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Mr. Charles Griffieth Dead

7 November 1934, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 6

…The death occurred at Moorooduc on Monday night of Mr. Charles Griffeth, managing director of Two Bays Nurseries and Orchard Co., Pty. Ltd. He was aged 81 years. Mr. Griffeth and his late brother, Mr. George Griffeth, were the founders of an extensive business of nurserymen and orchardists carried on at Somerville, Moorooduc, Nyah, and other places for many years. The brothers were born in the State of New York, U.S.A., and came to Australia more than 50 years ago. The business is now carried on at Moorooduc, the orchard comprising about 700 acres. Mr. Griffeth was a widower. -  The Argus 7th November 1934.  on Trove But the Charles who carried on running the business suffered a quite different fate. Councillor Charles Melbourne Griffeth, president of the Shire of Mornington and managing director of the Two Bays Nurseries, was found dead this afternoon in unusual circumstances. Councillor Griffeth left the nurseries at 10 o'clock this morning with the intention of going into Mornington. At 10 minutes to 3 o'clock his car was seen in the orchard, and the wire fence was down. Mr. Griffeth wai found lying dead under the car. Councillor Griffeth, who, aged 44 years, had apparently cranked the car while in…

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SHIRE PRESIDENT KILLED. FOUND LYING UNDER CAR. Strange Mishap at Mornington[?]

1 January 1932, The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), page 7

…fate. Councillor Charles Melbourne Griffeth, president of the Shire of Mornington and managing director of the Two Bays Nurseries, was found dead this afternoon in unusual circumstances. Councillor Griffeth left the nurseries at 10 o'clock this morning with the intention of going into Mornington. At 10 minutes to 3 o'clock his car was seen in the orchard, and the wire fence was down. Mr. Griffeth wai found lying dead under the car. Councillor Griffeth, who, aged 44 years, had apparently cranked the car while in gear, and had been crushed to death. He leaves a widow and two children. - The Argus 1st January 1932 on Trove NOTE: Strangely, I missed seeing a plaque here for this Charles??? Yet he should be here with wife Leila. But Australian Cemeteries records that Leila died at St Kilda, further north on Port Phillip Bay while Charles is buried here at this plot. Yet St Kilda Cemetery records show no Leila Griffeth, in facts no Griffeths at all. **And there is an eerie connection between the Two Bays property and 2 other tragic events on the peninsula. Mrs James Firth died in tragic circumstances in February 1923.... Middle aged Mrs Firth was driving across Moorooduc Crossing at a…