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Ridge, Robert (Bob) (1840–1906)

from Windsor & Richmond Gazette (NSW)

Quite a gloom has been cast over the neighbourhood by the unexpected deaths of Mr Robert Ridge and Mrs Eliza Jones, both of Upper Colo. The former died on Sunday, 16th inst., and the latter on the following Wednesday. Mr Ridge, as is well-known, had been suffering for a considerable time from a weak heart, but during the few days immediately prior to his death he seemed much better, and consequently his sudden and unexpected death was a surprise and a shock to everyone. The poor old fellow was sitting in the verandah reading a newspaper, and having come across something about horses bucking, he started reading it out, and all at once he said 'my horse is starting to buck too,' whereupon he fell from his chair, and when picked up he was quite dead. Poor old 'Bob,' as he was familiarly known, had a big host of friends, not only in Colo, but throughout the whole district, and the jolly and genial old chap will be very much missed. Sincere sympathy is felt for the bereaved family.

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'Ridge, Robert (Bob) (1840–1906)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ridge-robert-bob-26935/text34453, accessed 20 May 2019.

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