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Stacy, Henry Percy (1834–1885)

The Great Leveller of all has laid low one of Singleton's most prominent, inhabitants, and the intelligence of the decease of Mr. Henry Percy Stacy will carry with it feelings of sadness to a large circle of old and hearty friends. For nearly twenty-six years the deceased gentleman resided here, for over twenty-four years out of that long term, occupying the position of manager of the Australian Joint Stock Bank. Only some four or five months ago he retired from that position, and carried with him the heartiest good wishes of the residents of the district. This sentiment received practical demonstration in the fact that only five weeks ago Mr Stacy was presented with a substantial testimonial in sovereigns, the joint contribution of residents desirous of testifying their esteem for him as a friend and a citizen. Mr Stacy entered into business as an auctioneer and stock and station agent, and had good prospects of meeting with success in his new sphere. In various ways the deceased gentleman identified himself with the interests of the public. For many years he was first lieutenant of the old Singleton Volunteer Corps; in the founding of the local Permanent Building Society he took an important part, for years he was closely identified with All Saints Church work as a member of the Parochial Council; and he was ever an active supporter of the N. A. Association. The suddenness of his death makes it doubly sad. Last week he was walking about seemingly well and strong, and it was only on Saturday he was taken so ill that he had to go to bed, and ere many even knew of his illness the news was  round that he was dead. Mr. Stacy has left a widow and nine children, some of whom are of adult age. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. The deceased gentleman was only 51 and only a week or so ago one would have taken a lease of his life. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, and was attended by many friends of long standing from various parts of the district. It is a regretable fact that two other members of the family are confined to their beds.

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'Stacy, Henry Percy (1834–1885)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/stacy-henry-percy-23891/text32738, accessed 16 December 2019.

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