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Robert Chestnut Jones (1849–1923)

Mr. Robert Jones, senr., one of Broken Hill's oldest residents, died at his home at 532 Lane-lane at 9.20 o'clock this morning. The late Mr. Jones came to Broken Hill about 35 years ago, and was several years connected with two hotels at Round Hill. One of those hotels was subsequently destroyed by fire, and it was while Mr. Jones was the licensee of the premises that his wife died. At one time he was well-known in West Australia where he was interested in a number of mining ventures. Mr. Jones was never associated with or worked in the Broken Hill mines. He has been ailing for some time, and his death was not unexpected. The late Mr. Jones, who is brother to Mr. C. Jones, butcher, of North Broken Hill, leaves three sons and three daughters. The sons are Mr. R. Jones, manager of the Co-operative Butchery, Mr. C. Jones, an employee of that establishment, and Mr. Edward ("Moss") Jones, who is well-known in the district. The daughters are Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Dearlove, and Miss F. Jones, who resided with her father at the time of his death. The funeral will take place tomorrow, and the interment will be made in the Roman Catholic portion of the cemetery.

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18 April, 1849
Longford, Tasmania, Australia


11 January, 1923 (aged 73)
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (tonsil)

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