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Grigson, Robert Edward (1847–1922)

Dr. Robert Edward Grigson who was on a visit to Couma, died on Monday evening at Dodd's Hotel where he had, with Mrs Grigson, been staying for about a fortnight, Upon arrival he was in an indifferent condition of health, and gradually sank, heart trouble being the immediate cause of death. The deceased gentleman who had attained the ripe age of 75 years, was the son of Mr Edward Robert Grigson, of Norfolk, England, and qualified as a medical practitioner at Guy's Hospital, London, in 1868. He came to Australia in 1870, as medical officer of an emigrant vessel, and landed at Sydney. Shortly afterwards he practised at Lambton, in the Newcastle district, in partnership with Dr Hill, and a year or two later proceeded to Muswellbrook where he continued for a period of about forty years, he being the Government Medical Officer of that centre. He retired about ten year' since, and lived at Macquarie Street, Sydney. Mrs Grigson, who was formerly Miss While, of the pastoral family of that name, of Belltrees, near Scone; a daughter, Mrs. Keyes, who resides in Queensland; and a son Mr Arthur Grigson who belonged to the Flying Corps and came successfully through the war, and now on the land at Bungarby, near Cooma, survive him. His immediate relative, Mr Philip Grigson his only surviving brother, was at Cooma at the period of the doctor's decease.

Mr. Grigson was of a retiring disposition, and did not take an active part in public matters, but was a devotee of outdoor sport, fond of shooting, and occupied a seat on the committee of the Amateur Racing Club of Muswellbrook. One of his greatest friends was Dr. H. G. A. Scott, who captained a former Australian cricket team. The doctor was a keen supporter of any movement for the progress of that town, and the Brentwood hospital building there was formerly his residence. He was skilled in his profession, and highly esteemed he the residents of his town.

The remains were conveyed by Wednesday evening's train from Cooma, to Muswellbrook. where the interment took place on Thursday, the Rev. Reay Campbell, Church of England minister officiating. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. F. Allen, who proceeded on the train to that destination.

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'Grigson, Robert Edward (1847–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 September 2020.

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6 February 1922
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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