Wyndham History

David Grieve (1880-1941)

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David Grieve (1880-1941)

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Shire President 1937-1938

Date

1937

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

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Language

eng

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Biographical Text

 

Mr. Grieve was a native of Williamstown. When he died, David was the last surviving member of a large pioneering Irish family. His parents migrated to and settled at North Williamstown in the 1840s when there was hardly a single dwelling in Victoria Street and only a few on Kororoit Creek Road.

His parents took up dairy farming and were the original suppliers of milk, butter, eggs and, poultry to large number of district residents.

David resided at Brooklyn from boyhood and continued the family tradition being a successful dairy farmer until he retired in 1941.

He was a staunch Catholic and attended 7.30 mass at St Mary’s in Cecil Street each Sunday.

When the Altona Riding of the Shire of Werribee was formed in 1928, David was one of the originally elected representatives. He served on Council for 11 years, and was Shire President 1937-1938. He was a popular councillor, always ready to work in the interests of the Shire.

David died of a heart attack early on Sunday 9 November, 1941 while preparing for church..

His wife, Catherine was born in Sale in 1877 and died in May 1954. They had a son Thomas, and two daughters Catherine (Mrs E.D. McIntyre) and Honora (Mrs Donald William McIntyre). Both daughters were nurses at St Vincent’s Hospital.

Bibliography

1941 'OBITUARY.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 13 November, p. 3

1941 'Obituary.', Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), 14 November, p. 7

1944 'WEDDING BELLS.', Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), 22 September, p. 1

1954 'Old Residents Pass.', Williamstown Chronicle (Vic. : 1856 - 1954), 14 May, p. 3

1954 'Family Notices.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), 10 May, p. 10

Citation

“David Grieve (1880-1941),” Wyndham History, accessed September 25, 2022, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/255.

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