Clara Childe and David Murray
4-Clara Childe Reid was born on 16 Dec 1827 in Green Hills, Macquarie River, Campbell Town, Tasmania and died on 27 Sep 1914 in Kiaroa, Lyttleton Street, Launceston at age 86.
Clara married her first cousin David Murray MHA, son of David Murray and Marion Carmichael, on 16 Dec 1848 in Launceston. David was born about 1823 in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland and died on 24 Oct 1896 in Launceston at age 73. They had 12 children: David Andrew Carmichael, Clara Elizabeth Ann, Alfred Douglasse Augustus, Lillias Childe, Louis William, Agnes Malvene, Tertius Russell, Harold Edwin, Thomas Scott, Ellen Blanche, George Wallace and Trevor Lyne.
Their story is told under their father David Murray
There passed away on Sunday at her home, "KiaOra," Lyttleton-street, Mrs. Clara C. Murray, widow of the late Mir. David Murray. M.H.A. Mrs. Murray. who had reached the advanced age of 88 years, had been ailing for several years, although her mind was remarkably active, She was a daughter of one of the early pioneers of Victoria and Tasmania -Mr. James Reid-who resided at his beautiful home at Richmond Hill, Sidmouth, on the banks of the Tamar. She married Mr. David Murray, M.H.A., the ceremony taking place in the old but pretty church at Sidmouth, which has recently been re-built. Her husband pre-deceased her some years back. She preserved a keen interest in all the events of life, and her love and knowledge of the culture of flowers were remarkable. Even to the last she called each by its technical name. She bestowed wonderful care and attention on her flower garden, and from time to time sent to foreign countries for specimens which interested her. There remains a splendid collection of flora. To those who loved her she has left the memory of a beautiful life. Her circle of friends was large, and she was beloved by everybody, her sweet, gentle nature being the most prominent of her many splendid qualities. Mrs. Murray was the mother of eight sons and four daughters. There are two daughters alive, one being Miss Murray, and the other Mrs. Clarence Lyne. Of the sons, Mr. George Murray is a solicitor, practising at Devonport, Mr. Trevor L. Murray is associated with the Commercial Bank of Australia. and the others follow agricultural pursuits. There are 21 grandchildren. The funeral will take place this afternoon.