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Alexander Snodgrass (1839–1904)

In saving the homestead at Sandy Creek Station great efforts were made and although attended with a measure of success the fire nevertheless claimed its toll of death. Mr. Allan [i.e. Alexander] Snodgrass, a well-known settler in the neighborhood, aged 65, had been assisting in the arduous task of fire fighting all Saturday morning, and in the afternoon, when danger had passed, he went beneath the shelter of a haystack to rest, but in a few minutes collapsed. He was at once succored, but he failed to recover, and was driven into Wagga for medical attendance. The step, however, proved unavailing, for he died on the journey to town. He was examined by Dr. Burgess, who certified that death was from natural causes, heart failure, accentuated by excitement.

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13 January, 1839
Dun, Angus, Scotland


31 December, 1904 (aged 65)
Mangoplah, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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