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John Grono (1826–1917)

One of the Hawkesbury pioneers, John Grono, died at the residence of his niece, Mrs. C. Karlsson, Grono Park, between Pitt Town and Cattai, on Monday. The deceased was a grandson of Captain John Grono, R.N. the first boat builder, on the Hawkesbury River, who came to New South Wales in 1788, and died at Grono Park, on May 4, 1847. In another part of this issue we publish some interesting particulars of the descendants of Captain Grono. The subject of this notice was a son of William Grono, was 90 years of age, and remained single all his life. His brother, William is 80 years of age, and resides at Hominy Point, Hawkesbury River. Three sisters are dead. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the cortege consisting of a string of boats towed by a motor launch. It proceeded to the Ebenezer Presbyterian cemetery, where all the Grono family who have passed away are buried. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J.W. Chandler, and the coffin was carried from the wharf to the cemetery by the following relatives and friends, in relays: Messrs. E. Eggleton, senr., E. Eggleton, jun., J. Miller, T. Miller, R. Everingham, A. L. White, W. L. Smith, W. Brown. There was a large concourse of people at the cemetery from different parts of the Hawkesbury district. The service was conducted by Rev. D. Baird.

Like all the rest of the Grono family, the late John Grono was a man of fine upright character, and very highly respected. He lived the whole of his life on the Hawkesbury River, and his memory will long be revered by a large circle of relatives, and a larger circle of friends.

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Life Summary [details]


17 September, 1826
Pitt Town, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


22 January, 1917 (aged 90)
Ebenezer, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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