George Searcy

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George Henry Grass Searcy
George Henry Grass Searcy, the State Library of South Australia PRG-280-1-4-25.jpeg
Born (1855-01-15)15 January 1855
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Died 6 January 1927(1927-01-06) (aged 71)
Rose Park, South Australia, Australia
Resting place Payneham Cemetery, Payneham, South Australia, Australia
Occupation cashier, accountant
Religion Christian
Spouse(s) Eleanor Fox
Children Frederick Henry Searcy (1878–1948), Herbert Leslie Searcy (1884–1967), Arthur Algernon George Searcy (1888–1914)
Parent(s) Frederick Searcy and Dinah formerly Simmons nee Grass
Relatives Alfred Searcy and Arthur Searcy, first cousins

George Henry Grass Searcy (15 January 1855 to 6 January 1927) was an Australian sportsman, sports official and accountant.[1]


He was born on 15 January 1855 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, the son of Frederick Searcy and Dinah formerly Simmons née Grass. His father, and uncle William, had arrived at Port Adelaide on 3 September 1849, on the ship Louisa Baillie .[2]

George married Eleanor Fox, daughter of Henry Fox on 16 October 1877 at St Marys English Church, Hotham, Victoria, Australia[3]

George and Eleanor had three sons.

Community engagement[edit]

He active in the South Australian Liberal Federation, and acted as their accountant for 12 years, and was also being involved in a number of community orgaisations. He served as auditor to the Kensington and Norwood Corporation for 37 years.[1]


He worked as a cashier and accountant.

He was convicted of fraud on his employer, the Metropolitan Building Society (Melbourne) in 1882 and sentenced to two years imprisonment.[4]

Sporting career[edit]

Searcy was a prominent sportsman, on the cricket and Australian Rules Football playing fields, and later as an official, he was associated with the:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "OBITUARY.". The Register (Adelaide, SA : 1901 - 1929) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 8 January 1927. p. 11. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.". South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) (Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia). 5 September 1849. p. 3. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Family Notices.". The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) (Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia). 20 October 1877. p. 1. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "No Title.". The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918) (Vic.: National Library of Australia). 4 February 1882. p. 2. Retrieved 4 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Norwood Football Club: Life Members 1878-2009 accessed 5 October 2015

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