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Puckridge, John St. George (1812–1898)

John Puckridge, n.d.

John Puckridge, n.d.

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Another old colonist passed away at his residence, Port Lincoln, on Saturday last in the person of Mr. John St. George Puckridge of Lake Wangary, who was born at Islington, Middlesex, England, in April, 1819. He arrived in this colony by the ship Lady Nugent in 1853, and after farming for some few years at Mount Barker he came to this district thirty-nine years ago, since which then he has been farming at Lake Wangary. He was one of the oldest Justices of the Peace in the district, and was formerly a member of the Road Board, and afterwards of the District Councils' Association. He always took a great interest in the closer settlement of the district, and anything for the welfare of Port Lincoln was most readily responded to by him. He was a member of the Order of Freemasons, having joined that body in 1862. Out of a family of ten children three sons and one daughter survive. There are also thirty nine grandchildren, and five great grand children. The funeral took place yesterday, and a large number followed the remains to the Happy Valley Cemetery, where the service was read by the Rev. W. H. Howard. During the afternoon a memorial service was held at the Port Lincoln Institute by the brethren of the Port Lincoln Masonic Lodge, who subsequently followed the remains to the cemetery. Brothers J. O. Richardson and T. Clode, Wardens, and E. P. G. Oswald and W. H. Wood, Deacons, acted as pallbearers. A large number of wreaths, crosses and floral tributes were placed on the coffin.

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'Puckridge, John St. George (1812–1898)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/puckridge-john-st-george-14473/text25566, accessed 10 December 2019.

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John Puckridge, n.d.

John Puckridge, n.d.

photo supplied by Louise Nordestgaard