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Greentree, Reuben (1805–1881)

Wilberforce has to mourn the loss of a much-respected and much-beloved neighbour, in the death of Mr. R. [Reuben] Greentree, Senior–a man of few words, but of a kind heart and sterling worth; he made many friends but no enemies. Ripe in years, and deeply mourned by a large family of children and grand children, he has passed away to swell the number of the great majority. When a good, kind, man or woman passes away, we often involuntarily exclaim, "let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like theirs." A large concourse of sympathisers, friends and well wishers assembled to pay their last tribute of respect to the remains of the old man, and to manifest their high estimation of his worth to his sorrowing relatives. His example in many particulars was worthy of imitation, and the bright spots, so pleasingly revealed in his character, will long be remembered and admired by his many surviving friends.

Original publication

  • Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser, 17 December 1881, p 3 (view original)

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Australian, Windsor, Richmond, and Hawkesbury Advertiser (NSW), 10 December 1881, p 2

Citation details

'Greentree, Reuben (1805–1881)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 4 July 2020.

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Warblington, Hampshire, England


7 December 1881
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

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