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James Snodgrass (1841–1928)

The death occurred on Wednesday at his residence, 'Forest Vale,' Mangoplah,  of Mr. James Snodgrass. He was born at Glagow, Scotland, on May 4, 1841, and he arrived in Australia with his parents in 1848. They settled in South Australia where Mr. Snodgrass met his first wife to whom he was married in 1861. She was Miss Elizabeth Ross, daughter of the late John Ross of 'Kinross' Holbrook. Mr. Snodgrass came from South Australia to the Holbrook district in 1875 and he selected at Mangoplah in 1881 and was successful. His second marriage was in 1919 and his widow, Rachel Elizabeth, survives him, as well as two sons, Messrs James and John Alexander Ross Snodgrass and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Forrest Smyles. His sisters are Mrs. I. Kelly of Cambusdoon and Mrs. Cross, of Kamarah. The step-brothers are Messrs George Snodgrass of Merrygoen, Alan Snodgrass of 'Summerlie', Uranquinty and W. R. Snodgrass of Trail Street, Wagga; while the step-sisters are Mesdames J . H . Kendall of ''Miarb", the Rock, R. Bourne, of Collingulla, and M. Brown, of Bondi. Mr. Snodgrass was a noted breeder and exhibitor of stud sheep. The funeral leaves 'Forest Vale' at 2.30 today for the Presbyterian cemetery, Cookardinia.

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4 May, 1841
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland


10 October, 1928 (aged 87)
Mangoplah, New South Wales, Australia

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