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Clode, John Francis (1849–1923)

At 11.15. on Sunday night, after an illness of about a fortnight, Mr. John Francis Clode, of Wattle Vale, Thuddungra, passed away in the District Hospital, Young, at the age of 74 years.

The deceased gentleman, who was one of the best known district residents, was a native of Glen Arm, in the Hunter River district. As a young man he engaged in pastoral pursuits in the Brewarrina district, where he was married in 1883. His knowledge of stock, combined with good business methods, secured for him about 20 years ago the management of the Kikiamah estate, in the Young district, then owned by the late Patrick Walsh, and afterwards by the Bank of N.S.W. Mr. Clode continued for some years until the property was sold and subsequently purchased Wattle Vale, a property of 110 acres, originally selected by Mr. W. Regan, of Barmedman. Mr. Clode, with the aid of his sons, considerably improved this property. Mixed farming was followed with much success.

Whilst he did not take a prominent part in public affairs, he was most active in all matters concerning the welfare of the district. He represented the Balabla F. and S. Association at the general conference in Sydney. He was a good judge of stock, and acted as judge of cattle at Grenfell show. Mr. Clode was prominent in the life of the Anglican Church in the parochial district of Thuddungra. He was a warden of St. Luke's, and worked hard for its erection.

Deceased leaves a grown-up family viz., Messrs Reginald and Vivian, and two sisters (at home), and Mrs. Wiseman, of Bundarra. Mrs. W. C. Cram (Young) aud Nurse Clode (Sydney) are sisters. One brother resides in London, and another resides at Boomi Station (Walgett). He came to Young last week on learning of his brother's illness. Deceased was also a cousin of the late J. K. Doyle, a well known station manager in Young and Grenfell districts in the early days.

The burial takes place in the Young cemetery to-day, after a service in the Church of England at 2.30 p.m.

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'Clode, John Francis (1849–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/clode-john-francis-16778/text28668, accessed 23 July 2019.

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