Susannah Mary Murphy (1860 – 1936)

Susannah was born in Bathurst on 25/09/1860.

She marriage on 13/07/1886 in Carcoar to James Dover.
James was born in Carcoar on 18/04/1860.

Possible residence Susannah and James
in Pullitop – Wagga Wagga in 1923

Picture from National Library of Australia

They had the following children:

  • William John Dover (1887 – 1967)

  • Martha Jane A Dover (1889 – 1964)

  • Emily Adeline Dover (1890 – 1983)

  • Susanna Mary Dover (1893 – 1911)

  • James Dover (1895 – 1917)

  • Hilda Dover (1896 – 1949)

  • Thomas Dover (1898 – 1970)

  • Benjamin Robert Dover (1900 – 1940)

  • Charles Dover (1904 – 1970)

  • Lenus Martin Dover (1908 – 1989)

Susannah died in Wagga Wagga on 21/04/1936.

The obituary (Find a Grave) reads:
The death occurred in a private hospital in Wagga yesterday morning
of Mrs Susannah Dover, wife of Mr. James Dover, of Burrandana after a short illness, at the age of 73 years. The deceased was born at Blayney and was married there. She had resided in the Burrandana district for the last 18 years, and was held in high esteem by a wide circle of friends. She is survived by her husband Mr. James Dover, and five sons Thomas, William, Charles, Benjamin and Lenus Dover, all of Burrandana; and three daughters; Mrs. R. Larkins, of Goulburn, Mrs. G. Platt, of Harden, and Mrs. B. Spurr, of Canley Vale. The funeral will move from St. Michael’s Cathedral Wagga, at 2.30pm today for the Wagga Cemetery.

James died in 10/07/1950 in Wagga Wagga.

The obituary (Find a Grave) reads:
The death occurred at Lewisham Private Hospital. Wagga,on Monday night of a very old and esteemed resident of Burrandana — Mr. James Dover, of “Ardnaree”, Burrandana, at the age of 90 years. Mr. Dover had resided in the district for 31 years, where he carried on farming and grazing pursuits on his property. For some considerable time he had been falling in health. He was born at Blayney and was widely known in the Wagga-Burrandana area.
Mr.Dover Is survived by four sons – Messrs. William. Thomas. Charles and Lenus Dover, all of Burrandana— and two daughters Martha (Mrs. R. Larkins), of Blacktown. And Emily (Mrs E Platt), of Kensington: also two brothers. Messrs. John and Charles Dover, both of Blayney. His wife and two sons. James and Benjamin Dover, predeceased him. The funeral will take place this morning. The cortege leaving St. Michaels Cathedral at 11 o’clock, for the Wagga Cemetery.

Susanna Mary Dover (1893 – 1911)

Susanna was born in Blayney on 20/09/1893.

She died in Sydney Hospital on 25/06/1911 and is buried at Galong, Hilltops Council, New South Wales.

James Dover (1895 – 1917)

James was born in Carcoar on 13/02/1895.

He died in “King George Hospital” in London on 26/04/1917 as a result of gun shot wounds to the spine suffered in France (WW1) on 15/04/1917.

He is buried at Brookwood Military Cemetry, Surrey.

Hilda Dover (1896 – 1949)

Hilda was born on 21/071896 in Blayney.

She married to Bertie Hilton Spurr in Albury on 10/07/1919. Bertie was born on 12/09/1893 in Albury.

The had the following children:

  • Hazel Marie Spurr (1920 – 1983)

  • Thomas Edward Spurr (1928 – 2012)

  • Gordon Hector Spurr (1929 – 2016)

  • Terrence Patric Spurr (1931 – 1991)

  • Pauline Spurr (  ?  – 1927)

Hilda died in Sydney on 11/09/1949.
Bertie died in Seven Hills on 14/05/1976.

