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John Sheridan (1876–1940)

By the death of Mr John Sheridan, which sad event took place at the Wellington District Hospital on Tuesday morning last, the town and district has lost one of its finest personalities. For the past three or four years, the late Mr Sheridan had been in indifferent health, and for the past four months had been an inmate of the Wellington District Hospital. On Saturday last, he suffered a stroke, and although everything possible was done for him, he passed away on Tuesday morning. The deceased was born at Rylstone 64 years ago. He was a magnificent specimen of Australian manhood, being well over six feet high, and built in proportion, and in his young days was an exceptionally strong man. For the past 38 years, he had resided with his wife and family at his property "Glenrowan", Comobella, where he followed farming and grazing pursuits, and made a great success of his occupation. He was a very keen farmer, and his property is one of the best known and well kept in the district. Each year he was a prominent exhibitor in the wheat competition run under the auspices of the Wellington P.A. and H. Society, and also took a keen interest in all affairs of the town and district. He was president of the Comobella Cricket Club for many years, and, in addition to this class of sport, he was always ready to assist in any other outdoor sport in the district. He also took a keen interest in public affairs in the Comobella district, being ever ready to give his practical support to anything that had for its objective the advancement of the district. He was a man of fine personality, and his kindly disposition endeared him to all with whom he came in contact. During his lifetime in the Wellington district, he had seen many changes take place, and he was the class of citizen that we can ill afford to lose, and his passing will be grieved by a large circle of friends in this town and district. He is survived by his wife and family of three sons and three daughters. The later are May (Mrs Stan Giddings, of Suntop), and misses Lila and Iris Sheridan, of Comobella. The sons are Messrs Leonard, William and Andrew, all of Comobella. The remains were encased in a polished marble casket, heavily silver mounted, and after a service at St Patrick’s Catholic Church yesterday afternoon, were laid to rest in the Catholic portion of the Wellington Cemetery, the services at both the Church and graveside being read by Rev Father Hennessy, of Narromine. The funeral, which was a very large and representative one, was a fine tribute to the esteem in which the deceased was held by all classes. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs C. J. Shakespeare and Sons.

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27 January, 1876
Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia


22 January, 1940 (aged 63)
Wellington, New South Wales, Australia

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