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Gibson, Ronald (1864–1901)

Mr. Ronald Gibson, second son of Mr. Andrew Gibson, of Burrungurroolong, died suddenly at Invoralochy early on Tuesday morning. Mr. Gibson, who was acting as manager of Inveralochy Station for his uncle, Dr. Faithfull, was known to be suffering from a weak heart. He went to bed on Monday evening apparently in his usual health and good spirits, and on rising normally entered the bath room. Hearing heavy breathing the girl gave the alarm to Dr. Faithfull, who happened to be on a visit to Inveralochy, and on going into the bath room the doctor found Mr. Gibson in a state of collapse. He died in a few minutes, the cause of death being failure of the heart. He was unmarried, and 37 years of age. His sudden demise came as a great shock to the family, as he had complained of no immediate illness. The matter was reported to Mr. H. O'Brien, coroner, who, after investigation, dispensed with an enquiry, as Mr. Gibson's medical attendant handed in his certificate as to the cause of death. It appears that some time ago Mr. Gibson contracted rheumatic fever, which left behind a valvular disease of the heart.

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'Gibson, Ronald (1864–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/gibson-ronald-19797/text31067, accessed 8 December 2019.

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