Thomas Stephens
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Thomas Stephens  ‏(I1159)‏
Given Names: Thomas
Surname: Stephens
   


Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 10 May 1870 22 21 Forest, nr Orange NSW
Death: 25 June 1910 ‏(Age 40)‏ Tamworth NSW
Personal Facts and Details
Birth 10 May 1870 22 21 Forest, nr Orange NSW

Occupation worked at Daltons Store Orange & then McCanns in Tamworth - Draper

Death 25 June 1910 ‏(Age 40)‏ Tamworth NSW

Address
Byng Street ORANGE 1903
Last Change 24 February 2021 - 02:30:50 - by: paul
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Parents Family  (F063)
Andrew Stephens
1848 - 1874
Rose Mary Collins
1848 - 1915
Edward John "Jack" Stephens
1868 - 1902
Thomas Stephens
1870 - 1910
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Jane Benedicta Stephens
1874 - 1922

Step-Parent Family  (F070)
Henry Folk "Harry" Glasson
1850 - 1895
Rose Mary Collins
1848 - 1915
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Private
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Private
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Private
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Bernard Leslie Folk Glasson
1895 - 1896

Immediate Family  (F005)
Private
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Birth registration: 3 June 1870 Date & place of birth of child: 10th May, 1870, Forest. Name and whether present or not: Thomas, not present. Sex: male. Father's name, occupation, age & birthplace: Andrew Stephens, farmer, 23 years, New South
Wales. Date and place of marriage - previous issue: July 1867, Orange, - 1 boy. Mother's name and maiden surname, age and birthplace: Rose formerly Collins, 22 years, New South Wales. Witness: E Stephens

--Other Fields
DSCR: typhoid fever following flood in the Peel River.He swam the flooded river to rescue some Chinese market gardners returning with them hanging onto his horse's tail.

His daughter Mollie remembers that she was told by her mother that when her father was on his death bed a nurse was brought in to look after him. She was to give him medicinal brandy. His condition continued to deteriorate. When a priest was
visiting the house and saw who the nurse was he said "You must dismiss that woman immediately", which they did. Some time later Mollie's sister Gladys was reported to have seen the nurse walking along the footpath, Gladys managed to bump or
knock her off the footpath.


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On Mary Isobel Stephens birth certificate father's occupation was described as draper.

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Thomas Stephens is mentioned several times in a book entitled " A Gentleman of the Inky Way: Orange through Joe Glasson's Looking Glass", compiled and edited by Elizabeth Edwards in 2011. Joe Glasson was Thomas's half brother, and he mentions Thomas several times as being a very fine singer. The family lived in Summer Street, Orange.

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p.192: of "A Gentleman of the Inky Way" records the visit of Judge Theodore Cornybeare to Orange and reminisce: the judge's father Alf was a draper at Davis Bros' IXL store, now Moran and Cato's where Tom Stephens also worked; they became pally. Tom was an exceptionally fine signer - the best of our family - and we were all musical. Tom sang at parties:

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TGS writes: ‏(Agu 2018)‏: It's a bit like a letter from the grave to read about one's grandfather little snippets about which one knew naught.

Genevieve alerted me to a book about our grand-father's step-brother ‏(Joe Glasson)‏ called 'A Gentleman of the Inky Way' edited by Elisabeth Edwards of Orange. It is a collection of some of the articles that Joe had published over his life as a journalist at the Central Western Daily. Joe's mother was Rose Collins, whose first husband was Andrew Stephens with whom she had four children, including our grandfather Tom Stephens.

We have known precious little throughout my life about my grandfather other than that he married Nan Stephens ‏(Ida Maria Josephine Clements)‏ in Orange and that they had 6 children ‏(Ida, Blackie (Jordan)‏, Bill ‏(Thomas Noel)‏, Mollie, John ‏(Dad/pop)‏ and our uncle Harry who was born just after his own father died.

We knew that my grandfather Thomas Stephens ‏(1870-1910)‏ had died in Tamworth of typhoid fever that he had caught while riding a horse in the flooded Peel River when he was rescuing stranded Chinese market gardeners from drowning.

He had worked as draper in both Orange and also in Tamworth.

Joe Glasson's writings reveal that grandfather Thomas Stephens was a very fine singer; 'the best of our family'¦we were all musical'.

And that's pretty well it! I think that is all I know about my grandfather; which is more than I know about his father Andrew; and we know just a little about Andrew's father, Edward ‏('Neddie')‏ Stephens, who was the first of our clan to arrive in Australia and worked as a shepherd near Orange.

Elisabeth Edwards, who edited this book about Joe Glasson, writes that Joe Glasson has written precious little about his family or about their relationship with their relatives around the town and district: the Daltons, the Casey's, Faheys and others.

There is a passing mention of Joe's siblings, including his sister Min ‏('Minnie' Sister Laurentia '“ our grandfather's step-sister)‏ on whom - I remember - we used call on our drives between Parkes and Sydney in the 1950s. Small snippets only.

