Eliza Marshman

Female 1870 - 1940  (70 years)


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  • Name Eliza Marshman 
    Born 4 Jul 1870  Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 7 Oct 1940  Mallala, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Eliza was the Eleventh child of Robert and Hannah Marshman who married at Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire, England 5/3/1848, and sailed one month later on the ship "Sibelia", arriving at Port Adelaide 16/7/1848. Their 12 children were all born in South Australia: Frank, Henry, William, John, Emily (Mrs Trongman), Frederick, Georg, Charles, Walter, Esther Ann (Mrs March), Eliza (Mrs Tiller), and Julia (Mrs March).
      Eliza attended the Grace Plains School for which one shilling per week was the charge. At 12 she received the school certificate from an Inspector indicating her education was complete. She received some musical education on the Harmonium, enabling here to be organist at Grace Plains Bible Christian Church until her marriage in 1891.
      This church was in the Gawler Circuit; later it was transferred to Balaklava. Eliza often entertained the minister to lunch on Sundays. The horse was fed and watered also.
      There were two incidents at Inkerman that were often spoken of; the first was an earthquake which occurred in approximately 1900 and a recurrence of it the next day at an almost identical time; The second was a strong wind that blew them in their small boat across the Gulf from Port Lorne. They were out with a friend for an afternoon sail when the sudden squall blew up. They camped the night in a wheat shed on the other side of the gulf and returned the next morning.
      Owen days were spent looking after her family and working for the church. Unfortunately she suffered with severe migraine headaches which handicapped her greatly in pursuing outside interests and activities. Her last few years were spent quietly in retirement in Mallala.

      OBITUARY: THE LATE MRS. RICHARD TILLER

      Rev. S.H. Dorman Writes:
      Our church has suffered a definite loss through the death at Mallala on 75h October of Mrs. Eliza Tiller. Mrs Tiller was the widow of the late Mr Richard Tiller, who passed away suddenly in the same district about 2 years ago. One feels in connection with such losses not only the overance in each case of a valued soul with the "days beyond recall" and the closing of a worthy chapter of Christian character and service. they are also a reminder of how much we owe to those who laid the foundations of Christian family and church life in our land. Mr and Mrs Tiller were at one in their regard for the house of God and in their devotion in all things connected there in. It is sufficient to recall the obituary notice regarding Mr Tiller as published in the 'Commonwealth' of 26th November 1937, for an estimate of his character "His independence of thought, his gracious personality, quiet strength and selflessness, his regular attendance in the House of Prayer, his loyalty to his church obligations stand out as living memorials of his Christian life and service", Mrs. Tiller who was the daughter of Mr Robert Marshman learned from her mother that spirit of devotion to religion which has been so prominent a characteristic in the members of her family. Mrs Robert Marshman was herself a regular attendant at Grace Plains church. She started the tune for many years. Her daughter, the subject of this obituary, was born at Grace Plains on 4th July 1870 and married in her home. She was organist in the original Grace Plains church until her marriage to Mr Richard Tiller. There she resided for about six years more, when she and her husband moved to South Inkerman, and thence to Owen. After they had been settle here about 18 months divine service was started in the Council Chamber, and Mrs Tiller was the first to play the piano in these services. Then worship was conducted in the institute, and later the church was built. Her daughter recalls how dear the cause at Owen was to her, an attitude to no small extent due probably to the amount of work and sacrifice involved in the days in which the carting of stone etc, were voluntarily given. There are many links of connection in this circuit, particularly with Grace Plains, as it was here that she was brought up, receiving her education in the public school. Most of her life, unfortunately, she was a very great sufferer, more than many realized....
      ...Mrs Tiller leaves a family of three sons and two daughters. Of these Mrs A Turner and Miss Joyce Tiller, also Messrs Claud and Sid Tiller, are still in the circuit and identified with many church activities. Rev J. C Jennison and the minister of the circuit (Rev S.H. Dorman) officiated at the grave side. (The Tucker Family in Australia, 1992)
    Person ID I0962  Tucker Family Tree | The descendants of James Tucker
    Last Modified 2 Mar 2007 

    Father Robert Marshman,   b. Abt 1827, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1891, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Hannah Mills,   b. Abt 1829, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1903, Dalkey, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 9 Mar 1848  Dilton Marsh, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0875  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Richard Tiller,   b. 9 Jan 1868, Para Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1937, Mallala, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1891  Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Effie Linda Tiller,   b. 25 Apr 1892, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1974  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Richard Henry Claude Tiller,   b. 3 Feb 1897, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1974  (Age 77 years)
    +3. Mervyn Havelock Tiller,   b. 22 Oct 1900, Inkerman, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1980  (Age 79 years)
    +4. Sidney Garfield Tiller,   b. 10 Mar 1906, Dalkey, Owen, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1987  (Age 81 years)
     5. Reta Joyce Tiller,   b. 13 Dec 1911, Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1993  (Age 81 years)
    Family ID F0269  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jul 1870 - Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Jul 1891 - Grace Plains, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Oct 1940 - Mallala, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Eliza Marshman
    Eliza Marshman
    Eliza Marshman - 1900, wife of Richard Tiller, daughter of Robert and Hannah Marshman (n. Mills)
    Eliza Marshman and Richard Tiller
    Eliza Marshman and Richard Tiller
    Richard and Eliza Tiller (n. Marshman)- Photo taken 1900
    Richard and Eliza Tiller (n.Marshman) - 1936
    Richard and Eliza Tiller (n.Marshman) - 1936
    Richard and Eliza Tiller (n. Marshman), photo taken 1936.


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