Susannah Mary Murphy (1860 – 1936)

Susannah was born in Bathurst in 1860.

She marriage in 1886 in Carcoar to James Dover. James was born in Carcoar on 28/05/1860.

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 (1891 – 1984)

  • 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 Dover (1908 – 1989)

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

The obituary (unknown source) 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.

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 in 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 in 1896 in Blayney.

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

The had the following children:

  • Terrance Patrick Spurr (1931 – 1991)

  • Hazel Marie Spurr (  ?   – 1983)

  • Pauline Spurr (  ?  – 1927)

  • Robert Spurr

  • Thomas Spurr

Hilda died in Sydney on 13/09/1949.

Bertie died in Seven Hills on 14/05/1976.

Thomas Dover (1898 – 1970)

Thomas was born in Blayney in 1898.

He joined the army on 18/08/1916.

He deserted on 29/09/1916.

Thomas died in Wagga Wagga in 1970.

Charles Dover (1904 – 1970)

Charles was born in Cowra in 1904.

He married to Violet May Baxter in 1937 in Wagga Wagga. Violet was born about 1908 in Wagga Wagga.

They (probably) had the following children:

  • Judith Ann Dover (  ?  – 1966)

  • Shirley Dover (   ?  – 2012)

Violet died in Sydney on 25/05/1967.

Charles died in Wagga Wagga on 19/03/1970.

Lenus Dover (1908 – 1989)

Lenus was born in Burrowa in 1908.

He died in Coffs Harbour on 05/04/1989.


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 Bankstheown 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