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David Carson (c. 1851–1909)

It is with feelings of extreme regret that we have to announce the death of our old comrade and friend, Dave Carson, which took place suddenly on Thursday morning last. Our comrade was in high spirits 0n Monday last, when he was one of a number of comrades who attended the Socialist Labor Party's campaign meeting at Balmain, and when the news came to us that he was n0 more it was as a thunderbolt. On Wednesday Comrade Carson went to work, but during the day returned to his home feeling unwell. When seen at night he expressed the thought that he'd be all right in the morning and he was. He passed away peacefully in his sleep — heart failure the cause.

Our late comrade was 58 years of age, and the oldest member of the Socialist movement, and a favorite of all.

The funeral will leave his late residence, 'Liberty Hall,' off Mount St., Pyrmont, near train terminus, this afternoon at 1.30 for Rookwood cemetery. All comrades invited to attend.

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  • tribute, People (Sydney), 18 December 1909, p 3

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Carlson, Carl Henrik David

c. 1851
Gothenburg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden


9 December, 1909 (aged ~ 58)
Pyrmont, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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