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Passed Away. Mr. Joseph Wombwell. A long time resident of Casterton and district passed away at the advanced ago of 82 years about 4 o'clock on Saturday morning last, death resulting from an acute attack of pneumonia. The late Mr Wombwell had been resident in this part of Victoria for 67 years, having came as a boy with his parents to Port- land in 1851. He was born at Langley, Essex, England, in January, 1836, and was in the service of Mr Stephen Henty at Portland in 1853, then at Muntham, and lived at" Merino until 1875, when on marriage to Mrs Wombwell (also a native of England) he came to Casterton and resided in a bark hut on the site in the present railway reserve on which stands Messrs H. and G. Harris' grain sheds. Mrs Wombwell was a daughter of Mr C. C. Coulson (an employee in the Royal Mews (stables) in Queen VicĀ· loria's time) and sister of the late Mr F. S. Coulson, Mocamboro. Mr Womb well, who was engaged as a carrier in conveyance of goods between Portland and the then new settlement in this district for many years, brought from Portland the first load of grog for the Sandford hotel. Subsequently, he oc cupied a butcher's shop on the site in Henty Street, Casterton, on Mr .J. C. Stewart's Bakery now stands. His family included two sons, Mesers Charles and Frank Wombwell, and three daughters, Mesdames J. Pettard, S. Rowley, and C. Chester, Casterton, who survive to mourn their loss, and a daughter, Pauline, who died during infancy, and there are six grandchildren. He was a cousin of Sir William Womb- well, and of relatives resident in this district are Mr James Wombwell, The Bluff, (brother), Mrs F. Noble, Henty, and Miss Wombwell, Merino (sis- ters), Deceased was a quiet, home- loving man, specially fond of children, and devoted in turn to his children and grandchildren, by whom he was much beloved. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon, when a numerous gathering of relatives and old friends attended the Casterton Cemetery to pay last tribute of respect to the departed octogenarian. Services were conducted at the house and at the graveside by the Rev L. D. Smith. The coffin bearers were Messrs C. Wombwell (son), C. Chester, J. Pettard, and S. Rowley (sons-in-law.) Mr W . J. Pedea had charge of the mor tuary arrangements.

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