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Fowler, John (1817–1902)

from Western Mail (Perth)

One of the oldest and most esteemed settlers in Upper Preston, Mr. John Fowler, J.P., passed away from senile decay, on February 15, at the ripe age of 84 years. The deceased gentleman was born in Lancashire England, on December 31, 1817, living there until he was 21 years of age. He then came to this colony in the ship Britomart, arriving at Fremantle in 1838. After staying at Perth a few years, he came to Collie, and started the farm now owned by Mrs. Robert Rose, jun. Living there some five or six years, he eventually settled at Preston, where he has resided ever since. In May, 1840, he married Miss Dicey. Deceased leaves seven sons, four daughters, 60 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren, to mourn their loss. The funeral was largely attended.

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'Fowler, John (1817–1902)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/fowler-john-17333/text29086, accessed 19 November 2019.

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