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RATTLE, Frederick Bowden (1869-1950)
Parents: George RATTLE & Emma BOWDEN

The Mercury, 16 August 1950
The late Mr F.B. Rattle, a former Hobart City Council Treasurer and Member of the House of Assembly, was described by the Rev. I. Maggs yesterday as "a man whose religion found expression in social services".

"This was particularly so in the depression, when no one appealed to him in vain," said Mr Maggs. The remarks were made at the New Town Methodist Church at Mr Rattle's funeral services.

The church was crowded with relatives and friends. Mr Maggs said that not only had Mr Rattle been one of Hobart's best-known citizens, but he had been one of Tasmania's best-known Methodists. As such, he had pioneered the Methodist cause at Albert Park and at Lenah Valley.

He paid tribute to Mr Rattle's personality, and said that if Mr Rattle believed that he was right, he would follow through fearlessly, even if his best friends held opposing views.

Chief mourners at the church and at the Cornelian Bay Crematorium were Messrs J. Jacob (grandson), D.C. Jacob (son-in-law), W.G. Walker (brother-in-law), H.G. Uhr-Henry (nephew), and L.B., H..B., and K.M. Uhr-Henry (grand-nephews). Among those present were Aldermen Crisp and Layton, the city treasurer (Mr N.G. Hutton), Messrs A. Limb (representing the city engineer), H.T. Hicks, G.T. Lowe, D. Fleming (city treasurer's department), A. Langley (internal audit officer of the Auditor-General's Department working at the Town Hall), Mesrs J. Soundy MLC, D. Frazer (representing Scots Church), J. Park (Temperance Alliance), A.E. and J. Shield, S. Angel, H.E. Simmonds, C. Allen, C. Barnard (representing the Transport Commission), T.J. Paton, R. Cato, G.H.B. Street, A.G. Brownell, F.H. and W. Walker, D.G. Hickman and Prof. V.V. Hickman. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Hooper and Burgess.



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