Samuel, the son of William and Catherine (née Bradley) Danger, was born in 1846 at Newton, Cambridgeshire, England. He sailed for Australia at the age of 8 on the Sir Robert Sale arriving in the colony of Victoria in July 1852 with his mother, father, brothers and sisters.
He married Susannah née Broughton on 22 April 1867 at Christ Church Geelong. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary (née Butler) Broughton, born in 1846 in Washingborough, Lincolnshire, England. They lived in Torquay Road between Whites and Feehans Roads for many years and had the following children:
Catherine Mary — born 1868, married Francis Henry Stacey, died 30 May 1943 at her son's residence in South Geelong
Susannah Jane — born 1 December 1870, married Patrick Joseph Coleman, died 4 November 1957
William Robert — born 1873, died 1875
Samuel — born 1875, married Agnes Eliza Klemke, died in 1928. He was employed at the Excelsoir Woollen Mills for a great number of years and as a token of respect a large group of workmates attended his funeral. He was buried in the Church of England section of the Geelong Eastern Cemetery with his wife Agnes Eliza
Elizabeth Annie — born 1878, married Ronald Victor Henry Stephenson, died 1959
Ellen Broughton — born 1880
William James — born born 1893, died 1962
Samuel died on 18 October 1880 and was buried in the Church of England section of the Mount Moriac Cemetery. Susannah died on 7 March 1917 at her residence in Swanston Street Geelong and was buried in the Church of England section of the Mount Duneed Cemetery.
The headstone of Samuel (above) and son William Robert (right) are enclosed with a wrought iron fence. William's monument has fallen from its plinth and broken. Susannah was buried in an unmarked grave at the Mount Duneed Cemetery.
Together They Served
Torquay Museum Without Walls
Births, Deaths & Marriages Victoria
Geelong and District Database
Geelong Cemetery Index
Australian War Memorial
Surf Coast Early Schools
Barwon Heads History