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John Turnbull (1850–1938)

One of the oldest and most respected residents of Wilberforce, in the person of Mr. John Turnbull, aged 88 years, passed away at the Hawkesbury District Hospital last Saturday. The deceased, who had followed farming pursuits, had resided in the Hawkesbury district practically all his life. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J. Hawkins (Wilberforce) and two sons, Harry (Ryde), and Albert (Wilberforce), his wife and a number of other members of the family having predeceased him some years ago.

The funeral took place last Sunday, the remains being laid to rest in the Church of England portion of the Wilberforce cemetery, the Rev. Saunders officiating at the graveside.

Mr. Chandler, Windsor, had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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'Turnbull, John (1850–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 18 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


17 January, 1850
Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia


29 October, 1938 (aged 88)
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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