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Return Thanks
Mrs John Watkins desires to offer her grateful thanks to all those who gave her so much kindly help and sympathy, in her recent trouble and bereavement.

OBITUARY
JOHN LOCKER
There passed away on Sunday last, 3rd, inst., at his home, Hazelwood Adaminaby, John Locker, an old and highly respected resident of the district.  He was born in Cuppacumbalong, Lanyan, Queanbeyan, 79 years ago, being the second son of the late Thomas Locker of Happy Valley, Bolairo. His boyhood was spent partly at Dry Plain, later on the Murrumbidgee, and in the........Happy...

FUNERAL
The funeral of the late Mr Chas Fletcher of Fentonville took place in the RC portion of the local cemetery on Sunday last, fully 300 persons being present to witness the last sad ceremony being performed to one of our oldest and most highly respected residents.  Rev. Fr Lynch officiated at the graveside.  An obituary notice will appear in a later issue.

IN MEMORIAM
In loving remembrance of CATHERINE POWER who departed her life on the 28th day of April 1896.
Inserted by her loving sister Boleke? (hard to read)

RETURN THANKS
MRS TYRIE and family wish to thank Jerangle and Wangrah friends for their kindness shown to them in their recent bereavement.

IN MEMORIAM
JONES - In loving memory of our dear sister, May who departed this life August 14, 1923 - Inserted by her loving sister and brother, Emily and Dave. Another notice inserted by her loving mother, stepfather and family.

MAIN - In sad but loving memory of our dear mother, who passed away at Murrumbucca, 20th August 1922.
Also our dear father, who departed this life March 28, 1917.  Inserted by their loving daughter, Mary and family.

IN MEMORIAM
In loving Remembrance of ALICE POWER who died at Goulburn, October 14th, 1891 - Inserted by her loving friend Nellie Thorpe, Adaminaby.

IN MEMORIAM
JOHNSON - In loving memory of my dear brother, HERBERT JOHNSON, who died at Kogarah October 8, 1920 - (Buried Rookwood) Inserted by his sorrowing sister, CB Shanley "Dovecote" Caddigat 4.10.21.
BROADHEAD In loving remembrance of FREDERICK JAMES BROADHEAD who died on 20th October 1892(3) aged 11 months- Inserted by his loving sister SUSANNAH BROADHEAD.

MRS MAT SHANLEY
Another old identity, in the person of Mrs Elizabeth Shanley, passed away to her eternal reward on Tuesday last, at her late home, Caddigat, near Adaminaby.  Deceased who had reached the good age of 72, last week received a stroke, and another one taking her, she never recovered, although conscious almost to the last.
The late Mrs Shanley was a daughter of the later Mr and Mrs Henry Chalker, who in the early days ran the Old Rose Inn at Adaminaby.  She was born at Billingera, and went with her parents to Adaminaby, where at the age of 19? she married Mr Matthew Shanley.  they resided at Caddigat ever since and reared a fine family.  The district will mourn the loss of such a worthy old lady and we sympathise with Mr Shanley and the following members of the family in the loss sustained, Mrs M Johnson, Mrs Hyles (Goulburn), Mrs Whittaker, Mrs P Delaney, Mrs E Crowe, Messrs, Charles, James, William, Henry and Arthur.  She also leaves two brothers and a sister, viz., Messrs Joseph and James Chalker and Mrs Berrigan of Carlton. The cortege was a long one and Very Rev. Dean Norris PP read the burial service.  Mr Jas F Allen conducted the funeral.

IN MEMORIAM
In loving remembrance of HARRIET EMILY HANSON, who departed this life on 12th day of October 1891 aged 11 years and 11 months. - Inserted by a loving friend ANNA TOZER, Wambrook 8th November 1891.

DEATH OF MR JAMES McMANUS
On Sunday morning last Mr James McManus, JP., of Adaminaby, died at his residence, after an illness of over four months. Deceased suffered severely during that time from acute neuritis, combined with angina pectoris, and, although untiringly attended by Dr Henderson, and devotedly nursed by his wife, and Nurses Gallagher, passed away peacefully at the time stated. The deceased had reached the age of 58 years; he was a native of County Fermanagh, Ireland, and came to the State in 1859.  Shortly afterwards he joined the Police, and after some years service in Young, Goulburn And other districts, came to Adaminaby about 1875.  He married in 1880 Miss O'Rourke, of Adaminaby, whose parent were well known and highly respected in the district.  In 1882 he resigned from the police force and entered into business in the town, remaining engaged therein until confined to his bed by his illness,  the deceased gentleman was,  without doubt, one of the best, if not the best, townsmen Adaminaby possessed, and his loss will be deeply felt by all members of the community.  He was a Justice of the Peace, trustee of the town common, member of the show and race committees, and fulfilled each duty in an excellent manner.  He was a prominent member of the Roman Catholic Church, and had been identified with that Church here since its erection. Full of kindness and charity, he well fulfilled the greatest Commandment of Christ, to  "Love thy neighbour as thyself," and while we all deeply mourn his loss, we trust he has merited his reward. The body was removed to the Catholic Church on Tuesday morning when a Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev. J Norris, and a large congregation was present.  There was a large number of beautiful wreaths from all sections of the community, and the bereaved wife received numerous telegrams and letters of condolence. The surviving relatives are Mrs McManus (wife), Mrs Ryan of Lewisham (sister), Mrs Lynch (sister), and an aged mother, who with another sister resides in Ireland. The funeral which took place at 3 p.m., and was conducted by Mr A Bell, was the largest ever known in the district.  The chief mourners were Mrs McManus, Mr Ryan (nephew), and Miss Lynch (niece).  The rev J Norris officiated at the grave, and made a few short impressive remarks on the deceased's life and good qualities. 

