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Futcher, Thomas William (1862–1946)

Mr Thomas William Futcher, 84, of 57 Mitford st. East St Kilda, who died at a private hospital in Caulfield yesterday, was the first man to win the 100-mile cycling race in Victoria. Born in Ballarat in 1862, Mr Futcher later came to Melbourne and established the plumbing and electrical firm under his name in a'Beckett st, Melbourne. He installed some of the first electrical appliances in Melbourne. He was a member of the Australian League of Wheelmen and a crack rifle shot.

He is survived by a widow, one son, and two daughters. After a service at Sleight's chapel, in St Kilda rd, this afternoon, the funeral will leave for Melbourne Cemetery.

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'Futcher, Thomas William (1862–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/futcher-thomas-william-19419/text30837, accessed 3 December 2020.

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