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Maria Buchanan Aitken

Female 1851 - 1885  (33 years)


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  • Name Maria Buchanan Aitken 
    Born 14 Dec 1851  Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 05 Sep 1885  Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death from "ulceration of bowels." Doctor last saw deceased a year earlier (3 Sep 1885). Place of death: Illawarra Road, Marrickville, New South Wales. Married at age 31, three living children (Alfred, Walter, and Ernest). Buried at Rookwood Cemetery.
    Buried 08 Sep 1885  Rookwood Independent Cemetery, Rookwood NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried with her son Ernest and next to her niece Clara Bushby (died aged 2 in 1883)
    Person ID I513983604  Walsh - Wilson Family Tree
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2009 

    Father Walter Aitken,   b. Abt 1811, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1885, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Martha McGavin,   b. Abt 1808,   d. Mar 1856, Killearn, Stirling, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1835 
    Documents
    Walter Aitken and Family - 1841 Scottish Census
    Walter Aitken and Family - 1841 Scottish Census
    The 1841 census shows Walter Aitken (age 30) living with his wife Martha (30) and daughters Elizabeth (4), Isabella (3), and Martha (1).

    Census 1841 482/00 003/00 005
    Walter Aitken - 1861 Scottish Census
    Walter Aitken - 1861 Scottish Census
    The 1861 census shows Walter Aitken (age 49, a widower and a woodman, born in Killearn) living in Killearn with son John (12) and Maria (age 9).

    1861 Scottish Census - 482/00 005/00 006
    Family ID F513881760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Adam Schwebel,   b. Abt 1828, Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Dec 1888, Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 16 Jan 1882  Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Alfred Albert Schwebel,   b. 1883, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953  (Age 70 years)
     2. Walter Schwebel,   b. 1884, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 80 years)
     3. Ernest Schwebel,   b. Jun 1885, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1885, Sydney, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Documents
    Marriage Certificate - Maria Buchanan Aitken and Adam Schwebel
    Marriage Certificate - Maria Buchanan Aitken and Adam Schwebel
    Married 16 Jan 1882 in Sydney, New South Wales. Husband, a widower, born in Darmstadt, Germany: age 52, a builder, father Michael, mother Eva [...], father a farmer. Bride, a spinster, born in Sterlingshire, Scotland: age 30, father Walter Aitken, mother Martha [...], father a general merchant. Both resident in Marrickville, married in accordance with the rites of the Presbyterian Church.
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F513881880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Maria Buchanan Aitken Schwabel Death Certificate - 5 Sep 1886
    Maria Buchanan Aitken Schwabel Death Certificate - 5 Sep 1886
    Death from "ulceration of bowels." Doctor last saw deceased a year earlier (3 Sep 1885). Place of death: Illawarra Road, Marrickville, New South Wales. Married at age 31, three living children (Alfred, Walter, and Ernest). Buried at Rookwood Cemetery.

    Headstones
    Maria Buchanan Aitken Schwebel Grave - Rookwood Cemetery
    Maria Buchanan Aitken Schwebel Grave - Rookwood Cemetery
    Burial at Rookwood Independent Cemetery, New South Wales. Buried 8 Sep 1885. Inscription reads: "In Memory of Maria Buchanan the beloved wife of Adam Schw÷bel who died 8th Sept 1885 aged 35 years. Also Ernest infant son of the above, died 19th Oct 1885 aged 4 months."

    The verse is from the hymn "Submissive to Thy Will My God" by Thomas Haweis 1734-1820. The hymn is as follows:

    Submissive to thy will, my God,
    I all to thee resign,
    And bow before thy chastening rod,
    I mourn, but not repine.

    Why should my foolish heart complain,
    Where wisdom, truth, and love
    Direct the stroke, inflict the pain
    And point to joys above?

    How short are all my sufferings here,
    How needful every cross;
    Away, my unbelieving fear
    Nor call my gain my loss.

    Then give, dear Lord, or take away,
    I'll bless thy sacred name;
    My Jesus, yesterday, to-day,
    Forever is the same.

    Plot: Independent - Section OG, Grave 2123
    Martha Buchanan Aitken Schw÷bel Grave - Rookwood Independent Cemetery
    Martha Buchanan Aitken Schw÷bel Grave - Rookwood Independent Cemetery
    Clara Bushby is buried next to her on left, without a headstone.
    Plot: Independent - Section OG, Grave 2123