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Richard Matthew (Dick) Reynolds (1856–1928)

One of the best known identities in the Hawkesbury district, Mr. Richard Matthew Reynolds, passed away in the District Hospital, Windsor, on Tuesday, at the ripe age of 73 years. Although he had been a great sufferer from asthma for a considerable time, it was never anticipated that his end was so near. He contracted influenza one day last week, and this apparently weakened his heart, as he died two days after being admitted to the Hospital. The late "Dick" Reynolds, as he was familiarly known throughout the district, was a hardy son of the soil, a particularly well-read man, and took a keen interest in the topics of the day. A native of Wilberforce, he was a son of the late Thomas Orlando Reynolds, who carried on a butchering business in that village for many years. Half-a-century ago the subject of this notice married the widow of the late John Cobcroft, and carried on farming pursuits at Wilberforce for a number of years. Subsequently they removed to Windsor, where Mr. Reynolds opened up a grocery business, but afterwards went back to the land on a property at the Peninsula, Windsor. During the past ten years he had been living in retirement, and was a familiar figure about the town during that time. The late Mr. Reynolds is survived by a widow (who was at Kempsey when her husband died), three sons and a daughter, viz., Leonard (Newcastle), Hilda (Mrs. Milsom, Goulburn), Arthur (Windsor), and William (Sydney). The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon, the remains being interred in St. Matthew's Church of England cemetery, Windsor. Rev. N. Jenkyn officiated at the graveside, and Mr. Chandler carried out the funeral arrangements.

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10 May, 1856
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


4 December, 1928 (aged 72)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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