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From: "Daryl Crabtree" <>
Subject: [AUS-VIC-NorWest] WEST WIMMERA MAIL
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 14:12:55 +1000
June 3, 1914
Mrs. I. DUNCAN
A tragically sudden death occurred at the residence of Mrs. Donald McRAE on Sunday morning, when that lady's sister, Mrs. Isabella DUNCAN, a former old, well known, and highly respected resident of Natimuk, was found dead in bed. Mrs. DUNCAN who had been living at Thornbury with her daughter, Mrs. MANSON, since the latter's marriage, suddenly decided to go to the Wimmera, and left the city on Saturday in the best of health. At Natimuk she was greeted by her grandchildren, the mother making it her pleasure to give her children a surprise. She went on to St. Mary's Station to take up her home with her sister, and was than in capital spirits. The pair retired to rest and chatted for hours, her concluding words being, that she felt tired and would sleep. Mrs. McRAE woke in the morning to find her sister cold, the spirit having taken its flight in the hours of the morning.
Mrs. DUNCAN was under the care of Dr. BIRD for a long time, and her medical attendants always expected the end in sudden fashion. The cause of death was heart failure and syncope. The deceased lady, who was aged 70 years, was born at Banavis, Argyleshire, Scotland, in 1844, her parents being Donald LEWIS and Amy McLACHLAN. She married the late Andrew DUNCAN at Croxton, Hamilton, Victoria, in 1862, at the age of 17 years, the issue being 11, (7 sons and 4 daughters) four being dead. She lived in the Wimmera for over 37 years, and in the latter years was with her daughter, Mrs. Robt. MANSON, of Thornbury, Melbourne.
The family are Alex DUNCAN and Will DUNCAN, of Natimuk, John L DUNCAN, of Melbourne, Fred E. DUNCAN, Ardlethan, N.S.W., Leslie S. DUNCAN, Augaston, S.A., Mrs. H.A. STORIE, of Horsham, and Mrs. Robert MANSON, Melbourne.
The funeral took place to the Natimuk cemetery on Tuesday, the cortege moving from the Natimuk Presbyterian Church, where service was conducted by the Rev. Thos. GRAY.
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