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John Alderson (1831–1900)

Mr. John Alderson, senior, died very suddenly on Thursday evening at his residence, Arthur-street, Auburn. Mr. Alderson and his family formerly resided in Beatrice-street, Rookwood, and a few months ago removed to Auburn. For some weeks he had been complaining of a pain in the region of the heart and thinking it to be rheumatism, had been using an external remedy. On Thursday evening, just after tea, he retired early as was his wont, the only other occupants of the house at the time being his two sons. About 8 o'clock his sons heard a strange noise from the bedroom, and on going to see what was the matter, found their father stretched upon the bed with his arms extended, and he gasping for breath. One of them went for Dr. Furnival, but on his arrival life was extinct. The matter was reported to the Coroner by the police with the doctor's opinion as to the cause of death, which was due to heart disease.

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Life Summary [details]


6 May, 1831
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


6 September, 1900 (aged 69)
Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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