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Agatha Josephine Whalan (1851–1904)

Early in the year we have to record the death of Mrs. Alfred [Agatha Josephine] Whalan. The deceased has for many years been in delicate health, and for the last two years has been quite bed-ridden with paralysis, but on Tuesday, whilst asleep, she peacefully breathed her last. She was possessed of a most hopeful and cheerful disposition, and never murmured or repined at her lot. Her husband and family— seven sons and two daughters — now mourn the loss of one who, during her life, was their guiding star in the home. The funeral took place on Thursday morning, and was one of the largest ever seen in the district, the old Methodist cemetery being the place of interment, the Rev. J. Tarn officiating at the grave. In a brief address Mr. Tarn referred to the deceased as a bright Christian, distinguished for her goodness, which was shown in her wonderful patience in suffering, and constant brightness of spirit. The best tribute she had was her family, one of the most worthy in the whole neighbourhood. Her influence would be long felt for good. Mrs. Whalan was a sister-in-law of Mrs. G. Whalan, of Bathurst, and she was connected with a very numerous circle of relations in the Oberon and Edith districts.

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Alternative Names
  • Wilson, Agatha Josephine

Windsor, New South Wales, Australia


5 January, 1904 (aged ~ 53)
Oberon, New South Wales, Australia

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