OBITUARY. MRS MARY ANN LINDON. It is with much regret that we have to announce the death of Mrs Mary Ann Lindon, relict of the late William Lin- don, and mother of Messrs Lindon Brothers, and Mrs Biggin, of Willaura, the sad event occurring at her daugh- ter's residence, Willaura, yesterday morning. The deceased lady, who had reached the ripe age of 80 years, was a pioneer resident of the Western district. She was born at Beaconsfield, England, and, as a child, frequently played in the late Lord Beaconfield's grounds. She came out to Australia as a girl of 20, and entered into the employment of the late Geo. Russell, of Golf Hill, and for fifty years lived in the Leigh, or as it is now called, Sandford district. She was married in the Sandford school long before there was a church there, under a marriage license of the United Church of England and Ireland. Her husband came out to Australia in 1851, and followed all the great mining rushes, but predeceased her many years ago. On the marriage of her youngest daughter Mrs Lindon came to Willaura, and for 10 years has resided there, win- ning many friends by her kindness of heart. She recently went to Sandford to attend the jubilee of the Presby- terian Church. The deceased succumb- ed to heart failure and senile decay. Her remains will be interred in the Ararat Cemetery this afternoon, the funeral leaving the railway station on the arrival of the afternoon train from Willaura. The deceased leaves a fam- ily of six.