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Congreve, George Thomas (1822–1898)

In our obituary column appears the notice of the death of Mr. George Thomas Congreve, of Brighton, England, who for many years had been known as a successful specialist in diseases of the lungs. His father emigrated to South Australia in the early fifties, and died a few months after landing. Mr. Congreve left a family of four daughters and one son (Dr. G. T. Congreve.) He had several relatives in the colony— two brothers, Henry John and William, who arrived at Adelaide in January, 1849, and Frederick J, who came out with his father. James, the youngest brother, is at present located in Sydney. Messrs. H. G. Evans and W. J. Evans are nephews of the deceased, being the sons of Maud Jeanne Franc, sister of Mr. Congreve. During his practice Mr. Congreve accumulated a large fortune. He was a large hearted giver during his life, amongst his benefactions being a Church costing £6,000, fully furnished and with pipe organ. He also erected at nearly his sole expense a Young Woman's Institute, and was otherwise liberal in his donations. The deceased was personally known to a number of people in South Australia, and those who knew him best mourn his loss as that of a faithful, true, and loving friend.

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'Congreve, George Thomas (1822–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/congreve-george-thomas-13440/text24115, accessed 28 September 2020.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1822

Death

14 March 1898
Brighton, Sussex, England

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