Edith Maria Sheens1,2

F, #195, b. 23 April 1892, d. 22 February 1908
FatherHenry Sheens1 b. 30 Nov 1844, d. 6 Jul 1921
MotherEmma Byrnes1 b. 25 Sep 1849, d. 26 Dec 1927
Relationship2nd great-aunt of Timothy George Sheens
Last Edited18 Jun 2013
Birth*23 April 1892 Castlereagh, NSW3,4 
Death*22 February 1908 Castlereagh, NSW5,4 
Article*29 February 1908 "The Nepean Times", Penrith, NSW;
Beyond the Veil
Edith Maria Sheens.
Lately it has been our duty on several occasions to refer to the death of old residents—those who have helped to build up this grand district, and had served their term. How much harder it must it be for those parents whose children are just budding into manhood and womanhood, to lose a dear loved one. The latest case is one in which ex-Alderman Henry Sheens and Mrs. Sheens, of Castlereagh, have suffered. Their twelfth child, Edith Maria, aged 15 years and 10 months, took ill about Christmas time, and appeared after a brief period to quite recover. Soon after, she went to Walgett, where she remained until three weeks ago. On returning per motor car, she got terribly drenched. After reaching home she was noticed not to be her usual self, and Dr. Higgins was sent for, and he was in constant attendance up to Friday last, when he pronounced the disease pleurisy, and gave no hope of recovery. From Friday morning up till 8.30 on Saturday morning she suffered intensely. Death came then and relieved her of her sufferings. Deceased was very highly respected, and her death came as a great shock to all. The funeral on Sunday was a large and representative one, especially considering the state of the weather. Mrs Price and son had charge of the funeral arrangements, and Rev F E Fletcher, M.A., conducted the service. General sympathy goes out to the bereaved ones.
Headstone* Methodist Cemetery, Castlereagh, NSW;
In Loving Memory of
Samuel Sheens
Died 15th Feby 1911
Aged 37 years
Also Henry Sheens
Died 28th Dec 1906
Aged 25 years
Also Edith Sheens
Died 22nd Feby 1908
Aged 15 years
At Rest
Also Henry Sheens
Died 6th July 1921
Aged 76 years
Also Emma Sheens
Died 26th Dec 1927
Aged 76 years
Also Robert Sheens
Died 19th Dec 1942
Aged 47 years
;Principal=Robert Sheens6
Headstone Samuel, Henry, Edith, Henry, Emma, Robert Sheens


  1. [S41] NSW Wesleyan Baptism Registers, 1788-1855 ",29143/1892 Edith M Sheens."
  2. [S154] Australian Newspapers, trove.nla.gov.au, The Nepean Times, Saturday, February 29, 1908.
  3. [S13] NSW Birth Index, 29143/1892 Edith M Sheens.
  4. [S36] Maria Quigley Sheens - Our Family Tree.
  5. [S11] NSW Death Index, 2856/1908 Edith M Sheens.
  6. [S175] Monumental inscription Castlereagh Methodist Cemetery (Old Castlereagh Road, Castlereagh).