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Edward Adolph Pries (1852–1916)

from Bunbury Herald

Deep regret was manifest here when it was known that Mr. E. A. [Edward Adolph] Pries had passed away. The deceased was dead and buried before many knew that he was ill. The deceased was one of the most popular Government officials here during the long time he was in charge of the Postal and Telegraphs Department. He was quite a young lad when he came here with his mother and his late brother, Arthur, his father, the late R. F. Pries, having been in the State for some time previously, and was in business as a storekeeper in the same house where poor Edward ended his days. He was educated at the Government School, Busselton, and after he grew up he became associated with Mr. G. Simpson, at one time manager of the old Balarat Sawmills Timber Company. He was engaged in passing and shipping timber at various places for Mr. Simpson. He was also inspector of various work for the Government and also employed by the Balarat Company as accountant for some time before being appointed P. and T. Master at Busselton. He was only 65 years of age, and no one who saw him a short time ago would think that he would soon join the great majority. It appears he had been t0 Perth at the races, and after having a warm bath one evening went and sat out in the open and got a chill, which brought on double pneumonia, and in spite of all Drs. Flynn and Joel could do he passed away on Sunday last and was buried on Monday evening in the Church of England Cemetery. The Rev. Frewer of Bunbury read the burial service both in the church and at the grave side. The chief mourners were his sister (Mrs. M. C. R. Bunbury) and his two brothers (A. F. and A. H. Pries). The pall bearers were Messrs. R. Gable, J.P., H. C. Prinsep. J.P., N. Abbey, G. W. Barnard, sen., O. Stafford, and T. B. Vines. A number of floral tributes were laid upon the grave from friends.

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Additional Resources

  • death notice, South-Western News (Busselton, WA), 21 January 1916, p 2

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'Pries, Edward Adolph (1852–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 May 2024.

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19 March, 1852
London, Middlesex, England


16 January, 1916 (aged 63)
Busselton, Western Australia, Australia

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