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Francis W. (Frank) Hill (1859–1925)

Mr Frank Hill, brother of Mrs R. Benaud and Mrs. Priddle, of Penrith, died suddenly at the residence of Mrs Casey, Sydenham, where he had been boarding, during the night of Saturday-Sunday, 5th and 6th inst. He had gone to bed apparently in his usaual health on the Saturday evening, and was found dead in his bed on Sunday morning. An inquest was subsequently held, and death was attributed to heart failure.

Deceased, who was 66 years of ago, was a widower. He lived in Penrith some years ago, when he was employed on the deviation works. For some time he had been boarding at the house at Sydenham where he died. He leaves four daughters and one son and three sisters (Mrs Springall, of Ryde, Mrs Priddle and Mrs Benaud, Penrith). One of his sons, Herbert, is married to a daughter of the late Mr Richard Vine, Penrith.

The interment took place in the C. of E. cemetery, Rookwood.

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'Hill, Francis W. (Frank) (1859–1925)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Campbelltown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


6 December, 1925 (aged ~ 66)
Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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