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Robert Chinchen (1864–1913)

from Catholic Press

The death is announced of Mr. Robert Chinchen, who was born in Sydney on February, 1864, and died peaceably at his residence on April 11. For nearly 30 years he was closely connected with the A.H.C. Guild, being a member of St. Benedict's branch. He also held the office of warden for seven years, and was assistant secretary of the Eight Hour Committee for two years, having been identified with Labour matters since he joined the Stonemason's Union. He was in various political labour leagues, being president of the Denison branch. The deceased took a prominent part in all Church matters, particularly St. Francis' (Haymarket), St. Benedict's, and St. Francis' (Ultimo), the latter being his parish for the past 11 years. The last rites of the Church were administered by the Rev. Father Hyland who, together with Rev. Father McNally, attended him during his illness. Very Rev. Father McIntyre officiated at the graveside. He leaves a widow and grown-up family of five children. He was interred in the Rookwood Cemetery on Saturday, 12th inst. The chief mourners were: Mrs. Chinchen (widow), Norbert, Vincent, Raymond (sons), Stella, Kathleen (daughters), Mrs. Chinchen (mother), Walter. Frank (brothers). Ivy (cousin, N.Z.). Misses Mary and Annie Williams (sisters-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. John Williams, Mr. and Mrs. R. Pegg, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Williams, Mr. and Mrs. George Williams, and Mr. and Mrs Burton. The funeral was largely attended by members of the Catholic benefit societies, and many friends. — R.I.P.

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15 February, 1864
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


11 April, 1913 (aged 49)
Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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