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Reuben Jabez Gill (1873–1935)

The late Reuben Gill was born in Bendigo, Victoria, in 1873. Later the parents, with their family, came to South Australia, and lived for some time at Moonta, where the father, also named Reuben, was a well-known worker, both as a lecturer and preacher in the then Bible Christian Church. Mr. Gill, jun., was well-known for his practical knowledge of General Engineering, and for seventeen years was employed by the South Australian Railways, and later by Messrs. Poole & Steel, Shipbuilders, of Osborne. At the time of his death he was in the employ of the Wallaroo-Mt. Lyell Fertilizers Co. Ltd. At each place he was highly esteemed for his religious convictions and fine Christian character. Mr. Gill was a consistent member of and an enthusiastic worker for the Methodist Church. He was fond of the children, and for some years was secretary and then superintendent of the Holder Memorial School, and later held positions in the Semaphore and Largs Bay Schools. Over a year ago a serious illness developed. After an operation a renewal of strength was anticipated, and our late brother took up work again as secretary of the Largs Sunday School. A few months ago the physical trouble recurred, and the call Home came on the 31st of July. Reuben Gill was ready; he faced the inevitable with courage and a strong faith in his Saviour. He will be long remembered by a large circle of friends, whose deepest sympathies are with the bereaved widow and son, Mr. Lloyd Gill, of Melbourne.

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13 June, 1873
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia


31 July, 1935 (aged 62)
Cheltenham, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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