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Cope, Frederick (Fred) (1860–1935)

Mr. Fred Cope, a very old and respected resident, passed away in the Babinda Hospital this morning at the age of 75 years. He came to Cairns 52 years ago, and was married in Townsville a year later. He joined the Customs staff, and was stationed in Cairns for many years. He was one of the first suppliers of cane to the Mulgrave mill. Later he took up land at Mopo, near Babinda, where he had resided ever since. About 18 years ago, whilst felling scrub, he met with a very serious accident. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding on Anzac Day, just a year ago. He leaves his wife, three sons, a married daughter, and a number of grandchildren to mourn their loss, and to whom much sympathy is extended. The funeral took place this afternoon to the Babinda cemetery.

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'Cope, Frederick (Fred) (1860–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 September 2020.

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