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Crossed the Bar.-'?; Mrs Margaret Ross. Another pioneer resident of the' t:ii. and district passed iway at 6 o'clock on. Tuesday morning, in the person of Mrs Margaret Rose, who died at the residence in Jackson Street, which had been oc cupied by her and her late husband for nearly 60 years. Mrs Ross had long been tronbled with a serious ailment. had sacrificed herself to the care of her husband (who died on February 11. 1913, at the great age of 82 years) dur ing his fatal illness, and had been failing in health since the time of his deaih. Wonderful vitality, however, enabled her to cling to life with astonishing tenacity for some weeks after all hope of her recovery had been abandoned, and though her death was expected with pain. ful anxiety for some days previoualy, the fatal issue was deterred till the time stated. The late 'Mrs Ross (then Miss Camp bell) arrived at Portland in 1855 by the ship Athleta, and was there married two years later to the: late Mr Donald Rloss. Mr and Mrs Ross went first front Portland to Hamilton, and later lived for a time at Sandford, but events. ally (nearly 60 years ago) finally settled down on the property they occupied for the rest of their days, at the corner of Jackson and Clarke Streets, living for almost the whole of -the period in the house in which each died. Mrs Ross leaves family of sons and daughters well known in this district, and numerous grandchildren. The sons are Mr Geo, RIoss (Casterton) ; Cr. J. Ross, J.P., President Glenelg .Shire (Wilkin); Messrs A. C. Ross, J.P. (Merino; and Andrew Rosas (Wando Vale), and dauglters, Miss Ann Ross (who resided with her parents), Mes dames T. Templeton (Casterton), T. Epgerton (Wando Vale), and G. T. Williams (Terangl. The. funeral took place yesterday afternoon, when a large number of relatives and friends showed their esteem far the deceased lady by joining in the iortege to the Casterton cemetery, where the funeral service was conducted by the R3ev. Karl -.Forster, M.A. The mortuary arrangements were in the hands of Ir .W. J. Peden.