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Lysaught, Andrew Paul (1843–1914)

We regret to have to chronicle the death of one of the oldest identities of the district in the person of Mr. Archibald [i.e. Andrew] P. Lysaught, at his residence, Fitzmaurice Street, Wagga, which occurred at nine o'clock last evening. Mr. Lysaught, who had reached the age of 71 years, had been in failing health for some time, and for the last six weeks had been confined to his bed, and gradually failing, till his death took place as stated. He was born in Campbelltown (near Sydney), and came to the Wagga district in 1868, and has been in and about Wagga since that time. He commenced farming at Brucedale, and later took a store at North Wagga. Afterwards he joined the local post office staff, and after 25 year's service he retired and took up a quiet life, opening a tobacconist and hairdressing saloon near Wollundry Lagoon bridge, in Fitzmaurice Street, to fill in his leisure time. He was twice married, and by the first marriage leaves four sons and three daughters, but two sons have died. The remaining two sons are Arthur and Alfred (Wagga), and the daughters, Mrs. W. Smith (Tumut), Mrs. Jas. Clarke jr., (North Wagga), and Mrs. A. Thomas (of Sydney). The second marriage was to the widow of the late Mr. J. Mallon, and there are two sons and three daughters of this marriage. Deceased also leaves a brother (Mr. J. Lysaught, of Germanton), and four sisters (Miss M. Lysaught, Mrs. F. McNamara, (Sydney), Mrs. A. Smith (Mosman), and Mrs. Robinson Ross (St. Kilda, Vic.). The late Mr. Lysaught was a very active man in his younger days and took a keen interest in athletics, and even up to the last few months, was to be seen at sports and other functions taking a lively interest in the proceedings and was generally one of the committee regulating the sports. He was also a member of the H.A.C.B. Society for 38 years. The funeral will leave his late residence tomorrow (Friday) afternoon for the interment in the Wagga cemetery and friends are kindly invited to attend.

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  • funeral, Daily Advertiser (Wagga Wagga, NSW), 2 January 1915, p 2

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