WEDDING BELLS
WELCH - REID
A QUITE WEDDING WAS CELEBRATED BY THE Very Rev. Dean Norris, PP, VF., at Cooma on July 30th, when Roy, second son of Mrs A Welch of Adaminaby, was married to Cecily, youngest daughter of Mrs Reid of Adaminaby. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr Walter Russell, was gowned in Ivory Crepe de-chene and Georgette being embroidered in silver beads and pearls with wreath and veil carrying  bouquet of white lilies and sweet peas and asparagus with streamers of the bridegroom's battalion colours.  Misses Mona and Bessie Russell, nieces of the bride, were bridesmaids, the former wearing champagne crepe de-chene frock embroidered with pale pink Tuscan Aeroplane hat with black streamers carrying bouquet of pink sweet peas and asparagus, wearing a gold pendant the gift of the bridegroom, little Bessie Russell wearing pale pink crepe de-chene frock with lace mop cap, carrying a basket of ferns and wearing a gold brooch the gift of the bridegroom.  Mr Reg Welch acted as best man.  The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch and the bride's gift was a pair of silver backed military brushes. After the ceremony an adjournment was made to the Cooma Hotel where wine and cake were served, only the relative being present.  The couple left on their honey-moon trip by mail train, the bride wearing a costume of nigger brown and cream hat trimmed with brown.

DEATH
LATE MR DONALD COCHRAN
is again our sad duty this week to chronicle the death of another of the sturdy old pioneers of the district who have gone to their long last rest; Mr Donald Cochran of Yaouk having died at Goulburn on Friday last, at the ripe age of 73 years.  The deceased came to Monaro with his parents as far back as 1856, when Monaro consisted of a few shepherds huts.  He was a son of the late Lachlan Cochran who came from Argylshire, Scotland and settled in Braidwood district....coming to Monaro and taking up a station at Yaouk in 1862.  The deceased was a strong powerful man, a fearless horseman and of stuff which fitted him for the hard work of the pioneer, he was with the first mob of sheep which travelled through the Snowy Mountains to Melbourne in 1856, his elder brother being in charge.  In his young days he was a noted swimmer and it is recorded of him that he once swam the Murrumbidgee in flood after bullocks and brought them back; another occasion he swam a flooded stream with a bag of flour to replenish the larder of an isolated settler.  During his lifetime he was engaged in pastoral pursuits, chiefly cattle raising at Yaouk.  He enjoyed excellent health until a few years back when a nervous affection seized him following at attack of acute bronchitis. The malady which afflicted him became so pronounced that he decided to remain in a mental hospital at Goulburn, and it was there his death occurred.  Immediately on receiving the sad intelligence, his brother, Mr Angus Cochran, went to Goulburn and made arrangements to have the remains brought to Adaminaby for internment.  Mr Jas. Allen met the body at Cooma on Monday morning and the burial took place in the Presbyterian portion of the local cemetery on Monday afternoon.  Rev. Mr Hutchings (Cooma) and J.P. Mortimore reading the burial service at the graveside in the presence of a very large gathering of friends of the deceased.  Mr Cochran was a bachelor and leaves a brother and two sisters, Mrs John McPhie, Nimmo and Mrs W Fergus, Orange, to whom we extend our deepest sympathy.

LOCKER
Mr E W Locker is making slow progress towards recovery from his recent accident.  It will be some time before he can leave his bed.

LUTON
A days sport and Ball are announced in our advtg. Columns for May 17th at Muzzlebrook the residence of Mr W.L Luton. 

HEYWOOD
High prices ruling for local wools.  Mr J Heywood's Clip sold last week for 21 pence, the same figure being reached for the Caddigat clip. 

OBITUARY
LATE MR W J ROSSITER
the death of Mr Walter James Rossiter which occurred on Thursday, Nov, 12th last, removes one of our prominent business men from our midst.  The deceased had been in Sydney with Mrs Rossiter for some weeks prior to his death and a few days before leaving the city complained of a gastric trouble, but did not seek medical advice, thinking he would be alright on reaching his home, but on his arrival here serious symptoms manifested themselves and Dr Row was called in.  After treating the patient for a few days Dr Row called in the help of Drs Rodda and Harvison of Cooma, and after consultation it was decided that an operation was necessary but, as stated in a previous issue, the deceased never regained consciousness after the anaesthetic was administered. The deceased gentleman was a native of Middlesex, England and arrived in Australia with his parents when only nine years of age,  His father was a tailor by trade and commenced business at Darlington, Sydney, where with his four brothers and sisters he received his schooling.  the sister is now Mrs Wm. Earle, of Manly, and is the only surviving member of the family.  After leaving school he entered the store business of his brother at Camperdown where he learned the store keeping business from A to Z.  Subsequently launching out on his own, he decided to invest in a hawker's turn-out and chose the Monaro district to distribute his wares.  His wagon and five horses will be remembered by many of the older residents of the district. with his head quarters in Sydney he had many rough experiences in travelling the roads in those far-off days and could relate many stories of the vicissitudes of travelling on the rough tracks then used as roads.  He could relate some interesting incidents of his career a notable one being the meeting of Hall and Gilbert when those desperadoes were terrorising the countryside, but the bushrangers only wanted pipes and tobacco.  In those days he carried as much as 500 worth of stock with which he supplied the miners and residents of Kiandra and the more remote parts of the Monaro. After a few years of roughing it he decided to settle in Adaminaby, where, 30 years ago, he built a small store and prospered so that his business premises now covered a larger space than any other in town.  He was an excellent business man, his advice in business matters being often sought and although he never took any very prominent part in the local public movements his financial help was always forthcoming when asked.  His motto in life was to be straight in all his dealings and in following on these lines he built up a large business connection and assistance in every charitable cause, always ready to the best of his power. His family consists of two sons and two daughters, his big trouble coming when about two years ago, his youngest son, Sid, was cut off in the threshold of a bright career full of promises at the age of 22.  this sad loss caused a break which  the family were only just becoming reconciled to when the head of the home was summoned by the grim reaper.  Besides his widow the survivors are: Mr Rex Rossiter and Misses Hannah and Adelaide Rossiter to whom this paper offers its deepest sympathy in the loss of a fond husband and father following so soon on the loss of their son and brother. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon at the local cemetery in the presence of a large gathering of friends, the Rev. Mr H.J. Gedney reciting the last sad rites of the Church of England of which the deceased was a devoted member

