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John Armstrong (1851–1930)

The death took place on Wednesday at his residence, of Mr. John Armstrong, 79, after a long illness. The deceased was a life-long resident of the district, and was widely known and respected, always having taken a keen interest in every movement for the welfare of the district. A pioneer himself, he could relate many incidents of an interesting character regarding the hardships and work of the early settlers. Very sincere regret will be expressed at his passing.

The late Mr. Armstrong is survived by a wife and five children, three sons and two daughters — Messrs. George and Charles Armstrong, of Oberon; Mr. Eric Armstrong, of Edith; Mrs. B. G. Luther, of Bemboka; and Mrs. R. C. Whalan, of Edith.

The interment took place on Friday morning in Oberon Methodist cemetery in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives, many coming from quite a distance to pay their last token of respect and sympathy. Rev. R. C. Pereira, of Oberon, officiated at the graveside.

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New South Wales, Australia


9 July, 1930 (aged ~ 79)
Oberon, New South Wales, Australia

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