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William James Woods (1833–1915)

Another of the worthy old pioneers of the district — Mr William Woods passed away to his rest on Thursday last, aged 83 years. The deceased had resided in Shoalhaven for 60 years, and during practically the whole time had been engaged in farming pursuits. He took a keen and lively interest in the Shoalhaven Agricultural Society, being a member of the association from its inception, and for very many years served as a committee man, in which position he was a good worker. Several years ago, after his retirement from active participation in its affairs, Mr. Woods had the honor paid him of being made a life member of the Association, in recognition of long and valuable services rendered as committeeman. A man of sterling character and high probity, one whose word was his bond, the late Mr. Woods deservedly gained the respect and esteem of his neighbors and the community. On the death of his wife, several years back, he resided with one or other of his sons. Latterly he lived with his son Arthur at Pyree, gradually breaking up with advancing age, and passed peacefully away on Thursday, full of years and honor. He leaves a family surviving him — all comfortably settled and in good circumstances, and worthy descendants of their parents— of three daughters and six sons — Mrs. D. Lamond, Terara; Mrs. Newbury, Hurstville; Mrs. C. Ingold, Milton; and Messrs. Joseph and William, Richmond River; Alfred H. and Albert, Inverell; Arthur, Pyree; and Ernest, Bolong; besides many grandchildren and a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn his demise, The funeral will move from his son's residence at Pyree this morning at 10.30 for the C.E. portion of the Nowra general cemetery.

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27 September, 1833
Leets Vale, New South Wales, Australia


24 June, 1915 (aged 81)
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia

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