 LATE MR O'BRIEN McMAHON
After a lingering illness extending over several months the above named well-known resident passed peacefully away on Saturday Sept. 13th.  the deceased had been a hardworking, energetic man all his life and by dint of perseverance had built up a comfortable home.  Like many others who have a competency on Monaro, Mr McMahon started in life with nothing but his pluck and determination to succeed to help him.  born at Araluen 58 years ago he came to this district as a boy of 14 years of age, his first employment being horse training with an old identity, Mr Mark Duffy and with his trainer Higginson, who successfully trained horses for Mat Shanley during the latter part of the last century.  "Brian" as he was familiarly known, was a champion buckjumping rider, and it is said now that few, if any, horses ever threw him with a fair buck.  Many years ago he was engaged in horse breaking with Mr Thos. Crowe of Mount Royal.  He subsequently secured the contract of carrying the mail from Cooma to Kiandra, whilst there were still a number of diggers at the latter place, and Adaminaby was merely better than a wayside stopping place for the mail, which was conveyed by pack-horse at the time we speak of, the trip occupying anywhere from 12 to 24 hours.  the deceased in recounting his experiences on one occasion whilst doing the trip through snow assured this writer that he had sat and ate his dinner on the cross-piece of a telegraph pole, the particular portion of the road being covered to that depth.
After nearly 15 year of mail................


OBITUARY
GEORGE GOODMAN
Yet another of Monaro's stalwarts has fallen beneath the stroke of the grim reaper.  George Goodwin, of Benefield, Adaminaby, passed peacefully away on Wednesday night last 7th inst.  He had been ailing for the past six months and on seeking medical advice in Sydney last February was informed that his case was beyond human skill. Deceased was born at Benfield, Southhamptonshire in 1850.  Following his marriage to Miss Mary Downey in Yorkshire, the young couple came to Australia and in 1874 settled in Adaminaby, where their home has been ever since.  In the early eighties, Mr Goodman commenced road contracting, and very many of the Monaro roads constructed about that time were his work.  In 1889 the commenced the road down Talbingo Mountain in the Tumut district, a work of considerable difficulty and magnitude.  His success here led to his appointment by the Public Works Department to make a road to the Yarrangobilly Caves, on the occasion of the visit of the then Governor of the Colony, the Earl of Jersey.  When the day labour system was made general, he remained in the employ of the Department as road surveyor or works overseer in various places.
The last big contract undertaken by him, and probably the most difficult in his varied experiences, was the construction of Macquarie Pass leading from the Robertson Tableland (over 2000 feet above sea-level) to Albion Park on the South Coast.  This road had been promised for very many years by various Ministers, and many local people were convinced that no ...trafficable. Road down the mountain was practicable.  The road was built and is now one of the most popular tourist roads in the State, though some of its hairpin bends have to be negotiated with care. About fifteen years ago Mr Goodman retired from the Government service to Adaminaby, where he engaged in farming and grazing at Benefield, on the Eucumbene. His wife died some five years since.  Five sons - Arthur (Mt Hope), Herbert (Sydney), Robert, Albert and Walter, of Adaminaby, and one daughter, Mrs Alf Eccleston (Adaminaby) survive him, also nine grandchildren. Deceased was a member of the Masonic, Orange and Odd fellows (G. U.) fraternities, and four Masonic brethren acted as pall-bearers at the funeral, which was very largely attended.  The body was laid to rest in the Methodist portion of Adaminaby cemetery, next to that of his wife, Rev. J.P. Mortimore taking the service Mr Jas. F. Allen had charge of the funeral arrangements.

OBITUARY
MRS HANLEY
On Friday week there passed away at her residence in Z     street an old and respected resident in the person of Mrs Hanley, relict of the late Mr John Hanley, the deceased lady had been in indifferent health for the past two years, and was forced to take to her bed about a month ago.  Dr Humphrey was in constant attendance, and in spite of medical skill and nursing her life could not be prolonged and Mrs Hanley passed away just before midnight on Friday week.  She leaves behind her three married daughters and three sons, Mrs David Fields, of Keerong; Mrs Grill and Mrs G Fisher, both of Lismore. The sons are William (Lismore), James (Coff's Harbour), and John (Sydney). The funeral took place on Saturday week, the remains being first taken to the RC Cathedral where a short service was held.  Subsequently the remains were interred in the RC Cemetery, the Rev. Dean Quinn officiating at the graveside.  The late Mrs Hanley was a native of Cooma, Monaro district, and was 63 years of age - Lismore Chronicle

OBITUARY
ADAM CARTER
The death occurred in Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney on Friday last of Adam Carter, a very old resident of Adaminaby. Deceased was born at Aru Prior, near Braidwood in June 1853, his father, the late George Carter, of Teviot Bank, Adaminaby, being a gardener in the employ of the Ryrie family.  The father later took up a selection in Adaminaby, and the son.....the rest of his life in the district. He married Miss Flora Reynolds of Kylo, Adaminaby.  His widow survives him, also three sons - Archibald, George and Raymond, three daughters - Trenna, Mrs Brooks, and Mrs Goodman, all of Adaminaby.  Two brothers, Andrew (Sydney) and John (Queensland), and one sister Mrs Holston, Braemar, Adaminaby, also mourning their loss.  The funeral took place at Rookwood on Saturday. The late Mr Carter was of quiet unassuming disposition and was well liked by all who knew him.  He had been a great sufferer for some years past. 

