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Williamson, James (1832–1910)

Mr. James Williamson, one of the, if not the oldest native residents of the district, died at his daughter's (Mrs. J. Buckley's) residence, Corrimal, on Saturday last, 3rd Dec. Deceased had not been enjoying very good health for some months, and his end was not unexpected. He leaves a family of five daughters and three sons to mourn their loss. They are all married and in comfortable circumstances. There are also forty grand children, and ten great-grand-children. Mrs. Williamson predeceased her husband sixteen years. During Mr. Williamson's illness his family spared no pains nor trouble to give him all the comforts of this life, and also assisted spiritually to prepare him for the life they knew he would soon enter into in Paradise. Their efforts in this respect were fully realised, for he died surrounded by his family fully prepared to meet his Maker, and to respond to the summons, 'Come unto Me, ye Blessed, into the Kingdom prepared for You.' The deceased had a wide knowledge of the diseases of stock, and his assistance was frequently sought. This was always given gratuitiously. The writer remembers at one time a disease breaking out among a herd of cows. So-called experts were called in to cope with it, but after experimenting and giving advice for some time, the disease still went on. At last the late Mr. Williamson was called in, and by his treatment the disease was promptly stopped, and the owner never lost another animal. This is only one instance of many that could be related. A chat with him about his early days' experiences were both interesting and instructive. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon last, and was very largely attended. The whole procession (on foot) moved slowly from Mr. Buckley's residence to the R.C. cemetery, Corrimal, where the Rev. Father McEligott administered the last rites at the grave. Mr. Parsons, of Wollongong, had charge of the funeral arrangements, and Messrs. Brown Bros. (4), of Yallah (nephews) being the pall-bearers. Many beautiful wreaths were placed on the grave, and quite a number of telegrams and letters of condolence were received.

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'Williamson, James (1832–1910)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/williamson-james-26318/text34193, accessed 16 December 2019.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1832
New South Wales, Australia

Death

3 December 1910
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cirrhosis of the liver

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