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Elizabeth Anthony (Davis) Coller (1858 - 1913)

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Elizabeth Anthony Coller formerly Davis
Born in Milton, New South Wales, Australiamap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1877 in Ulladulla, New South Wales, Australiamap [uncertain]
[children unknown]
Died in Berry, New South Wales, Australiamap
Profile last modified 1 Sep 2019 | Created 3 Jun 2017 | Last significant change: 1 Sep 2019
11:26: Kathleen (Watson) Cobcroft edited the Biography for Elizabeth Anthony (Davis) Coller (1858-1913). [Thank Kathleen for this]
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Elizabeth Davis was born at Milton, NSW, in 1858.[1] She was the daughter of Samuel Davis, of Milton, and Susan.

She married Joseph Coller in the Milton/Ulladulla district in 1877.[2]

Joseph died suddenly from heart failure in 1907.

She died in hospital in Berry, NSW, on the 22nd of October, 1913, following an operation for appendicitis .[3][4][5] She was interred in the Sandridge cemetery, Mollymook.[6][7]



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.

Research Notes

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 NSW BDM: 3532/1926 DAVIS, SUSAN, father: JOHN, district: NOWRA


  1. NSW BDM: births 12637/1858 DAVIS, ELIZABETH A, father: SAMUEL, mother: SUSAN, district: ULLADULLA
  2. NSW BDM: marriages 4544/1877 COLLER, JOSEPH married DAVIS, ELIZABETH A, district: ULLADULLA
  3. NSW BDM: deaths 1913/16181 Coller, Elizabeth A, father: Samuel T, mother: Susan, district: Berry
  4. No title (1913, October 25). The Ulladulla and Milton Times (NSW : 1891 - 1917), p. 4. Retrieved September 1, 2019, from
    Milton received a shock on Wednesday evening, when news went round that Mrs. Coller, wife of the late Mr. Joseph Coller, of Milton, had passed away, at Berry hospital, where she had been under an operation for appendicitis. . She was getting on well until a day or so before her death, when complications arising from a previous trouble set in, which necessitated a second operation. From this she had rallied, but passed away almost immediately, on Wednesday afternoon. We will make further reference to the deceased in our next issue. In the meantime to the bereaved we extend our heartfelt sympathy.
  5. No title (1913, October 29). The Shoalhaven Telegraph (NSW : 1881 - 1937), p. 1. Retrieved September 1, 2019, from
    The death occurred, at Berry Hospital, on Wednesday last, of Mrs. Coller, wife of Mr Joseph Coller, of Milton. Deceased had been removed to the hospital to undergo an operation for appendicitis, but complications ensued, and she collapsed under a second operation. Mrs. Coller was a daughter of Mr S. Davis, a Milton pioneer, and was very highly esteemed.
  6. "BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 March 2017), Joseph Coller, died 09 May 1907; citing BillionGraves ( : 2012), Burial at Sandridge Cemetery, Mollymook, New South Wales, Australia.
  7. Find A Grave: Memorial #197903238
  8. Death. (1913, November 1). The Ulladulla and Milton Times (NSW : 1891 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 1, 2019, from

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