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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
"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.