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Jonathan Gosper (1841–1906)

from Windsor & Richmond Gazette

After a brief illness, Mr Jonathan Gosper passed away at his late residence, Upper Colo, on the 26th ultimo. Though it was known to many that he was ailing, none but those nearest and dearest to him had any idea that he was very seriously ill, and his death was a shock to the community in which he was very highly respected. Heart failure was the primary cause of death, and had he lived till Thursday last he would have been 65 years of age. Born on the farm which he occupied and owned, the late Mr Gosper lived there all his life, with the exception of five years which he spent in Queensland before he married. Of retiring disposition, he was a man whom the pomps and vanities of the world never troubled. He possessed one of the best of natures — though he was strong-willed and relentless in any stand he took up — and there was no more honest creature on earth than the late Jonathan Gosper. He was married, on July 21st, 1874, to Mary Elizabeth Simmons, at Kurrajong, by the Rev George Middleton, and the issue of the marriage was five sons and seven daughters. One daughter married Mr V. J. Paull, of Marrickvilla, and the youngest child is a son three years old. At the express wish of the deceased, his remains were laid to rest in a corner of his own farm, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives, Rev A. Cooper, Methodist minister, conducted the last solemn rites, and Mr Fred Caterson carried out the funeral obsequies,

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Life Summary [details]


1 November, 1841
Colo, New South Wales, Australia


26 October, 1906 (aged 64)
Colo, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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