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Sarah Susannah Wallbank (?–1933)

Early on Sunday morning last the death occurred of Mrs. Sarah Susanah Wallbank, at her home at Lower Mangrove. The deceased lady was in her 80th year and was one of the oldest local residents. To her many relatives and friends her death was not altogether unexpected. She had been in very ill-health for some time past and during the last ten days was unable to take nourishment. Her husband pre-deceased her by 45 years, being accidentally killed at 34 years of age, at Mooney Creek. There was a family of seven children, and it is to her lasting credit that after the death of her husband she struggled hard to rear and educate them. Mr. J. H. Wallbank (Lower Mangrove), Mr Thos. Wallbank (Gosford), Constable A. E. Wallbank (Waratah), and Mr. William Wallbank (Lower Mangrove) are sons, while Mrs. John Toomey, Mrs A. Walker, both of Lower Mangrove, and the late Mrs. Elizabeth Toomey were daughters. There are many grand children.

The late Mrs. Wallbank kept the Lower Mangrove Post and Telegraph Office for over 40 years, and only quite recently relinquished the position owing to her failing health. She was of a most obliging and pleasant disposition and many can bear testimony to her good neighborly qualities.

The funeral, which proceeded to the local Church of England cemetery on Mondav afternoon, was a very large and representative one, and there were many fine floral tributes. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of R. H. Creighton (Gosford). The service at the graveside was conducted by Rev. Mr. Satchell (St. Albans). Through her demise the district will lose a fine and respected citizen, and her family — to whom we offer our deepest sympathy — a kind, considerate and trusted mother.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Singleton, Sarah Susannah

17 September, 1933
Lower Mangrove, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

kidney disease

Religious Influence

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