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James Cross (1852–1932)

The death occurred last week of an esteemed district resident in the person of Mr. James Cross, of Wallangra, retired grazier, farmer and hotel keeper, at the age of 80 years. Born at Ebenezer, near Windsor, the late Mr. Cross left that district as a lad of 15 years, and came North to Graman, where, with his brothers, Edward Gross (now of Yetman) and John (Gabbi), selected on the property known as Ottley, which they ultimately sold to Mr. Kauter, and which is now owned by Mr. Skelton. After Ottley was sold, the deceased gentleman came to Inverell to live and built the Central Hotel, which he conducted for two years, but, tiring of the life, went back to the land, interesting himself principally in farming pursuits at Cherry Tree Hill until 1924, when his wife (a daughter of the late Mrs. Jessie Raines) died. There were no children of the marriage, and upon Mrs. Cross' demise, her life partner retired from active life and went to reside with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Christina Cross, of Wallangra. Of late years deceased had been receiving treatment from city specialists and his demise was not altogether unexpected. The funeral to the Presbyterian portion of the Graman cemetery took place the following day, Rev. Emlyn James having charge of the service—"Times"

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Life Summary [details]


17 May, 1852
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


29 January, 1932 (aged 79)
Inverell, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.