Note
Leader: Orange NSW July 2nd 1910:-

The following extract from the "Tam-
worth News" with reference to the late
lamented Mr. Thomas Stephens will
prove of interest to many of our read-
ers'”''The death of Mr. Thomas Ste-
phens who had charge of the drapery
and clothing department of Mr. Cann's
store, took place at his residence, West
Tamworth, on Friday evening last, from
typhoid fever. Deceased was 40 years
of age. He was a native of Orange,
where he lived until a few years ago,
being connected with the business of
Messrs Dalton Brothers, Ltd. Leaving
for the metropolis, his health began to
fail, so he came to the country and
took up the portion of manager of
the drapery and clothing department of
Mr. G. Nash's in Peel-street. On
Mr. Nash disposing of his business to
Mr. McCann, Stephen was retained
in the same position. He was a most
capable man at his business and a first
class salesman. His kind and gentle-
manly manner won for him a wide cir-
cle of friends here, who deeply regret
his sad demise. He leaves a widow
and five children, the youngest being
about twelve months old. He was a
man possessed of excellent qualities.
His assistance towards charitable caus-
es was pronounced, being ever willing
to give his splendid vocal talent to the
cause of charity, and readily gave his
heartfelt sympathy and cordial support
to any object of a laudable nature.
For some time he had not been en-
joying good health, and about a fort-
night since he was obliged to take a
rest. His condition grew worse, and
contracting fever he passed away as
above stated. The funeral took place
on Saturday afternoon, the remains be-
ing interred in the R.C. Cemetery.
Rev. Father O'Brien conducted the ser-
vice at the grave, and Mr. J. R. Leg-
gett was the funeral director.
Particular people brlng their prescription*
to Fox Martin, the reliable
chemist.

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Australian Town and Country Journal - Wed 10 Jan 1906 page33

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In and Around Tamworth
GEORGE NASH, DRAPER, CLOTHIER, AND MILLINER.

This establishment ls thoroughly up to date

in every resoect, tho display of goods being'
considered one of the best tn the northern districts, The interior, as my Illustration shows, is spacious, roomy, and well lighted and ventilated, which allows of the goods being seen,
to the best advantage, Mr. Nash, who is an excellent business man, which means a good buyer and consequently a cheap seller, caters, for the first-class trade of tho town, as anyone visiting tho shop on a busy day can see for
himself, If the elite of both sexes which throng the counters are any criterion.

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Catholic Press ‏(Sydney, NSW)‏ Thursday 30 June 1910, page 29 Notes and News - BY OUR CORRESPONDENT.

Personal and Other Events — R.I.P. The Late Thomas Stephens. Early on Saturday morning the sad death of Mr Thomas Stephens, one of the staff of Mr. McCann, of Peel Street, took place at his private residence, West Tamworth. Deceased, who was 40 years of age was a son of Mrs. H. Glasson, of Orange, where his early life was spent. He came to Tamworth about two years ago, and was very popular. About the beginning of this month he contracted typhoid fever, and though every possible care was taken, he succumbed to the dread disease, as already stated. He leaves a widow and five young children, with whom the greatest sympathy is felt in their sad bereavement. The funeral took place on Saturday evening, and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic portion of the West Tamworth Cemetery, where the Rev Fr O’Brien officiated.

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Family with Parents
Father
Andrew Stephens ‎(I0147)‎
Birth 15 March 1848 32 32 Canoblas Bathurst District, NSW
Death 7 July 1874 ‏(Age 26)‏ Goodrich ‏(near Molong)‏
7 months
Mother
 
Rose Mary Collins ‎(I0158)‎
Birth 18 October 1848 32 31 Summerhill near Orange ‏(at Springside or Gosling Creek‏
Death 23 November 1915 ‏(Age 67)‏ Orange

Marriage: 18 July 1867 -- Forest-Orange-NSW
13 months
#1
Brother
Edward John "Jack" Stephens ‎(I0202)‎
Birth 17 August 1868 20 19 Forest
Death 23 August 1902 ‏(Age 34)‏ Orange
2 years
#2
Thomas Stephens ‎(I1159)‎
Birth 10 May 1870 22 21 Forest, nr Orange NSW
Death 25 June 1910 ‏(Age 40)‏ Tamworth NSW
#3
Sister
#4
Sister
Jane Benedicta Stephens ‎(I0191)‎
Birth 20 February 1874 25 25 Buckenbah Yeoval NSW
Death 29 July 1922 ‏(Age 48)‏
Mother's Family with Henry Folk "Harry" Glasson
Step-Father
Henry Folk "Harry" Glasson ‎(I0424)‎
Birth 15 February 1850 The Murray/Burra South Australia
Death 11 August 1895 ‏(Age 45)‏ Orange Cemetery
-16 months
Mother
 
Rose Mary Collins ‎(I0158)‎
Birth 18 October 1848 32 31 Summerhill near Orange ‏(at Springside or Gosling Creek‏
Death 23 November 1915 ‏(Age 67)‏ Orange

Marriage: 7 October 1877 -- Wellington NSW
#1
Half-Sister
#2
Half-Brother
#3
Half-Brother
#4
Half-Brother
#5
Half-Brother
#6
Half-Sister
#7
Half-Brother
#8
Half-Brother
Bernard Leslie Folk Glasson ‎(I0264)‎
Birth 4 May 1895 45 46
Death 3 January 1896 ‏(Age 7 months)‏ Orange Cemetery
Family with Private
Thomas Stephens ‎(I1159)‎
Birth 10 May 1870 22 21 Forest, nr Orange NSW
Death 25 June 1910 ‏(Age 40)‏ Tamworth NSW
Wife