Wednesday, September 17, 2008

1931 Obituary of Samuel Litson Border, Cowra Free Press

Annette Pringle kindly found and copied Samuel Litson Border's obituary from the Cowra Free Press. There's plenty of information to digest here, as it describes the location of all his living children in 1931.

1931 Sam Border obit


Tuesday, September 8, 1931

Mr. Samuel Litson Border
Death came very quickly to Mr. Samuel Litson Border, of Moorbel, Canowindra, while on a visit to his wife's brother, Mr. J. Castles, of Carcoar, last week. After having enjoyed a friendly game of cards on Tuesday evening, he retired to bed at about 10 o'clock. Next morning he could not be aroused, and seemed to be in a stupor, so Dr. Faulder was immediately summoned and, after examining him, ordered his removal to the District Hospital. However, deceased never rallied again: and passed away at about 9:30 a.m. on Thursday. Deceased, who was 74 years of age, was born at Cowra and for 30 years resided at Canowindra. He had been a member of the Manchester Unity Order of Oddfellows for 45 years. The cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage. He leaves a widow and grown up family of three daughters, viz. Mesdames Lyons (Lane Cove), Davidson (Millthorpe) and Hennessy (Paddington), and five sons: Thomas (Redfern), Mason (Hornsby), Sam (Bondi), Harry (Manly) and Jack (Canowindra). His only living sister is Mrs. McClymont, of Homebush, and formerly of Cowra. The funeral took place at the Church of England portion of the Carcoar Cemetery, on Friday, Rev. A. Mills officiating at the graveside. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved."

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