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Bowd, Frances (1855–1908)

Mrs. Frances Bowd, wife of Mr. E. T. Bowd, the respected Colo Shire councillor, passed away on Sunday last at the age of 53 years. She was a victim to galloping consumption and had been only two months ill. The deceased, who was a native of the district, was the daughter of the late Mr. John Hall, of 'Merrymount,' Caddai. She leaves one daughter — Miss Edna Bowd, a public school teacher, and five sons, three at home, two of them, Horace and Bruce, being the well known local cricketers. Two sons are in the northern districts. The late Mrs. Bowd was a sister of Mrs. W. H. Dean, of 'Trevailyn,' Windsor, Mrs. J. B. Johnston, 'Spring Hill,' and Mr. Jas. Hall, Wilberforce. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon, the remains being interred in St. John's cemetery, Wilberforce. Rev. W. S. Newton officiated at the service and gave an affecting address on the virtues of the deceased. The chief mourners were Messrs. E. T. Bowd (husband), E. R. Bowd, Horace Bowd and Bruce Bowd (sons), James Hall (brother), J. B. Johnston and W. Dean (brothers-in-law). The pall-bearers were Messrs. Geo. Nicholls, S. Cobcroft, R. A. Pye, A. Tuckerman, J. J. Paine and W. Wilbow. The coffin was borne to the grave by her nephews — Messrs. Hall Johnston, Bert Hall, Bligh Johnston, junr., Cecil Dean, Hilton Johnston and Staunton Johnston.

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