Jane Louise Galvin


Jane Louise Rogers
, the daughter of William George and Susan (née Cook) Rogers, was born on 23 July 1880. Her five sisters were: Clara (b. 14 November 1877), Beatrice (b. 11 April 1883), Maude (b. 19 June 1885; d. 17 September 1886), Eva May (b. 7 February 1890) and Florence Mabel (b. 7 February 1890). Twice widowed, Jane Louise married William Sargeant on 1 August 1910, John Findlay on 5 March 1917, and Daniel Galvin on 28 November 1919. There appear to have been no children from any of these marriages and no death or funeral notices associated with her passing away in the Brisbane General Hospital on 19 December 1939. She was buried in the grave next to her father in the Cooper’s Plains Cemetery two days later. The Reverend JM Teale conducted the burial service which was witnessed by J Dibble and G Hughson.

John Findlay, the son of Henry and Margaret (née Pirie) Findlay, was born in Boyndie, Banff, Scotland on 16 November 1871. He married Jean Wilson (b. 12 December 1881), the daughter of Innes and Elizabeth (née Ritchie) Wilson, in her birthplace, Macduff, Banffshire, Scotland, on 5 December 1907. Soon after their wedding John and Jean set sail for Australia where three children were born to them: John Pirie (b. 22 September 1908), Flora (b. 5 December 1910) and Barrabas [Barnabas?] Pirie (b. 20 January 1915). It was while the family were living in Landsborough, north of Brisbane, that Jean and her youngest child were tragically killed by a stock train near the local railway station in the early hours of the morning of 27 July 1916. John himself died on 6 September 1917 only six months after his marriage to Jane Louise and was laid to rest in the Toowong Cemetery two days later (16 13 22).