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Mary Ann Gosper (1848–1929)

A link with the past has been broken by the death of another of the pioneers by the passing of Mrs. Mary Ann Gosper, of Meranburn, widow of the late Mr. Charles Gosper. With her husband Mrs. Gosper arrived at Meranburn 60 years ago, and Mr. Gosper took up the land which has been their home ever since. The deceased, who was a native of the Windsor district, was 80 years of age. Mr. Percy Gosper, of Gamboola, is a son, and the other members of the family are: Mrs Berndt (Glen Innes), Mrs. G. Sharpe (Yeoval) , Mrs. A. Sharpe (Burdett), Mrs. Thompson (Millthorpe), Mrs. Newton (Wellington), Miss Louisa Gosper (Meranburn), Messrs. Charles (Meranburn), Thomas (Meranburn), and Samuel (Brigalow). The funeral took place on Sunday, when the body was laid to rest in the Meranburn cemetery. Rev. F. J. Evans, of Cudal, conducted the burial service. There was a very large attendance at the graveside. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. A. S. Cole, of Molong.

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'Gosper, Mary Ann (1848–1929)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Penton, Mary Ann

21 July, 1848
Richmond, New South Wales, Australia


30 March, 1929 (aged 80)
Manildra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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