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Pile, James (?–1864)

A very sad case of two sudden bereavements has taken place here in the family of Mr. James Pile, of Beckwith, near Gawler. Yesterday the news arrived that the eldest son — Mr. James Pile, jun.— had been drowned while attempting to cross the Anabranch in a mungo; and yesterday evening Mrs. Glen, a daughter of Mr. Pile, died at the house at Beckwith. I believe her death was quite unexpected, as she was apparently recovering from a recent confinement and seemed in fair health just previous to her death. Such a sad affliction has seldom fallen on a family in such a short time, and deep sympathy is felt in Gawler for the bereaved parents and husband. Mr. Glen is at his station, and his brother-in-law, Mr. McKinlay, started to-day to convey to him the mournful intelligence.

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'Pile, James (?–1864)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 October 2019.

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20 September 1864
New South Wales, Australia

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