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John Bentley (1837–1880)

from Wagga Wagga Advertiser

On Sunday last all that was mortal of John Bentley was consigned to its last resting place in the Church of England cemetery. Mr. Bentley was one of the first who was connected with the Press of Wagga Wagga. Subsequently he sold out his interest in the Express to Mr. S. Hawkins. Latterly Mr. Bentley has more particularly identified himself with the Town Commons, and in addition thereto, he lent valuable assistance to those requiring information regarding the Land Laws. Open hearted and generous to a fault, he did more for others than for himself. He passed away regretted by many, at the early age of forty-three years and numerous are they who will sorrow with his widow and bereaved family. The remains were followed by a large concourse of people comprising every sect and creed. John Bentley had no enemies. The procession left Peter-street precisely at 8 o'clock, and following the hearse were over a score and half of vehicles, whilst fully as many horsemen were in attendance to pay their last respect to him who was of all respected.

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Alternative Names
  • Bently, John

Dublin, Ireland


23 April, 1880 (aged ~ 43)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

lung disease

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