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Booth, Joseph (1821–1888)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Yesterday afternoon Mr. Joseph Booth, a highly-respected resident of Parramatta, breathed his last. The cause of death was congestion of the lungs, from which the deceased gentleman had been suffering for some months. Mr. Booth, who was in his 68th year, was a most useful townsman, and for many years had devoted a considerable portion of his time to the requirements of the town of which he was a native. He has been an alderman for 15 years, and for Prospect and Sherwood since its incorporation 16 years ago. He was twice Mayor of Parramatta, and was for nine years treasurer, which office he only resigned at the last meeting of the council. He was also at the time of his death treasurer for the Prospect and Sherwood Municipal Council. He was a stanch Christian, and acted as superintendent of the Macquarie-street Wesleyan Sunday school for 33 years, and was connected with the school for 42 years.

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  • death notice, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 1888, p 1

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'Booth, Joseph (1821–1888)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 October 2020.

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