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McMaster, John (?–1894)

The townspeople received a shock on Tuesday by the receipt of a telegram conveying news of the death of Mr. John McMaster, sen., of Weetalabah (reports the Bligh Watchman of the 1st inst.). We have no particulars, excepting that he died rather suddenly, and it was known that he had been suffering from a rather severe cold for about a week, but no serious consequences were anticipated. Mr. McMaster has, however, been suffering from an affection of the heart for a good many years, and it has been known that he might die suddenly. He was one of the earliest settlers in this district, and was known and respected far and wide for his liberal and large-hearted generosity, his unbounded hospitality, and his strong far-seeing commonsense. He was one of a type of colonists who are rapidly passing away with the conditions which brought out all their best qualities, and he has had a large share in the welfare and progress of this portion of the colony. Mr. McMaster has left a widow and a large family of sons and daughters, grown up, and most of them married and living in homes of their own.

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