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de Boos, Mary (1817–1917)

from Euroa Advertiser (Vic)

Mrs de Boos, with her family

Mrs de Boos, with her family

taken from Euroa Advertiser, 2 February 1917, p 3

The serious illness of Mrs. Mary de Boos, Senr., chronicled in our last issue, terminated fatally about midday on Saturday last. Her death removes the last of the early pioneers of Euroa, though there remain still in the district a small band who were little children at the date of the late Mrs. de Boos taking up her residence in Euroa. The deceased lady and her husband came to Euroa district in the year 1852, and in the years of the struggling infancy of this district. Mrs. de Boos became extremely well-known to the residents, and was greatly esteemed and respected on account of her kindly and hospitable disposition and for her readiness to help and assist any of her fellows in the frequent times of stress which occurred in the early days. She was possessed of remarkable vitality, and her interest in the progress and events of the district was always keen. She was born in England on 25th November, 1817, and was, consequently in her 100th year at the time of her death. She leaves a family of two — a son (Mr. C. L. de Boos, senr.) and a daughter (Mrs. Stewart), both of Euroa, as well as a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon, and though the notice was short, it was attended by a large concourse of residents of the township and district surrounding. The Rev. F. Grist conducted the burial service.

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'de Boos, Mary (1817–1917)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 5 June 2020.

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Mrs de Boos, with her family

Mrs de Boos, with her family

taken from Euroa Advertiser, 2 February 1917, p 3

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25 November 1817


27 January 1917
Euroa, Victoria, Australia

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