Snippets from the life of Martha Sarah Ellis.
Martha had a total of 7 children. All but one lived to adulthood. Poor Little Charlotte known affectionately as Lottie died at only 4½ months old after 5 weeks of Whooping Cough.
|'Family Notices', Malvern Standard, 9 January 11909,p. 3. , viewed 12 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66383631|
The loss was keenly felt and death notices appear in several of Melbourne’s main newspapers, first in The Argus on Saturday 2 January 1909 followed a week later by the two local papers, the Malvern Standard and The Prahran Telegraph.
She is buried in a public grave with 9 others who were all buried between 23 Dec 1908 and 31 Dec 1908. Eight of the burials were less than a year old (including Charlottes).
To Read more about Martha's life for articles previously posted for the A to Z Challenges click the Letters below:-
 Death Certificate of Charlotte mary Todman, died 28 December 1908, Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Victoria 15364/1908
 'Family Notices', The Argus, 2 January 1909, p. 9. , viewed 12 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article10697965; 'Family Notices', Malvern Standard, 9 January 1909, p. 3. , viewed 12 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66383631; 'Family Notices', The Prahran Telegraph, 9 January 1909, p. 1. , viewed 12 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article144514218