David Grieve (1880-1941)
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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.
David resided at Brooklyn from boyhood and continued the family tradition being a successful dairy farmer until he retired in 1941.
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.
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