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Edward Hugh Barton (1850–1891)

The Dubbo Dispatch says:— The worst fears of the friends of Mr. E. H. Barton, licensed surveyor, have been realised. On Wednesday afternoon, after suffering most acutely, he died at Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney. A few months ago he felt out of sorts and went for a trip to Melbourne, intending to consult Dr. Fitzgerald. That celebrated medical gentleman was absent, but other doctors whom he saw thought there was nothing seriously the matter with him. They believed he was suffering from a more than ordinarily severe attack of indigestion. He returned to Dubbo, but as he did not improve, a few weeks since he determined to go to Prince Alfred's Hospital, Sydney. The doctors there stated the cause of his illness was cancer of the stomach. He continued to grow worse, and five days ago an operation was performed, and it was discovered that the cancer had attached the lungs and liver, and that there were no hopes of even temporary relief being afforded. Mr. Barton became daily worse and worse until he died, as stated, on Wednesday morning.

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Carcoar, New South Wales, Australia


4 November, 1891 (aged ~ 41)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (stomach)

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