29. John Paton
John Paton, of Mundarlo, the man who has probably 'rung' more timber in Gundagai district than any other two men put together. He used to do this in a big way, one contract on: Mountain Station was for 8000 acres; another at Brungle for 6000 acres. For years he followed the occupation of contractor on stations and roads. He was a native of Jellingroe, and 60 years of. age, being a brother of Messrs. Wm. and Andrew Paton, who predeceased him, and Mr. Alf Paton, residing at Mundarlo.
Source: Cootmundra Herald 6 Jan 1925
John Joseph Flannery
Mr. John Joseph Flannery.
The death occurred on Tuesday, flth inst., of Mr. John Joseph Flanuery, of Forbes, at the age of 66. He had been ill about 18 months, during which time he was at tended and comforted by the Very Rev. Dean J. Brennan and Rev. Father E. J. Glancy. Visits were alBO made to the pa tient by the Sisters of Mercy. Rev. Dr. W. Brennan administered the last Sacraments. He died strong in the faith which was so dear to him in life, and whose institutions it was his delight to aid consistently. Born in Goulburn, the son of the late John and Ann Flannory, he spent the early part of his life at various centres of the western country, including Nymagcc, Burrowa, Bogan Gato and Parkcs. For the last 36 years he resided at Forbes, where for a quarter of a century he was the popular host of one of its leading hotels The Australian. He retired from business in 1925, handing it over to his sons. In 1929 Mrs. Flannery (daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. Strickland, of Blow Clear Station, near Bogan Gate) and he went for a long trip abroad, spending much time in Ireland. Mr. Flannery was a devoted Catholic, and more than generous to all the needs of the Church. He is survived by his widow and four children: Norman, Jack, Reginald and Dorothy, all of Forbes. On the 10th inst., his Lordship the Bishop Wilcannia-Forbes (Right Rev. Dr. T. M. Fox) celebrated a Requiem Mass, in St. Laurence's Church, Forbes, for , the repose of deceased's soul. There was a large con gregation present. The funeral, which left the church for the Forbes, cemetery, was the longest cortege seen in the town. Messages of sympathy came froni all , parts of the Commonwealth. The Bishop, recited the last prayers at the graveside, assisted by the Rev. Dr. W. Brennan and Rev. Father -P. Reeve. :W. N. Bull, Ltd.,. had charge of the funeral arrangements. — R.I.P
Source: The Catholic Press 5 Apr 1935
55. Francis Strickland
MR. FRANCIS STRICKLAND.
- The death occurred at .the Forbes District Hospital on Monday, March 29, of Mr. Francis Strickland, of Lachlan-street, Forbes. The late Mr. Strickland was a native of Forbes, having resided in the district for 69 years. Up till eighteen years ago he followed the occupation of a farmer in the district, when he and his family came into town to reside and conducted the refreshment, and lending library business in Lachlan-street, which still bears his name. For the past eleven months the late Mr. Strickland's health had not been of the best, and on Easter Saturday he took a bad turn and was admitted to the District Hospital, at which institution he died as stated. He leaves to mourn their heavy loss a widow and family of three children, viz., Messrs. Reginald and Bert, and Miss Tassie Strickland.
Source: The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser 8 Apr 1937