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Hall, George Colin (1866–1894)

Sorrow, deep and sincere, was felt on all sides when it became known that Mr. George Hall breathed his last at 8 o'clock on Sunday evening. He had been suffering from influenza, but early in the week showed signs of improvement. He suffered a relapse, however, and sunk gradually, till on Sunday morning it was only too apparent that his end was near, and despite the unremitting attention of Drs. Callaghan and Gibson, and the loving ministrations of those near and dear to him, he passed peacefully away at his mother's residence, Cattai. No young fellow could be more missed, or more deeply mourned than is the kind hearted, genial George Hall, who has been "gathered to his fathers" in the prime of his strength and manhood. Mr. George Hall was only 27 years of age, but by old and young in the district he was exceedingly well liked. He was unassuming in the extreme, and took a keen interest in all descriptions of sport. There are many who will miss his jovial face and kindly speech, and the genial ways which marked his association with those who knew him best. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and the very large attendance of residents of all parts ot the district amply testified to the high feeling of respect which was felt for the deceased by everyone who knew him. Mr. T. Collison conducted all arrangements in his usual good style. The pall-bearers were Messrs S. T. and G. Greenwell, W. Gosper, J. Tebbutt, R. B. Walker, and W. Brown (Ebenezer). The wreaths sent were very beautiful and numerous, in fact, Mr. Collison had to send them along to the vault in a vehicle. At the Ebenezer churchyard a very impressive address was delivered by Rev J. Ayling. He reminded those present that when Mr. William Hall (father of the then deceased) was interred in the family vault only a week or two before, he (the clergyman), in speaking to those assembled, asked them, "Who would be next"? Amongst those who were present on that occasion was Mr. George Hall, and he would at that time have been the last thought of, perhaps, as being the next to go. He impressed upon them the necessity for being prepared to meet that call which usually came just when it was least expected. Mr. Ayling's address was a very touching throughout and made a deep impression on those who heard it. During the past three weeks three members of the Hall family have gone to their "last long home"–Mr. William Hall, Mrs John Hall, and Mr. George Hall.

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'Hall, George Colin (1866–1894)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/hall-george-colin-17739/text29329, accessed 18 October 2019.

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