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DEWHURST, Daniel (1843-1899)
Parents: Daniel DEWHURST & Agnes SMITH
Western Herald, 10 January 1900
Another old citizen of Thargomindah has passed over to the great
majority, Mr D. Dewhurst succumbing on Friday afternoon last.
The deceased gentleman was hale and heart last week, but got an
attack of influenza, which, we believe, developed into pneumonia,
resulting in his death after a brief illness.
Mr Dewhurst was one of the old hands of this township, and in the
early days he conducted the Thargomindah Hotel, eventually
leaving and going to Bourke, where, as landlord of the Great
Western Hotel, he lived for a few years. Afterwards he worked as a
stock and station agent in New South Wales terminus, but drifted
back to Thargomindah, and in this township he opened business
as an auctioneer and general agent, carrying it on until the time of
his death. Mr Dewhurst was a widower, his wife having died when
he resided in Bourke, and leaves a family of five girls (two of
whom are married) and a boy and we feel sure the sympathy of the
townspeople will be with them in their bereavement. The deceased
who was 58 years of age, was buried on Saturday, the funeral
being well attended. The burial service was read by Mr Dargin.
[Two daughters are now living in Bourke, Mrs W. Hatten, Jr, and
Miss J. Dewhurst. the news of their father's death was a great
shock to them, and much sympathy is felt for them in their sad
DEWHURST, Susanna Jane Wylie (1855-1891)
Parents: Thomas McGEORGE & Jemima Lydia Hockridge GEAKE
Western Herald, 2 December 1891
It is our painful duty to record the death of Mrs D Dewhurst which
sad event took place about 11 a.m. Tuesday. The deceased lady
was seized with influenza some weeks ago when the epidemic was
raging in the town and district. She had almost recovered from
this when unfortunately rheumatic gout attacked her, locating
itself in the head. The poor lady suffered severely for a fortnight,
and under the care of Dr Sides and her sisters, Mesdames
McDougall and Lang, appeared to be recovering, but on Tuesday
morning she became worse and succumbed. Mrs Dewhurst's death
will be universally regretted as she was respected and esteemed
by all who knew her and the occurrence is all the more sad from
the fact that a young family of six are left without a mother. Mrs
Dewhurst was 36 years of age. Her funeral takes place at 10
o'clock this morning. We deeply sympathise with the members of
the family in the irrepairable loss they suffered.
DODS, Emily (1862-1941)
Parents: John Rowe DODS & Mary Waygood HORSINGTON
Another link with the earlier history of Brunswick was broken
when Miss Emily "Dolly" Dods passed away on March 21st last.
Miss Dods lived in Brunswick nearly the whole of her life and was
well and widely known for her kindness and generosity. But only
those intimately associated with her know the full extent of her
For some years past Miss Dods had not enjoyed the best of health
and her friends were gravely concerned about her condition on
several occasions. But she rallied again and again, and was able
to take an active part in various works in which she found
interest. Only the afternoon before her death she was in the City
attending to matters of business. And then without much warning
she slipped away quietly and peacefully. She has left a large circle
of friends who rejoice in the happy memories she has left behind.
A large number of relatives and friends gathered in the
Presbyterian Church on Saturday afternoon, when a short service
was held prior to leaving for the place of interment - the
Melbourne Cemetery, Carlton.
Reference to her gracious life and service was made by the Rev. J.
McDougall Forsyth at an "In Memorial" service held in the
Brunswick Presbyterian Church on Sunday March 30th. In
speaking of Miss Dods association with and service of the Church.
Mr. Forsyth reminded the congregation that Miss Dods was the
last member, in this church, of a family that in three succeeding
generations had made gifts of land for their use. In 1864 Mr.
William Dods presented the site on which the old church
(Brunswick College) is built.
Later his daughter, Miss Agnes Dods, gave a further piece, and
1906 Miss Emily Dods (grand-daughter) presented part of the site
on which the Young Men's Club room is erected. In other ways and
at all times, Miss Dods was a cheerful and generous supporter of
her church, and other works. She will be greatly missed and
lovingly remembered by those who were privileged to know her
and work with her. To all relatives we extend sincere