William McINNES
Emily ("Amy") NEWICK
(Abt 1859-1932)
Caroline WATKINS
Margaret Jessie McINNES


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Gordon Bingham SEMLISKY

Margaret Jessie McINNES

  • Born: 1894, Parkes, New South Wales, Australia 2
  • Married: 26 Sep 1917, Union Hall, Bellimbopinni, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Died: 8 Mar 1939, Newtown, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 3
  • Buried: 10 Mar 1939, Presbyterian Cemetery, Woronora via Rockdale, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 4

  Research Notes:

Sole executrix of her father's will.


In 1936, Gordon Bingham Semlisky, tramway clerk, and Margaret Jessie Semlisky, lived at 59 Willington St., Arncliffe.


Abstract of the Will of Margaret Jessie Semlisky, late of 59 Wellington Street, Arncliffe, N.S.W., Married Woman.

Date written: 15 Feb 1933
Probate: 22 Feb 1940

Executor/Trustee: Gordon Bingham Semlisky (husband)

Beneficiaries: Gordon Bingham Semlisky (husband), Joyce Elaine Semlisky (daughter), Bessie Jean Semlisky (daughter),

Effects: £493/3/2d nett. 5


"Mrs. Margaret Semlisky.

Formerly resident on the Macleay, Mrs. Margaret Semlisky, wife of Mr. Gordon Semlisky, of 59 Wellington street, Arncliffe, passed away on the 8th instant at Gloucester House, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, and her funeral, from Arncliffe Presbyterian Church to Worinora Cemetery, was largely attended by relatives, friends, and many leading citizens. Mrs. Semlisky was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mclnnes, of Seven Oaks Public School in long gone years, and her hobby was making gifts of hundreds of her handiwork, for she was notably skilled in knitting. Until a few weeks before her death she was a keen worker for many functions; and as a capable organiser she was interested in the United Hospital Auxiliary (St. George Hospital), Arncliffe Parents & Citizens' Association, Girl Guides, and Boy Scouts, Rockdale Babies Home, Mount Lachlan Old Ladies' Home, Redfern Mission, and Bomaderry Aborigine Children Mission Home. The extensive appreciation of the good services rendered by the late Mrs. Semlisky was evidenced by the numerous telegrams and beautiful wreaths sent from distant districts." 6

  Marriage Information:

Margaret married Gordon Bingham SEMLISKY, son of Charles William SEMLISKY and Jessie, on 26 Sep 1917 in Union Hall, Bellimbopinni, N.S.W., Australia 1. (Gordon Bingham SEMLISKY died on 17 Nov 1964 in Bexley, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 7 8 and was buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, Woronora via Rockdale, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 9.)

  Marriage Notes:


The Union Hall at Bellimbopinni, beautifully decorated , by girl friends of the bride with palms, tree ferns, and burrawangs, was crowded on September 26. 1917, with guests and interested onlookers, drawn from Kempsey, and Lower Macleay districts, on the occasion of the marriage of Private Gordon Semlisky, son of Mr. ind Mrs. C. Semlisky, of Hay, to Maggie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Mclnnes, Public School, Bellimhopinni. An arch of flannel flowers and asparagus fern, from which was suspended a handsome floral wedding bell, bearing the initials of the contracting parties, made and presented by Mrs. Meehan of Kinchela, completed the decorations. The ceremony at 4 p.m. was performed by the Rev. David Smith, M. A , of Kempsey, who wore the hood and gown of his degree. The bride, given away by her father, entered the hall to the strains of "The Voice that breathed o'er .Eden," was daintily gowned in white silk, with vest and sleeves of ninon, and pearl trimmings, and customary wreath and veil; and carried a beautiful bouquet, also the gift of Mrs. Meehan. Miss Una Plummer, as bridesmaid, was handsomely gowned in cream gabardine, with hat en suite. Miss Clytie Saul capably fulfilled the duties of organist. Sergt Major Gobel acted as best man; and in the hall were quite a number of lads in khaki. After the ceremony, a reception was held at the residence of the bride's parents, 70 guests being present. The wedding break fast was served on the roomy northern verandah, which was gaily decorated with flags, and streamers of red, white, and blue. The Rev. David Smith, as chairman, in happy speech proposed the toast of the bride and bridegroom, the latter ably responding. Mr. Thos. Srown in neat speech, proposed the toast of the bride's, and bridegroom's parents, dealing especially with the patriotic side of their character. Mr. McInnes responded for both Mrs. McInnes and himself, and Pte. .Semlisky's parents, who were unavoidably absent. Sergt. Major Gobel, Cpl. Osborne, and Corporal Savage, also spoke in felicitous terms. Later, the happy couple left by car for Wauchope, thence to Sydney, where the honeymoon was spent. Their future, home will be at Arndiffe. The bride travelled in a smart costume of grey chiffon laffeta, trimmed with gold thread, and a becoming hat to match. The presents, numerous and costly included several cheques. (Contributed )." 10


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 11899/1917.

2 NSW Registry BDM (births), 26222/1894.

3 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 5800/1939.

4 Australian Cemeteries Index, http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=7468365.

5 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 246825.

6 The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey), Wednesday 22 March 1939.

7 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 38666/1964.

8 The Ryerson Index, citing SMH, 19 and 20 Nov 1964. death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers

9 Australian Cemeteries Index, http://austcemindex.com/inscription.php?id=7468364.

10 The Macleay Chronicle (Kempsey), Wednesday 31 October 1917.

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