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Elijah Abell (1832–1913)

Mr. Elijah Abell died yesterday morning at his residence, Brook-street, Wallsend, aged 81 years. Deceased arrived in New South Wales in 1856, and some two years later came to the Newcastle district. For the last 18 or 20 years Mr. Abell had not been able to take any active part in public matters, but prior to then he was associated with the municipal life of the town, and for a period was Mayor. He was also a member of the trustees of the Lake Macquarie Park, and held that position up to the time when the park became vested in the Lake Macquarie Shire Council. An enthusiastic floriculturist, he was for a long time one of the leading figures in the local Agricultural Society, and with his exhibits secured many prizes. He leaves a grown-up family of three sons and five daughters. Death was due to bronchitis and heart failure. The funeral will take place this afternoon.

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22 May, 1832
Heage, Derbyshire, England


23 July, 1913 (aged 81)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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