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John George Davison (1866–1935)

After a short illness, the death took place at St. Luke's Hospital, Darlinghurst, Sydney, on Sunday last, 20th instant, of Mr. John George Davison, a well-known and much esteemed resident of Ebenezer, at the age of 69 years. He had been a patient in hospital for about three weeks, having undergone an operation for an internal trouble from which he did not recover.* Born at Ebenezer, the deceased was a son of the late James Davison, one of the Hawkesbury's earliest settlers. He was married at Ebenezer to Vera Hall, who survives, and for whom much sympathy is felt in her bereavement. Of a somewhat reserved nature and quiet disposition, the late Mr. Davison lived in the district all his life and enjoyed the respect and regard of a wide circle of friends. He was a good Christian man, and for many years had been associated in some way or another with the historic Presbyterian Church at Ebenezer. Besides the widow, he is survived by six brothers and three sisters, viz., Albert (Vineyard), Henry (Ebenezer), Charles (Tennyson), Ernie (North Sydney), James (Ebenezer), Marshall (Ebenezer), Nancy (Mrs. Steve Cross, Ebenezer), Katie (Mrs. W. Bushell, Wilberforce) and Ethel (Mrs Perie, Auburn). The casket containing the remains was brought from the hospital to the deceased's late residence on Sunday night, and at the funeral on Monday, the large and representative gathering present was striking evidence of the respect and esteem in which the deceased was held by the community. The interment took place in the Ebenezer cemetery, the Rev. A. J. Carter officiating at the graveside. Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

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'Davison, John George (1866–1935)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 April 2024.

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20 January, 1866
Ebenezer, New South Wales, Australia


20 October, 1935 (aged 69)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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