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Grattan, Humphrey (1823–1907)

from Euroa Advertiser (Vic)

The death of Mr Humphrey Grattan on Thursday of last week was not unexpected as he had been lingering for a long time, and his advanced – 83 years – made it impossible that he could remain with his relatives much longer. Deceased was a son of a Church of England clergyman, and was born at Swarlingar, Ireland. He arrived in this country in 1853, and later on purchased the Gowangardie station, where he resided up till the time of his death. He was widely known for his hospitality and liberal mindedness which won for him general popularity. He was an ardent sportsman, as those who had the pleasure of attending the meetings familiarly known as Grattan's Coursing Matches (which he promoted) will be able to testify. Deceased leaves one son Mr. William Grattan, ex M.L.A., and at present a member of the Violet Town Shire Council, for whom the deepest sympathy is felt.

The funeral took place on Saturday, and was one of the largest ever seen in the Gowangardie district. The pall bearers were, Messrs J. Magennis (Dookie), P. McNamara (Shepparton), ? Houlihan (Caniambo) ? Hogan Newcomen, junr. (Benalla). The burial service was impressively read by the Rev. Seward.

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  • probate, Advertiser (Adelaide), 14 March 1907, p 5

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'Grattan, Humphrey (1823–1907)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 November 2020.

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Meath, Ireland


24 January 1907
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

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