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Gardner, George (1829–1910)

George Gardner, with his wife Harriet, n.d.

George Gardner, with his wife Harriet, n.d.

photo supplied by Donald Kirkham

An old and highly respected identity in this district passed away on Tuesday at his late residence at Redbournberry, in the person of Mr. George Gardner. The deceased, who was in his 80th year, came into the Singleton district in 1853, when he worked as a laborer at Kirkton until 1857, in which year he started for himself on a farm at Scott's Flat. In 1875 he purchased a property at Boggy Flat, and settling there carried on his farm until 1902, when he retired from active participation in business. Mr. Gardner, who is survived by his widow, three sons, and five daughters, was predeceased by two sons and two daughters, and his descendants, who are mostly settled in the Singleton district, number well over 100, including 76 grandchildren, and over 40 great-grand children. The funeral, which took place on Wednesday afternoon, was very largely attended. The Rev. A. Fletcher officiated at the graveside in the Methodist burial ground, where the deceased was interred.

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'Gardner, George (1829–1910)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gardner-george-14664/text25803, accessed 8 December 2019.

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George Gardner, with his wife Harriet, n.d.

George Gardner, with his wife Harriet, n.d.

photo supplied by Donald Kirkham

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1829
Sherbourne, Hampshire, England

Death

22 March 1910
Singleton, New South Wales, Australia

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