Elizabeth Mary Ellen Chugg1

#18630, b. 8 August 1876, d. 5 April 1969

Individual's Timeline

Birth8 August 1876Elizabeth Mary Ellen Chugg2,3
Death of Father14 June 1925John Chugg
Death of Mother22 September 1930Charlotte Louisa Crew4
Death5 April 1969Elizabeth Mary Ellen Chugg5

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Cowley.7
  • Event-Misc: Elizabeth Mary Ellen Chugg was An article in The Examiner of Monday, 8 August 1966 related Mary's 90th birthday celebrations at the White Hills Hall in Cowley Road, White Hills. The following photograph accompanied the article.

    Happy 90th birthday
    Ninety-year-old Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Cowley, a woman who likes to get about and see friends, celebrated her birthday at White Hills on Saturday night.
    About 80 people, relatives and friends, joined her at a party in the White Hills Hall.
    Mrs. Cowley now lives at Nazareth House but spent most of her years at White Hills.
    The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Chugg of Corra Lynn, she married the late Mr. Arthur Cowley in 1901.
    She has seven sons. All but the youngest son, Mr. Lance Cowley, a welfare officer in N.S.W., were at White Hills on Saturday.
    Other guests included some of her 21 grand-children and 20 great-grand-children.
    Mrs. Cowley's relatives say she has lived a full 90 years, has enjoyed excellent health and her main interest is visiting friends. in 1966.


Her death was commemorated by an obituary in the an unknown place newspapers in 1969 Mary's death notice in the newspaper read:
COWLEY - On April 5, 1969, at Nazareth House, Mary Elizabeth, loved wife of the late Arthur Archibald Cowley, of White Hills, Loved mother of Ray, Jack, Allan, Max, Clem, Bert and Lance. Loved grandmother of all her grandchildren. Aged 93 years.

Family of Elizabeth Mary Ellen Chugg and Arthur Archibald Cowley


  1. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 2544.
  2. Tasmanian Archives database: Surname: CHUGG
    Event: Birth
    Father/Spouse Surname: JOHN
    Mother/Spouse Given Names: CREW CHARLOTTE LOUISA
    Day: 08
    Month: 8
    Year: 1876
    Sex: F
    Spouse Age:
    Spouse Sex:
    Registration Place: LAUNCESTON
    Registration Number: 2544/1876
    Reference: RGD 33.
  3. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, original doc accessed.
  4. Digger - Tas BMD Digger databases on CD, Surname: CHUGG
    Given Names: Charlotte Louisa
    Event: D
    Father/Spouse Surname:
    Mother/Spouse Given Names:
    Date: 1930-09-22
    Sex: F
    Place: WHITE HILLS
    Registration Year: 1930
    Registration Number: 587.
  5. Unknown author, Rootsweb various databases.
  6. Unknown author, Rootsweb various databases, Mary Elizabeth Ellen CHUGG was buried on 8 April 1969 at Carr Villa Monumental Cemetery, Launceston (C5 230 2/2, registration no. 25798). The funeral directors were CT Finney.
  7. Unknown author, Rootsweb various databases, Arthur Archibald COWLEY married his second wife, Mary Elizabeth Ellen CHUGG, on 2 July 1901 at the residence of Mr John CHUGG (father of the bride) of "Corra Linn", White Hills, TAS.
    Witnesses to the wedding were W (G?) J CHUGG and Ada M CHUGG (bride's sister), both of ?Corra Linn?, White Hills.
    They were married by licence according to the usages of the Church of England by the vicar of South Dorset, L S M ROCKEL (?). Arthur was aged 34 years, a farmer and a widower. Mary was aged 25, a spinster.