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Pike, William Fowler (1826–1915)

On Monday intelligence was received here of the passing away of Mr. W. F. [William Fowler] Pike, of Launceston, who was in his 90th year. Our respected resident Mr. J. G. Pike, is his third son, and he was away at the time at Wynyard. He travelled up by afternoon train from Wynyard to Launceston on Tuesday, to be present at his father's funeral yesterday, when interment was private. The late Mr. W. F. Pike had a long and eventful career, and while a lad he was employed in the office of the Times newspaper in London. He came to Launceston about 60 years ago, and was a familiar figure in Charles street for nearly half a century, also doing useful work as secretary of St. John's Friendly Society. Latterly he had lived in retirement with one of his daughters. His death removes another of the link. connecting old Launceston with the new.

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'Pike, William Fowler (1826–1915)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 September 2019.

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21 October 1826


15 November 1915
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

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