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McGee, Thomas Henry (1841–1914)

A painfully, sudden death was that of Mr. Thomas Henry Brockley McGee, of South Grafton, father of Mrs. Alcorn, wife of Mr. Alcorn, of the Pidcock’s Lane public school, near Tatham. From the report of the sad occurrence in the “Clarion” we learn that on the morning of his death Mr. McGee went to work at his sawmill, and he was busy in the workshop, planing some boards, when at 10.45 a.m., he was seen to suddenly fall. Medical assistance was immediately summoned, but the doctor on arrival pronounced life extinct, the cause of death being heart failure. Deceased, who was 73 years of age, was a native of Muswellbrook, and was well known on the Liverpool Plains. For thirteen years he occupied the position of District Forester at Narrabri and subsequently went to the Glen Innes district, where he followed agricultural and pastoral pursuits for seven years. He then removed to Buccarumbi, where he established a sawmill; and came to South Grafton about seven years ago and opened up the sawmill known as McGee Bros’. mill. Most of his life, however, was spent in the Liverpool Plains district. He was always full of energy, and despite his age, was very active, and his sudden demise caused a shock to all who know him. His wife and five sons and four daughters survive him. The sons are Messrs. Henry, Charles, George, Arthur and William, whilst the daughters are Mesdames Jurd (Moree), W. Phayle (Werris Crook), Alcorn (Pidcock’s Lane, Tatham), and Miss McGee (South Grafton). Great sympathy is felt for the family in their sad and sudden bereavement.

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'McGee, Thomas Henry (1841–1914)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/mcgee-thomas-henry-18377/text30021, accessed 21 September 2017.

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