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' Obituary A .. APIONEER•.PASSES. There passed away peacefully at Horsham District Hospital early on Wednesdaym noring, an. old and highly respected :resident of :the Pimpinib dis trict, Mr. Thomas lennessy, of "Dar dgh Park.": . The. deceased, who was Gl'years of age, met with ianaccident 13 weeks ago. It will be remembered that. Mr. Hennessy 'was driving some sheep from one paddock, to another, Shen'his horse put its foot into a rut and stumblet -forward. On recovery it threw-its head up, and struck Mr: IoInessy on the face, causing him to fall, and become- unconscious. - He lay there paralysed for a coilsiderable time, until picked up by a neighbour, when he, was brought into the Iforsh am HIospital.' There he remained un til he.died on Wedinesday. The de ,cased, who was born in County Lim rick, was a line stamp of min, hard working, frugal and industrious. He came to Australiain 1859 in the Royal Charter, whiicl vessel was wrecked on tl-rseturn voyage. He started -farm inig in the Koroit district-in 1862, and there met with an accident, by which he lost one leg. Many men would have ceased strenuous labour after such a mishap, but not Mr. Thomas lennessy, who as soon as lie could get about again resumed farming. He anme to the Wimmera in 1874, to gether with the family, of which his widow. was aihniember ?In entr.,
down at,-'lartgh Park," and by dint of hard work and good management soon became a well to do farnm'r. II devoted all his iinic and energy to his estate, and to the iplbringing of his largo family, and took little active part in political or other public af fairs. lie was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him, and was beloved by all his relatives and intimate friends. ., is father lived to the ripe old age of 10.1, nd it is ps siblo, hut for the sad accideit, which caused his death, that deceased might have been spared for many years lon ger. lie liaves a widow and 11 chil dren, and 20 grandchildren to mourn their loss. The soils are Messrs. .. J. leniessy Pimipinio, and Mr. Thomas Ilennessy, of Melbourne. both married, also Messrs. Edward, James, Patrick and William Hennessy, unmarried. The daughters are Mrs. J. Croake of Queenslam, Mrs.- M. J. Kelly of Pinm pinio, Mirs. W. 0'Shea of Western Aus tralia, and Misses';Margaret and Ag nes .lenncssy./ . The remains 'weire placed in St. Mic hael s.and St. John's Catholic Church and remained os-ernight, the funeral taking phice yesterday, at.which there was a very 'large and representative gathering from all parts of tlhe dis trict. The burial services were read by tile Rev. Father Mca'de, '.P., and the collin-bearers were Messrs. Robt. Stanley, 1H. Baker, J. Reynolds. T. Iockc, .ns. O'Connor, and J. O'Shea. Mr. A. F. Weight had charge of the funeral irrangements. The fuslertal of Mrs. Glenister, whose sad (lenth wn clro clele last issue took illnee on Wedunesday liast. the corlte.e. which was a very leirfthy oie, leavina the residence of deceasod's mothler Mrs. The miemibers of the Horliam so Manic Lodge, of which Mr. Jas. M?lenist.r is IWs onT.e. attend u in large-n umers, ald were palll toarers, as frlloaIs- -res sra Tlhon. illightl. C. flernnisi k. DriIps, *.. 1I. Wlobslrt .T. Petris,. aniu If. lumnripreyv.. Tib-Rov. p. Bsoyins , or St. Jlohnas (hurch of Efilaidlh, reauld a services uat the -rave. aird 3tr. A. F. Weight carrde l out the mortuary ar ranintmenlt. Tle reoniins of the iate 3lr. Wraiwis son-isn-ls warre 1tates hy train to Dim hres nenece i for. v. Parly Hl.er. otis hool. oyl Tues day. At Iforshau the ?l lowans i lonemrs of (the Wimiera Mlasto e i.odga etael as ll-ear -uti- rs. J. Dripn. '. d Hobinsos. .. . 1Ar . oisd?rt, C. McCracken, I. Chlliver. .las. lerry. On arri ril at Pimboola, f ,m rni.ig were tskden to tlthe PI'r.Itlriit (chitrcli. %vllcey 5wal crodeCd, l thue fisrs. part vi the burial ser-ice Ac s eil liv ihe tev.. IW ris. ar-. ;vn;n tavsino tite WDed 'Morel,." The )Srocession ro-form ed outside the ehurch, a Ilarge inutiler folloswing the remains. The Rev. W. Erans read the e Seiioncling iortio the luriul service at the rawrsi.ds. IIo also delir-erct a short 'ibut yvinpatlhetic ahrleess relerrith, to the ncertainity of life. [ie neessity. for early Ise-lyarmitot. . The M?aonic service- rwa read iy lo. Ghrimesr W.I., anm a prayer eas offer d y tile Renov. A. L. 'Pancli'eud. i The Iyarmrs wore Mnessrs E. A. Dahllureins. E. Aidhereone, rJa. Anelarso Gordon Ahlcrsollt amd C. Lelulanns. Mr. h. F. Allasn crrited oat the funeral arnuice metis. For 30 y-eru deseasaif hasl~linci a resilent of tUh Dinihoola district. Ile elas at one time a councillor oh tfle Lo wall Shire, and a active imember of the Dimrboola A. and P.. Soci-ty. or 5(eceill sorrespendent iswites :-I regret to staito that aftir a long and painiul illness. Mr. fIartin Starick. of Kewell last, farmer; Irssecl aiwuy on Frruary- 15. Ulocration of the aleln men waes tho cause of death. lie was twicn operatled upon hy the doctors int the Stalwell Hiospital, iot to no avail. and died soon aiterwearde. His remains were followed to' the Murtoa Cemetery. last Sunday, by a very large numnle erof people. Thereo ere 10 vehicles and 20 horsemen. 'lmo,. R0ev. Pastor Ililir, of Murtoa, ofileiated at the grave. Dncceas ed leaves a widow alf a fmslil- of nive -two sons an in tkc daughtelrs-to mourn their loss. 1o fwas 50 years of agre. -Mr. nonahl scRane. a reslectled Soutlh Portlail reshicnlt. who hasn reiiiStil tlhero for 54 years, died on Tuesday. Mr. Andrew Muirray, aged 7-1. of Ara rat, died on- Mroday . last. Deceascl. who was one of Ararat's oldest resi dents. hal been fore" many years con nected with pastoral- anl agricultural. fIursults. 1ce feares a sidnfii, fbst no A well-known listrict resident pissed away smddenly on .Sumnday in tfo per son of M3r. Itollort MIeFarlalne, of Lilll mir. He leavels a famiily, ell grown-up and setltled in 'tle distriet.