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John William Horsley (1846–1933)

The death has occurred of Mr. John William Horsley, of Tumbarumba, at the age of 76 years. Mr. Horsley succumbed after an illness extending over six months, during the last nine weeks of which he was confined to his bed. Born in Albury, Mr. Horsley came to Tumbarumba as a boy with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Horsley, and lived here for the remainder of his life. He married Miss Annie Cunningham, of Adelong, who died about 30 years ago. There were six children of the marriage, only two of whom survive. One son (Roy Lovel George) was killed at the war, and a daughter (Beryl) died in her youth. The other deceased sons were Percy and Lionel. The surviving son and daughter are Mr. Bernard Horsley (Baulkham Hills) and Mrs. Parsons (Frances), who lives at Nevertire, but is at present in hospital in Sydney, and so was unable to visit her father in his illness. Mr. Bernard Horsley was in Tumbarumba a few days before his father's death. The brother and sister of deceased are Mr. Joseph Horsley (Hume Weir) and Mrs. F. Crook (Melbourne). Mr. Ollie Goldspink (Tumbarumba) is a step brother, and two brothers, Ralph and Charles, died some years ago. The burial took place in the Anglican portion of the Tumbarumba cemetery, the Rev. K. V. Moore officiating at the graveside. Several members of the Alpine Lodge of the Grand United Order of Oddfellows (of which Mr. Horsley was an honorary member) attended, and Bros. J. Mather, F. Kenane, G. Lauder, G. Blomley, J. A. Cowley and G. Horsley carried the coffin from the hearse to the grave. Bro. Kenane read the Oddfellows' burial service.

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'Horsley, John William (1846–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 29 May 2024.

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