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Seddon, David St John (1850–1932)

Mr. David St. John Seddon, of Dutton terrace, Medindee, who died on August 20, at the Memorial Hospital, from pneumonia was aged 82. He was born at St. John's Rectory, Mottram, Manchester, England. Mr Seddon was educated at the Melbourne Grammar School. He joined the Bank of Australasia in Melbourne, and was stationed at branches in New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania, and at Adelaide before taking over the management of the Port Lincoln branch in October, 1886, at that time the only bank on Eyre Peninsula. Owing to continued ill health he resigned in 1901, and lived in retirement at Port Lincoln until 1924, when he took up residence in Medindie. In 1882 be married Miss Florence Knight, a daughter of the late Mr. J. M. Knight, of Rosebrook Station, near Port Fairy. At Port Lincoln Mr. Seddon held office for many years as trustee and on the committee of the institute, committee of the Port Lincoln Racing Club, first president of the tennis club, organist and warden of St Thomas's Church, and chairman of the Board of Advice. Mrs. Seddon and two sons, Mr. Arthur J. G. Seddon, of Medindie, and Mr. G. Percy Seddon, of Bank of Adelaide, Waikerie, survive him.

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'Seddon, David St John (1850–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/seddon-david-st-john-15366/text26572, accessed 25 November 2017.

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