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OBITUARY

Mrs. R. F. MortloCk

Mrs. Rosye Forsyth Mortlock. widow of William Tennant Mortlock. of Mar- <*> tindale Hall, Mintaro. died on Saturday at her home at Palmer place. North

.Adelaide, and was buried at the North! 1 road cemetery yesterday afternoon. Mrs.; j Mortlock, who was bom at Port Lincoln, < ?. was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. ; Andrew Tennant, of Essenside. Glenelg.; ; It was due to the efforts of Mrs. Mort- i 1 lock and her son. Mr. John T. Mortlock.! j that the Ranson Mortlock Memorial! Research Trust, in memory of her son Ranson. was established at the Waite Agricultural Research Institute for the 1 study of soil erosion and regeneration \ ;of pastures in certain areas. Charitable ! j work occupied her attention, and among ! I the causes she supported were those of \ I the Country Women's Association and! the Anglican Church at Mintaro and 1 Tumby Bay. j Mr. John T. Mortlock, also of Mm- ; taro, is the only living member of the \ family. Mrs. Mortlocks brother. Mr. j John Tennant. resides at Kooringa. i Two sisters. Mrs. R. M. Hawker and ! ! Mrs. w. Anstruther Gray, are in Eng- j land. ; Mr. William Harris After a short illness Mr. William   Harris, of Clifton street, Prospect, died   at a private hospital in Prospect yes-   terday in his 103 rd year. He had lived   in South Australia since he was 10 years old, coming from England in the sailing ship Phoebe. He farmed for many years. Mr. Harris went to live at the private hospital during the February heat wave. He moved about easily and read without the aid of glasses. Evidence of his splen did constitution and will-power was given early this year when he made a speedy recovery from a serious opera tion. Not long before his operation he asked for his portrait to be taken. He took to his bed a few weeks ago with the coming of the cold weather. Mr. Harris's surviving sons and daughters are Messrs. James Harris (Riverton), E. W. Harris (Belvedere), and Mesdames H. Donald (Westbourne Park), H. E. Mitchell (Prospect) and Miss M. C. Harris (Prospect). Mr. A. E. May who died recently at Clarence Park, was one or the earliest settlers on Yorke Peninsula. The eldest son of the late Mr. Frederick May of Mount Barker, he was born on August 10 1854, and was educated at a private school. In 1876, accompanied by his younger brother, Frank, he purchased three sections of land west of the present township of Curramulka. In 1885   Mr. May married Miss Nellie Williams. They retired in 1923 and moved to Clarence Park. Mrs. May died in 1930.   Four sons and three daughters survive;- Messrs. F. P. (Lameroo), P. E.   (Karoonda), A. W. and C. H. May (Curramulka), and Mrs. L. B. Costin (Clarence   Park), Miss C. N. May (England),   and Mrs. J. Edwards (Edwardstown). Mrs. Pauline R. Schumacher, who died recently at the home of her daugh ter. Mrs. A. Ziersch. of Myria. near Moorook, after a long illness, was 80 years of age. She went to the Murray districts from Blyth in 1909. Her husband predeceased her. Three daughters and one son survive. Mr. Johann Gottlieb Fiedler, ot Swan Reach, who died recently, was born on May S. 1853. When seven years of age he went with his parents to live at Parrot TTill, near Mbctilta. There he attended a private school. On July 22 he married Miss Jobanne Pau line Heinrlch, of Eden Valley, who sur vives. After share-farming lor a num ber or years at Parrot Hill. Sedan, Emu Downs. Gawler River, and Pen rice, Mr. Fiedler conducted a carrying business between Angaston and Ade laide. He then took up land at Bow Hill and later at Bakara. For more>' than 20 years he lived in retirement at Swan Reach. The children are:—Messrs. William and Alfred Fiedler (Bakara), Mesdames Spry (Bow Hill). Herrmann fWaikerie). Semmler (Mercunda), and Graetz (Swan Reach).

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