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" BITJtA RY -Mrs William Midgley, who has bern .a patient sufferer for some months past from a serious form of .illness,--passed away on Friday afteinuoon. . native of Yorkshire, England, she was in her 79th year, and a colonist of 53 years standing. She was a sister of. Mr R. Skilbeck, of Yangery Grange. Mr William Midgley and his wife were two of the best known! and most respected residents :of Koroit, and in the early days took a leading part in the business and social affairs of the ..town. -About 60 years ago, when wheat was the chief product of. the district, Mr Midgley con ducted a - flour mill at Southerf .Cross, and subsequently, in con junction with Mr R. Skilbeck, pur chased from Mr T. Braim the mill (in Mill-street, Koroit, which was re-fitted and carried on succes.sfully foata numberof years. Mr Midgley returned ·to England and married after being here a few years. When. fortune. favored her and her husband, in the early days, there Swas no more enthusiastic worker in ·the cause off' charity than the de ceased lady,-and no more active supporter of-the many objects in the town .which called for the assist ance of the ladies. She was a de vdut and c~istant worshipper at the Methodist- Church, and won the esteem of all by. her kind and cheery disposition. The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, to- the Tower Hill cemetery.