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Reynolds, Thomas Orlando (1831–1902)

The death occurred at Wilberforce on Friday morning last of Mr Thomas Orlando Reynolds, one of the district's oldest residents. Deceased had attained the age of 70 years and 10 months, and for upwards of 20 years had carried on a butchering business at Wilberforce—prior to which he had followed agricultural pursuits in the same village. For the past two years he had been ailing, but no one had the least idea that his end was so near. He had been living with his daughter (Mrs Robherds) for some time prior to his death, and it was at her residence he passed away. It appears his daughter had left him sitting near the fire when she retired to bed, and shortly after heard a noise, and on going in found her father lying on the floor in a semi-conscious state. She immediately ran for assistance, but the old gentleman passed peacefully away shortly afterwards, Deceased was highly respected, and leaves a family of 9 children—7 sons and 2 daughters. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon, and was largely attended. The coffin, which was a handsome one of polished cedar, was carried to St John's Church of England (Wilberforce), and from thence to the cemetery, where the interment took place. The Revs. W. S. Newton, M. A., and T. H. Taylor conducted the funeral service, and Mr Thos. Collison, of Windsor, carried out the funeral arrangements. The pall-bearers were Messrs Hughes, A. Turnbull, J. Stevens, and L. H. Simpson, J P.

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'Reynolds, Thomas Orlando (1831–1902)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/reynolds-thomas-orlando-24596/text33276, accessed 26 May 2019.

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