Ann Thomas (1850 - 1935) and George May (1854 - )

Annie remained a widow for over ten years until she married a GEORGE MAY at The Manse, Wolfe Street, Newcastle, New South Wales on 28th August 1900. She was 46 at the time. Annie's occupation was a Hotel - keeper and the Hotel she kept was called the Islington in Maitland Road, Islington, New South Wales. Confirmation of this is found in the Treasury Certificates for Publican Licences 1895 - 1900 - Wallsend  Plattsburg Licensing District

Incidentally at the time of writing the site is now derelict and boarded up

GEORGE MAY was four years younger than Annie, the marriage certificate giving his occupation as Copper Smelter and his place of residence as Waratah which is a suburb of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. George was born in Portadown, Ireland (this of course was before the advent of Irish Home Rule) and was the son of DAVID MAY and HARRIET WILLIAMS. His fathers occupation was a watchmaker but he was marked down as deceased on the marriage certificate. There were no children from the second marriage.

There is no mention of George May on Annie's death certificate and so we can only assume that he had pre-deceased her. Annie herself died of aortic disease, myocarditis, (inflamation and degeneration of the heart muscle due to old age) and senility. At the time of her death in 1935 her daughter Elsie was 48, and Effie was 46. The informant on her death certificate was her son-in-law, A Marshall of 19 Lauderdale Avenue, Manly, Australia. This was the address that is given on the death certificate as place of death and so she must have been living with her daughter and son-in-law when she died. She was cremated at Rookwood crematorium New South Wales in a service conducted by a Methodist minister. She had been resident in Australia over sixty years

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