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Turnbull, Hiram Australia (1861–1926)

By the death of Mr. Hiram Turnbull, which occurred on the 21st September, at a North Sydney hospital, the Hawkesbury has lost one of its best and most progressive sons. The late Mr. Turnbull was born at Sackville 65 years ago, and was a son of George Turnbull (II.) and Mrs. Maria Turnbull (nee Greentree).

The deceased gentleman was a great grandson of the famous pioneer, Mr. John Turnbull, who came with his wife and English-born children by the Coromandel in 1802; and Pioneer Turnbull was one of the "Fathers and Founders of Ebenezer Church", which, of that fact itself, is a recommendation to posterity. The late Mr. Turnbull had told the writer of his early boyhood, when he used to run the mails from Sackville to Windsor, for those were the times, that Mrs. Jessica Kirwan (nee Turnbull) kept the post office at the beautiful Hawkesbury village of Sackville. Later, Mr. Turnbull went to Sydney and started in business as a clothing manufacturer, which was conducted by Mr. Turnbull and his son, R. G. Turnbull, who is the only one in the family with Mrs. Turnbull, that survives, a daughter having died during the year 1909. Mr. Turnbull's body was buried in the Congregational portion of Waverley cemetery, on the 22nd September, a large number of relatives and friends, and members of other branches of the Turnbull's attending to pay their last respects to the deceased's memory. The burial service at the grave was a beautiful and simple one, and the Congregational service was read in an impressive way by the Rev. Arthur W. Parton, of Lane Cove.

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'Turnbull, Hiram Australia (1861–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/turnbull-hiram-australia-17240/text29026, accessed 17 November 2018.

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