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Cyrus John Turnbull (1854–1936)

Mr. Cyrus John Turnbull, relict of the late Emma Turnbull, died on Wednesday morning at the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Dixon, "Illawarra," Freeman's Reach-road, at the ripe age of 82 years. Born at Sackville Reach in 1854, his father, the late James Turnbull was one of the earliest pioneers of the Hawkesbury district. In 1873, Mr. Turnbull became a teacher, and the Education Department appointed him to half-time schools at Blackfriars and Mulgoa Forest Mountain. In 1882, he was transferred to Woodhill, Shoalhaven district, and nine years later took charge at Croobyar. After 45 years teaching, he retired and again, made his home on the Hawkesbury River. He is survived by one son and three daughters, viz., Winifred (Mrs. A. S. Cork, Milton), Ida (Mrs. V. H. Dixon, Freeman's Reach-road), Edna (Mrs. Bishop, Waitara) and William (Martin Place, Sydney). The funeral took place from his daughter's residence, Freeman's Reach-road, on Thursday, morning for the Church of England cemetery, Mulgoa, where the remains were laid by the side of those of his wife. Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

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Sackville, New South Wales, Australia


5 August, 1936 (aged ~ 82)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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