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Annie Isabella Sillar (1869–1933)

Word was received in town yesterday of the death of Mrs. Annie Isabel Sillar (63), relict of John Walker Sillar, at her home in Sydney. When in the flesh, Mr. and Mrs. Sillar were well known residents of Dubbo, 'J.W.' being manager of the Bank of Australasia, a great philanthropic, worker, prominent, and able hospital organiser, and Presbyterian Church worker and a general supervisor of all, public movements. He died in 1919, in Dubbo, aged 58, regretted by all. The deceased lady also was a sterling citizen, good wife and mother, and splendid worker for the town.

A son, Captain Roy Sillar, was killed on active service.

One of the sons, Mr. Jack Sillar, was married at Christmas time to Miss Hazel McLeod, daughter of a well known Western, family.

The body was brought to Dubbo by train this morning and laid to rest in the Presbyterian, portion of the local cemetery— in the same grave as her husband.

Sons of the deceased, Ralph and Jack, arrived in the train and were met by scores of friends of former years, many of the old-timers knowing them as boys. The cortege moved from the train to the cemetery where the Rev. G. Knox Read officiated in the absence of the Presbyterian Minister (Rev. Chas. Yuill), who is away ia Melbourne.

Among, the mourners were Messrs. Ralph and Jack Sillar (sons), A. R. Webb (brother-in-law), Leslie Webb, Walter Webb, R. Webb, W. F. McMan amey, R. W. Jelf, Jim Mitchell, Harold Taylor, N. C. Hamilton, T. D. Palmer, A. B. Saunders, Fred Weston, F. W. K. Wise, Allan Wise, Les Yeo, B. M. Ar thus, Charles Cadell, John Bell, R. L. Currie and others.

J. R. Tighe carried out the funeral.

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'Sillar, Annie Isabella (1869–1933)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Allen, Annie Isabella

30 November, 1869
Grenfell, New South Wales, Australia


23 January, 1933 (aged 63)
Waverley, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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