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TUMUT & ADELONG TIMES

Mrs Mary Ann Godfrey who has died aged 98 was probabfy the first person in Sydney to know of the wreck of the Dunbar. Being at the Gap in 1857. She and another small sister had gone to the jetty near where they lived at Middle Harbor, when they saw wreckage floating around, they told their father who ran through the bush for several miles to give the alarm.

The Local Government (Amendment) Bill which extends for another year the Act which has been operating in respect of the employment of men under State schemes for the last three years, was taken through all stages, in the Legislative Council without amendment. The Minister for Social Services (Mr Hawkins) said that 126 shires and 120 municipal and two cpunlry councils had accepted the scheme. He add that full tinife work on full award rales of pay and conditions as proscribQd under the bill and it

LOCAL & GENERAL

50* points of rain fell in Tumut on Saturday night, making the total fall for September 154 points. A further 8 points were registered for the 24 'hours ended 9 a.m. yesterday, bringing the total for the year so far to 2115 points. Poultry supper at the Red Cross Springtime Ball tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

The Minister for the Army Mr.Forde) told the House of Representatives that 3625 known Australian prisoners of war were still not back in Australian or in Allied ihands. Between the cessation of hostilities and September 26 8769 Australian prisoners had been recovered by the Allies.

This made a total of 12,394 reported alive since the cessation of hostilities. Spring is here Celebrate at the Springtime Ball in O'Brien's Hall to-morrow night.

A very successful Cranky Man Competition has just concludcd in Gundagai, netting approximately £1000 for the Australian Comforts Fund. We are informed that Gundagai a smaller town than Tumut has raised in the vicinity of £12,000 for the A.C.F. during the war years. What has happened to tihe Tumut Branch of the j Fund ? One never hears a word of any activity of this 'body, which did a good job in the early war years, but apparently no meeting of the committee has taken place for a lengthy period.

The town of Tumut can scarcely he taken to task for this state of affairs, but the officials of the Fund arc apparently to blame, having let things drift to a stagnant position.

In contrast to its parent body, the Comforts Fund Auxiliary is doing particularly fine work in making up parcels and despatching them to local lads in the Services.

These members have worked consistently during the past two years. It may be mentioned that the A.C.F. provides 97k 0per cent, of the total comforts provided for the fighting florces and Tumut has not been contributing its share, as compared with other towns its size.

Support the 'Miss Tumut' Town Candidate by attending the Ball in O'Brien's Hall tomorrow night !

The acute shortage of building blocks in Tumut was evidenced on Saturday last in the prices paid and the keen competition for semi-detached cottage and building site in Carey-St. The properties were sold by public auction by Messrs. Herron & Webb on behalf of the executor of the estate of the late Johanna Eurell and the building allotment, with 84ft. frontage to Carey-St., was purchased by Miss McGlinchey for £170.

The adjoining cottage and land was purchased by Mr Robt Hayden for £470. An increase in land values was also evidenced in the sale a/c. the executors of the Estate of the late Archibald McGillivray situated on the Adelong Road, which was knocked down -to Mr. B. R. Barton, of Tumut. for £1600. We understand that Mr. Fred. Barton will be going on to the property, and we wish him luck in his new venture.

The event of the year: Tumut Rodeo, Monday, November 12. Entries for ALL Events close on the 3rd November.

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BRUNGLE. - The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 27 September 1904 p 3 Article

Abstract: ON Wednesday last Miss M. McKenzie, daughter of Mr. Donald McKenzie, was married to Mr. Geo. Frost, a resident also of Brungle.

Wedding : FROST - MCKENZIE - On Wednesday last Miss M. McKenzie, daughter of Mr. Donald McKenzie, was married to Mr. Geo. Frost, a resident also of Brungle.

Weddings. ATKINSON-FRENCH - Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 17 February 1905 p 2 Article

Abstract: THE marriage of Mr Jas. V. Atkinson, son of Mrs. Atkinson, of Tumut Plains with Miss Edith French, second eldest daughter of Mr. Stephen French was solemnised by the Rev. T. E. Owens-Mell at All Saints' Church, Tumut, on Wednesday last.

BRUNGLE, ORANGE BLOSSOMS. - The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Friday 9 March 1906 p 2 - A quiet but interesting wedding took place at the Brungle Presbyterian Church, on Wednesday last when Miss Ada Levinia French oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. ?French, was joined iu tho happy bonds of wedlock with Air. John Alfredton Evans, of Victoria.

The Tumut "Advocate." TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 1906. GENERAL - The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 10 April 1906 p 2 Article Mr. T. H. Wilkinson, P.M., of Wagga, has, been elected secretary of the Wagga Golf Club.

Funeral : William SMITH - The funeral of the late Mr. William Smith took place on Friday evening last, his remains being interred in the Church of England portion of the new cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends attended. The officiating clergyman, Rev. H. E. Cootes (temporarily in charge of the Anglican parish) only arrived two hours previous to the time named for the funeral, and, being given to understand the burying ground was only half a mile distant, essayed the journey on foot. The cortege, arriving at the ground, found no minister present, and Mr. G. Withers, proceeding to discover the cause, met Mr. Cootes in the somewhat primitive wilderness beyond Mr. McKay's residence, and conducted him to the ground, much to the relief of the sorrowing relatives and friends. The matter is regrettable, but the circumstances were evidently not anticipated, and there-fore not prepared for. Mr. H. W. Hoad was the undertaker. As we said in the previous issue, Mrs. Smith had been previously married, and the result of the first union was Mrs. John Morris (Tumut), Mrs. W. W. FRENCH

(Brungle); Mrs. S. Kershaw (deceased), Messrs Edwin and John PACKETT (Tumut). By the second marriage, there were Mrs. P. McGruer (Tenterfield), Mrs. M. Mulvihill (Tumut), Mrs. J. Tod (Sydney), Mr. W. Smith (Sydney), and the youngest, Mr. Henry Smith (Botany). In saying good-bye to our old pioneer, we but echo the sentiments of the public of Tumut when we say he was "a man." - (Ref - The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Friday 22 June 1906 p 2).

Land Sale.— At the Land Office, on Wednesday last, Mr. J. D. Walker submitted to auction portion 259, area 21 ac. Ir., about 4 miles westerly The Tumut and Adelong Times, Friday 22 June 1906, p2 Married,— KEEFE - McDONELL The Rev Father Cahill united in the bonds of wedlock on Wednesday last, Mr Jas Keefe of Wyangle, and Miss Clara McDonnell, of Bombowlee. Miss M French, of Brungle, was bridesmaid, aud Mr W McDonnell was best man. ALL ABOUT PEOPLE. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928) Saturday 2 March 1907 p 2 Article Abstract: At Nowra lasst month Miss M. O'Dwyer, for a time resident in Cootamundra and Tumut, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. O'Dwyer, 1076 words Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 00:14:35.0 The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate, Saturday 2 March 1907, p2 WEDDING MORRIS - FRENCH - The Tumut 'Times' reports the marriage of Mr Frank Morris, Bombowlee, to Mr Malinda French, second daughter of Mr W. French, Brungle. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Stewart Anderson. The bride was dressed in white crystaline voile over glace silk, richly trimmed with silk yak lace and insertion and silk ruching, her veil draped over her head with a coronet of orange blossoms. She carried a white shower boquot, and wore a gold brooch set with amethysts and pearls, gift of bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Misses Mabel and Ruby French (sisters), who wore dresses of pale blue voile trimmed with Valenciennes lace and insertion, blue straw hats trimmed with blue tulle and white acacia. They carried a boquet of marguerites with white streamers, and wore gold muff chains, gift of the bridegroom. The bride was given away by Mr C. Morris, and the bridegroom was attended to by Mr J. Morris. The bride's travelling dress was of holiday crepe cloth, with royal purple silk and cream lace trimmings, hat of heliotrope tulle, with rosettes and large white osprey. - (Ref- Cootamundra Herald, Tuesday 16 March 1909, p3).

Wedding Bells.- BRIGGS - FRENCH - The people of the village of Coolac were on Wednesday in a delightfully happy frame of mind, for one of the, most popular of its fair daughters was married to one of the most intelligent and promising young men from the neighbouring township. The arcadian innocence and simplicity of the village make the carrying out of all functions pleasureable to a degree seldom known in other places. The day was beautifully fine, and everything without a picture of loveliness. 'Happy is the bride that the sun shines on ' has become a proverb. If true, then the bride of Wednesday will be happy indeed. St Jude's Church, Coolac, was very tastefully decorated by the young lady friends of the bride. - An arch over the aisle and festoons of greenery relieved with arum lillies and white roses, looked very pretty. A wedding bell was suspended in an appropriate position. The choir rendered the hymn, 'The voice that breathed o'er Eden,'- and after the ceremony the ' Wedding March,' by Mendelssohn, was played.

The little church was unable to hold the large number of persons who assembled to witness marriage ceremony, conducted by the Rev, J. M. Deyenish, when Miss Isabella Laura French, eldest daughter of Mr H. French, of Coolac, was joined in the holy bonds of matrimony to Mr. George Frederick Briggs, son of Mr. W. Briggs, of Muttama. The bride was given away by her father, and was becomingly attired in a pretty white book-muslin, semi-empire. The bodice was tastefully trimmed with lace and bebe ribbon. She also wore the customary veil and wreath of orange blossoms, and carried, a beautiful bouquet of choice white flowers, maiden-hair and asparagus ferns. She was attended by her two sisters as bridesmaids. Miss Jane French wore a pretty costume of pale pink silk muslin, trimmed with cream lace, a Merry-Widow hat, also a gold, brooch the gift of the bridegroom, Miss Jessie French wore a white silk dress, blue sash, white silk hat, and gold brooch, the gift of the bridegroom. Mr. Thomas Briggs, brother of the bridegroom, acted as best man.

The bride's travelling dress was grey cloth, trimmed with grey silk, pale green hat, with pink roses and cherry blussoms. The happy couple left by train for Moss Vale, where the honeymoon is to be spent. A large number of persons were on the Coolac station to wish the happy couple bon voyage. They were showered with confetti and rice, and the send-off was of the heartiest and most pleasant kind. After the honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Briggs will take up their residence at Batlow. They were the recipients of many valuable and useful presents, as the following list will show : —

WILSON-HIBBENS. - The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 22 June 1909 p 3 Article Abstract: The marriage of Mr. Andrew Wilson, youngest son of Mr. David Wilson, of " Killarney," Gilmore, and Miss Rebecca Annie Hibbens, of Tumut, was The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser, Tuesday 22 June 1909, p3

