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OBITUARY.

Mr. Samuel Green, whose death is an- nounced, had reached the age of 89 years, and had been a resident of South Aus- tralia for 78 years. Mr. Green was born

at Bedfordshire, England, in 1836, and arrived in South Australia in the ship Mariner with his parents in 1847. His boyhood was spent at Little Para. In 1856 he married Emily Rivett. The cere- mony was performed in the old Primitive Methodist Church in Waymouth street.

THE LATE MR. SAMUEL GREEN.

       

The young couple left immediately for the country and remained there for nearly 60 years, until the death of Mrs. Green, which, occurred at Farrell's Flat, during preparations for their diamond     wedding. After spending a few years in Mintaro, Upper Wakefield, Wallaroo, Watervale, and Skilly, Mr. Green and his family settled at Farrell's Flat in 1874,   and he followed agricultural pursuits.   Throughout his 44 years' residence there, be was keenly interested in the progress of the district, and saw great develop- ments. He used to talk most interest- ingly of the evolution of Ridley's reaping machine, concerning which he had a great deal of first-hand information. His mind until the end was remarkably clear about the events of long ago. Mr. Green was an officer of the Methodist Church for many years. Few men have had as many descendants in their lifetime as he had. The family numbered 13, and he had 57 grandchildren, 82 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren. He was buried at Farrell's Flat, where he was for so long a prominent had highly es- teemed resident. The surviving members   of the family are:— Messrs. John Green (Parkside), Ben Green (Northcliffe, Wes- tern Australia), A. B. Green (Yarcowie), and Tom Green (Glenelg), and Mesdames J. McInnes (North Queensland), W. Forth (Mintaro), P. H. Pearce (Broken Hill), G. Anesbury (Carrieton), and G. Dixon (Hansen). A correspondent writes:— The death of Miss Jessie Caterer removes a link with the past of South Australia. She was the daughter of Mr. Isaac Caterer, and sis- ter of Mrs. Mudie, wife of the Rev. W. H. Mudie, rector of Glen Osmond for 37 years. Mr. H. M. Mudie, of Savings Bank fame, is her nephew. Her nieces are Mrs. Isabella Scrutton, of Fairford street, North Unley, and Miss Ella Mudie. Her great- nephew is the Rev. T. O. Scrutton, at present assisting at St. Augustine's, Unley. Miss Caterer had been an invalid for many years. Sincere sorrow was felt throughout the Strathalbyn district on 'Friday at the death of-Mr. P. J. Edmonds, an esteemed and popular townsman, at the age of 38 years}, -after a long illness. He was con nected wlLli v&iOQB COw li iBSntutfons an*d' the Masonic ' Lodge. His illness started just when he had attained to the senior wardenship of St. John's Lodge, and the office was held for him for two years by an acting, warden in hope that he might recover to step up to the mastership at the first opportunity. He married a daugh ter of the- late Mr. James Kerslake, and has left a widow and five young children.

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