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Pitts, Charles William (1817–1881)

The Tenterfield Star reports on Saturday morning the sudden death of Mr. C. W. [Charles William] Pitts, a gentleman who has been resident there since the opening of the tin mines in 1872, and who was highly esteemed by all classes of society. Mr. Pitts was not only a gentleman by birth and education, but his open and straightforward demeanour, as well as his kind and genial disposition, more than over balanced any pecularities which mark all mankind, The deceased gentleman in his early days was engaged in pastoral pursuits in Queensland, where, from the difficulties he had to encounter, was not so successful as his energies deserved. With reference to his sudden death the Toowoomba Chronicle of Tuesday last says:–"The deceased gentleman's death was terribly sudden. He had risen, as usual, early, apparently as well as ever he wes, and was observed working in his garden, in which he took special pride. Five minutes afterwards, on his daughter going to call him to breakfast, she found him lying on the ground with a garden implement in his hand. He recognised her, and mentioned her name. She immediately procured assistance, and he was carried into the house, the doctor summoned, but earthly efforts were unavailing, and in lees than half an hour he had passed peacefully away without a struggle, in the 65th year of his age, The cause of death was apoplexy.

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'Pitts, Charles William (1817–1881)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/pitts-charles-william-18482/text30138, accessed 12 December 2018.

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