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Edward Charles Brown (1856–1932)

By the death of Mr. Edward Charles Brown, of "Glenrankin," Bombowlee, which occurred at his home on Wednesday last from heart affection. Tumut loses one of its native-born, and most respected and esteemed citizens. Deceased was first apprised of the bad state of his heart three years ago, and although he had apparently recovered and was able to move about without restraint, a recurrence set in a week before his death, when medical aid was sought, but without avail in warding off the threatened danger to his life. He was born at Blowering Station, 76 years ago, being the eldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs E. G. Brown, who left behind them a fine record of citizenship. Mr. E. G. Brown being the first Mayor of Tumut when it was created a municipality and af terwards served as representative of the electorate in the Legislative Assembly of this State. Deceased was connected with the land and live stock all his life. A quiet, unassuming man, with a genial and friendly disposition, he was liked by all with whom he came in contact and held the esteem and goodwill of the community generally. He married Miss Reginald Rankin, daughter of the late Mr & Mrs Neil Rankin, of Bombowlee Station. There were eight sons and two daughters to the union, five sons of whom predeceased him. The surviving family are Edward Reginald, Neil Arthur Joseph and Arthur Daniel and Sister Amelia Fanny (Mrs McLean) and Miss Flora B. (Tnmut), who, with a sorrowing widow, sustain an irreparable loss — a loving father and husband-brothers and sisters still living are Arthur (Sydney), Wallace (West Australia), Malcolm (Albury), Nina (Mrs Manns, Sydney), Emily (Mrs Dibbs, Bowral), Miss Rose (Tumut), Theresa (Mrs Reid, Lismore), Miss Ethel (Sydney), Daisy (Mrs Cooke, Hornsby), Miriam (Mrs H. H. Crouch, Tumut). Misses Fanny and Effie predeceased him. The funeral took place on Thursday, the remains being interred in the C.of E.. portion of the Tumut Old Cemetery in the family plot, Rev. F. W. Rettie officiating at the graveside. The casket- bearers were: Messrs H. H. Crouch (brother-in-law) Noel Harris (cousin). Harry Lowther, Louis Margules, James Broughton sr., Gus Malone Jas. McGregor (nephew) and Timothy Twomey.

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'Brown, Edward Charles (1856–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


1 March, 1856
Tumut, New South Wales, Australia


9 November, 1932 (aged 76)
New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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