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DEATH OF OLD DISTRICT liKST

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By tlio death of Mrs. Kllen J. Lloyd another of the grand old pio neers of this district lins been called away. The late Mrs. Lloyd was born in \\ aterford, Ireland, nearly eighty-four years ago, and came to Australia in 1S4!), landing in Fort land. Immediately afterwards she removed to tliis district, and * after occupying a position at the Violet Creek '.state, married her late hus band in Hamilton, on March IS, 1830, and the young couple then purchased a fuuu on Muddy Creek. A large family was reared there, and about nir.o years ago the deceased lady went to resido with her daughter Grace (Mrs. Allan Munrol at Strath kellar, and there she pi ent, the re maining days of a useful life, during which her kindly nature and imme diate acts of charity had won hosts of friends. The possessor of a marvellously strong constitution. Mrs. Lloyd retained all her faculties

to the last, and it was only a fort- 1 night ago that hei health caused P

any alarm. From that time on ward she gradually became feebler, and passed peacefully away at ten o'clock on Sunday morning, nearly all the mer.tbers of her family Ticing present. She leaves Gve daughters and sis sons to mourn the loss of a loving and 'faithful mother, and for f hr.m einpnrr, n— -1

rhe fa.-nily is as follows:—Mrs. Jef rey, Ballarat ; Mrs. Flack, Narrabri, \'.S.W.; Mrs. John Bodey, Ptawell ; Urs. Johnson, Hcnty, N.S.W.; Mrs. \. Munro, Strathkellar ; Mr. R. ^loyd, Horsham ; Mr. Wm. Lloyd, 3eulah ; Mr. Walter Lloyd, Sea Lnkc; dr. Geo. Lloyil, Maioona ; Mr. Thos. jlovd, Campbell's Bridge ; and Mr. John Lloyd, Maroona. Three daugh ters predeceased tlicir mother. The runeral took place on Monday, -when

large nun:her of relatives and friends paid their last tribute of res pect, the remains being interred in the Hamilton cemetery. The Rev. Courtenav Thomas conducted the fu neral service, and., the mortuary ar rangements were attended to by Mr. Frank Creed.

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