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William Edward Sparke (1831–1905)

from Evening News

Mr William Edward Sparke died this morning, at half-past 8 o'clock, at his residence, "St Monan's," Elizabeth Bay, in his 75th year. Mr Sparke was an old identity of Sydney, formerly carrying on business with the late Mr Walford, as Walford and Sparke, wine and spirit merchants, from which business he retired into private life some 25 years ago. Mr Sparke was of a kindly nature, and greatly esteemed by all who knew him. Many of the Sydney charitable institutions will feel his loss. Mr Sparke was unmarried, but had several sisters, nephews and nieces, resident in Sydney. The funeral will take place at Rookwood on Saturday morning, the cortege leaving "St Monan's" at about half-past 9 o'clock.

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Other Obituaries for William Edward Sparke

Additional Resources

  • funeral, Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 31 July 1905, p 4
  • probate, Sydney Morning Herald, 2 September 1905, p 14
  • charitable bequests, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 August 1905, p 9

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'Sparke, William Edward (1831–1905)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


31 March, 1831
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


27 July, 1905 (aged 74)
Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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