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Robert Record Stapleton (1897–1933)

The death occurred on Saturday of Alderman Robert Record Stapleton, Mayor of Paddington, aged 36 years.

Alderman Stapleton was regarded as one of the ablest of the younger men in the Lang Labour party. He was a good debater, and at the last State elections he unsuccessfully contested the Woollahra seat against the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly (Sir Daniel Levy). He had been a member of the Paddington Council for several years, but this was his first term as Mayor.

Alderman Stapleton was engaged in the building trade. He has left a widow and two young children—-a boy and a girl.

The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at the Botany Cemetery. There will be a service in the council chambers at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. J. Newton Stephen, of St. Matthias' Church, Paddington, and the cortege will move off at 2.30 p.m.

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  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 4 October 1933, p 9

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Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


30 September, 1933 (aged ~ 36)
Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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