[Editor: This obituary, regarding Edward Jolley, was published in The Creswick Advertiser (Creswick, Vic.), 5 January 1915. The first three paragraphs of this article are the same as that published in The Age (2 January 1915), although with an additional three paragraphs (including references to the funeral of Edward Jolley).]
Death of Mr. Jolley, M.P.
Mr Edward Francis George Jolley, member of the House of Representatives for the Grampians, died on Thursday night at Maryborough, his native town. Mr Jolley was elected at the elections on 5th September last, and when Parliament assembled a month later he moved the Address in Reply to the Governor’s speech. His deliverance created quite a favorable impression, but he was not permitted to take part in the subsequent debates. Not long after the commencement of the session Mr Jolley was overcome with nervous prostration. His friends, however, believed that the illness was merely a result of overtaxing his strength in the election campaign, and that a little rest alone was needed to completely restore his health. But his condition did not improve. He sank lower and lower, and eventually collapsed from an attack of hemorrhage of the brain.
The deceased gentleman, who was a barrister and solicitor by profession, was born at Maryborough 40 years ago. His father, the late Mr Edward Francis Jolley, conducted a brewery for many years. After a State school education at Maryborough, Mr Jolley, jun., studied at Xavier College, Kew. Having matriculated he went to Melbourne University, where he studied for law. He passed through the various examinations with great credit, and before leaving the University took the Master of Arts degree. Having completed his articles Mr Jolley commenced the practice of his profession at Maryborough. He was closely identified with all movements having for their object the improvement of the town, and was distinctly popular with all classes. His election campaign was notable for the amount of zeal he displayed. He hit hard, but fairly, and his defeat of his opponent, Mr Hans Irvine, was regarded as a fitting recognition of ability and sincerity to his political creed.
His death, following so closely that of the ex-Minister for External Affairs (Mr J. A. Arthur) will come as a great shock to members of the Parliamentary Labor Party. The death toll on the party has been severe. The late Mr Jolley was not married.
The funeral took place on Saturday, and was very largely attended. A number of members of the Political Council marched in front of the hearse. The Federal Parliament was represented by Senators M‘Kissock and Barnes, and by Mr D. C. M‘Grath, M.H.R. The borough council, the school of mines council, the hospital committee and other public bodies were fully represented, the cortege being fully a mile long. Very Rev. Fr. Marshall conducted the burial service, the remains being interred in the Roman Catholic quarters of the cemetery.
Very general sympathy has been expressed with Mrs Jolley and the other members of the bereaved family.
At St. Augustine’s Church on Sunday pathetic reference to the late Mr Jolley was made by Father Marshall, who had taken a keen interest in deceased’s career from his early boyhood. The preacher spoke of the many sterling qualities which deceased had possessed, and his upright, manly bearing. By his death a brilliant career had been cut short in the prime of life.
The Creswick Advertiser (Creswick, Vic.), 5 January 1915, p. 2
The first three paragraphs of this article are the same as that published in The Age (with some very minor differences).
cortege = a ceremonial or formal procession, such as for a funeral, wedding, or following a monarch; a funeral procession, being a line of people on foot, or in vehicles, at (or going to) a funeral or a burial, usually moving at a slow speed; a line or train of attendants, or a group or retinue of attendants accompanying someone (especially a monarch)
Edward Francis George Jolley = (1874-1915), a lawyer and Labor Party politician; he was born in Maryborough (Victoria) in 1874, was a member of the Australian House of Representatives (1914-1915), and died in Maryborough (Victoria) in 1915
See: 1) “Edward Jolley”, Wikipedia
2) “Jolley, Edward Francis George (1874 – 1915)”, The University of Melbourne Perpetual Calendar (University of Melbourne)
3) “Edward Francis George Jolley”, Historical Database of Australian Elites
Fr. = an abbreviation of “Father”, a title used before the name of a priest (e.g. Father Smith)
jun. = an abbreviation of “junior”, especially used as an appendage to someone’s name (normally a male) to indicate that he is the son of someone of the same name, whilst the father’s name may be appended with the abbreviation “snr.” to indicate that he is the senior of the two (e.g. “John Smith, snr., and John Smith, jun.”)
matriculated = passed a “matriculation examination”, an examination which (if successfully completed) qualifies a student to apply for admission to a university or college; passing a matriculation examination normally means that a student can receive a secondary school leaving certificate, commonly known as a high school certificate
M.H.R. = Member of the House of Representatives (someone elected to the lower house of federal parliament)
M.P. = (abbreviation) Member of Parliament
pathetic = something which evokes feelings of sadness or sorrow (can also refer to something which is considered inadequate, inferior, or beneath contempt)
Very Rev. = an abbreviation of “Very Reverend”, a title used before the name of a high-ranking priest (e.g. the Very Rev. Dean Leonard)
See: “The Very Reverend”, Wikipedia
[Editor: Changed “J . A. Arthur” to “J. A. Arthur” (removed the space directly after the “J”).]
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