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From: "Daryl Crabtree" <>
Subject: [AUS-VIC-NorWest] WEST WIMMERA MAIL
Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2002 14:35:08 +1000
March 13, 1914
DEATH OF MRS. McFADYEN
One of the most highly respected citizens of Natimuk, Mrs. Jessie McFADYEN, died at 6.30 a.m. on Tuesday last. Though able to move about and do light household duties, she had been an invalid for 53 years. Some few months after her marriage when living at Glendaurel, near Learmonth, she contracted a chill while washing clothes at a creek bank during a sleety rain. From this she never recovered, having been a martyr to asthma. Last Saturday morning she was seized with what proved to be her last attack, for she immediately lapsed into a comatose state and did not regain consciousness. Death claiming her at 6.30 am on Tuesday morning, the end being painless.
The deceased lady was born at Iona, Argyleshire, Scotland, in 1838, and was the only daughter of Mr. Archibald McCALMAN, of Iona. She landed at Geelong in 1852, so that she had been in Victoria for 62 years. She shortly afterwards went to the Ballarat district, and was married to Mr. W.L. McFADYEN, who survives her, on the 17 May 1859, at Glendaruel. Mr. and Mrs. McFADYEN come to the West Wimmera about 30 years ago. The deceased had lived here ever since, but Mr. McFADYEN was for some years in Western Australia, and at present has a store keeping business at Turkey Bottom, in the Mallee, where he resides.
Mrs. McFADYEN had a large circle of friends in the Natimuk district. She bore her affliction with great fortitude, and was always one of the first to extend sympathy in cases of sickness. She was of a kindly and cheerful disposition, and her demise is greatly regretted. The funeral took place to the Natimuk Cemetery on Wednesday, the service being conducted by the Rev. Thos. GRAY
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