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Butler, George Francis (1829–1901)

An old native of the colony, and for many years a resident of this district, passed away at Teralba yesterday morning, in the person of Mr G. W. F. [George Walter Francis] Butler.

He was born 72 years ago on almost the identical spot in the Haymarket, Sydney, where Hordern’s palatial buildings now stand. The deceased was one of the first secretaries of the local Mechanics’ Institute, and was for many years a deacon and secretary of Islington Congregational Church. He was for a considerable period employed by the Wickham Council as timekeeper of the bus traffic, but the institution of the tramway service did away with the necessity for the continuance of the duties. He leaves a wife and grown up family, all of whom are married. The funeral cortege will leave the local Congregational Church this afternoon.

Original publication

  • Newcastle Morning Herald (NSW), 23 November 1901

Citation details

'Butler, George Francis (1829–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/butler-george-francis-13378/text24017, accessed 19 November 2019.

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