Arthur Theodore Mote1

M, #1179, b. 1875, d. 1953
FatherWilliam Isaac B Mote1 b. 23 Oct 1852, d. 1933
MotherEmma Maria Wisenden1 b. c 1850
RelationshipsGreat-grandnephew of John William Mote
Great-grandson of Edward Mote
3rd cousin 1 time removed of Robert Mote : Site Administrator
EVENTDATEPLACE
Birth1875Redfern, NSW, Australia2
Death1953NSW, Australia1
Milit-BegArthur Theodore Mote began military service on 19 June 1916 Private Arthur Theodore Mote, 2762, 54th Battalion. 
Milit-EndHe ended military service on 21 April 1918; Private Arthur Theodore Mote, 2762, 54th Battalion. 
(Witness) NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 27 April 1933 as follows:

MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. W. I. B. Mote, aged 80 years. Although, perhaps, not so well known to the present generation of musicians, Mr. Mote was a leading figure in Sydney musical circles many years ago. In- deed, his pioneering work, especially in choral music, was such that its influence is still in evidence. He arrived in New South Wales in 1873, and soon afterwards took up the position of choirmaster at the Bourke-street Congregational Church. Later on he was choirmaster and leader of the orchestra for 23 years at the Centenary Hall, York-street (the then headquarters of what is now known as the Central Methodist Mission). There he introduced some of the works which have continued to increase in popularity, such as "Olivet to Calvary," "Penitence, Pardon, and Peace," and other works by Maunder and by Gaul. He was in close touch with those two composers, and was thus enabled to intro- duce most of their new compositions into Australia. He was at one time librarian of the Sydney Liedertafel, and was largely re- sponsible for the high standard to which the orchestra of that organisation attained. In recent years he had lived in retirement at

Hunter's Hill.

Mr. Mote is survived by Mrs Mote and by three sons and a daughter by his first marriage. The sons are Messrs. Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote, and the daugh-

ter is Mrs. W. M. Gee.

The funeral will take place this morning, leaving the residence at Hunter's Hill at 10 o'clock for the Rookwood Cemetery.3

 
(Witness) NewspaperHe was mentioned in The Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, NSW, Australia, on 28 April 1933 as follows:

OBITUARY.

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MR. W. I. B. MOTE.

The funeral of Mr W I B Mote took place in the Independent Cemetery Rookwood yesterday morning following a service at the residence at Hunters Hill, conducted by the superintendent of the Central Methodist Mis- sion the Rev R J Williams. The Rev H C Foreman officiating at the graveside said that Mr Mote had lived a crowded and useful life He lived intensely and was moved bv a great love for music. He created traditions of Church music and choir effort and was a great leader. His services to the Methodist Mission could never be estimated ' His three fine sons are here to day and I know they appreciate the traditions taught them by their father said Mr Foreman. They hold honoured positions in the community because of his guidance.

Members of the Apollo Club assisted in the singing of Lead Kindly Light at the grave- side. The Rev R J Williams read the lesson

The chief mourners were Messrs Arthur, Arnold, and Livingstone Mote (sons), Messrs G C M and Gilbert Gee (grandsons). Others present included Messrs W J Stewart, Harry Brewer, F E Wil- lams, E Sussmilch and J Lovatt (Apollo Club), A A McCoy, F Stonier and J Harrington.3



 
ChartsDescendant Chart - Edward Mote b. before 1775
Last Edited8 Jan 2009

Citations

  1. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Death Certificate - 10859/1953 NSW.
  2. [S42] Deaths & Marriages NSW Registry of Births, NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, Subject: Index of BDM records, Birth Certificate - Place of Registration: Redfern; Year: 1875; Number: 4934.
  3. [S123] Trove, online http://trove.nla.gov.au