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Halpin, Charles (1849–1920)

The death occurred at his late residence, at Erskineville, Sydney, on Sunday morning, of Mr. Charles Halpin, at the age of 70 years. Deceased had been ailing for a number of years, and had been confined to bed for the past fifteen months. The cause of death was paralysis.

On Monday morning the coffin containing the body was taken to Holy Trinity Church, Erskineville, where the first portion of the burial service was conducted by the Rev. J. N. Stevens, Rector of the church. At 2 o'clock the funeral took place to the Rook-wood cemetery, in the Church of England section of which the interment took place, the Rev. J. N. Stevens officiating at the grave-side.

The late Charles Halpin was a native of Windsor. He came to Mudgee when he was 21 years old, where he lived, with his wife and family, up till about three years ago. He was a saddler by trade, and at different times was in the employ of the late William Bishop, the late Monty Sheppard, the late Edward Murphy, and later of Mr. C. H. Tomkins, in whose employ he was when compelled by illness to give up work, about thirteen years ago.

Mr. Halpin was for upwards of thirty years connected with the old State volunteer movement, and became entitled to and was presented with a long service medal. He was an enthusiastic cricketer, and in his time a very efficient player.

Mr. Halpin was a brother-in-law of Messrs. Lawrence, Joseph, and G. H. Cohen, of Mudgee. He was very greatly respected, and the news of his death has been received with great regret.

Deceased is survived by his widow and the following children, besides a number of grandchildren: — Mrs. W. Robertson, Gundagai; Misses Gertrude and Eileen Halpin, Sydney; Charles, Robert, Alex., Cyril, Sydney; Thomas, Armidale; and Edgar, Mudgee. A son of deceased (Harry) lost his life in the great war.

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'Halpin, Charles (1849–1920)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/halpin-charles-24191/text32974, accessed 18 August 2019.

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