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John, Daniel Bevan (?–1927)

The late Mr. Daniel B. John, of Hobart, whose death occurred on Thursday, as announced in yesterday's "Mercury," was a son of the late Mr. Isaac John, of Aberdare, South Wales. He came to Australia in 1870, and married Miss Rosetta Hill, who came out on the same ship, and for a few years was employed in Ballarat and Melbourne. Upon securing an engagement with the Tasmanian Main Line Railway Company in 1870 he came to this State, and was employed as foreman blacksmith by that company. Afterwards he was in the service of the Tasmanian Government, and retired in 1912, after the expiration of 30 years.

Mr. John leaves a widow and grown-up family of four daughters and three sons. Of the sons, Mr. A. W. John is in business as a baker and pastrycook, Mr. B. E. John is engineer for Messrs. H. Jones and Co. in Africa, and Mr. F. J. John is associated with the Yellow Cab Co. in Sydney. Miss Cecilia John is in London, engaged at the Dalcroze School of Eurythmics. Mrs. Walter Barton, of Sydney, Mrs. Sydney Cox, and Mrs. Leslie Smith, of Hobart, are the other daughters.

The late Mr. John, who was a cousin of the celebrated Dr. Bevan, of Collins street Independent Church, Melbourne, and later of Adelaide, was the last of an old and respected Welsh family.

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'John, Daniel Bevan (?–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/john-daniel-bevan-27763/text35472, accessed 22 September 2019.

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