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William W. Pechey (1873–1915)

There were many expressions of regret in Toowoomba when it was known that Mr. William W. Pechey, one of the ablest citizens of Toowoomba, had passed away early yesterday morning, at his residence, Cottesloe, Toowoomba (our Toowoomba correspondent advised last night). The late Mr. Pechey was the eldest son of the late Mr. E. W. Pechey. He was manager, in conjunction with the Queensland Trustees, Ltd., of the Pechey Estate, and carried on the business of sawmillers and timber merchants in Toowoomba, with sawmills at Pechey and Mt. Binga. The deceased gentleman took a prominent interest in Toowoomba affairs. He was closely associated with the Liberal movement, and was recognised as one of the ablest platform and after-dinner speakers in Toowoomba. He was a past president and a very enthusiastic member of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, and his address on the conclusion of his term as president will be long remembered as being one of the ablest ever put before the members. Mr. Pechey was also associated with other bodies, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was about 42 years of age, and is survived by his wife and three young children. The funeral, which took place yesterday afternoon, was largely attended, Rev. Canon Oakeley conducting the service at the graveside. Our Crow's Nest correspondent wired yesterday:—Regret was generally expressed at the receipt of the news of the death of Mr. Pechey. The deceased, who had large timber interests in this district, was widely known. He took a great interest in the advancement of the district. The flag at Pechey school was flown at half-mast.

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