WEDDING
KELLY - LAWRENCE
A wedding of local interest was celebrated at St Benedict's R.C. Church, Sydney, on Saturday afternoon, 17 April at 3 o'clock by Rev. Father J. Halpin, P.P., the contracting parties being Rose, eldest daughter of Mrs. W. E. Lloyd, of "Rosebrook", Cooma, and Thomas Walter (late of A.I.F.), second youngest son of late Mr. and Mrs. A. Lawrence, of Rockdale, Sydney.  The bride entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Mr. W. Smith, of Leichhardt, who gave her away.  She was becomingly attired in a dainty frock of white China silk, trimmed with cable-stitching, seed pearls, and hand embroidered.  A pretty white hat and spider net veil completed the toilet. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses and asparagus fern tied with blue and white ribbons (the bridegroom's colours), which, together with a diamond ring, were the bridegroom's gifts.  Miss Grace Smith (cousin of bride) acted as bridesmaid, wearing a neat little frock of white silk, hemstitched and trimmed with fillet lace and insertion, and hat to match. She carried a bouquet of white dahlias and asparagus fern and wore a gold brooch - gifts from the bridegroom.  Mr H Shields of Rozelle acted as best man.  The wedding party left the church amidst showers of confetti, and motored to Mr. and Mrs. W. Smith's residence, where cake and wine were partaken of, the usual toasts being proposed and responded to.  The wedding presents were numerous and useful.  Later the happy couple left by train on their honeymoon.  Their future home will be at Leichhardt. 

WEDDING BELLS
FLETCHER - NAPTHALI
On October 27th last, a crowded congregation witnessed the marriage of Mr. Chas. E., second surviving son of the late Mr Chas. Fletcher, of Fentonville, to Mary, youngest daughter of Mrs W Napthali of Snowy Plain, the ceremony being performed at St Mary's Church by the Very Rev. Dean Norris, P.P., V.F, of Cooma, at a Nuptial Mass; the church ... Decorated for the occasion by friends of the happy couple.
The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. W. Napthali, and looked charming in a handsome gown of ivory crepe-de-chene and georgette, hand embroidered tulle veil.  The bridesmaids were Miss Rose Fletcher sister of the bridegroom and Miss Ivy Napthali, cousin of the bride. Miss Fletcher wearing a handsome costume of maize crepe de-chene, hand embroidered, Miss Sarah NAPTHALI wearing shell pink, both wore black tulle hats trimmed with ribbon streamers and posies, each carrying a bouquet of pink carnations, sweet peas and maiden hair fern which with a very handsome diamond brooch, were the gifts of the bridegroom, whose gifts to the bride were a gold wristlet watch and a beautiful bouquet of roses, carnations and asparagus fern with ribbon streamers.  The bride's gift to the bridegroom consisted of a gold Albert and pendant.  Mr L Delaney occupied the position of groomsman.  During the ceremony appropriate hymns were rendered by the choir and as the party left the church the Wedding March was played by Miss B. Izzard. After the ceremony at the Church the party of about 50 guests sat down to a sumptuous wedding breakfast at Russell's Commercial Hotel the repast being served in a manner quote up to the standard of efficiency which prevails at that hotel.  Very Rev. Dean Norris presided at the head of the table and in a happy manner proposed the health of the bridal couple.  He said he felt that he was only re-echoing the sentiments of all present when he wished them long life and prosperity, as he knew the Mr Fletcher was one of the most deservedly popular young men of the whole district.  After the toast was duly honoured to a rousing chorus of "He's a jolly good fellow", Mr Fletcher, amid cheers rose to respond.  He thanked them for the hearty manner in which they had drank the toast, and said he felt flattered
he.......... 

ADAMINABY ADVOCATE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1919
OBITUARY
LATE MR JAMES WEST, JNR.
The grim reaper, Death, is at all times an unwelcome, but inevitable visitor and in the passing away of the late Mr. James West, the uncertainty of this life was once again exemplified.  A strong and healthy man in the prime of his life develops an illness which is apparently trivial but finally proves to be fatal.  The subject of this notice was the second son of our old and esteemed residents Mr, and Mrs. W. H. West, who have thus had the mournful experience of seeing their two eldest sons taken off at an age when the prospects of most have been at their brightest.  The deceased who had just passed his 46th birthday, was born at The Gulf, Gabramatta, in which vicinity practically all his life was spent; he followed grazing and farming pursuits with his father, until securing a home....brother, the late W.H.West Jnr at Bulga(?) Creek, subsequently going to Black Springs where he carried on a dairy from which he supplied cream to the factory then working at Rosedale.  After the closing down of that industry Mr. West established a small dairying plant at his homestead from which he supplied this and other centres with butter, cheese etc. He was always a hardworking industrious man, honest as the sun, and perhaps the best tribute which can be paid him is to mention that fact that his lifelong neighbours are, one and all, deploring his untimely end. Shortly after the death of his brother, he went to work at the Swamp Creek Sawmills, and it was there that he met with a comparatively slight accident which perhaps was the inception of the fatal illness which afflicted him. Whilst working a team in the bush a piece of timber struck him on the back of the head without any immediate serious consequence, but months afterwards
he complained of a continual headache and obtained treatment from Dr. Row, who subsequently advised him to come to his parents residence so that he might have more frequent medical attention.  About three weeks before his death he came to Adaminaby as desired, but in spite of the loving care and attention of his mother and devoted wife he gradually became worse and died on 11th inst. The funeral took place on Friday, when despite the bitterly cold weather, practically every house in the district was represented at the graveside.
The members of the local branch of the G.U.O.O.F. of which the deceased had been a member for a number of years, marched alongside the hearse, four of the members, Messrs. A Locker, G. Izzard, A. Brayshaw, and P. Thorpe, acting as pall-bearers conveyed the remains enclosed in a silver mounted polished cedar casket from the cemetery gates to the grave where the Rev. S. J. West of Berridale in the absence of Rev. H.J. Gedney, performed the last sad rites of the Church of England, Rev. Mr. Mortimore following with the impressive funeral ceremony service of the Lodge. The deceased leave a widow, 3 daughters and one son, the eldest being only 9 years of age. We extend our very sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents, widow and children. 

