Elizabeth Davis was born at Milton, NSW, in 1858. She was the daughter of Samuel Davis, of Milton, and Susan.
She married Joseph Coller in the Milton/Ulladulla district in 1877.
Joseph died suddenly from heart failure in 1907.
Last week we briefly mentioned the untimely death of Mrs. Coller, wife of the late Mr. Joseph Coller of Milton, which occurred at Berry hospital on Wednesday afternoon, the 22nd October. Mrs. Coller had gone up to Berry hospital a few days prior and had successfully undergone an operation for appendicitis. She was getting on well, and her friends were pleased with her progress. Complications, however, supervened, arising from the effects of a previous operation for another trouble. This necessitated a second operation which led to her death. It offered the only chance of life, and she freely accepted the risk.
Mrs. Coller was a daughter of our esteemed townsman, Mr. S. Davis, and a sister of Mrs. Knapp (Nowra), and of Messrs. J. E T., and E. Davis, of Milton. Though only 55, yet she saw much of the rise and progress of Milton, of which she was a native. With her late respected husband, who died some years ago, she shared in the difficulties and hardships of pioneer life, but by industry and good home management had attained to a com fortable position. She was in every sense a fine woman, a worthy help meet to her husband, and a good and affectionate mother, as well as daughter. Her helping hand was ever readily extended to whatever deserving cause was brought before her,. and the claims of charity in her case did not fall on deaf ears. She was an ardent member of the Methodist. church, and a valued helper in all it's claims. Her life was full of activities, anything savoring of idleness being distasteful to her. She was highly respected by all and her untimely death has caused widespread regret.
She leaves a grown up family to mourn their sad loss, besides parents, brothers and sister aforementioned. Her sons are Allen (Sydney) ; William (on the homestead at Woodstock ; and Bert (at Brandery) ; the daughters are-Mrs. Ernie Infold (Milton) and Miss Coller (Sydney). To the bereaved we extend our heartfelt sympathy. Her remains were brought on to Milton and interred at Sandridge on Thursday, Rev. T. Northcott officiating at the grave. A large cortege followed to pay their last respects to one who so faithfully fulfilled the duties associated with her life.
Her mother died at Bolong in 1926, aged 95. Her brother was E.T. Davis, mayor of Ulladulla. (PIONEER'S DEATH (1926, January 28). The Labor Daily (Sydney, NSW : 1924 - 1938), p. 8. Retrieved September 1, 2019, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239867633) NSW BDM: 3532/1926 DAVIS, SUSAN, father: JOHN, district: NOWRA
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