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Edgar Major Patten (1858–1930)

The death occurred last night at his residence at Bluff Pt. of Mr Edgar Major Patten, an old resident of the district. Mr Patten, who was 72 years of age retired to rest about nine o'clock. He was heard to be breathing heavily, and when someone went to see what was the matter it was found he had passed away. For some time the deceased had been in indifferent health, suffering from an affection of the heart. In the early days Mr Patten was well known on the Murchison goldfields, carrying on the business of a carrier between Mullewa and the Black Range district. Subsequently he was engaged in farming at Yetna for some years but gave this up two or three years ago, and had since lived at Bluff Point. He had a large family, fourteen children altogether. He is survived by his wife, seven daughters, and two sons. There are 43 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral took place this afternoon at the Anglican Cemetery, amongst those present being members of Geraldton Lodge No. 3, of which he was a member.

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Life Summary [details]




2 April, 1930 (aged ~ 72)
Geraldton, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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