changing public tastes, the Botany Cemetery Trust established the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium in 1935, allowed the construction of above ground vaults in 1950 and endorsed the new concept of lawn cemeteries in 1966.

The 29 acre cemetery was to be divided to allow separate portions for the burial of people of different denominations, with 2 acres of general portion for those not belonging to the nominated faiths. The largest section, over 5 acres, was reserved for the Church of England, with approximately 4 acres for the Roman Catholic Church, 3 acres for Wesleyan, 3 1/2 acres for the Presbyterian Church, 2 for Congregational, 38 perches for the Jewish.

  1. Birth Certificate, Clarice McWatters, Births in the District of Brisbane, in the State of Queensland, No. 5880.
  2. Births in the District of Brisbane in the State of Queensland, No. 5880
    Number in Register 11847.
  3. Register of Deaths, New South Wales dated July 3rd, 1979
    No. 13517.
  4. Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Burial Records.
  5. Australian Electoral Rolls, Waverley, NSW, Australia, 1930.
  6. Recollection of Rhona Curran Hallberg.