OBITUARY
LATE MR. W. J. ECCLESTON
From the Argyle Liberal Crookwell.
It is again our melancholy duty to have to chronicle the demise of another respected resident in the person of Mr, John William Eccleston of Goulburn Road, Crookwell, which occurred at the cottage Hospital on last Saturday morning, the 18th inst., after a short illness, the immediate cause of death being heart failure.
The deceased up to the time of his illness; which extended over the space of four weeks, enjoyed very good health being of a strong robust constitution, but as he had passed his 86th milestone, old age began to tell, and he felt himself gradually losing strength.  And though at first he endeavoured to throw off the creeping illness, it was painfully borne home to him later that the end  was approaching and so with the patience and Christian fortitude  which characterised the man through life, he resigned himself to the Divine Will and calmly and peacefully passed away to the Spirit Land from whence there is no return. The late Mr. Eccleston was born at Bathurst, N.S.W, but spent the greater part of his life in the Monaro district, where he carried on grazing pursuits, but having had to endure reverses in the winter of his life, he decided to seek fresh fields, and arrive in this district about 4 years ago. Here he endured the hardest trial of all, for within a year of his arrival death proclaimed as its victim the partner of his joys and sorrows, in the person of his devoted wife.  Since then it had only been a matter of waiting though he manfully continued to work as was his wont in the past, and his daughter Miss Eccleston kept house and waited upon the beloved parent, with the greatest care and attention.  He was a hardworking, honest man, quiet and unassuming and leaves a gap in his own household which can never be filled.  Deceased had three sons at the front, one of whom- Private Albert Ambrose, made the supreme sacrifice; having fallen in action in France about 18 months ago, while Pte. Geo. Eccleston who was wounded in action has been invalided home, and the eldest son - Private David Eccleston is still in the trenches.  His other surviving sons are, Peter Eccleston (Queensland) and William, Herbert and Harry of this district.  The daughters are Mrs Fergus (Adaminaby),  Mrs Pettit, (Crookwell), Mrs McLaurin, (Goldspie), and Miss Elizabeth who resides at home.  In addition to those mentioned above deceased is survived by five sisters, Mrs Geo. Goodwin and Mrs Green (Cooma), Mrs Reid and Miss Eccleston (Adaminaby), and Mrs Ward (Whitton) The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon when the remains were interred in the R.C. section of the Crookwell cemetery, the Rev. J Collins conducting the burial service at the graveside. 

OBITUARY
FRIDAY JUNE 23 19?
THE LATE MR ALEX A. BARRETT, J.P.
As briefly alluded to in our issue of 9th inst. One of Adaminaby's oldest and best known residents in the person of Alexander Albert Barrett, passed over to the great majority. Born at Minto, near Liverpool 73 years ago he came to Monaro when quite a young man, his father the late Mr. C Barrett having purchase Bolairo estate, the deceased being manager of the estate until his father's death, when he succeeded to the property.  Always ready to take a keen interest in local matters, he helped to start the P. and A. Association going, also Jockey club in both of which bodies he occupied the position of President and Secretary for some years; he was largely instrumental in securing the dedication of the local recreation reserves, being one of the first trustees for the land now occupied as Show ground, Race Course and Seymour Park. This area originally consisted of 20 acres but a few years ago a portion of it was cut up into homestead blocks, the existing Park, Racecourse and Show Ground areas being then allotted.  Mr Barrett also interested himself in having the Court House and Post Office built on their present sites; He was a Commissioner for Affidavits and his knowledge of Land matters was often called into request by Land-holders who required information, his ability in this respect being always at the service of his neighbour.  At the age of 25 he was appointed to the Commission of the Peace and in the days before Police Magistrates made regular visits the deceased occupied with credit the position of Chairman of the local bench, his decision in matters brought before him in his magisterial capacity being rarely questioned.  In his young days he took a keen interest in cricket and was no mean exponent of the art in what is now considered the National pastime. After his father's death he continued to reside at Bolairo where he married the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Jas Shanley, Caddigat, who predeceased him by about 3 years. Like many others of the old hands fortune frowned upon him, droughts, bad seasons and financial upheavals, compelling him to part with Bolairo which was purchase by the late Mr. A. A. McKeahnie after which the deceased and his family removed to Adaminaby where he resided till his death. Although showing signs of feebleness; he was considered in fair health till only a short time before his death which was caused by pneumonia supervening on a liver trouble, he had only been confined to his room for a couple of days and up till the last moment no serious result was anticipated by his family, the end coming suddenly.  The deceased leaves three daughters and one son to who we extend our sympathy. The funeral which was conducted by Mr. J.F.Allen, took place on Thursday, June 8th in the Church of England portion of the local cemetery, the last sad rites being recited by Rev. JM. Thomas. 

