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Smith, John Thomas (1836–1891)

One of Windsor's oldest identities, in the person of John Thomas Smith, passed away at his residence, the Peninsula, Windsor, on Friday evening last. For some considerable time he had been ailing, and it was evident to most of his friends, that a complete break-up of his constitution might be expected at any moment. For a couple of weeks prior to his death, Mr. Smith was seriously ill, and for a great portion of the time was compelled to keep within doors. On Thursday he took to his bed, and after undergoing a deal of pain and suffering, died in the midst of his family some time after 8 o'clock on Friday evening. The funeral took place on Sunday and was very largely attended by old-time acquaintances and friends, all anxious to pay their last tribute of respect to a man whom everybody in the district knew and liked. Mr. R. W. Dunstan conducted the funeral, and amongst others the Aldermen of the Borough followed the remains of one of their colleagues, who for many years represented the ratepayers in Council. The deepest sympathy is everywhere manifested towards Mrs Smith and family. The familiar form of poor old John Thomas Smith will be missed by many in the town where he was born, and where he resided during the whole course of a more than ordinarily active life. He was 46 years of age.

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'Smith, John Thomas (1836–1891)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/smith-john-thomas-24308/text33054, accessed 25 April 2019.

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