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Harold Parkin (Harry) Thornthwaite (1859–1939)

Mr. Harry P. [Harold Parkin] Thornthwaite, of Lamb-street, South Bundaberg, died on Saturday at Brabourne Private Hospital, aged 82 years. Mr. Thornthwaite was a native of Five Dock, Sydney, and had served in the Stamp Duties Office, New South Wales for 50 years. On his retirement from the Sydney office, at the age of 65 years, he came to Bundaberg, and has lived in retirement for the past 16 years. He was an ardent worker of the Church of England, and a member of the teaching staff of St. Mary's Sunday School, South Bundaberg. He married Miss A. R. Dean at St. Luke's Church, Burwood, Sydney, and he is survived by his wife and family of two sons and three daughters, namely, Roy and Claude (Sydney), Mrs. E. Palmer (Bundaberg), Mrs. W. Stores (South Johnstone), and Mrs. A. R. Richard (Sydney). The funeral took place last Saturday afternoon from the Church of England, the arrangements being in the hands of Messrs F. C. Brown and Co.

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'Thornthwaite, Harold Parkin (Harry) (1859–1939)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


20 May, 1939 (aged ~ 80)
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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