DEATH OF MR JAMES McMANUS
On Sunday morning last Mr James McManus, JP., of Adaminaby, died at his residence, after an illness of over four months. Deceased suffered severely during that time from acute neuritis, combined with angina pectoris, and, although untiringly attended by Dr Henderson, and devotedly nursed by his wife, and Nurses Gallagher, passed away peacefully at the time stated. The deceased had reached the age of 58 years; he was a native of County Fermanagh, Ireland, and came to the State in 1859.  Shortly afterwards he joined the Police, and after some years service in Young, Goulburn And other districts, came to Adaminaby about 1875.  He married in 1880 Miss O'Rourke, of Adaminaby, whose parent were well known and highly respected in the district.  In 1882 he resigned from the police force and entered into business in the town, remaining engaged therein until confined to his bed by his illness,  the deceased gentleman was,  without doubt, one of the best, if not the best, townsmen Adaminaby possessed, and his loss will be deeply felt by all members of the community.  He was a Justice of the Peace, trustee of the town common, member of the show and race committees, and fulfilled each duty in an excellent manner.  He was a prominent member of the Roman Catholic Church, and had been identified with that Church here since its erection. Full of kindness and charity, he well fulfilled the greatest Commandment of Christ, to  "Love thy neighbour as thyself," and while we all deeply mourn his loss, we trust he has merited his reward. The body was removed to the Catholic Church on Tuesday morning when a Requiem Mass was celebrated by the Rev. J Norris, and a large congregation was present.  There was a large number of beautiful wreaths from all sections of the community, and the bereaved wife received numerous telegrams and letters of condolence. The surviving relatives are Mrs McManus (wife), Mrs Ryan of Lewisham (sister), Mrs Lynch (sister), and an aged mother, who with another sister resides in Ireland.
The funeral which took place at 3 p.m., and was conducted by Mr A Bell, was the largest ever known in the district.  The chief mourners were Mrs McManus, Mr Ryan (nephew), and Miss Lynch (niece).  The rev J Norris officiated at the grave, and made a few short impressive remarks on the deceased's life and good qualities.

WEDDING BELLS
WELCH - REID
A QUITE WEDDING WAS CELEBRATED BY THE Very Rev. Dean Norris, PP, VF., at Cooma on July 30th, when Roy, second son of Mrs A Welch of Adaminaby, was married to Cecily, youngest daughter of Mrs Reid of Adaminaby. The bride was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr Walter Russell, was gowned in Ivory Crepe de-chene and Georgette being embroidered in silver beads and pearls with wreath and veil carrying  bouquet of white lilies and sweet peas and asparagus with streamers of the bridegroom's battalion colours.  Misses Mona and Bessie Russell, nieces of the bride, were bridesmaids, the former wearing champagne crepe de-chene frock embroidered with pale pink Tuscan Aeroplane hat with black streamers carrying bouquet of pink sweet peas and asparagus, wearing a gold pendant the gift of the bridegroom, little Bessie Russell wearing pale pink crepe de-chene frock with lace mop cap, carrying a basket of ferns and wearing a gold brooch the gift of the bridegroom.  Mr Reg Welch acted as best man.  The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a gold wristlet watch and the bride's gift was a pair of silver backed military brushes. After the ceremony an adjournment was made to the Cooma Hotel where wine and cake were served, only the relative being present.  The couple left on their honey-moon trip by mail train, the bride wearing a costume of nigger brown and cream hat trimmed with brown.

DEATH
ADAMINABY ADVOCATE FRIDAY AUGUST 22
CAR CAPSIZED
MR J MOORE KILLED
Residents of this district were shocked to learn on Tuesday last that Mr "Jack" Moore of Dry Plain, had met his death in a motor accident at Albion Park, on the previous night. From the meagre particulars to hand we gather that Mr. Moore had been to Albion Park where his wife and family had been on a visit and in returning to Moss Vale about 9 o'clock at night in a dangerous portion of the Macquarie Pass the care struck an obstacle and overturned pinning Mr Moore against a stump and rendering the driver (Mr. Timbs) unconscious.  The accident happened about 9 p.m. and it was near daylight when the driver made his way to a Mr. Robinson's place for assistance.  Mr Robinson returned with the driver, but owing the awkward position of the car they were unable to extricate the lifeless body beneath and a team of bullocks had to be procured to shift the car. The opinion of the medical man was that poor Jack was killed instantly as his chest was crushed in. The unfortunate victim of the accident was a very well-known and popular man in the prime of his life and leaves a wife and three young children, the youngest of whom is about 3 months old.  The remains were brought to Cooma by Thursdays train for burial.  We offer our deepest sympathy to the bereaved wife and children, and to the brothers and sisters of the deceased. 

Friday December 14 1917
OBITUARY
The Grim Reaper, Death, has during the past month removed from our midst another of the sterling old pioneers of the Adaminaby district, George Mackay, J.P., of Mountain View Station, who died at his homestead, after a severe illness, on November 19th, in his 80th year.  Born at Cullort, Donnegal, Ireland, the deceased at a very early age left his home and kindred and sailed for Australia's sunny and goden (sic) shores in the ship "Lady McDonald", having as a fellow passenger Police Superintendent Latimer, now retired. In those days the voyage was long and uncertain, but eventually Sydney was reached, and this sturdy, youthful son of the Emerald Isle, with courage and determination, in a strange and new land, without friends and very little money, commenced his new and successful career.  The magnetic attraction those times lured the enterprising from the old world was gold.  The Kiandra field was then booming, and George Mackay without delay set forth with all his belongings strung on his back, and reached Kiandra after a long and strenuous walk via Kiama and Merimbula.  Before leaving home this youth had learned the shoemaking trade, and during the day delved and dug for the precious metal, and at night worked till the small hours at making boots, which at that time he sold to the miners for the (judging by present prices) reasonable price of 20s per pair.  While at Kiandra he was joined by his younger brother Samuel, now of Earlscourt, who had sailed at a later date in the ship "Peerless", and had first tried the Castlemaine goldfield in Victoria.  After a fairly successful time at Kiandra George proceeded to New Zealand, and was later joined by his brother Samuel on the goldfields on the west coast of New Zealand.  From there he proceeded to Charters Towers (QLD), but contracting fever and ague he was compelled to leave and return to Kiandra, where he was later again joined by his brother.  After several years of fairly successful gold mining the brothers joined in a storekeeping business at Adaminaby, and during this period George acquired the land on which he later built the Federal Hotel.  After a term of business he selected 400 acres, on which he built his present home and married Sarah, fourth daughter of the late G. Barrett, of Englewood, which resulted in an issue of five sons and four daughters.  His wife and family, excepting one daughter, are still living, and were present to tend a kind and faithful husband and father during his last hours.  Through perseverance and indomitable  energy the original 400 acres was gradually increased (not without many trials and setbacks) to the present valuable Mountain View Estate.  The deceased was for many years a Justice of the Peace, Trustee for School of Arts, Showground, Race....... 

