Walter Henry Cause was born 25 October 1886 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia to John Cause (1850-1926) and Charlotte Emerton (1860-1939) and died 17 February 1943 Taree, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Evelyn Annie Tisdell (1889-1919) 8 July 1908 in Taree, New South Wales, Australia.


Offspring of Walter Henry Cause and Evelyn Annie Tisdell (1889-1919)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Maurice Henry Cause (1908-1969)
Mavis A Cause (1916-)
Mervyn Harold Cause (1918-2003)



In our last issue we mentioned that Mr. Walter Cause, of Taree, was very ill. He passed away in the M.R.D. Hospital on Wednesday morning, at 3.30, at the age of 56 years. The late Mr. Cause was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Cause, and was born at Cattai. He was married to Miss Evelyn Tisdell, a daughter of Mr. William Tisdell, of Taree, and the late Mrs. Tisdell. His wife died in the influenza epidemic of 1919. They followed farming on Taree Estate. After leaving Taree Estate the deceased came to Taree to live, and for years worked for the late firm of Messrs Smith and Basham, whose mill in those days was situated at Taree. In later years he worked, on his own behalf and followed the trade of his late father of a boat builder, and in this capacity he built many small craft yet cleaving the waters of the Manning River. He was one of the quietest-living men one could meet and whatever he did his word was his bond. Although he did not venter into public life in the community, he was most highly respected, especially by those with whom he came in contact. The late Mr. Cause is survived by two sons and one daughter—Maurice Cause, who is in camp; Mervyn, also in camp; and Miss Mavis Cause, Sydney. The last named spent quite a time in Taree during the illness of her father. The late Mr. Cause became ill about six months ago and since that time he bad been in the M.R.D. Hospital for the greater portion of the period of his illness. Surviving brothers of the deceased are Mr. Steve Cause and Mr. William Cause, Taree; Mr. Harold Cause, Du-aresq Island; and Mr. Ernie Cause, Newcastle district. Surviving sisters are Mrs. T. Styles, Sydney; Mrs. Don Lewis, Richmond River; and Mrs. H. Armitage, Brisbane. The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. A service was conducted at the funeral parlor of Mr. W. T. Howard by the Rev. W. T. Cross, who afterwards performed the last sad rites in the Dawson Cemetery.

The Manning River Times And Advocate For The Northern Coast Districts Of New South Wales, 20 February 1943, page 2

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‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 23269/1886
₪ Wedding
  • BDM Index ref for marriage: 9043/1908
¶ Death
  • BDM Index ref for death: 5967/1943