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Youdale, John Beaumont (1847–1926)

from Sydney Morning Herald

Mr. J. B. [John Beaumont] Youdale, whose death occurred at his residence, Coniston, Ormonde-street, Ashfield, on Monday, was one of the best known businessmen of this city. Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, in 1847, he came to this State with his parents when two years of age. For some years the family resided at Maitland, but at an early age Mr. Youdale secured a position with David Jones and Co. In those days portion of the staff resided on the premises. The basement, now so well stocked with valuable merchandise, then only contained a large quantity of water. Some years later he became one of the firm of Bean, Youdale, and Tye, whose business premises were situated on the historic slopes of Brickfield Hill, just north of Anthony Hordern and Sons' present building.

For over 40 years Mr. Youdale was connected with the A.M.P. Society, and at the time of his death was the senior city agent.

A keen Churchman, Mr. Youdale was a prominent figure in the Methodist Church, and a local preacher for over 60 years. He was a trustee of Ashfield Methodist Church for 13 years, and treasurer of the Poona and Indian Village Mission. In 1874 Mr. Youdale married Miss Rebecca Small, daughter of Robert Small, and a descendant of John Small, who arrived with the first fleet in 1788. Deceased is survived by a widow, five sons, three daughters, and many grandchildren. The surviving children are Mr. P. J. Youdale (Chief Secretary's Department), Mr. Stan. Youdale (Bournemouth, England), Mr. C. B. Youdale (Brisbane), Mr. Roy Youdale (Producers' Distributing Socloty), Mr. Eric Youdale (Crawshaw and Wilcox), Mrs. G. Thomas (Sutherland), Mrs. Ivor Jones, and Miss E. Youdale.

The family was represented at the War by four sons, one of whom, Captain Alf. Youdale, was awarded the Military Cross and two bars, but was killed in action in France while attached to the Royal Air Force.

A short service was held at the Ashfield Methodist Church yesterday, which was conducted by Rev. P. J. Stephen, assisted by Rev. F. W. Hynes, president of the Methodist Conference. The funeral took place at Rookwood, and at the graveside the Rev. P. J. Stephen officiated, assisted by Revs. Wesley Stocks and Gustavus Thompson. Other ministers present were the Revs. Eldred Dyer, H. E. Andrews, Johnstone, and R. H. Campbell. The chief mourners were Messrs. P. J. R. H., and E. M. Youdale (sons), and G. E. Thomas and Ivor Jones (sons-in-law), and others present included Mr. Milton (representing the directors and general manager A.M.P. Society), Mr. Catchlove (president of A.M.P. Agents' Association), also many other representatives of the staff and agents. The Producers' Distributing Society was represented by Messrs. J. Murdoch, R. Marr, T. Rhodes, C. E. Russell, and O. P. Compton. Others present were:-Messrs. H. Moss and H. E. Moor (Crawshaw, Wilcox, and Co.), H. E. Wheeler (Poona and Indian Village Mission), H. V. Gould (Chief Secretary's Department), G. Crane and C. Harris (Western Suburbs Lawn Tennis Association), R. and C. Ford, A. and C. Scott, G. W. Pettit, F. W. Davis, S. E. Vickery, J. N. Mitchell, C. Clarke. G. Clarke, C. Ward, W. Russell, J. Stevens, F. Reed, E. E. Ward, J. Strongman, S. Veal, A. Rawson. L. Watkin, O. L. Knight, M. Smith, R. Brown, R. E. Medcalfe, Horder, Walker, Playford, Russell, Green, Captain P. Dart, and others. Floral tributes were sent by directors and officers A.M.P. Society, fellow-representatives A.M.P. Society, A.M.P. Agents' Association, Chief Secretary's Department, Producers' Distributing Society, and staff, Crawshaw, Wilcox, and Co., Ltd., and staff, and many others.

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'Youdale, John Beaumont (1847–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/youdale-john-beaumont-18856/text30495, accessed 20 June 2019.

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