ARTHUR SMITH
The death occurred suddenly at 12.30 on Saturday of Mr Arthur Smith, 21 years, a young man in the employ of Mr Williams, of Glen Bog 12 miles from Nimmitabel on the Bega Road.  Deceased about 9 o'clock complained of feeling ill.  Dr Ur(t)ber?, of Cooma, was at once summoned but the young man was dead before he arrived.
Dr Ur(t)ber, as Government Medical Officer, made a post mortem examination, and Mr S.A. Margoschis as District Coroner held an inquest, the verdict being in accordance with the medical report that death was due to pneumonia on the right lung. Deceased was a member of a family well known about Nimmitabel and sympathy is expressed for the relatives so suddenly bereaved. 

The Late.....
At Adaminaby on J....greatly esteem ed citizen, Mrs.....Osmond , relict of
the late James Osmond, who predeceased her 12 years, passed to the Great
Beyond at the venerable age of 82 years and 7 months.  The surviving
members of the family are George (Narrandera), Queenie (Mrs McRae, Wagga),
William (Nowra), Herbert (Cootamundra), Arthur (Kybean), Fred (New Zealand),
and 29 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.  Three grandchildren served
in the Great War, one making the supreme sacrifice, being killed in his
first battle at Pozieres on July 29th 1816 (sic)
The late Mrs. Osmond was born at Bombowlee, Tumut on December 18th, 1840,
being the eldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs G. W. Sturt, of
Elderfield, Tumut, and a grand niece of the famous Australian explorer
Captain Sturt.
In the early days deceased and her late husband conducted hotels at
Tumut and Kiandra.  Removing to Cooma with their family her husband became a
partner with the late Hugh Stewart in the Cooma brewery, later conducting
the flour mill on the Murrumbidgee river owed by the late J. J. Mawson.
Finally the family removed  to Adaminaby and settled there 24 years ago.
The late Mrs Osmond was a representative type of the brave Australian
pioneering mother, gracious .gentle, generous, nobly she faced, ..ght and
assisted to conquer the .enuous and harsh struggles of the early pioneers of
the Tumut and Manaro districts.
How much-and how poorly recognised by the present generation-we owe to the
heroic pioneers that blazed the trail, conquered the wilderness and made
possible the present day ease and comfort? Echo answers and will repeat
through time and space All.  All, an unpayable debt of gratitude and
remembrance.
The late Mrs Osmond with her wonderful memory and lucid conversational
powers, was a dictionary and history of the districts in which she spent her
long life, and continually provided enjoyment and information to a large
circle of intimate friends.
Although failing for several months she retained her mental difficulties to
almost the last.  The only daughter, Mrs McRae, of Wagga, who left her home
for that purpose, has devoted constant and loving attendance, ably assisted
by Mr. and  Mrs. Eustance Osmond, Dr Row, and many friends.
The deceased's children, relatives and all friends deeply mourn the loss of
a mother, a staunch and faithful friend, and a true hearted woman.
The funeral on Wednesday week was large and representative although the
heavy snow and difficult roads prevented many from attending.  After a short
service at St. John's Church, conducted by the Rev. Brown and Mortimore, the
cortege moved to the local cemetery.
Members of the local branch of the G.U.O.O.F. marched with the procession as
a tribute to the deceased who had filled her husband's place in the lodge.
At the graveside the service was conducted by the Revs. Brown and Mortimore,
the latter in glowing and touching words testified to the sterling qualities
of the deceased, and concluded with the Odd fellows' burial service.
Wreaths were placed on the grave by Mrs Brooks and family, Mr, and Mrs. J.
Mackay, Mr. and Mrs. W. West, senr., and Miss I. Chester, Mr. and Mrs.
Minnett, Mrs Green and Miss Williams, Mr. and Mrs. W.E.Russell, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Venables and family.
The funeral was conducted by Mr. J. F. Allen of Cooma.

Summary
Donald Cochran - obit
Welch - Reid - Wedding
WJ Rossiter - obit
*Ross - Holston - Wedding (Part only)
James McManus Obit
Mrs James Osmond - obit
O'Brien McMahon - obit
George Goodman - obit
*Mrs Ward - obit
*George Larkin - remembrance
Fletcher - Napthali - wedding
*Amelia Bollard - remembrance
Mrs Hanley - obit
*Ethel Roberson - remembrance
Adam Carter - obit
Kelly-Lawrence - Wedding
*Notice about 4 local soldiers, Hyles, Turner, Hyles and Whittaker
Chas Fletcher funeral notice
*James Waddell - obit
JW Eccleston - obit
J Moore - obit
*Mrs James West - obit
George Mackey - obit
*AA McKeahnie - obit
Alex Barrett - obit
*Charles L McKeahnie - obit
John Watkins
JOHN LOCKER
CATHERINE POWER 
MRS TYRIE
MAY JONES
Mrs Main
Alice Power
Herbert Johnson
Frederick Broadhead
Mrs Mat Shanley
Harriet Emily Hanson
Mr E W Locker
W L Luton
J Heywood
Mr James West
O'Brien McManus
Welch - Reid Wedding
Arthur Smith

*Not entered yet

IN MEMORIAM
In loving memory of Amelia Bollard, who died in Sydney on 29 July, 1912.
Inserted by her loving sons and daughters.

