Emma Mary Russell
- Born: 31 May 1872, Campbells River, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 593
- Marriage (1): Arthur J. Bliss in 1895 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 591
- Marriage (2): Unknown in 1895 in Bathurst, NSW, Australia 592
- Died: 21 May 1974, Molong, New South Wales, Australia at age 101 590
(1) N.S.W.BDM Index Birth #6466-1872
(2) N.S.W.BDM Index Marriage #692-1895
Received 100th Birthday telegram from Buckingham Palace
A former Bathurst resident and member of a pioneer district family, Mrs Emma Mary Bliss, will celebrate her 100th birthday in Molong Hospital today.
Mrs Bliss, whose maiden name was Russell was born at Campbell River on May 31, 1872, and married Arthur James Bliss at Holy Trinity Church, Kelso.
The Rev Archdeacon Oakes officiated.
Mr Bliss, who died some years ago, for many years conducted a brickworks in lower Durham St, and members of his family were well known here.
Of the five children, two are still living, Noel Bliss (Adelaide), and Mrs C. Griffin (Molong).
There are 14 grand-children and 32 great-grandchildren.
A sister of Mrs Bliss, Mrs B. Jeff resides at Sawtell.
During her lengthy residence in Bathurst, Mrs Bliss was an ardent church worker and keen gardener.
Several years ago she left Bathurst to reside with her daughter, Mrs C. Griffin, at Molong, bur after suffering a slight paralytic stroke, is now in Molong Hospital
Mrs Bliss, despite her great age, is in full possession of her faculties and can recount with amazing clarity incidents in her girlhood days, and also happenings of importance in Bathurst and district.
Already she has received many floral tributes, card, telegrams and visits from city, country and interstate.
Today, by courtesty of the hospital and staff, a party is to be held in her honor.
Many visitors and relatives will toast her health and sample the birthday cake made by her daughter, Mrs Griffin.
Unknown Newspaper 31 May 1972, Molong.
Bliss, Emma Mary, - 14 May, 1974, at Molong Hospital, late of Bathurst, dearly loved wife of Arthur Bliss (deceased),m fond sister of Bertie Jeff, loved mother of Hilton, Clarice, Lila and Eric (all deceased) and Grace Griffin (Molong) and Noel (Adelaide). Very dear grandmother, great grandmother and great-great-grandmother to all her children. Privately cremated at Orange, May 16th 1974, in her 102nd year. For ever with the Lord.
Unknonw Newspaper May 1974.
Emma married Arthur J. Bliss, son of George Bliss and Hannah Dawson, in 1895 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.591 (Arthur J. Bliss was born in 1871 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.)
Emma next married in 1895 in Bathurst, NSW, Australia.592