Joseph James Sutherland

#466, (circa 1878-1 May 1926)
FatherHugh Joseph Sutherland (4 Aug 1841-21 Aug 1913)
MotherMargaret Nicholson (c 1845-10 Aug 1883)
ChartsBrown family - descendants
Miller Family (Scotland) - descendants
Nicholson Family 1 - descendants
Four generations
The headstone of Joseph James Sutherland and Edith Ellen McMillan
(Source: Greg Bell)
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Joseph was born circa 1878 at Parkes, New South Wales.1,2,3 He was the son of Hugh Joseph Sutherland and Margaret Nicholson.

His mother died 10 August 1883.4

He married Edith Ellen McMillan, on Thursday, 15 January 1903 at Cobar, New South Wales.5 Joseph and Edith lived in 1919 at Newcastle, New South Wales.6 Joseph James Sutherland was a stevedore and senior unionist.6 Joseph (and presumably his spouse Edith) lived in April 1926 at the Newcastle suburb of Wickham, New South Wales.7

He was involved in an accident at work on 1 May 1926:
YESTERDAY'S CASUALTIES
Joseph Sutherland, aged 48 years, a wharf labourer, living in Bishlopgate street, Wickham, was working in the hold of the steamer Port Auckland, at Lee Wharf yesterday, when he was struck by a bale of paper that had fallen 20 feet. He was admitted to the Newcastle Hospital, suffering from a fractured pelvis and shock. Last night his condition was critical.8



Joseph died on 1 May 1926 at Newcastle hospital, in Newcastle, New South Wales. He was fatally injured by a bale of falling paper whilst working on the docks.9,6

In his obituary it stated:
"The late Mlr. Sutlherland, who was one of the best. known add most popular figures in the trades union movement in the district, was born at Parkes 47 1/2 years ago. He was a son of the late Mr. Hugh Sutherland, a pioneer of the Parkes, Forbes, and Grenfell districts. Moving to Cobar at an early age, he lived there for imany years, coming to Newcastle in 1919, and following here his occupation on the waterfront. Always an active unionist, he was one of the pioneer members of the Amalgamated Miners' Association in the Cobar district, and for a number of years was secrotary to the Eight-hour movement in that centre, where he was also known as a fine athlete and footballer."6

Family

Edith Ellen McMillan (1888-21 Jun 1946)
Children

Citations

  1. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No. 6175.
  2. [S544] E-mails from Kate Lindsay to Tim Hill, June 2012 Sutherland spreadsheet 18 June 2012.
  3. [S813] The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 1926 'LATE MR. J. SUTHERLAND.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , 3 May, p. 6, viewed 10 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138166400 (for place).
  4. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No.6175.
  5. [S3] New South Wales, Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1903 No. 952 (Index only).
  6. [S813] The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 1926 'LATE MR. J. SUTHERLAND.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , 3 May, p. 6, viewed 10 October, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138166400
  7. [S813] The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 1926 'LATE MR. J. SUTHERLAND.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , 3 May, p. 6, viewed 7 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138166400
  8. [S813] The Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 1926 'YESTERDAY'S CASUALTIES.', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) , 1 May, p. 6, viewed 7 August, 2015, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article138173821
  9. [S2] New South Wales, Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1926 No. 7946 (Index only).