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Alfred Hyatt (1869–1950)

On Sept. 9, at Royal Perth Hospital, Alfred Hyatt passed on peacefully to rest at the age of 81 years 4 months. His remains were laid to rest at Karrakatta on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The late Alfred Hyatt was born at Strathalbyn, South Australia, and his boyhood was spent there. He learnt his trade, blacksmithing, at the Burra, South Australia, and for many years conducted his own business in partnership with Mr. H. Dennis, at Morgan, South Australia. In 1901 he answered the call of the West and went to York to work for a short period.

In 1902 he joined the Ways and Works Department and was a leading hand blacksmith at the time of his retirement.

In his youth he had been a good footballer and at one time played in the South Australian state team.

Mr Hyatt was a good worker for his union, Labor circles and a foundation member of the Foresters' Lodge, Court Pride of the Swan. He and his wife were widely known for their great hospitality and many loved Mr. Hyatt for his cheery disposition. He leaves a widow, one son and four daughters to mourn his loss.

The funeral arrangements were in the hands of W. Snell & Son, and was largely attended by friends and relatives. The Rev. Painter officiated at the graveside.

The chief mourners were Mrs. E Hyatt, widow; Mr. J. Hyatt, son; Mesdames. J. Cole, H. Taylor, I. Chapman and J. Smallman, daughters; J. H. Cole and J. H. Smallman, sons-in-law; Mrs. J. Hyatt, daughter-in-law; Alf Cole, Don Smallman and Bruce Hyatt, grand-sons; Mrs. G. Chamberlain, sister-in-law; Mercia Ashman, niece.

The cortege left the home of the late Mr. Hyatt at 2.15 p.m., arriving at the cemetery at 3 p.m., Church of England portion. Floral tributes were sent from Mrs. E. Hyatt, Jean and Jim Cole and family; Lucy, Harry and Frank Taylor; Thelma and Irwin Chapman; Lenna and Jack Smallman and family; Jack and Mary Hyatt and family; Joy and Reg Spencer and family; Mercia, Jack and Robert Ashman; Win and Geo. Chamberlain; Mrs. Hebiton; Alex and Billie; HaroId; Mary Dennis and family; Mrs. Taylor and Frank; Mr. and Mrs. Theo Brewer; the Campain Family; Miss U. Watson; Mr. T. Elliott; Mr. Milligan and family; Jean and Hugh Hamilton; Mrs. M. Evett; Jamie, Horace and John; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hill; Eilleen and Arthur; Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy and family; The Mayor and Councillors Midland Junction Council; The Staff of Lewis Pharmacy; Church of Ascension Mothers' Union, Midland Junction; Officers and Members of Court Pride of the Swan; Officers and Members of Court Justice.

The Pall Bearers were: Messrs. J. Brady, M.L.A.; W. Westley, Court Pride of the Swan; E.Sales and E. Tyler, Forresters Executive; W. Retallack, W.A.G.R.; F. Campain; H. Evett; F. Gawned, Midland Council; F. Shepherd; W. Hebiton.

Noticed at the graveside were: E. M. Davies, M.L.C.; Crs. R. Retallack, J. Williams and W. S. Doney, Midland Council; Messrs. J Hegney, A. Carlton, F. E. Medcraft, A. D. McNair, R. John, J. Watson, G. Pagett, M. M. Loughton (Bowling Club), Phil Moody, Paul Hanrahan (Midland High School), G. Dennis; Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hill, Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Russell, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bailey, Mrs. W. Walters, Mrs. H. Watson, Mrs. H. Dennis, Miss Leslie Dennis, Messrs. G. Loveridge, T. Brewer, R.A. Smith, F. W. Hatton, E. E. George, G. Chamberlain.

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'Hyatt, Alfred (1869–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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18 May, 1869
Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia


9 September, 1950 (aged 81)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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