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Thorley, Philip Thomas (1839–1932)

The death occurred yesterday of Mr. Philip Thomas Thorley, a well-known resident of Maitland and Singleton district. He had attained the age of 97 years, and preserved all his faculties to the last.

The late Mr Thorley, whose father settled at Mount Thorley early in last century, was the last of a large family, and had followed farming pursuits in Singleton and Maitland the whole of his long life.

He was twice married, and his second wife predeceased him many years ago. Nine of his eleven children are still living, and two, Mr Walter Thorley (Katoomba) and Mrs Hobden (Ashfield) have since passed away.

The surviving children are Mrs. W. Lambley (Tarro), Mrs. J. Smith (Singleton), Mrs. L. Phillips (Ashfield), Mrs. W. Brown (Ashfield), Mr. Wellington Thorley (Lambton), Mrs. Reg. Barbour (Melbourne), Mr. George Thorley (Maitland), Mr. John Thorley (Coogee), and Mrs. Tom Chistian (Luskintyre).

There are many grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

The funeral will take place at 10 o’clock tomorrow morning, the interment being in the East Maitland cemetery.

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'Thorley, Philip Thomas (1839–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/thorley-philip-thomas-17272/text29054, accessed 25 May 2019.

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