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Snodgrass, Euphemia (?–1904)

We have to record the death of Mrs. E. [Euphemia] Snodgrass, relict of the late R. Snodgrass. of Cooma, which took place at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. John Bailey. The old lady was in her 84th year, and after a very brief illness, passed peacefully away on Monday last at 8.30. It appears that the old lady was about all day on Monday, and no one suspected anything wrong. In fact, half-an-hour before she breathed her last, no one could discover anything to indicate death was so near. Mrs. Snodgrass came to Monaro with her husband some sixty years ago, when Monaro was practically an unknown land and over-run with blacks. She saw the great gold rush in the sixties at Kiandra, and has known the birth and growth of Cooma, where for over 58 years she has resided. The deceased was a native of Scotland, and leaves two sons, Mr. Robert Pollock and Mr. George Snodgrass, and one daughter, Mrs. John Bailey. There are sixteen grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren alive. The old lady was an exceedingly proficient and clever nurse, and for many years was matron of the Cooma Hospital, and her passing away from Cooma will be felt by many of the residents. Very short of stature, and thus a prominent figure, 'granny,' as everyone called her, will be much missed. She was of a cheerful, kind and benevolent spirit, and her kindness, as well as her long association with the town, had endeared the old lady to everyone. The burial took place on Wednesday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the Church of England at Mittagong, the Rev. R. M. Turnbull officiating at the grave, where a very large assemblage of relations and friends had assembled.

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'Snodgrass, Euphemia (?–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 August 2020.

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  • McDonald, Euphemia



30 May 1904
Cooma, New South Wales, Australia

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