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Cooke, Stephen (1849–1924)

Mr Stephen Cooke, of Woodonga, died at his home yesterday afternoon after an illness of a few weeks. Deceased who was 74 years of age, was one of the oldest residents of the district, having lived here for over 50 years. He was a native of Camden district, where he was married to Miss Loader, who with a grown-up family of sons and daughters are left to mourn. The burial takes place tomorrow in the Methodist Cemetery at Young. There will be a service in the Methodist Church, Woodonga at 12 o’clock after which the funeral will move to the Young cemetery.

The surviving members of the family are: Mrs Chew (Cowra), Mrs Wright (Cowra), Mrs H Grounds (Young), Mrs Wright (Burrowa), Mrs D’Elboux (Iandra), Mrs Salom (Marengo), George Cooke (Belowra), W. Cooke (Woodonga), J. Cook (Wyalong), and James Cook (Iandra).

Deceased was one of the best known residents of the district, and was most highly esteemed by all. He lived an honest and upright life, and was a most devoted adherent of the Woodonga Church, which he loved and laboured for over a long period of years. He was one of the oldest members of the Loyal Burragong Lodge.

Original publication

  • Young Witness (NSW), 27 June 1924, p 4

Citation details

'Cooke, Stephen (1849–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cooke-stephen-14211/text25224, accessed 5 March 2021.

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