Wedding : WILSON—HIBBENS. - The marriage of Mr. Andrew Wilson, youngest son of Mr. David Wison, of " Killarney," Gilmore, and Miss Rebecca Annie Hibbens, of Tumut, was celebrated by the Rev. W. D. Kennedy at All Saints' Church, Tumut, on Wednesday last. Miss Amy Hibbens (sister of the bride) was bridesmaid and W. T. Hoad best man. The bride was given away by her uncle, Mr. R. D. French, of Brungle. Fuil particulars of the happy event are promised us for next issue Hide note GENERAL. LOCAL LAND BOARD. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 12 July 1910 p 2 Article Abstract: The Land Board concluded its sittings on Wednesday. Full report on back page. ROLLER-SKATING. 1527 words Text last corrected on 18 June 2013 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 12:48:47.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser Tuesday 12 July 1910 p 2 Article OBITUARY. William Mingus FRENCH Mr William Mingis French, of Brungle, father of Messrs W. W. and R. D. French, of Brungle, died yesterday at 7 a.m. The remains will be interred in the old cemetery to-day at 3 p.m. We will give a full obituary notice in our next issue. Hide note DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM MINGIS FRENCH. A TUMUT PIONEER OF THE FIFTIES. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 19 July 1910 p 2 Article Abstract: On Monday, 11th inst., at 7 p.m., after an i[?]lness of short duration (in which he had been attended by Drs Mason and Browne), there passed away to ... 609 words Tagged as: TUMUT, Brungle, William Mingus FRENCH, death Text last corrected on 18 June 2013 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:16:40.0 DEATH OF MR. WILLIAM MINGIS FRENCH. A TUMUT PIONEER OF THE FIFTIES. On Monday, 11th inst., at 7 p.m., after an illness of short duration (in which he had been attended by Drs Mason and Browne), there passed away to join the vast majority one of our oldest pioneers, at the ripe old age of 77 years, the cause of death being senile decay. The son of Mr and Mrs Daniel French, he embarked with his parents from his native heath, Scotland, in 1840, for Sydney, and thence migrated to Brungle, when he was 7 years of age . His father secured the position of principal shepherd for Mr De Salis, who then occupied a very large ranch on Brungle, and the subject of our obituary there learned his first object lesson in the pastoral life of the then wild country on the south-eastern slopes. His mother died at Brungle, and later his father married the widow of Mr Samuel Piper. In his youthful prime, when the Ovens diggings was the Eldorado of the day, our lost one, went over to try his luck, and, being successful, returned to Tumut and married Miss Emma Haydon, daughter of Mr J Haydon (one of our first wheelwrights), and sister to Mrs James Carr, a well-known and respected old identity. He then turned his attention to farming an portion 65, of 45 acres, ph of Mondongo, co Buccleuch, then owned by Mr Thomas Piper sr and now Mr F Davis's. After working this for a time with good results, he took advantage of the Robertson Land Act and selected a holding and turned his attention to gold mining and copper seeking in and around there and at Eurongilly. This lasted for some time, and later he came to Bombowlee Creek and purchased Portion 80, of 20 acres, Parish of Killimecat (previously taken up by a man named Donnelly, a ferruminator of the early days). He there started in the blacksmith, gunsmith and wheelwrighting line ; but eventually a fire occurred and he was burnt out. He then repaired to his selection at Brungle Creek, and worked for some time at the McAlpine Copper Mine in about 1878, and gold mining at Bondo and other places, finally anchoring at his son's (French Bros) extensive property at Brungle, where he in his old days retired in seclusion, and this was where he died peacefully. He was a quiet, peaceable, irreproachable old citizen, a good conversationalist and one who could recount with absorbing interest the trials, tribulations and adversities our first settlers had to encounter when the " dusky denizens of the bush roamed the forest wild," speared cattle, held periodical corroborees, and kept the settler in a perpetual state of terrorism. His family consisted of three sons, viz: Messrs William, Robert (Brungle) and Henry (Cootamnndra), and four daughters, viz: Mrs Joseph Hibbens, Mrs William Lowther, Mrs Kebblewhite and Mrs McDonald. His wife predeceased him some years ago, and his children surviving are left to mourn the loss of a fond and affectionate father. His remains were interred on Tuesday last in the Church of England portion of the Tumut old cemetery. The cortege was a long one, consisting of 34 vehicles and numerous horsemen, the occupiers showing a last tribute of respect to the departed. Mr Jas Elphick was the undertaker, and Revs W D Kennedy and R E Davies officiated at the grave. We tender the bereaved ones our deepest condolence. Life's but a pathway to the tomb, Death is the portal wide, Through which fair Eden's sweet perfume Is wafted o'er the tide. Hide note ALL ABOUT PEOPLE. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928) Saturday 16 July 1910 p 2 Article Abstract: Mr. A. Jeremias, a 45 years resident of Gundagai, has been confined to his bed since Monday. He is under the care of Dr. Hill. 1063 words Text last corrected on 2 June 2017 by Laidoha Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 16:29:21.0 The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate, Saturday 16 July 1910, p2 death : William Mingus FRENCH Mr W. M. French, an old pioneer, died at Brungle on Monday, and was buried at Tumut on Tuesday. Deceased was a landholder at Brungle 70 years ago, and he had lived in that locality all his life. He was the father of Messrs R. D. and Henry French, the latter being born on his father's farm at Brnnglo in 1841. Hide note DEATH OF MRS HENRY FRENCH SR. ANOTHER SEPTUAGENARIAN GONE TO HER LAST HOME. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 21 January 1913 p 2 Article Abstract: ON Saturday last, at 7.50 p.m. there passed away, at the ripe old age of 70 years, the beloved wife of Mr. Honry French sr, of "Bulluwayarra," Brangl ... 430 words Tagged as: TUMUT, Brungle, Mrs Henry FRENCH, death Text last corrected on 21 January 2015 by anonymous Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 16:35:27.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tue 21 Jan 1913 Page 2 DEATH OF MRS HENRY FRENCH SR. ON Saturday last, at 7.50 p.m, there passed away, at the ripe old age of 70 years, the beloved wife of Mr Henry French sr, of "Bulluwayarra," Brungle Creek. About 4 year since, she had an epileptic stroke, from which she never quite recovered, but was able to manage in her own home until 6 months ago, when she showed symptoms of failing health, and the late hot weather sorely oppressed her. On 12th inst she took a bad turn, never rallying, but gradually sank, paralysis supervening on another epileptic stroke. Drs Mason and Browne were her medical attendants. The subject of our obituary was born in 1843, in the vicinity of of where she died, as was her husband who married her at the Roman Catholic Church, Tumut, in 1863. They enjoyed nearly 50 years of married life, coupled with the strenuous duties their pioneer experiences entailed upon them. For many years they carried on successfully a butter and cheese-making business, combining with it agricultural and pastoral pursuits. Her husband selected very largely and secured some splendid country, and "Harry" French's fat cattle are known far and wide. Both battled bravely together in the forefront of life's sojourn and gained the esteem and approbation of all who knew them. Mrs French was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs William Kiley, of Spring Creek, and leaves behind her 4 brothers, viz : Pattrick (Spring Creek), Edward (Yass), Matthew and Maurice (Spring Creek), and one sister, viz: Mrs John Richardson (Sydney) Two brothers, William and James, predeceased her. Her own family consists of 5 sons, viz : Harry, Daniel, Thomas, Maurice and Matthew, and 4 daughters, viz: Mesdames Denis Dunne, R Clee, Israel Piper and W. McDonald. These, with a sorrowing husband, are left to mourn the loss of a fond and affectionate sister, a loving and devoted wife, and a model mother, whose whole soul was centred in the welfare of her family The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred in the Roman Catholic portion of the Old Cemetery. Mr James Elphick carried out the mortuary arrangements Rev Father O'Farrell officiated at the grave We tender the bereaved ones our deepest sympathy The loved and lost ! why do we call them lost? Because we miss them from our onward road. God's unseen angel o'er our pathway crossed, Looked on us all, and loving them the most, Straightway relieved them from life's weary load Hide note DEATH OF MR. H. FRENCH. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 3 September 1915 p 2 Article Abstract: It is with the feelings of the deepest regret that I have to record the death of one of our old pioneers, in the person of Mr Henry French, of 592 words Tagged as: Henry FRENCH, Bulluwayarra, Brungle, Death Text last corrected on 2 June 2017 by Laidoha Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:42:53.0 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post Fri 3 Sep 1915 Page 2 DEATH OF MR. H. FRENCH. It is with the feelings of the deepest regret that I have to record the death of one of our old pioneers, in the person of Mr Henry French, of Bulluwayarra, Brungle, at midday on Monday, the 30th ult. The deceased was truly a link with the past, as he was born 72 years ago, almost in gunshot of where he died, and where he has resided for the whole period of his long life. He married a daughter of the late W. Kiley sr, another family of pioneers, and the result of that union was a family of 5 sons and 5 daughters. His wife predeceased him 2½ years ago. His sons were: Henry (who has been managing for his late father); Thomas, of Gundagai; Daniel now at Carrathool; Maurice, now in Sydney under medical treatment; and Matthew, at Brungle. The daughters are: Mrs R Clee, of Gocup; Mrs Dunne, Brungle; Mrs I Piper, Goobarragandra; and Mrs McDonald, Cootamundra; and another daughter who predeceased him when a little girl. The late Mr French was one of earliest selectors at Brungle, under 1861 Land Act of Sir John Robertson, having commenced in a small way on a block of land nearly opposite the.site of the Brungle Creek School house. He held that block for a few years, and then obtained the old homestead at Bulluwayarra, which up till then, had been owned by his father. He later on, obtained by purchase the holding of the late Ronald McDonald, and afterwards the property which for many years had been in possession of the Robertson family. These properties, together with some smaller additions to it, swelled his estate into a very substantial compact holding, which he, by indomitable will and perseverance, made the best use of for stock breed ing purposes, as evidenced by the class of stock which he from time to time placed on the market in these districts. The deceased was a man of very strong physique, and in his younger days few could excel him in handling horses, or in any kind of bu Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 13 December 1929 p 2 Article Abstract: The Hospital would like clean old linen for bandages, etc. Persons bating any to spate will receive the thanks of the Matron if 789 words Tagged as: Albert GORDON, Engagement, TUMUT, FRENCH Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 12:54:01.0 Engagement: GORDON - FRENCH Nellie, daughter of RD FRENCH, engagement The engagement is announced of Nellie,- youngest daughter of Mr. R. D. French, of Cootamundra, and late of Brungle, and Albert, third son of, Mr. and Mrs. J. GORDON, of 'Lacmalac,' Auburn. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 28 August 1925 p 2 Article Abstract: Clearance sale of furniture and effects, by Kyle & Co., at the Coolac Hotel on Saturday next. Cattle and sheep sale by Holman 768 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, William CLEE, death Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 12:54:40.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Fri 28 Aug 1925 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Death, William CLEE With the passing of Mr. William Clee.at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mat. French, at Brungle last week, tbe Tumut district loses another grand old pioneer, and one stated to have been Its oldest native. Eighty-seven years ago the late Mr. CLEE was born in the then sparsely settled vicinity of the Bogong ranges. Later he came to Gocup, where he carried on farming pursuits for about 30 years. To prove deceased's hardiness during the whole of bis life he badnever required the attention of a doctor until about a week prior to his death. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 25 June 1920 p 2 Article Abstract: The marriage of Mr. Allan Hunt and Miss Eileen. Keating is to take place at St. Benedict's Church, Sydney, on Saturday, July 3rd. 917 words Tagged as: Cootamundra, HA FRENCH, Harry N FRENCH, engagement Text last corrected on 25 August 2014 by anonymous Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 12:56:09.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Fri 25 Jun 1920 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Engagemant : FRENCH - SMITH The engagement is announced of Miss. Edith, youngest daughter of Mr. Chas. Smith, of Batlow, and Harry N.. second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. French, of Cootamundra. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 18 November 1927 p 2 Article Abstract: Robert Cox, aged 80, the oldest native-born resident of the Wagga district, died suddenly on Monday night. He was born at 647 words Tagged as: Tumut, wedding, Jean FRENCH, Steve FRENCH Jnr ... Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:01:06.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser Fri 18 Nov 1927 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Engagement : COOOPER - FRENCH Constable Cooper, was married, on Saturday last, to Miss Jean French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.Steve French, jun, Tumut. The wedding lock place' at All Saints' Cburcb, the Rev. T. A. Galr being the celebrant. A few nights prior to the marriage the bride's friend eutertalned her at a 'kitchen tea. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tuesday 6 January 1920 p 2 Article Abstract: "We understand that an application is being made for the removal of our P.M. and for a re-opening of the inquest on the little girl Irene 912 words Tagged as: wedding, Tumut, William Charles FRENCH, Mary Anne PERCIVAL Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:04:45.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser Tue 6 Jan 1920 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Wedding : FRENCH - PERCIVAL At the Presbyterian Church, Tumut, on Christmas Eve, Rev. A. Hay-Holden solemnised the marriage of Mr. William Charles French, son of the late William Wallace French, with Mary Anne Percival, daughter of Mr. Walter Percival, of Tumut. Miss Ethel C.Prichard was bridesmaid, and Mr. H. E. Hibbens was best man. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 7 May 1920 p 2 Article Abstract: An Orange motor car proprietor has purchased an aeroplane, which he intends plying for hire. His Excellency the 676 words Tagged as: Adelong, Margaret FRENCH, Jack DAY, wedding ... Text last corrected on 18 March 2015 by FAYJAY Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:24:42.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser Fri 7 May 1920 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL WEDDING. BUTLER - KILEY. At Tumut on Wednesday the marriage took place of Miss Charlotte Kiley, daughter of Mr. Maurice Kiley, of Spring Creek and Mr.George Butler, son of Mr. H.Butler of Green Hills, Adelong. WEDDING. DAY - FRENCH. On the same day the marriage of Mr. John Day and Miss Margaret French also took place. Hide note BRUNGLE. The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Thursday 3 July 1919 p 2 Article Abstract: On Wednesday last four of the gentleman of the Repatriation Committee of Gadara Shire, Mr. Herring (president), Dr. Mason, Mr. Horlihy 704 words Tagged as: Mrs WW FRENCH, Jane PACKETT, Death, Brungle Text last corrected on 24 March 2018 by Margaretbee Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 16:15:58.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Thu 3 Jul 1919 Page 2 BRUNGLE. Death : Mrs W W FRENCH We regret to report the death of one of our oldest residents here, Mrs. W. W. French. This lady has been living in the village for some time past, and within the last few days had taken a cold, and her condition not being favorable, her family decided to send her in to Tumut. She was admitted to the hospital on Friday last, and, owing to serious complications setting in, passed away, at 6.30 on Sunday morning. This lady was of a kind, Motherly disposition, and will be greatly missed in the village. We all deeply sympathise with the relatives and extend to them our heartfelt sorrow at their sad loss Hide note ALL ABOUT PEOPLE. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928) Saturday 30 November 1907 p 2 Article Abstract: THE friends of Mr. and Mrs. P. M'Mullan, of Muttama, who shortly leave for Ireland, intend testimonialising them. 1051 words Tagged as: Mary Cheetham nee Blackburn Kite Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 12:51:12.0 William KILEY, death. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate, Previous issue Saturday 30 November 1907, p2 There passed away quietly at his son's residence, Upper Brungle, on Tuesday morning, Mr. Wm. KILEY, an old resident of that locality. Senile decay was the cause of death. His only son was Mr. W. Kiley. Brothers of deceased are Messrs P. Kiley (Bed Hill), Matthew and Maurice Kiley (Spring Creek, Brungle), and E. Kiley (Yasfl); sisters, Mrs. Richardson (Sydney), and H. FRENCH (Brunglo). The funeral took place at Tumut on Wednesday, the remains being interred in tho R.C. cemetery. Hide note OBITUARY. DEATH OF MRS WILLIAM KILEY, SENR. Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 28 August 1897 p 11 Article Abstract: ON Monday morning, the 9th inst. (writes a correspondent), a very old resident of the Tumut district passed away in the person of Mrs. Kiley, widow o ... 232 words Tagged as: Tumut, Margaret KILEY, death Text last corrected on 9 June 2017 by Laidoha Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:24:05.0 Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Sat 28 Aug 1897 Page 11 OBITUARY. DEATH OF MRS WILLIAM KILEY, SENR. On Monday morning, the 9th inst. (writes a correspondent), a very old resident of the Tumut district passed away in the person of Mrs. Kiley, widow of the late Mr. William Kiley, senr., of Spring Creek Station. Deceased, who had reached the advanced age of 80 years, came to the colony with, her husband in 1839, and in 1842 proceeded to Spring Creek, where she has resided ever since. She was a kind and indulgent mother, and leaves behind a large family to mourn their loss. A true and hospitable friend, she was highly esteemed by her many friends, and acquaintances. Deceased was the mother of Mr. Patrick Kiley, J.P. of Red Hill Station; Mr. E. Kiley, J.P, of Hardwicke, Yass; Mr. W. Kiley, Mr. Matt. Kiley, Mr. J. Kiley, and Mr. Maurice Kiley, and her daughters are Mrs Richardson (of Sydney) and Mrs. H. French (Brungle). Comforted by the presence of her dearly-beloved children, and fortified by the rites of her holy religion, her good soul quietly passed away to meet its just reward. The interment took place in the Catholic cemetery, Tumut, on the 11th inst., the burial service being read by the Rev. Fr. O'Dwyer, when the remains of the deceased lady were laid in their last resting-place, beside her husband's grave. — Requiescat in peace. Hide note OBITUARY. Mrs Kiley, Tumut. Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thursday 23 February 1911 p 17 Article Abstract: The death of Mrs. Kiley, the wife of Mr. Patrick Kiley, J.P., Red Hill Station, near Tumut, took place on the 18th instant. When the news reached Tum ... 463 words Tagged as: Tumut, KILEY Mrs, obituary Text last corrected on 2 March 2014 by kswann Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:28:34.0 Freeman's Journal Thu 23 Feb 1911 Page 17 OBITUARY : Mrs KILEY, Tumut. The death of Mrs. Kiley, the wife of Mr. Patrick Kiley, J.P., Red Hill Station, near Tumut, took place on the 18th instant. When the news reached Tumut the surprise occasioned, and sorrow felt, cannot be described, for but very few people were aware that Mrs. Kiley was unwell. About three months ago she had occasion to complain, but there was nothing to indicate any thing of a serious nature. Deceased was visiting Tumut for a few days, and left on the Tuesday afternoon for her home at Red Hill Station, apparently in the best of spirits and mending in health. Next morning she had breakfast with her family in her usual cheerful manner. So well did she appear that Mr. Kiley and assistants started out on their usual daily routine. Mr. Percy Madigan (nephew), and Mr. Murray, of Waverley, Sydney (visitors), were just about to go out shooting when she became affected with a fainting fit. Mr. Kiley was overtaken and brought back. The priest and doctor were communicated with by telephone, Father Slattery and Dr. Brown reaching there in time for the former to perform the last sad rites of the Church, and for the latter to only tell her loved ones there was no hope. The deceased was the third daughter of the late Mrs. B. Madigan. She was, married to Mr. P. Kiley in the Tumut Catholic church by the late Rev. Father Twomey in 1877. She leaves to mourn their loss a sorrowing husband, five daughters - Mrs. Evans, Cootamundra ; Misses Josephine, Nellie, Madeline, and Lucy — and four sons, Messrs. John (Darah, Station. Cootamundra), Frank (Sydney), Patrick, and Louis (Red Hill). Private Mass was celebrated at the homestead the morning after decease for the repose of her soul, and on Saturday morning Requiem Mass was celebrated in the church at Tumut. The funeral took place on Tuesday, moving along 20 miles from her late homestead towards Tumut. It gathered in the many friends on the way, and when entering the town formed a forcible sign of the esteem in which she was held, and showing genuine sympathy for her husband, children, and relatives. The chief mourners were: Mr. Patrick Kiley (husband), the deceased's four daughters and four sons, Messrs. James Madigan and John Madigan (brothers), Mesdames Lahiff, O'Connell, and O'Mara (sisters). The remains were laid beside those of her mother (the late Mrs. Madigan) in Tumut old cemetery. The funeral ceremony was conducted by the Very Rev. Dean Butler, assisted by the Rev. Fathers Slattery, Ryan, Cahill (Wyalong) and O'Dowd. (Gundagai).— R.I.P. Hide note Family Notices Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thursday 23 February 1911 p 16 Family Notices 22 words Tagged as: Tumut, KILEY Margaret Agnes, Death Text last corrected on 20 May 2017 by gravesandbones Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:30:12.0 Freeman's Journal Thu 23 Feb 1911 Page 16 Family Notices DEATH : Margaret Agnes KILEY KILEY.—On the 8th February, Margaret Agnes, the beloved wife of Patrick Kiley Esq., J.P., Red Hill Station, Tumut.—R.I.P. Hide note Death of Mr. W. Kiley, sr. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 3 December 1907 p 3 Article Abstract: ON Wednesday last, one of our old identities, in the person of Mr. Wm. Kiley, at the ripe old age of 61 years, went to that borne from whence no 182 words Text last corrected on 9 September 2013 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:27:36.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser Tuesday 3 December 1907 p 3 Article Death of Mr. W. KILEY, sr. On Wednesday last, one of our old identities, in the person of Mr. Wm. Kiley, at the ripe old age of 61 years, went to that borne from whence no traveller returns. The cause of death was chronic nephritis. Deceased had been living with his only son, Mr. William Kiley, for the past 6 years, and had been attended in his long illness by Dr. Mason. During his trying sickness he had the best of attention from all his friends, and receiving the sacred rites of his church, bade a silent and solitary good-bye to all, and passed quietly away. He leaves behind him 4 brothers, viz : Messrs P. Kiley (Red Hill), Edward (Yass), Maurice and Mat. Kiley (Spring Creek), one son (Mr. W. Kiley, of Brungle) and two daughters (Mrs. W. Richardson, of Sydney, and Mrs. H. French, of Brungle Creek) The funeral took place on Thursday last. Mr. H. W. Hoad was the undertaker and Rev. Father Cahill officiated at the grave. We tender the bereaved ones our deepest condolence. Hide note OBITUARY. MR. MATTHEW KILEY. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 16 March 1923 p 2 Article Abstract: The death occurred at Spring Creek, Tumut, on Tuesday evening, of Mr. Matthew Kiley, fourth son of the late William Kiley (the original 190 words Text last corrected on 15 January 2014 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:34:23.0 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post Fri 16 Mar 1923 Page 2 OBITUARY. OBITUARY : MR. MATTHEW KILEY. The death occurred at Spring Creek, Tumut, on Tuesday evening of Mr. Matthew Kiley, fourth son of the late William Kiley (the original holder of Spring Creek Station, Red Hill), at the age of 73 years. Deceased was a bachelor and lived where he died all his life-time, being a native of that part of the district Two brothers survive him— Edward, of Temora, and Maurice, of Spring Creek. The funeral took place on Wednesday, deceased's five nephews, Frank, Patrick and Louis of Darah, Cootamundra, Willie of Tumut, James of Yabtree, and Ald. Jas. E Madigan being the pall-bearers. The remains were interred in the Roman Catholic portion of the Tumut new cemetery, Rev. Fr. Devine officiating at the graveside Hide note DEATH OF MR. MAURICE KILEY The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 19 February 1929 p 2 Article Abstract: By the demise of Mr. Maurice Kiley, which took place at his home at Spring Creek between 10 and 11 p.m. on Monday of last week, there 453 words Tagged as: Ireland, Tumut, Maurice KILEY, death ... Text last corrected on 2 June 2017 by Laidoha Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:36:10.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 19 Feb 1929 Page 2 DEATH OF MR. MAURICE KILEY By the demise of Mr. Maurice Kiley, which took place at his home at Spring Creek between 10 and 11 p.m. on Monday of last week, there passed away the last of the group of fine pioneering settlers, the Kileys, who did so much towards developing the pastoral resources of the Tumut district. Deceased had reached the advanced age of 78 years, and was born and lived all his life on the property where he died. He was a son of the late William Kiley, who with his wife came to Australia in 1843 from County Limerick, Ireland, and was a brother to William jr., James, Matthew, Patrick and Edward, Mrs. A. R. Richardson (Billapalap) and Mrs. Henry French (Brungle), all of whom have gone to the 'Great Beyond.' In 1874 the subject of this obituary married Flora, daughter of Donald Mackintosh, of Gobbagumbla Station, his wife dying 23 years ago. The surviving offspring are Mrs. Fred P. Downing (Tumut), Mrs. A. Barber (Barellan) , Mrs. W. G. Tebbutt (Auburn), Misses Stella and Irene (Spring Creek), James (Bookham) and Richard (Spring Creek). One daughter (Mrs. Geo. Butler, of Greenhills, Adelong) is dead. He followed pastoral pursuits all his life, was well educated and of gentlemanly bearing, an agreeable neighbor, staunch friend, good husband and kind father, and the deep est sympathy goes out to the bereaved in their great loss. His illness started shortly after the New Year, when a clot of blood developed in the leg. Dr. Browne attended the patient in his own home, and did all that medical skill was capable of at taining to afford relief, but recently serious symptoms set in and it was evident to the doctor some days before death that life could not be much prolonged. During his illness Rev. Fr. O'Sullivan ministered spiritual consolation to the patient and was with him when death ensued. The funeral took place on Wednesday. The coffined remains were in the morning placed in the Roman Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Tumut, where prayers were offered up for the repose of the soul of the departed one. At 3 p.m. a large cortege of mourners and friends followed the hearse to the burial ground in the new cemetery, where Fr. O'Sullivan in the course of the service made a few fitting remarks on the life of deceased. The bearers were Messrs Frank and John Kiley (nephews), Alf Barber and Fred Downing (son-in-laws), Maurice Madigan and Tom French (nephews) . Yesterday morning a Requiem Mass was observed in the local R.C. Church. Hide note Family Notices Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 28 December 1867 p 8 Family Notices 77 words Tagged as: Anastasia kiley, Adelong, Roche Text last corrected on 14 December 2013 by ashroc Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:38:38.0 Freeman's Journal Sat 28 Dec 1867 Page 8 Family Notices DEATH : Mrs William KILEY : (Anastasia) Kiley—On 13 Dec instant at her residence, Brungle Creek, Tumut, aged 22 years, Anastasia, the beloved wife of Mr. William Kiley, Junr., and neice of Father Roche, of Campbelltown and Mr. L Roche, Adelong, leaving a sorrowing husband and three children to deplore their loss. Be requiescat in peace Hide note Family Notices Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Saturday 1 February 1868 p 8 Family Notices 302 words Tagged as: Adelong, Roche, Kiley Text last corrected on 30 August 2014 by maggiehann Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:40:48.0 Freeman's Journal Sat 1 Feb 1868 Page 8 Family Notices Death : Anastisia KILEY KILEY.—On the 13th December, at her residence Brungle Creek, Tumut, aged 22 years, Anastasia, the beloved wife of Mr. William Kiley, Junr., and neice of Father Roche, of Campbelltown, and Mr. L. Roache, Adelong, leaving a sorrowing husband and three children to deplore their loss. Requiescat in peace. Hide note Deaths. MR. W. W. FRENCH. The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Thursday 13 January 1916 p 2 Article Abstract: Sad regret was felt in town on Monday last, over the mournful tidings received that Mr. W. W. French of Brungle, had been found dead in 474 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, death, William Wallace French Text last corrected on 25 March 2018 by Irisflower Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:50:51.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Thu 13 Jan 1916 Page 2 Deaths. MR. W. W. FRENCH Sad regret was felt in town, on Monday last, over the mournful tidings received that Mr. W. W. French of Brungle, had been found dead in his bed, having suddenly expired apparently without a struggle, and the unfortunate man was alone at the time. He was feeling unwell on Friday last, and that afternoon consulted Dr. Clouston, who told him that his heart was in such a diseased state that it was quite unsafe for him to follow up manual labor the way he had been doing — deceased was always hardworking and industrious, and reared a family of five daughters and one son, who are a credit to their parentage, The reply that he made to the doctor was that he was in the midst of some harvesting work on a farm he owned, on the Tumut River, about six miles from his homestead, and as soon as that was done he would act on the advice given. This brought forth a strong remonstrance from Dr. Clouston, who realised the serious state his patient was in, and he gave him strong injunctions that he was to leave the harvesting work alone, otherwise he probably would be found dead in his bed some morning. Medicine was given for the ailment, and it evidently had a good effect, for on tho following day Mr. French was in town again, seemingly quite recuperated, and he also performed harvesting work that day. He lived in a hut on the farm, and his son Charles accompanied him thither on Saturday, leaving for home at about 11 o'clock, after his father had gone to bed. On the next night the young man had occasionto go lo tho place again for a lantern, which he got where, as he thought, the father was lying asleep; but as he had no message to deliver he did not attempt to awaken him. On Monday morning the son again went to his father's abode, to help, as he had been doing, with the harvesting work, when, to his great astonishment and perplexity, he found that life had evidently been extinct. Hide note MRS. B. O'CONNELL. TUMUT. Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thursday 16 March 1922 p 31 Article Abstract: The death of Mrs. Bridget O'Connell occured at her residence, "The Cottage," Fitzroy-street, Tumut, on the 27th February. The deceased lady had been ... 219 words Tagged as: Tumut, Mrs B O'CONNELL, death Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:45:51.0 Freeman's Journal Thu 16 Mar 1922 Page 31 Death : MRS. B. O'CONNELL. TUMUT. The death of Mrs. Bridget O'Connell occured at her residence, 'The cottage,Fitzroy-streei, Tumut, on the 27th February. The deceased, lady had been in failing health for the past two years, but no serious fears were entertained until a few days before her death. She was born at Tumut on the 19th . June, 1846, being the daughter of the late John and Bridget Madigan. In 1870 she married Daniel O'Connell, who predeceased her by 32 years. She was one of the most highly respected parishioners of the' Church in Tumut, and had lived a life' of prayer and unselfish devotion to those around her. She was assiduously attended by the Rev. Father Devine and the devoted Sisters of the Convent of Mercy, and she received the blessing ' of ' the late Pope from the Rev.Father Sharkey, who had just returned from abroad. fr Masses and prayers were offered daily for her during her short illness, and later for the repose of her soul. : The late Mrs. Lahiff, of Wbllon gong, and Mrs. P. Kiley, of Red Hill Station, Tumut, were sisters of deceased, and she-leaves to mourn their loss one. sister,, Mrs. O'Mara, of Tumut, and two brothetrs, James and John Madigan. —R.I.P. Hide note MRS. P. OWENS. Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thursday 3 January 1918 p 18 Article Abstract: Mrs. P. Owens, who passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Wright Sherringham, Cumnock, on Saturday week, at, the age of 71 years, leaves, ... 412 words Tagged as: Patrick KILEY, grazier, Death Text last corrected on 23 June 2013 by anonymous Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 13:47:12.0 Freeman's Journal Thu 3 Jan 1918 Page 18 DEATH : MR. PATRICK KILEY. At Cootamundra on December 11, the sad death occurred of Mr. Patrick Kiley, after a brief illness of one week. The deceased was 75 years of age, and up to the time of his illness had led a most active life, so that his death was a great shock to his family and innumerable friends. He was beloved by all who knew him for his kindly nature and genial disposition, ever ready to sympathise and help, always tolerant arid broadminded, with a true simplicity of heart and a singular devotion to duty. His end was peaceful and happy — the reward of a well-spent life. Rev. Fathers O'Shaughnessy and Barry gave him their undivided attention, visiting him many times during each day and night, and at the last moment Father Barry was present to give him the final absolutions. In the death of Mr. Kiley the State has lost another of its grand old pioneers whose is unfortunately becoming scarcer every day. Mr. Kiley, who was born in the Tumut district, was owned of Red Hill Station until 1915, when he disposed of it to Mr. Fred Campbell. He then went to live at Darah Station, Wallendbeen, which he had purchased some years previously. The remains were interred in the Tumut cemetery, beside those of his wife, who predeceased him in 1911. He leaves a family of four sons and five daughters to mourn the irreparable loss of a good and loving father. — R.I.P. Hide note DEATH OF MRS. ALEXANDER PIPER. