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Thomas Stephens (1870–1910)

Thomas Stephens, n.d.

Thomas Stephens, n.d.

The following extract from the “Tamworth News” with reference to the late lamented Mr. Thomas Stephens will prove of interest to many of our readers—“The death of Mr. Thomas Stephens who had charge of the drapery and clothing department of Mr. McCann’s store, took place at his residence, West Tamworth, on Friday evening last, from typhoid fever. Deceased was 40 years of age. He was a native of Orange, where he lived until a few years ago, being connected with the business of Messrs Dalton Brothers, Ltd. Leaving for the metropolis, his health began to fail, so he came to the country and took up the position of manager of the drapery and clothing department of Mr. G. Nash’s in Peel Street. On Mr. Nash disposing of his business to Mr. McCann, Mr Stephens was retained in the same position. He was a most capable man at his business and a first class salesman. His kind and gentle-manly manner won for him a wide circle of friends here, who deeply regret his sad demise. He leaves a widow and five children, the youngest being about twelve months old. He was a man possessed of excellent qualities. His assistance towards charitable causes was pronounced, being ever willing to give his splendid vocal talent to the cause of charity, and readily gave his heartfelt sympathy and cordial support to any object of a laudable nature. For some time he had not been enjoying good health, and about a fortnight since he was obliged to take a rest. His condition grew worse, and contracting fever he passed away as above stated. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, the remains being interred in the R.C. Cemetery. Rev. Father O’Brien conducted the service at the grave, and Mr. J. R. Leggett was the funeral director.    

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Thomas Stephens, n.d.

Thomas Stephens, n.d.

Life Summary [details]


10 May, 1870
Forest Reefs, New South Wales, Australia


25 June, 1910 (aged 40)
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

typhoid fever

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.