Mary Grace Bunter (McGuiness)

Born:July 28 1859 In:  Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Died:Mar 31 1939 (at age 79)In:  Bootenal, Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
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Bernard McGuinness
Her husband
Agnes Agatha McGuinness (Bone)
Her daughter
Lavinia Gertrude McGuinness
Her daughter
Bernard Luke McGuinness
Her son
Flora Rose McGuinness (McAuliffe)
Her daughter
Grace Elizabeth Frances McGuinness (Kember)
Her daughter
Philomena Cecilla McGuinness (Levett)
Her daughter
Philomena Cecilla McGuinness
Her daughter
Richard CHANT
Her husband
Unknown
Her daughter
Luke Bunter
Her father
Jane Simmonds (Bunter)
Her mother
Johann BUNTER
Her brother
Sarah Ann Bunter (Murphy)
Her sister
James Ile Luke Bunter
Her brother
Sylvia Mercy (Hoyle) Bunter (Shaw)
Her sister
Mary Ann Bunter (Herbert)
Her sister
Martha Bunter (Meginess)
Her sister
Susannah Bunter (Gray)
Her sister
May Bunter
Her sister
Robert Benjaman Bunter
Her brother
William John Bunter
Her brother
    

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Grace Mary McGuiness (born Bunter)
Gender: Female
Birth: July 28 1859 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Marriage: Spouse: Bernard McGuinness McGuiness - Dec 3 1876 - Geraldton, WA, Australia
Death: Mar 31 1939 - Bootenal, WA, Australia
Father: Luke Bunter
Mother: Mary Jane Bunter (born Simmons)
Husband: Bernard McGuinness McGuiness
Children: Joseph McGuiness, Bridget Bernadette Buckley (born McGuiness)
Siblings: James Bunter, William John Bunter, Mary May Herbert (born Bunter), Mary Bunter, Sarah Ann Murphy (born Bunter), Sylvia Mercy Bunter, Martha Bunter, Susannah Gray (born Bunter), Robert Benjamin Bunter

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Grace Bunter
Birth name: Grace Bunter
Gender: Female
Birth: 1859 - Freemantle, South Australia, Australia
Marriage: Spouse: Richard Chant - 1880 - Berrima, New South Wales, Australia
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Mary Grace Bunter
Birth names: Mary BunterMary Grace Bunter
Also known as: Grace Bunter
Gender: Female
Birth: July 28 1859 - Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia
Marriage: Spouse: Bernard McGuiness - Dec 3 1876 - Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
Death: Mar 31 1939 - Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia
Burial: Mar 31 1939 - Bootenal, Western Australia, Australia
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LifeSketch: http://www.geni.com/people/Grace-McGuiness/6000000019766923651 About Grace Mary McGuiness Birth registration index record for Grace Bunter, father Luke Bunter, mother Jane Simmonds, born Fremantle, No. 4645 of 1859. Marriage registration index record for Grace Bunter marrying Bernard McGuinness, at Geraldton, No. 4215 of 1876. Death registration index record for Mary G McGuniess, Geraldton registration district, No. 20 of 1939. Geraldton Guardian and Express, Saturday 22 April 1939, p 2. McGUINNESS — In loving memory of our dear mother (Grace), widow of the late Bernard McGuiuness, who passed away in the St. John of God Hospital on March 31st, 1939, and deeply mourned by her sons (Joseph, Owen and Adolphus), daughters (Mesdames Buckley, Flanagan, Bone, Ellis, Kimber, Deacon, McAuliffe and Levitt), who now pray she rests in peace. Aged 79 years. — Inserted by her loving son (A. McGuinness). Geraldton Guardian and Express, Tuesday 25 April 1939, p3. DEATH OF A PIONEER LATE MRS. G. McGUINESS EARLY DAY DAIRYING RECALLED The death occurred at the Geraldton St. John of God Hospital on March 31st of Mrs. Grace McGuiness, widow of the late Mr. Bernard McGuiness, both being among the early pioneers of the back flats at Bootenal. The late Mrs. McGuiness was a daughter of Mr. Luke Bunter, an Imperial marine soldier, who settled on the north back flats more than eighty years ago. She married the eldest son of Mr. Owen McGuiness, who settled in the district at about the same time as her father, and whose farms adjoined. Mr. McGuiness, sen. was one of the largest dairy farmers north of Perth. It was on this farm that the deceased worked with her husband before taking up a selection of their own, which they farmed successfully for forty-five years. Of recent years the deceased bad suffered much ill health and at seventy years of age underwent a serious operation for the amputation of a leg. She died at the age of 79 years to be sincerely mourned by a very large circle of friends, and the few remaining pioneers of the district, who knew of the hardships she had endured and of her many great acts of kindness performed in an unostentatious manner. She was the mother of thirteen children and three sons and eight daughters survive her, and all but one daughter were in attendance at her funeral. She also leaves about sixty grandchildren and twelve great-grand children. A contributor, who makes reference to the death of Mrs. McGuiness, whose friendship he had valued during an acquaintanceship extending over sixty years, said that dairying in those early days was akin to slavery. During the ploughing and harvesting seasons, when the men would spend the most of their time in the fields, the womenfolk were required to attend to the milking, and to the work in and around the dairy. The cows had to [be] herded all day and shut up in a yard at night. The cows had to be turned out in the paddocks before 8 o'clock in the morning, no matter what the weather was and they were not returned till after sunset, which meant that the evening milking was completed in the dark. The conditions in wet weather can be readily understood. Lights were few and dim and the condition of the yard with very many cows tramping about was beyond description. The feeding of the calves also required the attention of the womenfolk. For forty-five years Mr. and Mrs. McGuiness and members of their family toiled at this work in order to supplement the income from their farm. Cemetery record for Mary Grace McGuiness, died aged 79 years on 31 March 1939, buried at the Bootenal Cemetery. view all Grace Mary McGuiness's Timeline 1859 July 28, 1859 Birth of Grace Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia 1876 February 20, 1876 Age 16 Birth of Joseph McGuiness Greenough, WA, Australia December 3, 1876 Age 17 Marriage of Grace to Bernard McGuiness Geraldton, WA, Australia 1881 October 2, 1881 Age 22 Birth of Bridget Bernadette Buckley WA, Australia 1939 March 31, 1939 Age 79 Death of Grace Bootenal, WA, Australia

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