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Marcus Robert Shoobridge (1876–1942)

Mr. Marcus Robert Shoobridge died suddenly at Hobart on Saturday at the age of 66 years. The third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shoobridge, he was born in the Derwent Valley, and educated at The Friends' School, Hobart. For a number of years he was engaged in the engineering trade in Launceston and Melbourne. He visited the United States, where he was employed in dismantling the first hop-picking machine, which was brought to Tasmania and erected at Coniston, Mr. K. L. Shoobridge's property at Glenora.

Mr. Shoobridge spent some years as marine engineer with Currie and Co. line of steamers. He served throughout the First World War. In later life he was engaged in the motor and oxy welding business. He was a keen member of the Masonic Lodge.

Mr. Shoobridge married Miss I. M. Clemes, who predeceased him. There are two children. Miss Margaret Shoobridge, dietitian at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and Mr. David Shoobridge, an officer in the Forestry Department at Canberra.

At a service in the Swan St. Methodist Church last night reference was made to the death of Mr. Shoobridge, who was a member and leader of the church, as well as a lay preacher.

The funeral will arrive at the Crematorium Chapel. Cornelian Bay, at 2.45 p.m. today.

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'Shoobridge, Marcus Robert (1876–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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3 February, 1876
New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia


9 May, 1942 (aged 66)
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

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