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John Harper (1831–1918)

Mr. John Harper (father of Mr. T. Harper, of Dubbo), a very old resident of Wallerawang, died at the residence of his daughter, Miss G. A. Harper, on Wednesday morning. Deceased was in his 88th year, and had been ailing for some time. He became more seriously ill during the night, and medical aid was summoned, but he passed peacefully away in his chair before the arrival of the doctor. The old gentleman was recently on a visit to Dubbo and Gilgandra.

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28 April, 1831
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


August, 1918 (aged 87)
Wallerawang, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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