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James Gosper (1836–1915)

I regret to have to chronicle the passing to the great beyond of another old and highly respected resident of this district in the person of Mr James Gosper, which took place at his residence, Red Hill, on Friday last. Although his death was not altogether unexpected, quite a gloom was cast over the little community when the news was made known. About four years ago deceased was seized with an attack of paralysis from which he never seemed to properly recover. The late Mr Gosper, who was in his 77th year, was a Hawkesbury native, and married a daughter of the late Mr William Greentree, of Colo. The issue of the marriage was two sons and one daughter, viz., Archibald and Herbert (Red Hill), and Mrs F. G. Hawke (Spring Hill).

When quite a young man he settled in the Orange district where he followed agricultural pursuits for a number of years; later removing to Red Hill, where he again settled on the land. The late Mr Gosper was a very interesting personality, and could relate many thrilling experiences of the old pioneering days. His genial manner endeared him to all with whom he came in contact.

The interment took place in the Meranburn cemetery on Saturday last, the funeral cortege being a large one.

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21 December, 1836
Colo, New South Wales, Australia


30 April, 1915 (aged 78)
Manildra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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