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Levi William Cheary (1847–1916)

Mr. Levy [Levi] William Cheary died at his residence, Ravenswood, Goodwood, on Monday morning in his 70th year. He came to South Australia in the ship Glamis, in June, 1883, and was first employed at the Islington Workshops. "A few years later he entered the building trade on his own account, and had been in business ever since. He erected many fine buildings in the city and suburbs, and was noted for the skill and judgment with which he performed his work. Mr. Cheary was identified with the Cosmopolitan Friendly Society, and was also a member of the Freemason's Lodge of Truth. He was actively interested in the welfare of a number of charitable institutions. He has left a widow, three sons, and four daughters. One of his grandsons was recently killed while serving with the forces in France.

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'Cheary, Levi William (1847–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 2 December 2023.

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8 April, 1847
Luton, Bedfordshire, England


9 October, 1916 (aged 69)
Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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