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Kenneth Oswald (Ken) Hoad (1897–1944)

Ken Hoad, n.d.

Ken Hoad, n.d.

Mr. Ken Hoad, ex-M.L.A., who died in Junee Hospital, was 48, and was born in Junee, son of the late Mr. J. E. Hoad, M.L.C., and the late Mrs. Hoad.

He was first elected to the State Parliament in 1925, when he and Mr. Hugh Main and Mr. Peter Laughlin were chosen for the then three-member constituency; and he was later defeated by Mr. Bill Ross.

The Hoad family created history when father and two sons sat at the Municipal Council table together. The late J. E. Hoad was a battle-scarred warrior of civic affairs when he was joined by his two sons, deceased and Mr. J. E. W. Hoad, in 1919. Deceased remained until 1922, and served the municipality again from 1925 to 1928. In 1932 deceased married Miss Ida Berger, at Bairnsdale, who survives him, as do two brothers, Messrs. J. E. W. Hoad (Sydney) and George Hoad (Junee). The funeral took place on Friday, the remains being interred in the Church of England portion of the Junee cemetery.

Prior to the cortege leaving St. Luke's, a short service, at which the hymn, "Lead, Kindly Light," was sung, was conducted by the Rev. H. Staples, who also officiated at the graveside. Relatives and friends were present from Junee and the surrounding district, and from Tumut; and many wreaths were sent. Whilse the casket was being carried from the church "The Dead March in Saul" was rendered. Miss E. Ings presided at the organ. The pall-bearers were Messrs. H. Morris, J. Conroy, L. Smith, and A. A. Clark. The floral tray was carried by Messrs. J. A. Quitter, R. Goodsir, Geo. Wilson, and R. J. Joyce.

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Additional Resources

  • profile, Australian Worker (Sydney), 20 May 1925, p 9

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Ken Hoad, n.d.

Ken Hoad, n.d.

Life Summary [details]


13 November, 1897
Junee, New South Wales, Australia


7 June, 1944 (aged 46)
Junee, New South Wales, Australia

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