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William Simon Stokes
Delegate c1847
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OBITUARY - Mrs Jane Stokes - 'Delegate Argus' - 9 April 1914 edition

Deep and general regret was expressed on all sides when word reached town on Thursday last Mrs Jane Stoke, of Quinburra, had passed away in Sydney that morning.  The deceased lady had not been enjoying good health for some time, and some weeks ago proceeded to Sydney, where she entered the Jenner Private Hospital and underwent a serious operation.  This was successful, and it was fondly hoped by her immediate connections that it would not be long ere she was sufficiently recovered to return home.  However, God willed otherwise, for on Wednesday she took a bad turn from which she never rallied, and,sinking rapidly, passed peacefully away as mentioned above.  Two of her daughters and one of the sons were with her at the last.
The deceased was the widow of the late Mr Charles Stokes, and was a native of Eden, being a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs John Power.  After her marriage she resided for many years at Rocky Range, near Delegate, but later removed to Quinburra.  She was widely known through the district and the widespread regret that is expressed at her demise shows the high esteem in which she was held.  A splendid neighbour, she was likewise renowned for her charitable disposition, and no worthy appeal was ever made to her in vain.
In her home-life she was a good wife and an ideal mother, and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for her family.  Mrs Stokes was in her 63rd year, and leaves a family of three sons and six daughter, they being Messrs. J. T; William and Chas. Stokes, Mesdames W Clear, Arthur Ingram, Thos. Oliver, A. Rozynski, and Misses Nora and Alice Stokes.  To these and theother relatives we extend our deep sympathy.
The remains were brought to Cooma by train on Saturday morning and thence on to Delegate, where they were interred in the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery on Sunday.  The funeral was one of the largest ever seen in Delegate, people coming from all portions of the district to show their last mark of respect to one who was generally beloved. 
In the absence of Rev. Father McCormick, Mr C P Gibb conducted the prayers at the graveside.
The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr Robert Moore of Bombala.

Contributed by
Judy McCutcheon <judymcc-at-aapt.net.au> 08.03.06

Descendants of William Simon Stokes

Bevan Stone <bstone01-at-optusnet-com-au>
Pat McGufficke <peandpat-at-ozemail-com-au>
Judy McCutcheon <judymcc-at-aapt.net.au> 28.02.06, 25.03.06

ompiled from the new Monaro Pioneers database: 

with some additional information supplied by:
Olga Jewell [oje29316-at-bigpond.net.au] 1.09.10


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