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James Albert Aiston (1856–1929)

The death occurred yesterday at the residence of his daughter. Mrs. A. M. Beart, Clifton-street, Goodwood, of Mr. James Albert Aiston, who was well-known in the Norwood district. He was born at Wookeyhole, Somersetshire, 73 years ago, and went to New Zealand when about 18 years of age. In 1873 he came to South Australia, and started as a wood merchant at Mount Lofty, subsequently removing to Unley. For about 30 years he carried on a business at Queen-street, Norwood, from which he retired 10 years ago. He married Miss Amelia Pegler, whose parents were among the oldest residents of Lockleys 34 years ago. She died two years ago. Mr. Aiston was the father of the Order of Free Gardeners, and opened lodges all over the State. One of his sons was killed at the war. His surviving children are Mesdames H. J. Lewis, of Northfields; W. Atkins, of Henley Beach; H. E. Cathro, of Norwood; A. M. Beart, of Goodwood; and Mr. G. Aiston, of Mulka, Central Australia. There are 10 grandchildren.

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Wookeyhole, Somerset, England


31 October, 1929 (aged ~ 73)
Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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