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Andrew Laurie (1824–1889)

from Maitland Mercury

On Thursday last Mr. Andrew Laurie, J.P., of Taree, expired suddenly at Kempsey. For the last two years Mr. Laurie's health has been failing and weakening, and a few weeks since he visited Kempsey to consult Dr. Casement. At that gentleman's recommendation he underwent an operation, which was skilfully performed, with apparent relief and future promise. Since Mr. Laurie's return to Taree, however, he had two severe attacks of sudden illness, and decided to return to Kempsey, to again place himself under Dr. Casement. Mr. Laurie arrived at Kempsey on Tuesday evening, apparently none the worse for the journey, and was cheerful in spirit. On Thursday at 1 p.m. he sat down to dinner, feeling as well as usual, when he was observed to lean gently forward in his chair, and quietly and quickly, as we ave informed, without speaking and without any manifestation of pain, he breathed his last breath, and the spirit of one of the gentlest, kindest, and truest of men went to its peaceful rest, with but one feeling of sorrow and regret left behind in the hearts of all who had known him.

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20 June, 1824
Stobo, Peeblesshire, Scotland


5 September, 1889 (aged 65)
Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

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