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Percival Randolph Stow (1857–1937)

Mr. Percival Randolph Stow, who died at his home, Kent street, Glenelg, on Monday, in his 81st year, was formerly one of the State's most brilliant barristers. He was the son of the late Mr. Justice Stow, who was a judge in the Supreme Court of South Australia for many years.

Mr Stow, who was born in this State, specialised in Supreme Court practice, and was prominently associated with many important civil cases. He was a brilliant student of English literature and was a most accomplished scholar, having a wide knowledge of the classics. Mr. Stow was admitted to the Bar in Adelaide when in his early twenties, and was first associated with the firm of Stow and Bakewell, which later became Symon, Bakewell and Stow. He was afterwards a member of the firm of Bakewell, Stow and Piper, which is now Piper, Bakewell and Piper.

Mr. Stow married the widow of Mr. Langloh Parker, who was a well-known squatter, owning Bangate, on the Narran River. Mr. Stow retired from active practice about 10 years ago. He has left a widow. There are no children. Mrs. Stow is the author of three volumes published when she was known as K. Langloh Parker. These are Australian Legendary Tales, More Australian Legendary Tales and The Euahlayi Tribe. The late Simpson Newland, author of Paving the Way was her uncle.

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