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William Alexander "Willie" Grier
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Birth: May 7, 1858
Saint Johnston
County Donegal, Ireland
Death: Jul. 18, 1947
Sydney
New South Wales, Australia

In the 1870s Willie and his brother Hugh immigrated to Australia where Willie met and married Margaret Burke.

Willie spent his entire career in the fabric business, first as a draper's assistant and then as the London buyer for Poppy's Ltd Clothiers.

He returned to visit family in Ireland twice, alone by way of San Francisco and New York in 1905 and with daughter Florence in 1939.

The family lived for many years on Enoggera Terrace in Red Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, near Ithaca Presbyterian Church.

Coincidentally, in 1913 after being estranged for many years, the only reason Willie learned about his brother Hugh's death was from the newspaper obituary. Sadly, they had lived approximately only five houses from each other for years and had not known!
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Grier (1830 - 1875)
  Eliza Rodgers Grier (1830 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Margaret Burke Grier (1856 - 1923)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Elizabeth Grier (1880 - 1944)*
  Sarah Emily Grier Maxwell (1882 - 1941)*
  Lily Kate Violet Fanny Grier (1884 - 1885)*
  Florence Kate Grier (1886 - ____)*
  William James Grier (1888 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  James S. Grier (1854 - 1900)*
  Hugh Grier (1856 - 1913)*
  William Grier (1857 - 1857)*
  William Alexander Grier (1858 - 1947)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

In Loving Memory of
MARGARET
Beloved Wife of William Grier
Died 19th Nov 1923 Aged 67 Years
Peace, Perfect Peace
Also WILLIAM ALEXANDER GRIER
Who Died 18th July 1947 Aged 88 Years
At Rest
 
Burial:
Waverley Cemetery
Bronte
Waverley Council
New South Wales, Australia
Plot: Section 16, Vaults, Row: 41, Grave: 512
 
Created by: Fay Carmichael
Record added: Oct 30, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60854281
William Alexander Willie Grier
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William Alexander Willie Grier
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- Fay Carmichael
 Added: Oct. 30, 2010
 
 
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