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William James Kelly (1873–1945)

William Kelly, n.d.

William Kelly, n.d.

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The death occurred last Friday morning of Mr. William James Kelly, aged 72 years, who had been a resident of Culcairn for more than 20 years, and formerly lived at Cambusdoon Station, Yerong Creek. Besides his widow, he leaves two sons, Dvr. James Kelly and Gordon Kelly; a daughter, Nancy (Mrs. W. Stewart, Sydney), a brother James (Yerong Creek) and two sisters, Jessie (Wagga) and Lily (Mrs. Page, Sydney). The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, the cortege leaving his late residence, Balfour street, following a service conducted by the Rev. Crawford. Interment took place in the Presbyterian portion of the Culcairn cemetery, where the Rev. Crawford also officiated, the bearers being Messrs James Kelly (son), James Kelly (brother), F. Andrews nephew), W. J. Conley. A. Papworth and R. T. McCrum. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. J. S. Gamble, of Culcairn.

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William Kelly, n.d.

William Kelly, n.d.

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Life Summary [details]


4 May, 1873
Truro, South Australia, Australia


27 April, 1945 (aged 71)
Culcairn, New South Wales, Australia

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