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Cross, William (1851–1932)

The death occurred on Saturday at 'Oakleigh,' Collingullie, the residence of Mr and Mrs Robert Bourne of their brother-in-law, Mr. William Cross, retired farmer at the age of 81 years. Mr. Cross was born in England and had spent about 55 years of his life in New Zealand, Victoria, and New South Wales. For a considerable time he lived at Kamarah, whence he came about a year ago to reside with Mr and Mrs. Bourne. His wife died about two years ago and there is no family. Messrs. W. R. Snodgrsss, of  Wagga and J. H. Kendall, of 'Miarb,' The Rock, are brothers-in-law.

The funeral took place on Saturday, leaving Wagga at 11.45 o'clock for Ardlethan. On approaching Ardlethan a number of his friends, from Kamarah and Atdlethan formed the cortege to the Presbyterian portion of the Ardlethan cemetery, where the interment took place at 2.30 o'clock, alongside the grave of his late wife. The carriers were Messrs. Mark Wilson, George Firth, Percy Marshall, and Herbert Litchfield. The Rev. T. W. Sear, Methodist minister of Ardlethan, kindly officiated at the graveside in the unavoidable absence of the Presbyterian minister.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 11 January 1932, p 3

Citation details

'Cross, William (1851–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/cross-william-23673/text32646, accessed 17 September 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1851
England

Death

9 January 1932
Collingullie, New South Wales, Australia

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