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Death of Mr. Wm. Armstrong
PASSING OF AN OLD DISTRICT RESIDENT.
The death occurred at Colac Hos pital yesterday of an old and very highly respected resident of this dis- trict in the person of Mr William Armstrong, of Darlington. The late Mr Armstrrong, who had reached the age of 70 years, was a son of the late Revd. John Armstrong, Prersbyterian Chaplain at Belfast, Ireland. He arrived in Australia some 50 years ago, coming direct to this district. For a considerable per iod he was associated with his uncle, the late Mr Nicholas Cole, of West Cloven Hills, but for many years he had been an esteemed resident of Darlington, where he carried on graz ing and dairying. He married a daugh- ter of tho late Mr David Fiddes, a former resident of Mortlake, and a widow and five sons and four daugh ters, for whom widespread sympathy is felt, are left to mourn their irre parable loss. Tho sons are Messrs Nicholas (Co- lac), Alfred (Geelong), David (Derrin allum), and Frank and William (Co- lac), and Mrs Patterson, (Mount Noo rat), Mrs James MAdam (Darling ton), and Mrs Drinnan (Gala) are daughters, and another married daughter resides at Geelong. The late Mr Armstrong lived a use- ful life and though of a retiring dis- position he associated himself closely with movements for the public good. He was for many years connected with the Presbyterian Church at Dar- lington and did good work for the Mechanics Institute and other asso- ciations at that place. He also helped maintain interest in local institution as Darlington correspondent to the "Chronicle," which office he ably filled for a great length of time. His ser- vices in this direction were of consid- erable value and were fully apprecia- ted. He was much admired for the many sterling qualities he possessed, being noted for his kindness of dispo- sition, and his demise will be genu- inely regretted by a large circle of friends. The funeral is to take place to-day, leaving his son's residence at Colac for the Colac Cemetery at 3 o'clock this afternoon.