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 3 September 1915 p 2 Article Abstract: The sad news was received on Monday last by Mr Angus Piper, that his mother, Mrs Alexander Piper, relict of the late Mr. A Piper, of Bombowles 363 words Tagged as: death, TUMUT, Bombowlee, MRS Alexander PIPER ... Text last corrected on 11 January 2014 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 16:30:28.0 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post Fri 3 Sep 1915 Page 2 DEATH OF MRS. ALEXANDER PIPER. The sad news was received on Monday last by Mr Angus Piper, that his mother, Mrs Alexander Piper, relict of the late Mr A Piper, of Bombowlee, and for some time resident with her daughter, Mrs Geo Kebblewhite, of Rookwood, had been called to her last home, at the ripe age of 72 years. The cause of death is attributed to a complication of causes that baffled medical skill. The departed one was the eldest daughter of the late James Hibbens, was born at Oakham, Rutlandshire, Engand, and, with her father, mother and three brothers, arrived in Australia by sailing vessel in 1858, her parents for a time entering the employ of the late Mr J B Sharp, of Greenhills Station, Adelong, In 1859, she married the late Alexander Piper, who carried ougrazing and agricultural pursuits for many years on Bombowlee and Bombowlee Creek, and was born to his last home about 10 years. Fickle fortune proved very treacherous to him, and both wife and husband had a hard row to hoe ; but they bore their trials bravely and both have left lamented. The subject of our obituary leaves behind her three sons, viz : William (Gilmore), Roland and Angus (Tumut) ; and five daughters, viz ; Mrs James Webb (Mt Horeb), Mrs H French (Cootamundra), Mrs Thomas Beck (Sydney), Mrs Alfred Richard (Kurrajong Heights, Sydney), and Mrs George Kebblewhite (Rookwood). Two sons and two daughters predeceased her. Those living are left to mourn the loss of a fond and affectionate mother. Her remains were interred in the Rookwood cemetery in close proximity to her daughter's abode. We tender the bereaved ones our deepest sympathy under the depressing conditions. Time, like an ever rolling stream, Bears all its sons away ; They fly, forgotten as a dream Dies at the opening day. O, God ! our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come, Be thou our guard whiles troubles last And our eternal home. Hide note DEATH OF MRS WILLIAM SMITH ANOTHER OCTOGENARIAN GONE TO HER REST. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 18 September 1914 p 3 Article Abstract: On Sunday last, after about two days' illness, Mrs. William Smith (relict of the late Mr. W. Smith), at the ripe old age of 81 years and seven months ... 755 words Tagged as: TUMUT, Brungle, Mrs William SMITH, formerly Mrs Charles PACKETT ... Text last corrected on 11 January 2014 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 14:24:33.0 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post Fri 18 Sep 1914 Page 3 DEATH OF MRS WILLIAM SMITH ANOTHER OCTOGENARIAN GONE TO HER REST. On Sunday last, after about two days' llness, Mrs. William Smith (relict of the late Mr. W. Smith), at the ripe old age of 81 years and seven months, passed quietly away at her son-in-law's residence [Mr. J.Morris'] , Terry's Creek, the cause of death being principally attributed to senile decay. On 11th inst, whilst sitting at the table, she spilled her cup of tea, and Mr. J. Morris, who was the only one present, hearing her complain wiped it up, when all of a sudden she seemed to sway and would have fallen to the floor had he not caught her. On being put to bed she recovered herself, but not for long, and finally peacefully passed away. The departed one was born at Guernsey, England, on 3rd February, 1833, and came to Sydney in 1853. After remaining there for a while, she came to Tumut, and shortly after met her first husband, the late Mr Charles Packett, who carried on horse-driving and farming pursuits, and the two battled bravely to support their five sons and two daughters. Four sons predeceased her, there remaining Mr John Packett, of Westwood, Mrs J. Morris, Terry's Creek, and Mrs W. W. French, Brungle. Some time in the seventies, Mr C. Packett died, and his widow 12 months later married Mr Wm Smith, who for many years carried on systematic farming on Bombowlee and Bombowlee Creek. For 16 years he was a tenant of the late Mr Lampe's, later of the late Mr Stephen Williamson on the property now owned by Dr Mason. But the weight of years told upon the two old toilers and they purchased land and built a nice little residence in town, wherein to retire from the strenuous life they had beenfollowing. The result of the latter union was two sons, Messrs William and Henry Smith, of Sydney, and four daughters, viz: Mrs Paul McGruer, Casino, Mrs M. Mulvihill, Tumut, Mrs J. Todd, Mt Adrah, Mrs H Hughes, Sydney. But all things on earth are changing. 'Time, like a resistless stream, bears all her sons away,' and, the father dying, Mrs Smith went to the refuge of her eldest daughter, who did all she could to administer to the happiness of her aged mother. The subject of our obituary was a woman of strong personality and of very decided opinions, which she was never backward in expressing ; but one of the good old hospitable sort whose charity was not of the washy order of today. She bore all her troubles bravely, being imbued with the true pioneer spirit, and her departure will leave 'a vacant chair that never can be filled.' She leaves behind her three sons and six daughters, 76 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren, to mourn the loss of a true and faithful mother, and of a 'grannie' of whom they all were proud. Her remains were interred in the Church of England portion of the new cemetery on Tuesday last. Mr James Elphick conducted the mortuary arrangements, and Rev C E Burgess officiated at the grave. We tender the bereaved ones our deepest condolence. Farewell, thou fair day, thou green earth and the skies Now gay with the broad setting sun ! Farewell, loves and friendships, ye dear tender ties ! Our race of existence is run. Hide note ON THE LAND. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928) Saturday 28 November 1908 p 2 Article Abstract: Rabbits are commencing to thicken. Nominations wanted for the Pastures Board vacancy. Big consignments of binder twine 1701 words Digitised article icon Note 2014-09-13 22:56:40.0 The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate, Saturday 28 November 1908, p2 The following special lease applications have been approved: — William Wallace French, Brungle, 21 acres, portion 159, parish Brungle, county Buccleuch, shire Gadara, for agriculture and grazing, from 1st Nov., 1908, to 31st Doc, 1922, annual rent £5 6s 3d ; Hide note GENERAL. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 4 May 1906 p 2 Article Abstract: Mr. Ashton, Minister for Lands, has promised Mr. Donaldson, M.L.A. that he will spend a Saturday in Gundagai this month, probably the 1404 words Digitised article icon Note 2014-09-13 21:34:07.0 James Henry French, formerly an employee on the Gundagai to Tumut railway during its construction, was arrested at Byron Bay, and charged at the Goulburn Police Court, on April 21, with abducting a girl of about 18 years, Clara Coady, from her mother, at Tarago. Accused pleaded there was no offence in law, and reserved his defence. He was then committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions at Goulburn on July 8. Bail was allowed— self in £40, with two sureties in £20 each, or one in £40. Hide note TOWN TOPICS. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928) Wednesday 15 February 1905 p 2 Article Abstract: FIRE Relief sports this (Wednesday) afternoon WE understand that Mrs. Walker has been offered a further lease of the 1054 words Digitised article icon Note 2014-09-13 20:20:01.0 J Mit. E. D. French lost a valuablo mare at Brungle on AVednesday aftor noon. In company with his brothor, Mr W. W. French, ho was riding up to whore axemen were falling a treo, and as he reached the treo ho dismounted and tied the animal up. Tho tree in f allingcame fair down on top of the mare, killing her instantaneously. Sho was valued at £25 and was in foal to tho trotting sire Eanji. — Tumut ' Advo cato.' Hide note ALL ABOUT PEOPLE. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928) Wednesday 20 July 1910 p 2 Article Abstract: Mr. P. Foley, having sold his [?]g little property at Bongongolong to Mr. Rand, will shortly be taking his departure from our district. He will 1556 words Text last corrected on 30 October 2017 by hindsight Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 12:50:51.0 The late Mr W. M. French, who died at Brungle a few days ago, was a native of Scotland, and left for Australia when a lnH nf Rovon roam TTo learnt the trade of wheelwright and blacksmith, and worked thereat for several years. Tho gold discoveries attracted him to those parts, and he followed the occupation of a minor for several years. Then he settled on the land at Brungle. When he was 19 years of ago he married Miss Emma Hayden, and she predeceased him by 43 years. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tuesday 27 March 1923 p 2 Article Abstract: The adjourned meeting of Adjungbilly Shire will be held to-day ! "Why there is nearly as much in water melons as there is in store 953 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, RD FRENCH Text last corrected on 22 March 2018 by Margaretbee Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 16:00:53.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tue 27 Mar 1923 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Mr. R. D. French, formerly of Brungle, has purchased a 1300-acre property, together with stock, plant, etc., 10 miles from Illabo, on walk in-walk out basis. 'Bob's' 'new purchase Is adjoining Mr. Main's property. Hide note ALL ABOUT PEOPLE. The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate (NSW : 1898 - 1928) Wednesday 13 January 1909 p 2 Article Abstract: Mr Jim Ryan, of Jones' Crook, met with an accident a few days ago, His spine being injured. It is feared the injury may be permanent. 1067 words Digitised article icon Note 2014-09-13 22:59:52.0 The Gundagai Independent and Pastoral, Agricultural and Mining Advocate, Wednesday 13 January 1909, p2 Mr Fred. Hargreaves has leased his Brungle property to Mr S. French. Fred, intends to go off the land, and will try his hand as a boniface. He is on the look-out for a suitable hotel in another town. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tuesday 12 March 1929 p 2 Article Abstract: Amongst the students who gained scholarships, tenable at the Sydney Teachers' College, was Miss Elizabeth Argaet, daughter of Mr. and 861 words Tagged as: Alf FRENCH, Francis DENGATE, FRENCH Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 15:22:43.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tue 12 Mar 1929 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL A shooting fatality occurred at Temora on Friday afternoon, wben Francis Dengate, 22, was found dead with his brains blown out in his room at the borne of bis brotber In.taw, Mr. AU. French. The latter found him with a gun beside him... He left a note stating that be was going to join his wife, who died on the previous week, leaving a six weeks-old baby boy. Dengate had worried greatly over the deatb of his Wife, He was known in the fight ing ring as 'Slogger' Dengate, and was well-known throughout tbe Riverina, having bad several fights in Temora, Junee and other centres. recently. He fought Gil McGrath for ..the welter championship of Riverina at Temoia, but was defeated.,. He was also a member of the Temora Rugby League Football Club, Deceased was a son of Mr. Jobn-Dengate, a former Gundagai resident. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tuesday 30 January 1923 p 2 Article Abstract: There are 600 branches of the Manchester Unity in N.S.W., with a membership of 61,000. In to-day's issue appears the 910 words Tagged as: Boer War, M FRENCH Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 12:58:02.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tue 30 Jan 1923 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL A meeting of the Empire Celebrations 'Cnmmittee was beld last iveek,when the financial statement showed a credit of /12/12/. It was decided to place the names of localiles who served in the Boer war on the monument at the court-bouse, and the following names were handed in :— Messrs. A. Hill, M. French, N. Priddle, W. Liffi, T. Whiticker, Hoskins and Tuhherty. The secretary stated the cost of placing names on the stone would 10/- per dozen. The committee would be pleased to receive names of any others from the district who served in the Boer war. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 26 March 1920 p 2 Article Abstract: At the court on Thursday, before Messrs. Elworthy and Sullivan, J's.P., the license of the Criterion Hotel was transferred from Edwin 931 words Tagged as: RD FRENCH, Brungle Presbyterian Church Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 15:33:44.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Fri 26 Mar 1920 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL The annual entertainment, In aid of the Bruugle Presbyterian Church, will take place on Wednesday next, March 31, when a fine programme of vocal and instrumental music will be rendered. A presentation to Mr. R. D. French, a prominent church worker, wilt also be made, and the crowning of the girl who won the . popular girl competition. A enjoyable evening can be spent for the sum of 21. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 15 February 1924 p 2 Article Abstract: Miss Amy Brigden, oar rich contralto, has been persuaded to remain in Sydney and puisne her musical studies. 463 words Tagged as: Ken FRENCH Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 15:45:49.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Fri 15 Feb 1924 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Three lads were out shooting rab bits at Cootamundra during the week-end. A pea rifle carried by Ken French accidentally went off, and shot Arthur Stenning in the side. French ran into town to get a doctor, and temporarily collapsed from excitement and over-exertion. Stenning was brought to the District Hospital, where tbe bullet was ex tracted. He is progressing favor ably. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tuesday 19 April 1921 p 2 Article Abstract: At Bega last week, Mr. H. Thatcher was married to Miss Alice Higham, of Darbalara. 906 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, Muriel FRENCH, teacher ... Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 16:05:39.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tue 19 Apr 1921 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Miss Muriel French, of Brungle, has been appointed teacher of the Wyangle public school. Hide note THE LATE MR. J. HANRAHAN, GERRINGONG. Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thursday 13 March 1913 p 22 Article Abstract: The death of one of the oldest pioneers of the Kiama district, Mr. John Hanrahan, took place in Sydney, on the 13th ult., at the age of 80 years. Dec ... 213 words Tagged as: Gerringong, HANRAHAN, KILEY Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 16:33:49.0 Freeman's Journal Thu 13 Mar 1913 Page 22 THE LATE MF. J, HANRAHAN, GERRINGONG. The death of ? one, of the oldest pioneersof the Kiama district, Mr. John Hanraliau, took place in Sydney, on the 13th ult., at the age of 80 years. Deceased, who' was' a native of Tipperary, Ireland, arrived in Now South Wales in tho year 1858, and settled almost immediately ' in Gerringong, where he was engaged in uib uh«j»'b *' dustry, which he followed successfully until about two years ago, when failing houth compelled him to sell his old. home. He then resided with his youngest daughter, Mrs. W. Kiley. After the death of his Avife, about twelve, months ago, his health failed rapidly. The remains were taken to Gerringong on- Friday, 14th ult., thence to the local church, which deceased helped to build in his younger days. Rev. M. P. Malone recited prayers for the dead at the church and later officiated at the grave. Deceased's family comprised Messrs. John Hanrahan (Kiama), M. and J. Hanrahan (Gerringong), P. Hanrahan (Sydney), Mrs. D O'Keefe Sydney,), Mrs. W. Kiley (Gerringong), and Mrs. John Fitzpatrick, and Mrs J. Burke, lately deceased. The funeral was largely attended by all classes in the community. The arrangements werecarried out by Mr. W. N. Bull.-lU.P. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tuesday 6 January 1920 p 2 Article Abstract: The "Gundagai Times" is 62 years old to-day. Easter Sunday this year will fall on April 4. 747 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, RD FRENCH, property Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 16:03:02.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tue 6 Jan 1920 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Mr. R. D. French has sold his compact Brungle property at a satisfactory figure. Hide note Local and General The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 1 March 1927 p 1 Article Abstract: Adelong Gold Estates.—Yield for week ended February 17, 87oz. 3dwet. Previous yield, 122oz, 15dwt. Wandered back again, Mr. 513 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, Bankstown, Maurice FRENCH Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 16:13:34.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 1 Mar 1927 Page 1 Local and General Wandered back again. Mr. Maurice French, erstwhile of Brungle and now of Bankstown, is on a short holiday visit to Tumut. Hide note LOCAL AND GENERAL The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Friday 10 June 1921 p 2 Article Abstract: Euchre party and dance at Tumblong to-night (Friday), in aid of the Cricket Club. 917 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, RD FRENCH, property Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 16:29:51.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser Fri 10 Jun 1921 Page 2 LOCAL AND GENERAL Hide note Local and General News WEDDING. Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW : 1925) Thursday 2 July 1925 p 2 Article Abstract: The wedding was celebrated at St. John's Church of England, at Gundagai, last week, of Mr. Frederick Hogan, of Gocup, and Miss Phyllis 964 words Tagged as: Brungle, Bullawarra, Thomas FRENCH, Tumut Text last corrected on 22 March 2018 by Margaretbee Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-22 16:37:13.0 Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser Thu 2 Jul 1925 Page 2 Local and General News CONCERNING BUNNY. ^ .Mr. ' Thomas French, of , 'Bullawarra,' tBiungle, wi'i.tes ito .the 'Independent,'!r:as; follows :-r-i?Deart'Sir,-^About n month ago-I wrote*: to-, the Gundagai P.P. Board, -re stateiof rabbits on adjoining. ;land.: ? (Copy, . of : Uetter ?? enclosed ) . . /At.last. meeting of the- Board according! to -your paper, I was to be asked to 'substantiate my charges.' 1 am quite prepared to substantiate my statements. The paddock is still crawling alive with rabbits, and no practical work of means of destruction are being done. The 37 men of the Board spoke about are not there, and never were. I have to keep one hand .with dogs to keep tlie rabbits out, and my employee has been told by the, manager that there is a penalty for killing rabbits Inside the fence. Every year for the past 10 years I've had to deal with an influx of rabbits from Red Hill, and during that tiino no systematic method of destruction was adopted. Some wild cat schemes with wire netting, were proceeded with, which are now practically useless. However, the estate has been sold, and the new comer is entitled to some consideration. But I intend to. see that the rabbits a re kept down on my boundary even if I do incur the I disfavor of the Gundagai; 'Pastures ProtecUou Bourd.' Hide note MISS. RUSSELL The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Friday 3 October 1902 p 2 Article Abstract: Miss Mary Russell, sister to the late Mrs. Kiley, sen., died at the residence of her nephew, Mr. Maurice Kiley, on Tuesday last, after an 429 words Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-23 22:24:30.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Fri 3 Oct 1902 Page 2 MISS. RUSSELL Miss Mary Russell, sister to the late Mrs. Kiley, sen., died at the residence of her nephew, Mr. Maurice Kiley, on Tuesday last, after an illness which had extended over 12 months, the symptoms beiug those of heart disease. Deceased for a number of years after her sister's death lived with her nephew, Mr. Patrick Kiley ; but when she became ill it was suggested that a change would prove beneficial to her. After being so long at Bruagle she would not listen to any proposals to go away from the district, but consented to go and reside for a time with Mr. Maurice Kiley. The best of attention was given to alleviate hor ailment, but her advanced age, 70 years, made tho case too difficult to effect a cure. She gradually became worse, until death ended her sufferings. Only the immediate friends of Mr. Kiley's family wore acquainted with deceased, who lived in a most retiring manner. The funeral was well attended, and took place on Wednesday afternoon, Very Rev. Father O'Dwyer performing the obsequies at the grave, and Mr. Himsworth attended to the duties of undertaker. Hide note PERSONAL NOTES. Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thursday 14 February 1918 p 9 Article Abstract: Rev. Father P. Walsh, P.P., of Gunnedah presided at a meeting of his parishioners in St. Patrick's Church on Sunday, alter the evening devotions, whe ... 2430 words Tagged as: Patrick KILEY, grazier, Probate Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 14:13:33.0 PROBATE granted: Freeman's Journal Thu 14 Feb 1918 Page 9 PERSONAL NOTES. Mr. Patrick Kiley, grazier, of Darah, Wallendbeen, who died at Cootamundra on December 11 last, leaving an estate of the net value of £35,412 5s 7d. The testator appointed his sons, John Richard, Louis Philip, and Patrick Joseph Kiley, his executors and trustees. He bequeathed £2500 each to his daughters, Josephine, Ellen, Bridget, and Veronica Lucy Kiley ; £500 to his daughter, Margaret Evans, wife of A. W. Evans ; £100 to his son, Francis William Kiley ; and the residue of his estate to his sons, J. R., L. P., and P. J. Kiley, im equal shares. The trustees were empowered to postpone the realisation of the estate until such time as they thought fit. Hide note GOSSIP. Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 - 1932) Thursday 6 September 1923 p 25 Article Illustrated Abstract: His Holiness the Pope received in private audience on June 15 Rev. John Gallagher, D.D., a native of Castlederg, Co. Tyrone, and Professor of Moral 3908 words Tagged as: Edward KILEY, Obituary, Red Hill Station Text last corrected on 20 August 2015 by pjq1950 Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 14:09:42.0 Freeman's Journal Thu 6 Sep 1923 Page 25 GOSSIP. There passed away at his late residence, 'The Pines,' Gidgenbung, on July 28 last, one of the oldest pioneers in the Tumut district, in the person of Mr. Edward Kiley. Born at Spring Creek Station, Tumut, in the year 1843, he, with his father, and brothers, carried on grazing pursuits for many years, and acquired a valuable property, Red Hill Station, which his brother, the late Hr. Patrick Kiley, afterwards sold to a Mr. Campbell. The late Edward Kiley was in his younger days a celebrated and daring horseman, and many are the stories told around Tumut of how he and his brothers used to round up the brumbies and pick out and break in the best looking of them. In 1880 the deceased married Sarah Millicent Connolly, daughter of the late Nathaniel Connolly, at that time police magistrate of Carcoar. Disposing of his interests in the Tumut district, he went to Yass and purchased the well-known Hardwicke Estate, and later Clereden, Yass. The late gentleman was a licensing magistrate for over thirty years. He is survived by his widow and five daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs.A. W. Scott (Nilong Station, Young), Mrs. Thorold Smith (Sydney), Mrs. M. Madigan (Tumut), Mrs. J. M. O'Brien (Temora), and Miss Lance Kiley (Gidgenbung); and the sons Desmond and Ralph Kiley (Gidgenbung).— R.I.P. Hide note MR. HENRY FRENCH The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 25 May 1943 p 2 Article Abstract: AS briefly announced in our last issue, the death occurred in the Tumut and District Hospital on Thursday afternoon last of Mr. Henry French 644 words Tagged as: TUMUT, Henry FRENCH, death, French Clan Text last corrected on 30 September 2014 by Mrscampbell Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 00:02:30.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 25 May 1943 Page 2 MR. HENRY FRENCH Hide note GOBARRALONG FATAL MOTOR ACCIDENT VERDICT OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 20 December 1938 p 6 Article Abstract: On Tuesday last the Gundagai District Coroner (Mr. C. G. D. Allman) conducted an inquiry concerning the death of Francis Daniel 377 words Tagged as: TUMUT, Frances Daniel FRENCH, Inquest, Death ... Text last corrected on 21 December 2014 by Va-Va Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 16:34:38.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 20 Dec 1938 Page 6 GOBARRALONG FATAL MOTOR ACCIDENT VERDICT OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH On Tuesday last the Gundagai District Coroner (Mr. C. G. D. All man) conducted an ' inquiry concerning the death of Francis Daniel FRENCH, aged 26 years, of Tumut, who was killed 'in a. motor accident near Gobarralong on Thursday 'morning. of the previous week. Th evidence presented at the Court showed that deceased accompanied by members of the Harmer family, Adjungbilly, left on the morning of the 8th inst a dance at Brungle, in a truck driven by the deceased for their respective homes Within a half-mile of the Gobarralong bridge, while ascending an incline the deceased commenced to change gears and the engine stalled med to stall and ran backwards down the hill, the vehicle kept to the roadway until it reached the bottom of the incline there it collided with and knocked out a guide post, then it went over a 2ft bank and continued for about 15ft and fell into a washaway and capsized. Mr Alexander Harmer, who gave evidence said that he and his brother were thrown clean but his moother, sisters and the driver were trapped beneath the car. Mr Harmer said he rescued them from under the car and he could see that the deceased was seriously injured, and immediately assistance was. sought. Sergeant Germer, in his evidence said that after the accident he tested the brakes of the car and found them to be in perfect order. The Coroner in returning a verdict of accidental death said that he thought had the brakes been applied the accident may have been averted but as these accidents happen in such a short space of time one is more or less apt to lose control. In expressing the sympathy of the court to the deceased's relatives, the Corner remarked that it was a very sad affair, particularly so when a well-respected member of the community should 'meet ' such a tragic death when only in the prime of life Hide note DEATHS. The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Friday 6 April 1906 p 2 Article Abstract: Yesterday (Thursday) morning, we regret to announce, another of our pioneers passed away to that bourne whence no traveller returns. Mr. 651 words Tagged as: Tumut, Bombowlee, William SMITH, death ... Text last corrected on 2 February 2014 by casamela Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 17:02:39.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Fri 6 Apr 1906 Page 2 DEATHS. Yesterday (Thursday) morning, we regret to announce, another of our. pioneers passed away to that bourne whence no traveller returns. Mr. William Smith breathed his last early in the morning of that day, after en during an illness which confined him to his bed for the past 10 months. It appears that, in June last, he had the misfortune to break his leg through slipping on a crutch he was using, (he was a perfect martyr to rheumatism) and he never was able to leave his bed afterwards. Deceased was 79 years of age, about 45 of which were spent on the farm next to Mr. W. Bridle's, at. Bombowlee. For the .last couple of years he and his wife, have been re siding in a neat cottage they had built about a mile from town, front iug the Blowering road. Dr. Mason had been most assiduous in attending to the patient, during his illness, but it has been felt for some time past that he would never rise again from the bed he occupied so long. A wi dow and a family of six survive to mourn their loss, and we, ou behalf of our readers, tender them our hearty sympathy over their bereavement. The members of the family, in order of ages, are— Mrs. P. McGruer (Casi no). Mrs. M. Mulvihill ('Tumut), Mes srs. William and Henry Smith, Mrs. J. Todd (Sydney), and Mrs. H. Hughes Richmond), The widow, whose name was Mrs. Packett, had in family before she married Mr. Smith, four children, their names being Mrs. J. Morris. Mrs. W. W. French, Messrs. Edward and John Packett. Hide note OBITUARY MR. ROBERT DANIEL FRENCH The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 15 November 1949 p 2 Article Abstract: An old identity of the Tumut and Brungle districts passed away in a Sydney hospital on November 7 in the person of Mr. Robert Daniel 483 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, Oakview, Robert Daniel FRENCH ... Text last corrected on 25 November 2015 by kswann Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 19:51:01.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 15 Nov 1949 Page 2 OBITUARY MR. ROBERT DANIEL FRENCH An old identity of the Tumut and Brungle districts passed away in a Sydney hospital on Novembr 7 in the person of Mr. Robert Daniel French, at the age of 90 years. Deceased, who was the last of a family of eight, was a son of the late Mr. William French, of Bungle, the first white child born at that centre. Mr. Robert French carried on his father's property 'Oakview', on the latter's death, and as time went on extended the original area of 40 acres by another 3000 acres. The late Mr. French was twice married. His first wife was Miss Martha Kell, of Lacmalac. who predeceased him. To that union were born two sons and four daughters, all of whom survive, viz.: Lill (Mrs. N. McDonell, Parkes). George (Goul- burn), Emily (Mrs. J. Hill, Mascot), Robert (Kurrajong), Belle (Mrs. C. Green, Tumut Plains), Nellie (Mrs. A. Gordon, Auburn). His second wife was Miss Eliza- beth Frost, by whom he is survived, together with the one daughter of the marriage, Mary (Mrs. V. Young, Mittagong). One son Willie died in infancy. There are also nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren sur- viving. The only grandson carrying the name of French, Herbert, died three years ago. In 1920 Mr. French sold his Brungle property where he had lived all his life and went to Cootamundra to reside. During his residence at Brungle the late Mr. French took an active part in all district activities, espec- ially those associated with the Pres- byterian Church. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the M.U.I. O.O.F. For the eight weeks prior to his entering a Sydney hospital a fort- night prior to his demise he had been staying with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Green, of Tumut Plains. The remains were brought back to Tumut for interment and after a service at St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church the funeral left for the Tu- mut Old Cemetery where they were laid to rest beside his first wife. Rev. Hayman officiated at the graveside and W. W. Beavan and Son had charge of the funeral arrangements. Floral tributes were received from Lill, Emily, Belle and Nellie; George and Bob; Wife, daughter Mollie and Victor; granddaughters Jessie, Lena, Joyce and Beryl; Mr. and Mrs. J. Kell; Harry and Jessie Kell and family; Maurice, Regie, Mack and May; Maude, Bert and boys; Eileen and boys; Bob and Annie Kell; Don- ald and M. McGruer; Mrs. Owen and Mari.; Ada and Mabel; Kathleen and Matt French; May Jones and family; Lill and Charlie Clout;: the Carr fam- ily; Reg, Joan and family; Belle and Lisle; Os, Norel and John; May, Ruby and Claude; Mr. and Mrs. W. Percival and family; Jess Vallance; Claude and Ruby; Linda and Frank; Doll, Fred and family; Mary, George and family; Snow and Daisy Lubke and family. Hide note Death of Mr. French. The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Friday 15 July 1910 p 2 Article Abstract: One of the oldest residents of these districts, Mr. Wm. Mingus [?]rench, and who was universally, respected as honorable and straightfoward 365 words Tagged as: TUMUT, FRENCH William Mingus, death Text last corrected on 31 December 2015 by jeri Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 19:50:17.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Fri 15 Jul 1910 Page 2 Death of Mr. French. One of the oldest residents of these districts, Mr Wm. Mingus French, and who was universally respected as honorable and straightforward citi zen, died at the residence of his son, Mr R. D.French, at Brurigle, on.^'day! last, in his 78th year. He was born in Scotland, anct, lerfq' tlier/o for. Australia' when severe y_e?;xs of 3.gc. He learnt the it'radei oi 'wheelwrirrhf ,-inrl hlnrl smidi iitjfie. cpuntry,; --ind after., follow mff .st up., for, a few, '.-years ' lie was at1 trs^ied to ,th?is diEJtri ct b'y favorable 'fcaning repor^-,- whijeh! industry; he pur. sucd for a ti'me, iFir/ially he resolved upon settling- do^vji p n the land, and he in the early days of selection ob tained an iarea at; BruK igle. At the age of 19 he was m'arriecf to Miss Emma Hayden, Svh'o predecea sod her husband by some; 43 years, Tls e small selection taken u'p by deceased was added to by. him, by degrees, an d his sons fol lowed the father's es imple, until it may fairly Well b'e cl; limed that' the estate., owned b'y the [Messrs. French Bros^ is one of the 'most' valuable and compact! in these district s.: TKe names of .members of the cjs'tcccnc'd family are —Messrs; William, Rob'ej-f, and Henry French' '(the latter resides at' present at Coot'amundra)', Mesdamcs J.: Hib bins, W. Lowther.; McDonald,' iThe funeral, wl iich took islace on J'i'clay last, was -very, numerously at tended, most of 'fhose present having followed in the cortege all the way from Brungle. iThe interment took place alongside {the remains of de ceased's wife in the Anglican portion of the cemetery, jRcv. Kennedy reading the burial service*. If was the desire olf the relations lof deceased, whoJKe longed to 'th/e Presbyterian Ch'ilrfjli, that' Rev. D(avies should perform -the last' sad rifes at the grave, but' it was pointed out that a rule of the Church' of En'srland forb'aHe such: but Mr. Davies^ b'y reqviest of Mr. Kennedy and the Messrs. French', assisted at the ser vice,- and also delivered a pathetic ad dress at !th'c close. Mr. J. ElpTiick carried out We undertaker's duties,- as he always 'does, in most perfect1 order. Hide note MR. DANIEL FRENCH The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 18 April 1939 p 5 Article Abstract: Yet another who claimed this district as the place of his nativity, Mr. Daniel French, crossed the Rubicon at his home in Tumut on 339 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, Bulluwayarra, Daniel FRENCH ... Text last corrected on 21 December 2014 by Va-Va Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 21:49:19.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tue 18 Apr 1939 Page 5 MR. DANIEL FRENCH Yet another who claimed this dis trict as the place of his nativity, Mr. Daniel French, crossed the Ru bicon at his home in Tumut on Sunday, April 9, at the age of 65 years, the cause of death being chronic fibrosis of the lungs. De ceased was born at 'Bulluwayarra,' Brungle, being the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry French (nee Miss Kiley, of Red Hill 'Station) At the age of 24 he married Miss Mary Jane, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.. Stephen 'French, and, following teamstering, became the champion bullock driver of his day, drawing large loads of wool from. stations, produce from farms and telegraph poles and bridge timbers, mining machinery and other materials from and to almost inaccessible places at times. In later years he did much hauling of timber logs for the saw mills in the Batlow and Bago . dis tricts and endured many hardships through bad weather in inhospitable regions. It is said of him by those who would accompany him on some of his ventures that he was as hard as nails and no difficulty confronting him ever prevented him from achiev ing his objective. It is his type of stalwart manhood who do the real pioneering work in undeveloped out lying places and it is they who com mand the respect and deserve the praise of the community. Dau. richly deserved his place amongst them.' There were nine children in the family, one son, Francis Daniel, dy ing recently from injuries received in an accident. The surviving mem bers are Margaret, Edith A, Albert H., Joannah, Bertha M., Catherine J„ Vera W. and Edward G. The funeral took place - on ' Easter Mon day, the remains leaving from St.'' Stephen's Church after a short ser vice conducted by Rev. Donald M. Baird, for the Presbyterian portion of the New Cemetery, where tlie burial rites were performed by the minister, while Mr. C. W. Burt on ducted the mortuary arrangements. Hide note OBITUARY MR. THOMAS FRENCH The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 20 June 1939 p 2 Article Abstract: One by one the sterling native-born of Tumut district are passing on, leaving the world enriched because of their having lived in it. The 1629 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, Bulluwayarra, Thomas FRENCH ... Text last corrected on 5 March 2017 by Va-Va Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 21:48:46.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tue 20 Jun 1939 Page 2 OBITUARY MR. THOMAS FRENCH One by one the sterling native born of Tumut district are passing on, leaving the world enriched be cause of their having lived in it. The last to join the Great Majority is Mr, Thomas French, of 'Bulluwayarra,' Brungle, whose death took place at his home on Friday last, at the age of 71 years. Deceased was the sec ond son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry French, his mother's maiden name being Johanna Kiley, of Red Hill Station, and was born' at the old family homestead, 'Bulluway- arra,' on March '23, 1871, and lived there all his life, following grazing and dairying pursuits. On April 20, 1904, he married Margaret McKin non eldest daughter of the late Ar chibald McKinnon, of Spring Creek, and of Mrs. McKinnon, now of Gun dagai. The family consisted of two daughters and three sons, one of the latter dying in infancy. The daught ers are Stella (Mrs. E. J. Clout, To morroma) and Dorothy (Mrs. D. E. Twomey, Tumut), and the sons Ar chibald Edward and Harold Gordon, of Bulluwayarra. The surviving sist ers are Annie (Mrs. R. Clee, Gocup), Margaret (Mrs. Dunne, Gunning), Katherine '(Mrs. I. Piper, Tumut), Mary (Mrs. W. McDonell, Coota mundra), and brothers Henry (Tu mut), Maurice (Bankstown) and Mat thew (Brungle). One sister, Johanna, and one brother, Daniel, predeceased him, the latter only two months ago. To within six months of his demise he was in vigorous health; and then It commenced to fail. He then went to seek medical advice in Sidney and remained there in hospital until a fortnight ago when he returned home with no prospect of recovery and passed away peacefully on Friday night at 9 o'clock. Deceased was a fine type of sturdy Scot, with a lov able personality, a kindly neighbor, thoughtful for others' welfare and welldoing, a devoted husiband and an indulgent father. He held the esteem of all with whom lie came in con tact and his legion of friends sym pathise with the mourners in their irreparable loss. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon last, the cortege wending its way to the Pres byterian portion of the Tumut New Cemetery, ' Rev. Donald M. Baird of ficiating at the graveside and Mr. C. W. Burt directing the mortuary ar rangements . The .casket-bearers were Messrs. Dan. Twomey (son-in law), M. N. Kiley (cousin), Thomas Byrne, H. Webb, A. Stuckey and C W. Burt. The following is a list of the wreaths From his own family, his three little granddaughters, . Mrs. Harry Hill and children, Arch, and Kath., all at ''Rosemount,' Matt., Kate and family, Mr. and Mrs. Bas sett, Percy and Doreen; Annie, Mary and Dan; Mack, Don. and Bede; Mrs. Byrne and family; Mr. and Mrs. Shedden and family; Mother and El sie; Russell family, Red Hill Station; Yee Hing and Co.; Walter and Mur iel Campbell; Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Learmont and family; Walter and Mrs. Frost; Mrs. Twomey and fam ily; Tim, Amy and family; Maurice, Peggie and family; Mary and family, Tuimut; Mr. and Mrs. Herb1. Frost; Mr. and iMr.s. Fred. L. Baker and family; Mr. and Mrs. Henry French. Hide note Pioneers Death MR. WILLIAM CLEE. Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW : 1925) Monday 24 August 1925 p 4 Article Abstract: With the passing of Mr. William Clee, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Mrs. French, at Brungle, on Thursday, the Tumut district loses 381 words Tagged as: Meadow Creek, Tumut, Brungle, William CLEE ... Text last corrected on 7 May 2018 by poves Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 21:48:00.0 Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW : 1925) Mon 24 Aug 1925 Page 4 Pioneers Death MR. WILLIAM CLEE. With the passing of Mr. William Clee, at the residence of his daugh- ter, Mrs. Mat. French, at Brungle, on Thursday, the Tumut district loses another grand old pioneer, and one stated to have been its oldest native. Eighty-seven years ago the late Mr. Clee was born in the then sparsely settled vicinity of the Bogong ranges. Later he came to Gocup and for about 30 years followed farming pursuits on the 'Meadow Creek' property, which has since reverted to the own- ership of Mr. Richard Clee. He al- so in later years carried on farming at Bombowlee and McCormick's, and re- tired from the last mentioned place some years ago when he went to live privately with his daughter at Brun- gle. The late Mr. Clee lead a clean and honorable life and earned the res- pect and friendship of all with whom he came in contact. During the whole of his life he had never required the attention of a doctor for any ail- ment until about a week prior to his death he was attended by Dr. Brown. The deceased gentleman was predeceased by his wife many years ago, and a large family, each of whom is well known and highly respected, is left to mourn his demise. The sons are Richard (Gocup), James (Mel- bourne), Charles (Bankstown), An- drew (Bombowlee), Walter (who for the past 20 years has managed Dr. Mason's Mill Dairy at Tumut), and in addition two sons are at rest in the Tumut cemetery. The daughters are Mrs. T. Kendell (Griffith), Mrs. Duffy (Minjary), Mrs. Harry French (Tumut), and Mrs. Mat. French (Brungle). Three daughters are de- ceased. The remains were interred with those of the deceased's late wife in the R.C. portion of the Old Ceme- tery at Tumut on Friday. All the members of the family (except Charles and John who were unable to arrive in time) were present at the graveside, where the Rev. Fr. Sharkey performed the last sad rites. The res- pect in which the late Mr. Clee was held was reflected in the large num- ber of friends who paid their last res- pects. So passes another of the ever fading band of grand old pioneers. Hide note MRS. ELTON FRENCH The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 22 April 1941 p 2 Article Abstract: The poignant grief of a devoted husband was engendered by the untimely death at "Valmar" on Tuesday last at 4 p.m., of Mrs. 617 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, "Valmar", Mrs Elton FRENCH ... Text last corrected on 17 November 2014 by bevrob Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 21:47:27.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tue 22 Apr 1941 Page 2 MRS. ELTON FRENCH The poignant grief of a devoted husband was engendered by the untimely death at "Valmar", on Tuesday last at 4 p.m., of Mrs. Miriam Elizabeth French, wife of Mr. Elton Raymond French, of "Belmont," Brungle, and elder daughter of the late J. H. Berg of Tumut and Mrs. Berg of Mel bourne, aged 35 years. Before her marriage the deceased had been a nurse for 12 years, having trained at the Sydney Hospital, and prior to the nuptial ceremony was on the staff of "Valmar" Private Hospital, where she was held in the highest regard both by patients and Sisters. In Sep tember 1936 she married Elton Raymond, elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew French of "Bel mont," Brungle. They went to live on the farm where father and sons are in partnership, and her popularity amongst the Brungle people became as marks as it was in Tumut, where she was born. Theirs was a blissful though short union, ended by the inexorable reaper, Death. A sorrowing hus band deeply mourns the loss of his beloved wife. There is no surviving family. Others be reaved are her mother, now resid ent with her son Julius in Mel bourne, brother Dudley (Sydney) and sister Agnes (Mrs. N. Sturt, of Melbourne), with whom the com munity greatly sympathise. Mes srs. Julius Berg and Noel Sturt came from Melbourne to attend the funeral, which took place on Wednesday last, the casket being bestrewn with many beautiful wreaths. The remains were laid to rest in the Presbyterian portion of the Tumut New Cemetery. Rev. Donald M. Baird officiating at the graveside and Mr. C. W. Burt con ducting the obsequies. The pall bearers were Messrs. Elton French (husband), Julius Berg (brother), Noel Sturt (brother-in-law). Bel son French (brother-in-law), Matt French (father-in-law) and Ken Johnson. Floral tributes .were received from the following r 'My life's wonderful treasure;' from your darling, devoted husband ; 'Ma.. Daddy and Brad ; Hide note PERSONAL, SOCIAL RELIGIOUS The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser (NSW : 1868 - 1931) Tuesday 3 August 1909 p 2 Article Abstract: MR. GEORGE SOLOMON, of Cootamundra, has disposed of his business to a Mr. Row, who hails from the Richmond River district. 1430 words Tagged as: Mundongo, Tumut, Brungle, Roland DAY ... Text last corrected on 30 June 2017 by Irisflower Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 22:00:19.0 The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser Tue 3 Aug 1909 Page 2 ON Wednesday the Rev. R. E. Davies performed the ceremony of uniting in the bonds of wedlock, at the residence of the bridegroom's parents, Mundongo, Mr. Roland Day, son of Mr. B. Day, and Miss Isabella A. French, daughter of Mr. S. French, of Brungle. Miss French, sister of the bride, acted as bridesmaid, and Mr. W. J. French was best man. The usual toasts dealt with on such occasions were honored at the breakfast, which was a creditably arranged affair. Hide note Death of Mr. James Kell sr. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 15 May 1906 p 3 Article Abstract: IT becomes our painful duty to have to record, the demise of still another of the old and worthy pioneers, whose mission has been faithfully filled, ... 820 words Tagged as: Lacmalac, James KELL Snr, death, FRENCH Text last corrected on 11 June 2013 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 22:09:32.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tue 15 May 1906 Page 3 Death of Mr. James Kell sr. t becomes our painful duty to have to record, the demise of still another of the old and worthy pioneers, whose mission has been faithfully filled, and whose " footprints on the sands of Time " stand out clear as memen- tos of a past well and honorable spent. We allude to Mr. James Kell sr., of Lacmalac, who died at his residence on Saturday morn- ing last at 7 o'clock. The cause of death is attributed to heart trouble from which he suffered for some considerable time past. The unremitting attention of Dr. Mason, who did his best to avert the fatal stroke, and careful nursing, and the devoted attention of his numerous family were powerless to reverse the fiat. Deceased was a native of Tasmania, and in his early boyhood came over with his father and mother to N.S.Wales, settling down in Berrima, where they carried on a prosperous hotel business. Later the subject of this obituary got two teams of bullocks together and brought two loads of goods from Sydney for Mr Levy Mandelson, of the Com- mercial Stores, now carried on by Mr John Weeden. This was his first appearance in Tnmut. The road's hither were at the time very rough and uncared for, and Mr Kell, finding his bullocks very poor and sore-footed, took a fancy to Lacmalac Hill, and, turning his teams out there for a spell, accepted a job of fencing from the late Mr Peter Kelly, being the erection of the ring fence to a pro- perty contiguous to the one he purchased from Mr Caswell (one of Tumut's old identities) on Bombowlee. Mr Kell made several trips with his bullocks teams later, and finally purchased a block of land, the site of his present residence at Lacmalac; this he put under cultivation, sold out his bullock teams, and, securing a capital horse-team, tackled carrying again on the roads, his principal mate being Mr John Beale, our now prosperous brewer. Having good teams and long trips, carrying was paying better than now, and both comrades kept on the right side of the ledger. About 2 years after purchasing the Lacmalac property, Mr Kell married a daughter of the late Mr Francis Anderson (who, with the late Mr Francis Foord, built the bridge known as the " Old Bridge," occupying then a site in front of the present residence of Mr Abraham Anderson). By his first wife he had 9 children (three sons, viz.: Andrew, James and William, and six daughters viz: Misses Jessie, Eva and Lily and Mrs B Day, Mrs B D French (Brungle) and Mrs F Weeden (who pre- deceased him). After abandoning carrying pursuits, Mr Kell turned his attention to mining oil Sandy Creek, Micalong and Kiandra. At the two first places mentioned he was very successful, and, taking advantage of the Free Selection Act, largely increased his holding of land. His first wife died about 22 years ago, and about 10 years after he married a daughter of the late Mr R Lowther sr., to whom he had one son, Stanley. As a neighbor, he has always been highly esteemed; as a citizen, up-right, honest and conscientious; particulary ab- stemious (being a member of the Sons of Temperance nearly ever since the establish- ment of the order in Tumut). A true belie- ver in the tenets of his Church (Presbyterian), of which he had been for many years an elder, he passed over the borderland to Eternity, we are assured in the words of the poet joining I am willing to die when my time shall come, And I shall be glad to go ; For the world, at least, is a weary place, And my pulse is getting low ; But the grave is dark, and the heart will fail In treading its dreary way, And it wiles my heart from its dreari- ness To see the young so gay. Thus, we part with a kind and pliable citizen, ever ready to meet a deserving fellow man ; one who did his best to make the path of his comrades brighter, and who showed an exemplary life that will long be remembered, ana, we trust, be copied by future wayfarers on the thorny path of life. He leaves behind him a loving wife and sor- rowing children to mourn their irretrievable loss, and if they follow in the path of the past one's footsteps they have little to fear and have prospect of a happier life beyond. Good-bye, old soul, and in Eternity we trust you will experience that blessedness the deserving are promised. The funeral took place on Sunday last, the remains being interred in the Presbyterian portion of the old cemetery. Mr. H. W. Hoad was the undertaker, and the Rev. H. S. Anderson conducted the obsequies. We tender the bereaved ones our deepest sym- pathy and condolence. Hide note Obituary DEATH OF MR. R. CLEE. Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW : 1925) Thursday 24 September 1925 p 4 Article Abstract: A gloom was cast over the district when it became known that Mr. Richard Clee of Meadow Creek, had passed away suddenly at the age of 67 361 words Tagged as: Meadow Creek, Gocup, Richard CLEE, obituary ... Text last corrected on 11 November 2014 by Lolamck Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-25 22:22:04.0 Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser Thu 24 Sep 1925 Page 4 ObiDEATH OF MR. R. CLEE. A gloom was cast over the district when it became known that Mr. Rich- ard Clee of Meadow Creek, had pass- ed away suddenly at the age of 67 years. Born at Gocup, the late Mr. Clee spent the whole of his life here, with the exception of a few years spent on Mt Horeb Station, where he was managing for the late Mr. A. W. Crain. In the early days he was a teamster on the road from Tumut to Wagga and travelled with Mr. Jas. Back and Messrs. Stockwell Bros. He married a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Harry French, of Brun- gle, who, with a large family of six sons and four daughters are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He was ever a hard-working and industrious man and possesed all the qualities of a good, genuine neighbour, and will always be remembered by all who knew him. He was a man who always enjoyed good health, and when on last Monday morning he complained of feeling un- well his family were preparing to take him to the Doctor when he sud- denly collapsed. The doctor was sent for in all haste, but life was extinct when he arrived. The members of the family are Mrs Bert. Back, Gil- more; Mrs. Dale, Sydney; Mrs. Mil- lard, Junee; Mrs. Wallie Dean, Tu- mut; Henry, Tumut; Tom, Tumut Plains; Dan, William, Percy and Nor- man of Meadow Creek, The cortege to the new cemetery, was a long one. Rev. Fr. Sharkey at- tending at the graveside, and Mr. H. W. Baker carrying out the undertak- er's duties. The pall-hearers were Messrs. Andrew Clee, Harry French, D. French#, Tom French. J Millay, and P, McCormick. The sudden passing of Mr. Clee was the subject of a coronial inquiry con- ducted by the Coroner (Mr. N.B. Mackenzie). A verdict of death from natural causes (heart failure) was re- turned in acordance with the medical testimony. Hide note Wedding Bells. KITTO-McALISTER. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 21 July 1905 p 3 Article Abstract: On the 12th inst, at All Saints Church, Tumut, Mr Solomon Kitloled to the hymeneal altar Miss C. A. McAlister (Millie), eldest daughter of 431 words Tagged as: Tumut, KITTO, McALISTER, wedding Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-26 23:10:08.0 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Fri 21 Jul 1905 Page 3 Wedding Bells. Hide note Death of Mr Robert McAlister The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 11 August 1925 p 5 Article Abstract: The oldest native and a pioneer of the Tumut district, in the person of Mr. Robert McAlister, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. 502 words Tagged as: CLOUT, death, Tumut, McALISTER Robert ... Text last corrected on 12 September 2013 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-26 23:31:56.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tue 11 Aug 1925 Page 5 Death of Mr Robert McAlister The oldest native and a pioneer of the Tumut'district, in the person of Mr. Robert McAlister, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Row- ley Ibbotson, Newtown, on Friday last at 4.20 p.m., at the age of 82 years, death being due to senile de- cay. Deceased, who was the son of the late Thomas McAlister, of Tu- mut, was born on the late William Shelley sr's estate, Tumut Plains, known now as "Camelot," Mr. A. N. Stacy's homestead, on Sept. 10, 1842. On Sept. 11, 1866, he married Sophia Clout, sister of the late George Clout, who died on March 23, 1906. The issue was a family of 15 12 of whom are living. They are Carolina Amelia (Mrs. Sol Kitto), Tumut; Henry William, Goulburn; Alfred Edward Ernest, Gilmore; Thomas David, Sydney; Ethel Sophia (Mrs. Tom. Bridle,), Newtown, Tu- mut; Charles Frederick, Gilmore; Elizabeth Ellen (Mrs. John Emery), Tumut; Robert Rowland, Brungle; Florence Sarah (Mrs. Rowley Ibbot- son), Newtown, Tumut; Mary Anne (Mrs. W. Johnson), Sydney; Herbert John, Tumut; Alice May (Mrs. Nor- man Beegling), Tumut. Two daugh- ters (Emily Francis, 19 years), and Hessie Jane, an infant) and one son (Edward, an infant), predeceased him. There are 45 grand-children and nine great grand-children. Until old age and the racking effects of bronchitis and asthma, from which he suffered for many years, rendered him incapable of engaging actively in his vocation, some 15 years ago, the late Mr. Robert McAlister fol- lowed farming pursuits in this dis- trict, in various localities, and since then he has lived with different members of his family. He was a genial, kindhearted man, with al- ways a smile and cheery word, and beloved by his large family as well as highly respected by all who gained his friendship and acquain- tance. Through all his physical troubles he bore up with fortitude. The last 12 months gave marked signs of his falling strength, and though he rallied after one of his severest bouts towards the end of last year and was afterwards able to get about and commingle with the Tumut Centenary celebrants, it was not long afterwards that the weak- ening infirmities again manifested their effects. For two months be- fore death claimed him, he was con- fined to hig daughter's home, where he had every care and comfort that daughters and sons could bestow. His end was calm and peaceful— life simply flickered out. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon last. The M.U. Oddfel- lows, of which order he was a foun- dation member, marched in regalia, and six of their number (Bros. G. and E. Curll, J. T. Butler, W. Butler sr., C. C. Campbell and F. Atkinson) acted as pall-bearers. It was a very large cortege that proceeded to the new cemetery, where Rev. F. John- son (Church of England) officiated, and Wor. Bro. Arthur W. Davis, D.P.G.M., read the Oddfellows' burial service. Mr. H. W. Baker faithfully carried out the undertaking duties. Hide note Death of Tumut's Oldest Resident. MR. JAMES DAY. A VETERAN PIONEER. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 13 July 1909 p 2 Article Abstract: ON June 30, at 4 a.m., there passed away to Shalowland the then eldest resident in Tumut, in the person of Mr. James Day, sr., at the ripe oil 984 words Tagged as: Tumut, James DAY, death Text last corrected on 18 June 2013 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-26 23:57:35.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tue 13 Jul 1909 Page 2 Death of Tumut's Oldest Resident. A VETERAN PIONEER. ON June 30, at 4 a.m., there passed away to Shadowland the then eldest resident in Tumut, in the person of Mr. Jamvs Day, sr., at the ripe old age of 94 years. He was born in Limerick, Ireland, on March 6, 1815, and, though of English parentage, his father belonged to a regiment in Ire- land. In 1834, when only 19 years of age, he sailed for Australia, and was hired out to Dr. Clayton off the ship ere he landed in Sydney. Thence he went to his employers' residence in Appin, near Campbelltown. East Blowering Station (now Mr. C. Bad- gery's) then belonged to Dr Clayton, and it can well be imagined the char- acter of the country as it appeared then. There were more blacks than whites, and roads (?) such as nature left them. Mr Day was told off to proceed to Blowering, and accomp- lished the journey per foot. He worked for Dr Clayton until the sta- tion was sold to the late Mr. J. C. Whitty. Entering the employ of the latter, he drove his team to Sydney for supplies ; and it is a noted fact goods sent from here to Sydney were landed in England, per sailing vessels before the team which carried the goods reached Tumut again. Mr Day brought the first piano to Tumut for Mrs Whitty. He remained at Blower- ing for some years longer, then en- tered the employ of the brothers Robert and Archer Brougbton, of Gadara and Gocup respectively and stayed there till the diggings broke out at Ballarat. But whilst with Messrs Broughton he was shepherding on Bombowlee, then part of their run, and he told our correspondent that he remembered at that time Bombowlee Creek was but a chain of waterboles. The first wheat grown at Tumut was near Mr Richard Hargreaves', and the subject of this obituary had a hand in cultivating it. In the absence of ploughs, the land was chipped up with a hoe, and sheep were driven repeated- ly over it to cover the seed when sown [a more primitive form of agriculture it would be difficult to conceive.] In those days there were no flour mills, and old residents can tell their early experience of what was then termed " bunging the mill"—a small steel mill screwed to a post, handles on either side, and only one man to drive it. The meal was then sifted, the refuse put through again till all was reduced sufficiently fine. It produced a true brown bread ; and to this we may in a way account for the good teeth our veterans show at the present day. Mr Day said the first wheat sown on Bombowlee was on the site of what is known as Darlow's orchard, at the base of Transit Hill, and near the site of the first bridge over the Tumut river, erected about 1848 by the late Messrs F Foord and F Ander- son. The crop grew splendidly, but the heads showed no grain, and as a consequence sheep were turned into it to eat it off. The next year, he said, it was sown again, and on the head lands the same trouble was found as before ; but Mr Day, walking through the crop, came on to good wheat in the centre, which be reported much to the delight of his employers. The mode of threshing the wheat then was by flail, composed of two good box sticks, connected by a strong greenhide thong between the handle and the flail ; the sheaves were placed upon a prepared floor, and the grain beaten out, and then winnowed in the air while the threshers ' prayed for wind ' to blow away the chaff. But we di- gress. Leaving Messrs Broughton Bros when the gold diggings broke out at Ballarat, Mr Day went thither, was fairly successful in his pursuits, and, returning to Tumut, married Miss Jane Harmer (who predeceased him about 35 years). Together they plodded on and started farming opera- tions on Shelley's Plains, near the old woolshed, where they resided for 3 or 4 years. He then secured some land at Lacmalac, now portion of the Kell Estate, and whilst working the same he burned lime for townspeople. Dis- posing of the property, he came to town and lived with his then son-in- law, Mr H W Hoad, for 20 years. About two years ago Dr Mason per- formed an operation on him for cancer of the lip, and, getting over it success- fully, he went to live with his son, Mr James Day jr, of Tumut, and, when the latter met with the unfortunate accident which incapacitated him, Mr Day sr. went to live at Mondongo with his son Benjamin, with whom he remained till the day of his death. About 12 months ago he fell and broke his thigh, but his pluck and endur- ance still remained and he survived it, but did not recover to his previous invariably good health, and had it not been for this unfortunate accident he might have been with us to see his century out. He was always a homely inoffensive old man, proud as a pioneer to recount the past and the fact that he had been permitted to be on earth nearly a quarter of a century over man's allotted span. He leaves be- hind him three sons, viz: James (Tumut), Benjamin (Mondongo) and George (Yarrangobilly); three daugh- ters, viz Mrs A Simpson and Mrs Young (Sydney), Miss Phœbe ; and a legion of grand and great grandchil- dren, to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate father, grandfather and Great grandfather. Two sons (Harry and William) and three daughters (Mrs H W Hoad, Mrs S French and Mrs John Harmer) predeceased him. Hide note DEATH OF MR R. CLEE The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 29 September 1925 p 1 Article Abstract: A gloom was cast over the district when it became known that Mr. Richard Clee of Meadow Creek, had passed away suddenly at the age of 285 words Tagged as: Gocup, Meadow Creek, Richard CLEE, death ... Text last corrected on 11 November 2014 by Lolamck Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-27 00:18:25.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tue 29 Sep 1925 Page 1 DEATH OF MR R. CLEE A gloom was cast over the district when it became known that Mr. Ri- chard Clee of Meadow Creek, had passed away suddenly at the age of 67 years. . Born at Gocup, the late Mr Clee spent the whole of his life here, with the exception of a few years spent on Mt. Horeb Station, which he was managing for the late Mr. A. W. Crain. In the early days he was a teamster on the road from Tumut to Wagga and travelled with Mr. Jas. Back and Messrs Stockwell Bros. He married a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry French, of Brungle, who, with a large family of six sons and four daughters are left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father. He was ever a hard-working and industrious man and possessed all the qualities of a good, genuine neighbor, and will al- ways be remembered by all who knew him. He was a man who al- ways enjoyed good health, and when on Monday morning of last week he complained of feeling unwell his family were preparing to take him to the doctor when he suddenly collap- sed and died. The members of the family are : Mrs Bert Back, Gilmore; Mrs. Dale, Sydney; Mrs. Millard, Junee; Mrs. Wallie Dean, Tumut; Henry, Tumut; Tom, Tumut Plains; Dan, William, Percy and Norman, of Meadow Creek. The cortege to the cemetery was a long one, Rev. Fr. Sharkey officiating at the graveside, and Mr. H. W. Baker carrying, out the undertaking duties. The pall- bearers were Messrs Andrew Clee, Harry French, D. French, Tom French, D. Fench, Tom French, J. Millay and P. McCormick. Hide note Death of Mr. Alexander Piper. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 12 April 1904 p 3 Article Abstract: Friend after friend departs. Who hath not lost a friend? There is no union here of hearts That knows not here an end. 619 words Tagged as: Alexander PIPER, death, Sarah Jane HIBBENS Text last corrected on 27 March 2018 by Margaretbee Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-27 00:32:04.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tue 12 Apr 1904 Page 3 Death of Mr. Alexander Piper. Hide note DEATH OF MR ARTHUR WILLIAM McDONELL. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 12 March 1915 p 3 Article Abstract: IT becomes our sad duty to record the death, in his 58th year, of Mr. A. W. McDonell, which occurred at the Cootamundra Hospital on 363 words Tagged as: Cootamundra, Arthur William McDONELL, death, Mary Annie FRENCH Text last corrected on 23 September 2015 by anonymous Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-27 00:49:44.0 Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Fri 12 Mar 1915 Page 3 DEATH OF MR ARTHUR WILLIAM McDONELL. t becomes our sad duty to record the death, in his 58th year, of Mr. A. W. McDonell, which occurred at the Cootamundra Hospital on Sat urday last, the cause of death being: perpura hemmoragica, for which he had been attended by Dr. Floraoce -sr. and Dr. Paul Florance, Pre vious to his last illness, he suffered severely from blood poisoning. From this he recovered. His last illness was of about four weeks. duration, and despite the doctors, kind nurses and every attention, he passed peacefully away. He was the fourth son of the late Colin McDonell, who owned that snug little property on Mondongo, west or Mr. Frank Taylor's homesiead. now inherited by his third son, Mr. Colin G. McDonell. The other sons were Charles E S. and Eneas Alex, ander (the latter predeceased him). Deceased was born at Adelong in 1857, and arriving at maturity, married Miss Mary Annie French, who bore him four sons, viz : Wil liam Colin (Cootamundra), Arthur Graham (Tumut), Neill (Temora), and Roland (Tumut), and four daughters, viz : Mrs J. Keefe (Wy angle), Mrs Pellor, and Misses Catherine and Flora (Cootamun dra), One son predeceased him. For many years he carried on agri cultural pursuits on Bombowlee Creek, and about 3 years ago went to Cootamundra, where he worked with his horse and cart. He was always a hard-working, peace ably-disposed citizen, a good hus band and a loving father, and he will be sorely missed from amongst his circle of friends. The remain were encased in a shell, in a beauti fully scaiaed coffin of Undertaker Ricnardson's manufacture, at Cootamundra, entrained for Tumut, and met by Mr. Jas. Eiphick, who carried out the final mortuary ar rangements, the burial taking place in the Roman Catholic portion of the old cemetery. Rev. Fr. Giiffin administered the last sacred rites at the grave, We tender the bereaved our Hide note OBITUARY MRS. GEORGE McKENZIE The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 2 December 1947 p 2 Article Abstract: Mrs. Linda May McKenzie, wife of Mr. George McKenzie, of Brungle, passed away in the Tumut District Hospital in the early hours of Friday morning las ... 340 words Tagged as: Linda May McKENZIE, death, George McKENZIE, FRENCH ... Text last corrected on 29 July 2014 by pitsearch Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-27 00:52:28.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tue 2 Dec 1947 Page 2 OBITUARY Mrs. Linda May McKenzie, wife of Mr. George McKenzie, of Brungle, passed away in the Tumut District Hospital in the early hours of Friday morning last, at the age of 61 years. The late Mrs. McKenzie had been in indifferent health for some time and had been a patient in hospital for a week prior to her de- mise. She had been in hospital for six weeks previously suffering from arthritis, and returning home contracted bron- chitis which developed into pneumonia, and she re-entered hospital a week later. It was the latter malady which ultimately caused her death. The late Mrs. McKenzie was a tireless worker for all functions held at Brungle, no matter for what cause the effort was held, and her generous assistance at the various social fixtures will be greatly missed. Her example was emulated by all members of her family and they also take an active part in assisting in the social life of the village. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stephen French, of Tumut, and following her marriage to' Mr. George McKenzie she has resided at Brungle ever since. She was a staunch Presbyterian and a regular attendant at St. David's Church, Brungle. Besides the sorrowing husband, there are three daughters, Alice (Mrs. Bridge), Ethel (Mrs. Bert Piper) and Lorna, and one son, Wallace, left to mourn the loss of a loving mother. Brothers and sisters also surviving are Messrs. Stephen French (Tumut), Will French (Sydney), Arthur French (Brungle), Fred. French (Gundagai), Mary (Mrs. Dan. French) and Bell (Mrs. Roley Day), both of Tu mut. The funeral took place on Saturday morning last, leaving from. St. Stephen's Presbyterian Church, Tumut, after a short service conducted by Rev. Brown, for the Presbyterian portion of the Tu- mut New Cemetery. Rev. Brown offici ated at the graveside and Messrs. W. W. Beavan and Son had charge of the mortuary arrangements. The pallbear ers were Messrs. Jack and Bert Bridge, Will Watkinson, Fred French, Norman Kelly and Paul Stringer.

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DEATH OF MR PATRICK KILEY SR. DEMISE OF A WORTHY NATIVE. SEPTUAGENARIAN AND PIONEER. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 18 December 1917 p 2 Article Abstract: IN our last issue it was our painful duty to chronicle the unexpected death of another of Tumut's most worthy pioneers, in the person of 915 words Tagged as: Tumut, Patrick KILEY, death, Margaret Agnes MADIGAN Text last corrected on 8 June 2017 by Laidoha Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-27 01:17:56.0

The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tue 18 Dec 1917 Page 2 DEATH OF MR PATRICK KILEY SR. DEMISE OF A WORTHY NATIVE SEPTUA- GENARIAN AND PIONEER. In our last issue it was our paintul duty to chronicle the unexpected death of another of Tumut's most worthy pioneers, in the person of Mr Patrick Kiley sr, who passed peacefully away at a private hospi- tal in Cootamundra on December 11, at the ripe age of 75 years, the cause of death being ascribed to kidney troubles. Dr Brennan, of Cootamundra, did his utmost to retain the vital spark, without an operation, which the patient was deemed too old to endure. His best efforts were ineffectual to ward off the insatiable reaper; yet he gave his undivided attention and was present at the bedside of the de- parted, as also were all the mem- bers of his loving family, when his spirit fled. Born at Coolac, in 1842, the second son of the late Mr and Mrs William Kiley, when quite young he came with his parents to Brungle Creek, and there they es- tablished themselves. The old people, solicitous for their children's welfare, gave them good educations and a thorough pastoral training, and when tbe Robertson Land Act came into force the subject of our obituary became the largest selec- tor in the Tumut Land District and founded the well-known Red Hill Station, which lately he disposed of to Mr Fred Campbell, and repaired to the Gibbs' Estate he had pre- viously purchased, now known as Darah Station, out from Wallend- been. He paid his principal atten- tion to sheep and succeeded in ob- taining high prices for his wool. He was a broadminded man politically and religiously, and a true and trusty friend. On 31st January, 1875, he married Margaret Agnes, third daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Madigan, at the Tumut Roman Catholic Church, the result of the union being four sons, viz: John Richard, of Darah, Francis William (Waverley, Sydney), Pat- rick (overseer of Boppy Station, Cobar) and Louis Phillippe (Darah), and five daughters, viz Misses Josephine and Nellie (Darah and Waverley) Mrs Westrop (" Evans," Cootamundra) Miss Madeline (Wav- erley) and Miss Veronica Lucy (nurse at St Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst). In February, 1911, his wife predeceased him, and after establishing himself at Darah, he leased a comfortable residence in Waverley for his daughters' enjoy- ment, and it was his custom to spend his weekends in the city; but he preferred country to town life, being never happier than when in the saddle or out amongst his stock, so he determined to go one better. He had just bought a beautiful place about five miles from Cootamundra, about 3000 acres, known as " Kilrush," where he and his daughters could reside, and he intended to stock it with sheep (it had previously been culti- vated). He said to his daughters, 'I'll have a beautiful home for you,' and on the Friday before be died he last inspected it and then said he felt better than ever. He came to Tumut on 14th November last to attend Mrs J. E. Madigan's funeral, and though looking somewhat frail said to his relatives here that he felt better than he had since he left Red Hill. A week previous to his death be complained of headache and thought he was getting one of his bilious attacks. His daughters being anxious, tried to get him to take some nourishment, but they could not prevail upon him ; so Dr Brennan was called in and, follow- ing his advice, he went to a private hospital in Cootamundra, where he received every attention; the Sisters of Mercy attended continuously during his illness, and the nurses were equally kind and considerate. Rev Frs O'Shaughnessy and Barry were most unremitting in their spiritual attendance, administering the Visticum each morning and prayers each evening, and at the last moment Rev Fr Barry gave him the final absolution. His remains were conveyed to the cathedral in Cootamundra, where a Requiem for the repose of his soul was celebrated. Then a cortege of a large number of friends followed the hearse to the railway station, and many came on to Tumut, where Mr James Elphick was in readiness with his hearse, and took the coffin to the Roman Catholic Church where it remained till 3 p.m. Friends attended from long distances to be at the grave side. Masses were offered both in Tumut and Cootamundra chapels. As the solemn procession left the church Mrs P. Madigan played the " Dead March in Saul" and the bell tolled. Tbe coffin was re-de- posited in the hearse and Mr J. Elphick saw to the final mortuary arrangements, the remains being interest alongside those of his wife in the Roman Catholic portion of the old cemetery, Rev Fr Lehane, assisted by Frs Devine and Barry (Cootamundra) officiated at the grave. The pallbearers were Messrs Edward and Maurice Kiley (de- ceased's brothers) and Messrs John, Frank, Patrick and Louis (sons). The departed leaves behind him three brothers (Edward, of Cleve- land-st, Yass, and Matthew and Maurice, of Spring Creek). Two brothers (William and James) and two sisters (Mrs John Richardson, who died in Lewisham Hospital, and Mrs H. French sr, of Brungle) predeceased him. The relatives are left to mourn the irreparable loss of a kind and trusty brother and a fond father ever bent on his children's welfare. We tender them our deepest sympathy in their sad bereavement. May he rest in peace.

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Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW : 1925) Monday 18 May 1925 p 5 Article Abstract: The death occurred at Cootamundra on Thursday of Mrs. Emma Hibbens, wife of the old Tumut native, Mr. Joe Hibbens, at the age of 70 years. 211 words Tagged as: Tumut, Cootamundra, Mrs Emma HIBBENS, death ... Text last corrected on 17 January 2017 by JennHibbens Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-27 01:50:40.0

Adelong Argus, Tumut and Gundagai Advertiser (NSW : 1925) Mon 18 May 1925 Page 5 MRS. EMMA HIBBENS. The death occurred at Cootamundra on Thursday of Mrs. Emma Hibbens, wife of the old Tumut native, Mr. Joe Hibbens, at the age of 70 years. For some time past the lady had been at Bethunga, with her daugh- ter. Mrs. Bert. Herbert, and took ill a little over a week ago. She was taken to Cootamundra, to the home of an- other daughter, Mrs. 'William Wight, und there received medical treatment. The cause of death was heart failure, following upon an attack of pleurisy. Mrs. Hibbens was a member of the well-known French family of Tumut district. She was the mother of a large family — 10 daughters and one son. The latter is Constable Ernest Hibbens, of Sydney. The daughters are: Mrs. Andy Wilson (Tumut), Mrs. Herber (Bethungra), Mrs. Wicht (Cootamundra), Mrs. W. Hoad (on the West), Mrs. Walter Percival (Tu- mut), Mrs. Ben Wells (Grong Grong), Mrs. F. Green (Ganmain), Mrs. Bert. Packett (Tumut), and two daughters deceased. Messrs. Robert and Henry French ere brothers of the deceased lady, and Mrs. Lowther (Tumut) a sister. The remains were brought to Tumut oh Friday, and interred in the Church England portion of the new ceme

