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Reuben Greentree (1844–1883)

We regret to record the death of Mr. Reuben Greentree, of Nowra, at his residence last Monday morning. Mr. Greentree was but a comparatively young man, it may be said at that age when life is considered to be at its prime. Rather more than twelve months ago he was engaged in making some repairs to a house, and while he was so employed a beam or slab gave way and struck Mr. Greentree on the head, causing a concussion of the brain and temporary illness. He, however, recovered, not having laid up under it, as he was relieved sufficiently to go to work again in a few weeks afterwards. Being an industrious man, who owed no one for the requisites of his house, or the daily bread of a wife and a large and young family, he kept on working, though at times the effect of his accident manifested itself by giddiness etc. Within the past week or so, matters became more serious, and though he had medical advice, he succumbed to its affects at the time named. Mr Greentree was a native of the Hawkesbury, and was 39 years of age. He leaves a wife with a young family, chiefly girls. His remains, we understand, will be interred this day at half-past 12.–Nowra Telegraph.

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7 June, 1844
Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia


14 August, 1883 (aged 39)
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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