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Dinah Cotter headstone

Cotter headstone, Dandenong Cemetery
Photo provided by Alvena Flello

Edmond COTTER b 30 Mar 1866 Ballarat s/o John COTTER/Ellen RYAN [Vic 6195]
Edmund COTTER d 12 Sep 1947 aged 81 yrs Canterbury s/o John COTTER/Elizabeth unknown [Vic 9832] bur Dandenong Cemetery.
Edmund COTTER bp Ballarat m 9 May 1889 Dinah Mary HODGES bp Melbourne [Vic 1951]
Dinah Mary HODGES b 1867 Richmond d/o John Thomas HODGES/Elizabeth GILDING [Vic 24071]
Dinah Mary COTTER d 26 Apr 1924 aged 55 yrs Dandenong d/o John GODGES (HODGES)/Elizabeth Farmer GILDING [Vic 5137] bur Dandenong Cemetery. Headstone transcription:
In Loving Memory
of
DINAH MARY COTTER
DIED 26TH APRIL 1924
AGED 56 YEARS.
ALSO
EDMUND JOHN
LOVED HUSBAND OF ABOVE
DIED 12TH SEPT. 1947
AGED 81 YEARS.

Edmund John COTTER was a cooper who became MLA for Richmond 1908-1945. His photo and a summary of his parliamentary career and information about his other positions can be seen at re-member database of Victorian MPs
As president of the Richmond Football Club Edmund COTTER laid the foundation stone for the Dave Chessell grandstand at the Punt Road Oval on 2 May 1914. This was renamed the Jack Dyer Stand on 24 May 1998. Edmund attended St Patrick's College Christian Brothers school at Ballarat. Father of Edmund was Police Constable John COTTER R/N 151, born 25 Dec 1825 Ireland, was appointed to the Victorian Police Force on 8 Aug 1854 and was in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka Uprising on the 3rd of December 1854. He remained in the force until his death on 3 Feb 1879. (Alvena Flello)

Children of Edmund COTTER and Dinah Mary HODGES:

1. Kate COTTER (twin) b 1890 Richmond d/o Edmund COTTER/Dina Mary HODGES [Vic 35909]
Kate COTTER d 1890 aged 2 days Richmond d/o Edmund COTTER/Dina Mary HODGES [Vic 17346]

2. Annie COTTER (twin) b 1890 Richmond d/o Edmund COTTER/Dina Mary HODGES [Vic 35910]
Annie COTTER d 1890 aged 3 days Richmond d/o Edmund COTTER/Dina Mary HODGES [Vic 17347]

3. Bessie Louisa COTTER b 1893 Richmond d/o Edmund COTTER/Dinah Mary HODGES [Vic 16339]
Bessie Louisa COTTER m 1916 Bartholome ANDREA [Vic 5959] (no birthplaces)
Bartholome ANDREA b 1888 Sandhurst s/o Bartholoma ANDREA/Anna LUCKE [Vic 24559]
Bartholome ANDREA d 1971 aged 82 yrs Malvern s/o Bartholome ANDREA/Anna LEUCKE [Vic 580]

Children of Bartholome ANDREA and Bessie Louisa COTTER:
1. Dorothy Bessie ANDREA b 1916 Newport d/o Bartholome ANDREA/Bessie Louisa COTTER [Vic 23322]
Dorothy Bessie ANDREA m 1940 Alec Thomas BELL [Vic 12810]
2. Margery Diana ANDREA b 1919 Richmond d/o Bartholome ANDREA/Bessie Louisa COTTER [Vic 6685]
Distinguished Visitors
Hansard records that on the 22 Apr 1998 Bessie ANDREA and her two daughters were welcomed as distinguished visitors to the gallery of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. Bessie ANDREA had recently celebrated her 105th birthday and was the daughter of Edmund COTTER, the Labor member of the house for the electorate of Richmond from Oct 1908 to Oct 1945 - 37 years. [Hansard p 1087]

4. Doris Ethel COTTER b 1899 Malvern d/o Edmund COTTER/Dinah Mary HODGES [Vic 20247]
Doris Ethel COTTER m 1924 Percival Victor ROSE [Vic 11274]
Percy Victor ROSE b 1896 Cheltenham s/o Raymond ROSE/Lillias STEWART [Vic 26756]
Percival Victor ROSE d 1964 aged 67 yrs Melbourne s/o Raymond ROSE/Lillian STEWART [Vic 15076]

5. Roy Hodges COTTER b 1903 Malvern s/o Edmund COTTER/Dinah Mary HODGES [Vic 19421]
Roy Hodges COTTER d 1959 aged 55 yrs MCKI s/o Edmund COTTER/Dinah Mary HODGES [Vic 5621]
Roy Hodges COTTER m 1932 Flor(ence) TOMLINSON [Vic 549]
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