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Hazel Marie Spurr (1920 – 1983)

Hazel was born in 1920.
She married in 1939 in Granville to Cyril John Byrne, born in 1917.

Hazel died in Yagoona on 26/08/1983.

Thomas Edward Spurr (1928 – 2012)

Thomas was born on 24/07/1928.
He died on 09/09/2012.

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Gordon Hector Spurr (1929 – 2016)

Gordon was born in 1929.
He married in 1958 in Albury to Norma Elvera Obst.

They had 1 daughter.

Gordon died on 21/08/2016 in Mercy Place, Albury.

Terrence Patrick Spurr (1931 – 1991)

Terrence was born in Sydney on 26/11/1931.
He married in 1954 in Randwick to June Olive Mary Woolf.

They had 4 children.

Terrence died on 02/07/1991 in Seven Hills.

Pauline M Spurr (   ?   – 1927)

It is unknown when Pauline was born.
Her death in Ashfield is registered as follows:


Thomas Dover (1898 – 1970)

Thomas was born in Blayney on 15/08/1898.

He joined the army on 18/08/1916.

He deserted on 29/09/1916.

Thomas died in Wagga Wagga on 16/09/1970 and is buried at Wagga Wagga Monumental Cemetery.

Charles Dover (1904 – 1970)

Charles was born in Cowra on 26/06/1904.

He married to Violet May Baxter in 1937 in Wagga Wagga. Violet was born in Illabo, June Shire on 14/08/1914.

They had the following children:

  • Shirley May Dover (1938 – 2012)

  • Fay Patricia Dover (1942 –         )

  • Trevor Charles Dover (1946 –        )

  • Judith Ann Dover (1949 – 1966)

Charles died in Wagga Wagga on 19/03/1970.
Violet died in Wagga Wagga on 24/03/1989.

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Shirley May Dover (1938 – 2012)

Shirley was born in Wagga Wagga on 04/01/1938.
She married in Wagga Wagga in 1956 to Ray Reginald Payten. Ray eas born in Wagga Wagga on 01/10/1932.

Ray died on 20/05/2011.
Shirley died on 04/02/2012, both at Coffs Harbour Health Campus, late of Urunga and are buried at Urunga Cemetery.

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Fay Patricia Dover (1942 –         )

Fay was born about 1942 in Wagga.
She married in 1963 in Auburn to Terence David King. Terence, or Terry, was born about 1941. He died on 23/02/2009, age 67, in Wagga Wagga.

Trevor Charles Dover (1946 –         )

Trevor was born about 1946 n Wagga.
He married in 1963 in Auburn to Zorica Teresa Zamanc. This marriage ended in divorce about 1974.

About 1975 he married June Mary Dover.

Judith Ann Dover (1950 – 1966)

Judith was born in Wagga in 1949.
She was accidentally killed on 31/05/1966.

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Lenus Martin Dover (1908 – 1989)

Lenus was born in Boorowa on 20/09/1908.

He died in Coffs Harbour on 05/04/1989 and is buried at Karangi Cemetery.

A story by “Tophamrobyn01” in Ancestery:

Lenny acquired a pilot’s licence when he was well past middle age.  He flew from Coffs Harbour to Sydney Banksthown Airport from whence he then proceeded to Sydney to stay with his sister Emily and her family.  Lenny invited all to a Sunday outing at Bankstown with the view to taking all “game” relatives up in the air.  My mother Daphne, Lenny’s neice, was more than a bit agitated and advised anyone who would listen that it was a “foolhardy thing” to accept Lenny’s invitation.  However my then husband Richard plus Ron Williams were brave and away they flew.  All was well and our little group returned home.  On completion of his Sydney holiday Lenny prepared to return to his home at Coffs Harbour.  Hopefully  my mother had not put a jinx on dear old Len because bad weather hampered his flight, he crashed.  His plane a writeoff but Lenny bowed but not conquered.  However I do not remember him purchasing a “new” plane.

Lenus Martin