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SHORT, William Spicer

Obituary: The death occurred at Coolangatta on Saturday morning last of Mr. William Spicer Short, at the age of 74 years. Deceased was born in Bathurst in 1854, and was connected with the New South Wales Government service for over 40 years. For many years he was in charge of the railway prnting office at Sydney Station, both the old building and the present Central Station, after which he was transferred to the Government Printing Office, where he served for about 10 years. He retired from the service 10 years ago. Deceased took a very keen interest in church work, specialising in choir conducting. He was a lover of music, and was an active member of the Sydney Philharmonic Society in the days of the late Signor Roberto
Hazon's conductorship, being one of the leading tenors. His wife, who predeceased him 11 years ago, was the voungest daughter of Stephen Roberts, one of the first city missionaries in Sydney. He leaves one unmarried daughter, Miss G. Short, of Sydney, four sons, and two brothers. The sons are: Messrs. W. W. C, S. W., and H.M Short, of Sydney, and A. H S. Short, Coolangatta. The deceased gentleman had resided at Coolangatta with his son for a number of years past and was very highly respected by the whole community. The funeral took place from the Coolangatta Methodist Memorial Church to the Tweed Heads Cemetery, after a short service at the church, Rev. C. A.
Read, of Southport, officiating.


Owner of originalThe Brisbane Courier (Brisbane, QLD)
Date18 Dec 1928
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