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Allcorn, Thomas (1869–1945)

The death occurred suddenly on Friday last at his residence in Daisy Street, Violet Town, of Mr. Thomas Allcorn, at the age of 77 years. Deceased was born at Trentham and married Miss Mumford at Warrenbayne at the age of 27 years. He spent all his life at Violet Town. He was a bullock driver in the early days. At sport he was an excellent cricketer, and played with the international player, George Palmer. He is survived by his widow and the following family. Flo (Mrs. O'Brien, Geelong), Octiva (Mrs. Ellen, Yea), Una (Mrs Sparks, Banddaginnie), Lillian (Mrs Jeffrey, Broadford), and Bill (Violet Town). Three daughters predeceased their father, viz., Daphne, Christina (Mrs. Bryne) and Nellie.

Burial took place on Saturday last, the cortege leaving deceased's late residence following a service by Rev. Yourn, who also officiated at the graveside. The coffin was borne by Mesers. G. Byrne, E. Ellen, G. T. Sparks, J. Sparks, Leo. White and Geo. White. The pall was supported by Messrs. J. Parr, J. Kelly, C. Phayer, C. Dean, P. Orth, and W. Tohlas. Flower bearers were Nellie Sparks, Gloria Jeffrey, Elsie Burden, J. Burden, W. Allcorn and R. Ellen. Measrs. Todd and O'Brien had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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'Allcorn, Thomas (1869–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/allcorn-thomas-16109/text28047, accessed 17 October 2019.

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