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THE LATE MR. JOSEPH HIBBENS. The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 21 August 1928 p 2 Article Abstract: In last issue we gave a brief account of the death of Mr. Joe Hibbens, one of the pioneers of the Tumut District, which occurred at the 349 words Tagged as: Tumut, Joseph HIBBENS, death, Emma FRENCH Text last corrected on 17 January 2017 by JennHibbens Digitised article icon Note 2018-03-27 02:08:46.0

The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 21 Aug 1928 Page 2 THE LATE MR. JOSEPH HIBBENS. In last issue we gave a brief ac- count of the death of Mr. Joe Hib- bens, one of the pioneers of the Tu- mut District, which occurred at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Wal- ter Percival, Railway Town, on Tuesday night last. Deceased was not a native of the district, but came to Tumut with his parents from Rutlandshire. England, when he was about 8 years of age. When coming to manhood he engaged in many avenues of livelihood, and eventually settled down to farming and dealing on a small area on Bom- bowlee, afterwards purchased by Dr. Mason, and which has changed hands several times since. In 1875 he married Miss Emma French, daughter of the late Wiliam French sr., of Brungle. The issue by the marriage were: — Mrs. Wm. Wicht, Mrs. Walter Percival (Tumut), Mrs. Frank Green (Ganmain), Mrs. Andy Wilson (Howlong), Mrs. Bert Pac kett (Tumut), Mrs W. Hoad (W.A.), Mrs. Albert Herber (Bethungra), Constable Ernest Hibbens (Corowa), Mrs. Wells (Grong Grong) . Two other daughters predeceased him, as well as his wife in May, 1925. The funeral took place on Thurday af- ternoon, deceased being accorded Oddfellows' rites as well as those of his church, the Church of England, Rev. Rettie officiating, at the grave. Messrs. Fuller and Burt conducted

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OBITUARY MRS. ELIZABETH MORRIS The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 17 August 1943 p 2 Article Abstract: As was briefly mentioned in our last issue, the death occurred at her home, Blowering Road, Tumut, on Wednesday night last at 12 o'clock of 420 words Tagged as: Tumut, Obituary, Mrs Elizabeth MORRIS, Elizabeth PACKETT ... Text last corrected on 17 July 2017 by jeri Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 11:55:58.0

The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 17 Aug 1943 Page 2 OBITUARY MRS. ELIZABETH MORRIS. As was briefly mentioned in our last issue, the death occurred at her home, Blowering Road, Tumut, on Wednesday night last at 12 o'clock of an old identity and a Tumut native in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Morris, at the age of 89 years. The late Mrs. Morris was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Packett of Tumut, and at an early age she married Mr. John Morris of Tumut, who predeceased her 20 years ago. Their home was made at Terrys Creek, Bombowlee, where Mr. Morris carried on farming pursuits, and a large family of fifteen children were born to the union. After her husband's death Mrs. Morris disposed of her property to her son John, who is still conducting it, and she purchased a cottage on Blowering Road, where she made her home for 20 years. She had been in failing health for the past six months. She was the last surviving member of a large family. Members of her own family surviving are Frank (Brungle), Mary (Mrs. Sid. Crampton, Tumut), Janie (Mrs. Jack Green, Grafton), Ada (Mrs. Richardson, Nambucca Heads), Lena (Mrs. Blakeney, New Zealand), Charles (Batlow), John (Terry's Creek, Bombowlee), Emma (Mrs. J. Beattie, Harefield), Edie (Mrs. Harris, Bombowlee), Thomas (Batlow). There are two sons, Edward (killed in Boer War) and George, and three daughters, Charlotte, Esther and Elizabeth (deceased). There is one stepbrother, Mr. William Smith, and one step-sister, Alice (Mrs. Hughes, of Sydney), also surviving. The funeral took place on Friday last, leaving from All Saint's Church for the C. of E. portion of the Tumut New Cemetery. Rev. S. Broadfoot officiated at the graveside and Mr. C. W. Burt carried out the mortuary arrangements. The pall-bearers were the four sons. Mes- srs. Frank, Charles, John and Thomas Morris, and two grandsons, Messrs. George and Ted Morris.

