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Dalton, Edward Bede (Dick) (1874–1919)

Orange has lost one of its leading citizens by the death of Mr. Edward Bede "Dick" Dalton, which occurred at Lewisham Hospital at 4.30 this morning, where he had been an inmate for the past fortnight suffering from pneumonia. Mr. Dalton was born at Orange 45 years ago. Deceased was the second youngest son of the late Mr. James Dalton, who died in March last. He was educated at St. Ignatius' College, Riverview. Afterwards he studied for the law at St. John's, University. Then he went on the land, being first attached to Kangaroobie station, Orange, subsequently managing Ammerdown station. Owing to the continued illness of his father, he relieved him in the position of governing director of Dalton Brothers, Limited, and a few years ago received the appointment of managing director of the firm, occupying the same with conspicuous skill till the time of his death. He leaves a widow (a daughter of Mr. J. McKillop, late bank manager at Carcoar), two sons, and three daughters, the eldest being 15 years. His brothers are Messrs. James, Joseph, and Michael Francis, of Orange, and the Rev. Patrick Dalton, S.J., of India. His sisters are Mrs. Redmond, of Dublin, widow of the late Major William Redmond, Mrs. V. McKillop, Mrs. C. E. Cruise, and Miss E. M. Dalton, all of Orange. The deceased was president of the Orange Chamber of Commerce and O.P. Club, patron of the Benevolent Society, football and cricket clubs, president of the Hibernian Race Club and Advance Orange Association, and a committeeman of the hospital. School of Arts, and Jockey club. He took an active part in artistic and amateur productions, and was the founder of the Orange Players' Club, which was the means of raising thousands of pounds for hospital, charitable, and patriotic purposes. The body was brought to Orange by the mail train tonight for interment in the family vault.

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'Dalton, Edward Bede (Dick) (1874–1919)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/dalton-edward-bede-dick-13357/text23986, accessed 18 May 2021.

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