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Ross, William Eglinton (1854–1924)

The death occurred in Sydney on Sunday night of Mr William Eglinton Ross, a well-known grazier. Born in South Australia 70 years ago, Mr. Ross had always taken a keen interest in grazing, and was the owner of Garangula, in the Harden district, the merino clip of which is one of the best known in the southern part of the State, the wool having always been of the highest quality. Some years ago, prior to the dissolution of the partnership of Ross Bros., Mr. Ross was interested in a number of well-known properties held by that partnership. Amongst these properties, in addition to Garangula, were Kinross (Holbrook), Uri Park (Darling Point), Ardersier (Inverell), and Macquarie Fields (Ingleburn). He was a director of the Co-operative Wool and Produce Co., Ltd., and in the building up of this company's business he played an important part. He was a stanch supporter of the Presbyterian Church, being a member of the Council of the Presbyterian Ladies' College, Goulburn.

A son of Alexander Ross, he had four brothers, namely, the late Alexander Ross, M.L.C.; John Ross, Kinross, Holbrook; James Ross, Rosslyn, Holbrook; and Robert Ross, Clifton, Holbrook. He leaves a widow, four daughters, and four sons, the latter comprising the well-known Harden polo team. Another son, Alexander, died exactly 21 years ago, at the age of 17 years, and his father erected a church at Harden to his memory. The funeral will take place at Harden this morning.

The Presbyterian General Assembly of Australia yesterday passed a resolution expressing deep regret at the death of Mr. William E. Ross, of Harden, and sympathy with his widow and family. Reference was made by several speakers to the sterling qualities of the deceased, and to the generosity with which he had supported the Church.

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'Ross, William Eglinton (1854–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/ross-william-eglinton-14586/text25699, accessed 21 November 2019.

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