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James Smith (c. 1827–1909)

Mr James Smith, 82 years of age, a railway pensioner, who had resided at 15 Canning street, North Melbourne, died in the Melbourne Hospital this afternoon.

The deceased was admitted to the Melbourne Hospital on January 8 for treatment of injuries caused by a fall.

His advanced age proved a bar to his recovery, and he gradually sank and died as above stated.

The death has been reported to the Coroner, and an inquest is to be held. Deceased leaves a widow.

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'Smith, James (c. 1827–1909)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/smith-james-31714/text39174, accessed 2 December 2023.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

c. 1827
England

Death

15 January, 1909 (aged ~ 82)
East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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