OBITUARY
THE ADAMINABY ADVOCATE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 2
MR AA McKEAHNIE JP
Quite a gloom was cast over the town on Saturday last, 29th Janry when it
was learned that Mr AA McKeahnie had breathed his last.  The old gentleman
had been failing for some past, but his condition did not cause any
immediate alarm amongst his family.  Only a week before his death he
returned from his son-in-law's (Mr John Cosgrove) residence Billilingra
having spent a few days there on the occasion of his visit to Cooma and
Bredbo to see the "Men from Snowy River" off on their journey.  At the
latter place he addressed the men and offered them a few words of
congratulations and advice.  Returning home on Friday 21st Jan. he
complained of not having been well during the trip, and went to bed; and as
he was no better next morning medical aid was obtained and the illness
pronounced to be influenza, which gradually became worse and after a week's
suffering death relieved at half past two on Saturday afternoon....
......
Coming to Adaminaby, he has resided here ever since following the  vocation
of Auctioneer, also holding the position of Coroner for a number of years.
He was appointed the Commission of Peace as far back as 1874 and was Captain
of the local Rifle Club, an institution which owes its existence to the keen
interest he displayed in keeping the Club going.  He was a widower, his wife
having pre-deceased him about six years.  Besides three brothers there are
five daughters, his only son having been killed by a fall from a horse many
years ago.  His surviving brothers are Messrs. George and Archibald
McKeahnie who reside in the Goulburn district and Mr Ch McKeahnie of
Booroomba near Queanbeyan.  His daughters are Mrs Donald Lette, Mrs John
Cosgrove, Mrs Sweetland, Mrs John McKeachnie and Mss Emily McKeachnie.
The funeral took place on Monday and was timed to leave deceased's late
residence at 12 o'clock.  Notwithstanding the early and unusual hour a large
concourse of friends attended to pay the last tribute of respect to one who
was admired and esteemed by all who knew him, and we have no doubt that had
the funeral been delayed until the afternoon, it would have been much more
largely attended.  As it was, over 200 persons assembled round the
graveside, the coffin being borne by Messrs. W.J. and S. Clugston, A.C.
Locker and W. Green, members of the Adaminaby Rifle Club, who with other
members had marched with reversed rifles at the head of the funeral
procession.  The Rev.  Mr. McAlpine of Cooma assisted by Rev. Mr. Mortimer
read the burial service of the Presbyterian Church.  Mr McAlpine delivering
a highly eulogistic funeral oration in which he drew attention to the many
sterling qualities the deceased had shown during his life.  The scene at the
graveside was very impressive, the hushed crowd , the members of the rifle
club with reversed arms, the heavily mounted, polished cedar coffin upon
which were placed the deceased captain's uniform and sword and the solemn
voice of the clergyman as he asked the blessing of the Almighty on the last
resting place of one for whom everyone had a good word to say.  The funeral
arrangements were in the capable hands of Mr. A.A. Bell and were carried out
with the gentleman's usual attention to detail.
We take this opportunity of tendering our most sincere sympathy to the
bereaved relatives in the .....

OBITUARY
WARD
....the Australian Hotel, afterwards taking up a grazing property at Jingera
in partnership with a Mr Williams.  On the death of her husband, Mrs Ward
removed to Cooma and later to Woolway, where she has resided for many years
with her daughter, Mrs. S. Goodwin.  About a month ago she went to Duntroon
on a visit to her son Leslie.  Her health had not been satisfactory for some
time past; she was taken ill on the 22nd ult, bronchial pneumonia
developing.  Her medical adviser gave no hope of recovery and her relatives
were at once communicated with.  She passed peacefully away as stated,
having received the last sacrament of her church at the hands of Father
Haydon, of Duntroon.
The remains were conveyed to Cooma by train, the funeral leaving St
Patrick's Church last Friday afternoon for the Mittagang Cemetery, the body
being laid to rest in the R.C. section, beside the children who had
pre-deceased her.  Very Rev. Dean Norris conducted the service at the Church
and also officiated at the graveside.
In addition to her three.....

Friday April
In loving remembrance of dear little Ethel Alice Isabel Roberson, who
departed this life and March 22, 1901, aged 3 months.
Gone but not forgotten.
Inserted by her loving aunt, Eveline Roberson.

Return Thanks
MRS TYRIE and family wish to thank Jerangle and Wangrah friends for their
kindness shown to them in their recent sad bereavement.

ROLL OF HONOR
IN MEMORIAM
In Loving memory of our dear Grandson and Nephew, George Larkins who was
killed in France, March 1st 1917, aged 23 years and 7 months.
Inserted by his loving Grandfather and Grandmother, Mr and Mrs John Tozer,
senior and Uncle Fred.

In loving memory of our dear son and brother Corporal Geo. Larkins who was
killed in France, March 1st 1917 aged 23 years and 7 months.
Inserted by his loving mother, step-father, sisters and brothers.

WEDDING BELLS
ROSS - HOLSTON
Awedding local interest took place at Sydney on Wednesday 7th inst., when
Pearl, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs J Holston of "braemar", Adaminaby
was married to Mr. Jas. A. Ross, of Mosman.  It was the mutual wish of the
two most interest parties that there should be as little ceremony as
possible, and so the honour of uniting then fell to the .. of the Deputy
Registrar General, ..Helen Holston, sister of the bride and Mr Ross's
brother signing....drove to the "Arca.." and later on Mr and Mrs Ross....the
Blue Mountains......
Can't remember if I have sent these or not.
Sue

OBITUARY
I beg leave to enclose you some remarks and a friend's lament o'er the grave
of the late Mr. Charles Lachlan McKeahnie, who died on 3rd August, 1895,
aged 26 years, and whose sudden death was announced in a late issue of your
paper.  Much sympathy is still felt for his kind parents and lament for one
much loved cut off in the bloom of manhood.  To me, as to others, these
lines are often brought to mind:-

"Oh for a touch of the vanished hand,
And the sound of the voice that is still"

Robert A. Clarke.

 

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