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THE LATE MR. JOHN MORRIS. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 6 November 1923 p 3 Article Abstract: The death of Mr. John Morris, which took place at 8 o'clock on Friday morning, October 19, at his residence, Terry's Creek, at the age of 520 words Tagged as: Tumut, death, John MORRIS, Elizabeth PACKETT Text last corrected on 18 June 2013 by JohnWarren Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 12:02:47.0 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser Tue 6 Nov 1923 Page 3 THE LATE MR. JOHN MORRIS. The death of Mr. John Morris, which took place at 8 o'clock on Friday morning, October 19, at his residence, Terry's Creek, at the age of 78 years, removes one of the early pioneers of this district. He came to Tumut with his parents from England when five years old, and from early manhood engaged in farming and dairying pursuits right up till his demise, and for 50 years occupied the one holding. In 1870 he married Miss Elizabeth Packett, who survives him. There was born to them a family of 15, of whom 12 are still living. The second eldest son died of enteric fever in South Africa during the Boer War, and his name appears amongst the Tumut heroes, who made the supreme sacrifice, on the monument erected by the citizens of Tumut and district to their memory in the court-house enclosure. The other two, who predeceased him were a boy of five years and a girl of three. The surviving children are Frank of Brungle, Mrs. Sid Crampton of Tumut; Mrs. J. Green of Casino, Mrs. Walter Richardson of Kempsey; Mrs. P. Blakeney of New Zealand, Charles and John of Brungle, Mesdames Jack Beattie and H. Todd of Sydney, Miss Ester, Mrs. Harris of Bombowlee and Thomas. Deceased had been ailing about nine days. A day or two before he became ill he was felling a big tree and got overheated, resulting in internal inflammation, which caused death as stated. He was of a kindly disposition and had many friends in the district. Fifty years ago he selected on Terry's' Creek, and gradually added to his original holding until it was extended to 140 acres. For the last 15 years, when the butter factory became an established fact, he went in for dairying, carrying on successfully with the help of his wife and family. The funeral took place on October 20, the coffined remains being taken to All Saints' Church where a short service was conducted by Rev. K. L. McKeown. A large cortege of mourners and friends followed the hearse to the grave in the Anglican portion of the new cemetery, where they were interred.

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WEDDING MORRIS—NUTTALL The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Tuesday 6 February 1945 p 2 Article Abstract: A pretty wedding took place at All Saints' Church, Tumut, on Saturday, 27th January, when Bessie, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Nuttall 514 words Tagged as: Morris Nuttall Wedding, Tumut Text last corrected on 9 January 2016 by kelrea Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 14:13:49.0 The Tumut and Adelong Times Tue 6 Feb 1945 Page 2 WEDDING

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TUMUT. PRESENTATION TO MR. AND MRS. J. MORRIS. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Tuesday 15 October 1901 p 3 Article Abstract: Ox Friday last the residents of Bpinbowlee Greek assembled at Mr. John Morris residence for the purpose of presenting him with a life sized portrait ... 1456 words Tagged as: Tumut, death South Africa, Edward MORRIS Text last corrected on 2 April 2018 by Margaretbee Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 14:31:50.0

Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post Tue 15 Oct 1901 Page 3 TUMUT. PRESENTATION TO MR. AND MRS. J. MORRIS. 0\ ± i i«liv- lust the lObidonU o£ Bombowlee Creek iisscmbiod ,tn,l Mi John Morris ioshIbiici. toi Hie puipose of picsentinn him with a lifc(si/o(l poillint of his son, Edward Morris (who 'died1 of cntouo fovci in South Africa)' Th6 poitiait was 11 splendid one, mid wus enclosed in a handsome nuissue flume / Mi Gcoiuo Morton was voted to the chiui, mid, in opening the pioeotdings, and thej hud niol Hint duy foi, the piupoho of piescnting Mi iroiiisnnd fiunily with 111; aildicbh and iilso a photogiajih of his son The} ftoio soil} the} hud not dono sc hofoio, hut thoj had waited to boo what tliej wore going- to do in.Tumut, where a move meiit hud been stinted having the same Dbjott id view, but Iteming this wnb not tc Uilio pliucfoi boinc tune, the losidentb of Boinbonloo thought it was host to apt on their own account- nnd raise funds for a presentation outside the other movement. Jlo then culled upon Ml 0 S Byine to make the picbtntalion Mi U}incsaid Wo visit you to daj, Mi Moms, foi the piuposo of ofTeung jou some inuilced e\piession of om syinpathj in the roeont sud bereavement you have sustained b) (he death of }oui Mil ill Soiith Afiun Wo now beg yoin acceptance of the photo guiph (life hi/e) of join son, albo of the addiess which I will now lend (He then lend the addiesb) Mr Morris replied, thanking them all \oi} bineeirlj and giatefullj He was deeplj touched by the kind and bjmpiitholit benlimcnls cxpicsbed 111 the addiess, and also thanked them very much for the hand some and costly pottiuit of his son He wii ulbo pleased with the nice feeling displayed by making the piebcntution on the bnthdii} of his son, who, if he hud lived, would ibe 21 jeuib of ago that duj, and was an excellent son 111 e\ cij waj, both to him, his mothci and family Of combe, )t wns a gieat blow to them to lose him, but they must only submit, as best they could, to God's will; and it was a great consolation to them to re ceive such kindness and sympathy fioni then ncighbois and othei fncnds in the distnct He thanked them nil veiy smceielj Mi Moms seemed deeply altected heio, and begged to bo excused saj ing any 11101 e He would alwajs icmonibei giatefullj the gioat kindness they had shown him , Mi Byi no siud Iheio wns nothing else but to thnnk the chnumnn foi piesiding, but be foic they scpaiated he would take the oppoi tumlj, on behalf of the oiguni/ing commit tee, to thank them foi then attendance theio that daj , also foi the quick lesponse to the appeal foi funds to cimy out the desue of the committee As legaids the lute Edwaid Morris, they all deplored his unfortunate' death. At the same time, it was a consola tion to know that while he wns in tho field lio conducted' himself as a soldier, and met. his death as a Christian should. He was a gieat fiuonte with his conn ades, and amis (libtinguis-hed foi his amiable and obliging disposition Orient souow was felt bj all, and none more so than by his own son who had leeeiycd manj kindnes es fiom him during the time they had served together, When .the sad news ennio of his death, it was a shock to all Mi Moms had borne the nflhction with gieat foitiludc — 11 vyoithy puient of abiavoson Ho again tendeied (the: thanks of the committee.

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WEDDING. MORRIS—FRENCH. Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925) Friday 13 October 1911 p 2 Article Abstract: At the Tumut Presbyterian Church on Wednesday last the Rev. R E. Davies solemnised the marriage of Mr. Charles Morris, son of Mr. 104 words Tagged as: Tumut, wedding, MORRIS - FRENCH Text last corrected on 5 November 2015 by jeri Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 14:47:31.0

Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post Fri 13 Oct 1911 Page 2 WEDDING. WEDDING. MORRIS—FRENCH. At the Tumut Presbyterian Church on Wednesday last the Rev. R E. Davies solemnised the marriage of Mr. Charles Morris, son or Mr. Jno. Morris of Bombowlee, with Miss Ruby R. French, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. French, of Brungle. The bride was attended by her sister (Miss Nym French) and Mr. J. Morris jr acted as groomsman. After the ceremony the bridal party adjourned to Nestor's Woolpack Hotel, where cake and wine were partaken of and the toasts usual to the occasion were duly honored. A fine array of wed ding presents were displayed in the drawing room.

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DEATH OF MRS. MORRIS. The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Friday 1 June 1906 p 2 Article Abstract: We briefly referred in our last issue to the death of one of Tumut's grandest old pioneers, Mrs. Morris, widow of the late Mr. E. Morris 942 words Tagged as: Tumut, death, Mrs Edward MORRIS Text last corrected on 2 April 2018 by Margaretbee Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 15:03:58.0

The Tumut and Adelong Times Fri 1 Jun 1906 Page 2 DEATH OF MRS. MORRIS. We briefly referred in our last issue to the death of one of Tumut 's grandest old pioneers, Mrs. Morris, widow of the late Mr. E. Morris, which occured early on tho morning Of Friday last, and each person to whom the Had tidings were vovealed that day sorrowfully made use of sentiments such as "Poor old lady, she deserved a peaceful ending in a world she had striven hard to leave better than she had found it, and her conscious must have assured her of a joyous hereafter.' She was in her 82nd year when she died,, and we re member that aftoi- passing her 81st birthday she jocularly appoaled to us to issue a challenge through our paper that she was open to do a day's washing (considered the hardest work in domestic lines) with any young woman of the district. We mention this to give an idea of tho strenath she considered she was pos sessed of at that advanced age. Thirty-thri'o years ago her husband die.l in Tumut, from tho effects of au abscess in the stomach, aud for that lengthened term she has been able to depend entirely on tho resources of her own labors, although she was endowed with an 'iffectiouafo family over willing to help her; but she was possessed of a wonderfully indepen dent spirit, and scorned tho idea of accepting assistance. She owned the property she resided on, the frontage to which (excepting a right-of-way) with small cottage, she sold some years ago to Mr. Joseph McGowau. She was au ardent follower of tho religion promulgated by the Salva tion Army, and when it was at its zenith iu l'umut the old lady's voice was to be heard nightly giving testi mony as to the benefits she felt were attached to leading a christian life. Sho also can ied a torch, and by aid of tho big drum she claimed a right to carry sho beat good timo to the class of music amateur handlers of the cornet and saxhorn wero able to produce, and which was cleverly per formed considering that, the players as a rule, wero self-taught.. Sho con tinued the practice until a tow months ago, aud only relinquished it then, we understand, because visits of army members became very few aud far between. Tho support given to tho christian organisation here was undoubtedly gained from tlio n!-vn»«l Ivvr jiwiI widow, who was better known by the name of' 'Granny'' than she was by her own name. Tho regularity with which sho walked round tho town distributing or selling copies of tho 'War Cry,' no matter what kin.-', of weather was being experienced, was a proof of her earnestness, and she set an example worthy of being fol lowed by oilier professiug christians a long way her junior- She has now gone to her rest, aud peaco bo to her remains. We do not believe sho over in her lit'o willully did ah unkind or ungenerous act, but slie was always ever ready to lend aid whero she could, particularly iu cases of sick ness or distress. Sho leaves a family respected by all who know them, aud they and all relati\ es have our sin cerest sympathy over tho sorrowful bereavement they have sustained. The late Mrs. Morris was born in the parish of St. Thomas, in Asbton, Make field, county, of Lancaster aud dio i if (!hest.er. in tlie vnnr 1S94 find the certificate of her birth has been kept in a wonderful state of preserva tion. She came to this district, with her husband, in 1849, and entered the service of Commissioner Bingham, of Wolongowah, the salary paid to the couple beiug £20 per annum, with rations (uot very choice either, iu those days) — a servant girl alone thinks she is pcorly paid with such a wage nowadays, with almost unre stricted hours of labor and food aod accommodation equal to those en joyed by their employers. After wards Mr. and Mrs. Morris entered the employ of the late Mr. R. Brougli lon, wheie they remained for three years, until Mr, Morris was able to buy a bullock-team, with which he started carrying produce to Sydnay and goods per return journey. At the time of the great Gundagai flood, in 1852, he had some bad experience. He got as far as Jugiong with a load of sugar, salt, ten, etc., consigned to the lute Mr Body, and so sudden was the rise iu the river that the whole of the goods were washed away be fore the team could be attached to the dray to remove it from where tho camp had been pitched. On reach ing Gundagai the teamster was sur prised to find that the whole of the town had been swept . away in the flood. After following up carryiug pursuits for a time Mr. Morris took to farniinK on tho area at Boinbowlee now owned by Mrs. Hoad, and from that he went gold. seeking, confining his researches to Kiaudra and the Horseshoe, he having assisted Messrs. Connors and Mulqueeny to cut a water-race 9 miles long at the latter place. The members of the family left to mourn the loss of a good and kind hearted mother are— Mr. John Morris, of Tumut, Mr. Wm Morris, of Junee, aud two Mrs. Pipers each bearing the same initials of W. J., one of Tumut and one of Bombowlee Creek, their husbands being cousins. With them are 33 grandchildren aud 23 great grandchildren — a liueago equal to that of a great majority of those who havo departed this lit'o.

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The Tumut "Advocate." TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27,1906. GENERAL. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 27 February 1906 p 2 Article Abstract: A deal Of very interesting local matter will be found on our fourth page. Sporting notes by our special 683 words Tagged as: death, Mrs Jno MORRIS, daughter of Charles PACKETT Text last corrected on 2 April 2018 by Margaretbee Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 19:48:50.0

The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser Tue 27 Feb 1906 Page 2 The Tumut "Advocate." On the 20th inst. Mrs. Jno. Morris died at Penshurst, Sydney; She was a daughter of the late Mr. Charles Packett, an old resident of Tumut. The cause of death has not transpired. We tender the, bereaved relatives here our deepest sympathy.

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CHIEFLY PERSONAL The Tumut and Adelong Times (NSW : 1864 - 1867; 1899 - 1950) Monday 12 November 1945 p 2 Article Abstract: The death occurred at the Tumut and District Hospital last week of Mr. Charles Morris, of Tumut and Brungle. Visiting the latter's parents, Mr. and 422 words Tagged as: Tumut, Brungle, death, Charles MORRIS Text last corrected on 16 January 2015 by lloyd Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 20:10:09.0

The Tumut and Adelong Times Mon 12 Nov 1945 Page 2 CHIEFLY PERSONAL The death occurred at the Tumut and District Hospital last week of Mr. Charles Morris, of Tumut and Brungle

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Death of an Octogenarian. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 29 May 1906 p 2 Article Abstract: ON Friday last, at 4.30 a.m., there passed away Mrs. E. Morris, one of Tumut's oldest identities, at the ripe old age of 81 years. The cause of 723 words Tagged as: death, Mrs E MORRIS, Tumut Text last corrected on 31 December 2015 by jeri Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 20:21:13.0

The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser Tue 29 May 1906 Page 2 Death of an Octogenarian. On Friday last, at 4.30 a.m., there passed away Mrs E. Morris, one of Tumut's oldest identities, at the ripe old age of 81 years. The cause of death was senile decay. She had been failing in health for about 12 months, but was active and about up to the last fortnight, when she took to her bed.

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MRS A CASSIDY. The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser (NSW : 1903 - 1925) Tuesday 29 May 1906 p 2 Article Abstract: Mrs A Cassidy (whose death was reported in a late issue), the mother of Mrs Edwin Packett, was born in Monaro, New South Wales, in 1842, and was 64 y ... 178 words Tagged as: Monaro, death, Mrs A CASSIDY, Mrs Edwin PACKETT ... Text last corrected on 19 May 2013 by Julie.Morgan Digitised article icon Note 2018-04-02 21:26:55.0

The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser Tue 29 May 1906 Page 2 MRS A CASSIDY. Mrs A Cassidy (whose death was reported in a late issue), the mother of Mrs Edwin Packett, was born in Monaro, New South Wales, in 1842, and was 64 years of age at the time of her demise. Her brother (Mr E Cassidy, of Bongongo) predeceased her two years ago, and Mass is to be said for the repose of their souls shortly. Deceased was a kindly person, who did her part in her day and generation; and those who knew her will mourn the loss of a true and trusty friend. The cause of death is attributed to blood poisoning, and she suffered acutely prior to her death, which came as a happy release. Her remains were interred in the Roman Catholic portion of the old cemetery. Mr H W Hoad was the undertaker, and Rev Father Laide officiated at the grave. We tender the bereaved our deepest condolence. A precious one from them has gone, The voice they loved is still A vacated seat is in their home The world can never fill.