I have discovered many great finds from Trove but today I decided I needed to find something new. One of my families lived at 21 Cambridge street, Rozelle and/or its semi-detached neighbour for over 100 years. In fact they rented from the same family for all that time. I must remember to blog about this story.
I decided to see if Cambridge Street, Rozelle ever featured in one of the Sydney papers. So today here is my first find.
|Sydney Morning Herald, 22 January, 1904, p. 3|
My great, great grandfather John Charles Ryan lived at 21 Cambridge Street. Depending on the street numbering it is quite possible that Walter Jones would have lived in the next semi-detached house. Both men were in their sixties and would of course have known each other.
What thoughts would have gone through John Ryan's mind? Was his neighbour murdered, run down or did he simply fall?
The inquest into Jones' death was resumed on 27th January, 1904.
|Sydney Morning Herald, 28 January, 1904, p. 3|
Walter Jones was interred in Section T, Grave 9059 of the Anglican portion of Rookwood cemetery on 23rd January 1904.