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Silas Samuel (Sam) Crowl (1870–1912)

The death occurred at Ballarat on Tuesday last of Mr. Silas Samuel Crowle, a former well-known resident of California Gully. The deceased, who was 41 years of age, and who had been a resident of Ballarat for 16 weeks, had been suffering from miners' complaint, which caused his death. His wife predeceased him some time ago, and one child survives. The deceased's remains were brought to California Gully, and were interred in the Eaglehawk Cemetery yesterday, the cortege, which was a lengthy one, moving from the residence of his brother, in Rose-street, shortly after four o'clock. The Rev. W. Beckett held a short service at the house, where the hymn "Lead, Kindly Light," was sung. Mr. Beckett also officiated at the grave, and the hymn "Rock of Ages" was feeling rendered. Bro. E. Batten, P.C.R., of the Cobden Tent, I.O.R., of which deceased was a member, real the burial service of the lodge. The coffin, which was covered with choice flowers, was borne to the Methodist section of the cemetery by Messrs. W. Poad, J. Hocking, R. Matthews, H. Martin, E. Batten and J. Stirton. Mr. H. T. Joy carried out the funeral arrangements.

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'Crowl, Silas Samuel (Sam) (1870–1912)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia


10 June, 1912 (aged ~ 42)
Bungaree, Victoria, Australia

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