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Henry Lloyd (1839–1897)

A very well-known and popular figure in business circles was very suddenly removed by death yesterday in the person of Mr. H. [Henry] Lloyd, the founder and proprietor of the N.S.W. Bookstall Company. Eighteen years ago the deceased gentleman, who had held a responsible position in the firm of W. H. Smith and Sons, the great English firm of purveyors of literature to the travelling public, came to the colonies in search of health. Mr. Lloyd immediately saw the opportunity for establishing a business similar to that in which he had been engaged in England. Success crowned his efforts from the outset, and his business was extended so as to include amongst his clients those who patronised the numerous ferryboats of the city. Personally he was perhaps as well known locally as the books which were bought from his stalls, and his genial temperament won friends for him in all directions. It was with a shook that the public received the announcement of his rather tragic death. It came so unexpected. Although he had complained of ill-health it was not anticipated that anything serious affected him, indeed he had not sought medical aid. Yesterday morning he was called upon to write a letter in connection with his business. His wife took the letter to an attendant to be delivered and on returning to the room in which she had left her husband found him quite dead in a sitting posture upon the bed. A medical gentleman who happened to be passing was called in and pronounced life extinct. Death was due to paralysis of the heart. The funeral of the late Mr. Lloyd will leave his late residence, Linden Hall, Annandale, at 2 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.

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Life Summary [details]


2 March, 1839
London, Middlesex, England


24 September, 1897 (aged 58)
Annandale, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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