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Walter Herbert CLOSE

Walter Herbert CLOSE

Male 1869 - 1939  (70 years)

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  • Name Walter Herbert CLOSE 
    Name 1869 
    Herbert Walter Close 
    Born 17 Feb 1869  Camden, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Bob's Range 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Dec 1939  Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: of prostate cancer 
    • Source: http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/close-herbert-walter-13420
      ANOTHER PIONEER PASSES
      DEATH OF MR. WALTER CLOSE
      BENDICK MURREL RESIDENT
      Shortly after midnight on Thursday, death claimed a very old and respected pioneer of the Young district, in the person of Mr. Herbert Walter Close (always known as Walter).

      The late Mr. Close, who was 70 years of age, was born at Camden, a son of the late Mr. And Mrs. Jonathan Close. When twenty-three, he was married at Young to Miss Sarah Jane Loader, a daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. James Loader. He took up land at Murringo, where he lived for some time, but later moved to "White Lodge”, Memagong, a property still part of his estate. From there, he went to”Heathdale”, Bendick Murrell, where he resided till the time of his death.

      He was a very keen farmer, also having acquired a property at Iandra. During the past twelve months he has been in indifferent health, suffering with heart trouble, and was admitted to the Sacred Heart Hospital last Saturday week. He was a member of the Manchester Unity Lodge, and also of the Masonic Lodge.

      He was a genial old gentleman, blessed with a keen sense of humour, and had a very bright outlook on life. He was popular with all who knew him, and a man whom one was always pleased to meet. He could intelligently discuss current topics and the things that matter most in life, and when he was leaving, there was always a sense of regret at his going. Right to the time of his death, he possessed that splendid pioneer spirit which had helped him to fight every obstacle, and win. His success proved the manner of his fighting.

      In addition to his sorrowing widow, he leaves six sons and four daughters to mourn his loss. Of the sons, Leslie and Walter reside at Young, Basil at “White Lodge”, Cecil and Neil at Iandra, and Allen, “Heathdale”. Of the four girls, Ivy (Mrs. F. Budin) and Alma (Mrs. A. Bennett), live at Young, Irene (Mrs. E. Cook) at Bumbaldry, and Stella (Mrs. L. Smith) at Grenfell. There are 43 grandchildren and one great grand-child.

      His remains were taken to St. John’s Church, where a service was conducted by the Rev. Arnold King at 2.30 p.m. to-day, after which the cortege left for the Church of England portion of the Young Cemetery, where he was laid to rest beside his son, who had predeceased him ten years ago. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Patterson Bros.

      (This article was placed in “The Young Witness” dated Friday December 8, 1939.)
    Person ID I6214  Close
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2014 

    Father John CLOSE,   b. 1816, Bourne, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1873, Camden, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sophia SMALL,   b. 28 Dec 1831, Westfield, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1920, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 21 Jul 1848  Camden, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1469  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane LOADER,   b. 4 Nov 1871, Cobbity Paddock, Camden, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1966, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1893  Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Address:
    St John 
    Children 
     1. Leslie Athol CLOSE,   b. 17 Mar 1893, Hay, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1971, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Walter Herbert CLOSE,   b. 1894, Camden, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1958, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Basil James CLOSE,   b. 17 Dec 1896, Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1980, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Ivy Evelyn Mavis Neva CLOSE,   b. 22 Nov 1898, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1975, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. Elma Rita Dorothy Beryl CLOSE,   b. 4 Jan 1901, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     6. Neil Clifford CLOSE,   b. 17 Sep 1903, St Peters, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1995, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     7. Irene Iris Edna Pearl CLOSE,   b. 21 Oct 1905, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1993, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     8. Stella Edeline Maisie Claire CLOSE,   b. 2 Jul 1908, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 2001, Gold Coast Hospital, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     9. Living
     10. Ronald Norman CLOSE,   b. 29 Jan 1914, Young, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1930  (Age 15 years)
     11. Living
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F1470  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart