With the death of Mrs. Ann Greentree, the oldest Hawkesbury native has been taken. On Saturday last the old lady passed away to the land of "Shades and Shadows," after a long and noble life of 95 years. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Ann Farlow, of Freeman's Reach, who were two of the earliest settlers of the Hawkesbury, and her husband, the late Mr. Reuben Greentree, who died about 21 years ago, was one of the pioneer farmers of the district. She was married at St. Matthew's Church of England, Windsor, in the year 1825, and had a family of 8 children, those surviving her being: Mr. Reuben Greentree, J.P., Wilberforce ; Mr. George Greentree, Free- man's Reach ; Mrs. Wenban, Orange ; Mrs. G. Turnbull, Sackville; and Mrs. J. Gosper, Meranburn. She has sixty grand-children, and one hundred and five great-grand-children. Dur- ing the whole of her long life she had resided at Freeman's Reach and Wilberforce, and since the disastrous flood of 1867 - which the old lady could almost to the last give a stirring account of - she resided with her son, Mr. Reuben Greentree, at Wilberforce. For the past twelve months she has been ailing, but prior to that hardly knew what a day's sickness was. The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon last, and was one of the largest ever seen in Wilberforce. The coffin was a cedar polished, with silver mountings, and was covered with hand some wreaths. The remains were laid to rest in St. John's Church of England Cemetery, Wilberforce. The Rev. W. S. Newton, M.A., conducted the funeral service in the church and at the grave, and in making reference to the deceased, said there had been a baptism, a marriage, aud a death in the same family within the past week. Mr. T. Collison carried out the duties of undertaker.
Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 08 March 2020), memorial page for Ann Farlow Greentree (11 May 1807–13 Jun 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 150991626, citing Wilberforce Cemetery, Wilberforce, Hawkesbury City, New South Wales, Australia ; Maintained by Ken Pascoe (contributor 47621043) Find A Grave: Memorial #150991626
MW BDM death registration of GREENTREE, ANN, reg. no. 7551/1902, showing parents ROBERT and ANN, registered at WINDSOR
NSW BDM baptism registration no. 2528/1807 V18072528 1A, of FARLOW, ANN, showing parents ROBERT and ANN, www://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au.
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