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George Smith Greenwell (1843–1913)

An old Windsor identity, Mr. George Smith Greenwell, passed away at 'Sunnybrae,' Roseville, on Monday, at the age of 70 years. The late Mr. Greenwell was well-known in Windsor, where he carried on an ironmongery business for many years. For some time he was a partner of the late Mr. William Beard, the late Mr. Frank Howard also being a member of the firm, which carried on under the style of Beard and Co., which title was retained by the surviving partner, the late Mr. Greenwell, until he sold out some years ago to Mr. M. H. Pulsford. The subject of this notice built those fine premises in George-street, Windsor, when he retired from business, and he went to Roseville, where he remained till his death. The deceased gentleman learnt the trade of a printer as a boy, and had for years, while living in Windsor, interests in a printing establishment in Brisbane (Q.). As a young man he went to New Zealand, and served in the war against the Maoris. He was a prominent member of the Windsor Congregational Church, and, whether as a business man or in his private life he enjoyed the full confidence of those among whom he lived and laboured. He was of a genial temperament, had large sympathies for those in distress or affliction, and was a liberal helper in all good causes. He leaves a widow, and their family consist of three sons and one daughter. Mr. Malcolm G. Greenwell, J.P., of Pitt Town, and Mr. William B. Greenwell, of Sydney, are sons of the deceased. Soon after taking up his abode in the northern suburb he was stricken with paralysis, and his end has been long expected.

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6 June, 1843
London, Middlesex, England


20 October, 1913 (aged 70)
Roseville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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