Reuben Gosper
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Reuben John Gosper (1860 - 1947)

Reuben John Gosper
Born in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Husband of — married 1887 in New South Wales, Australiamap
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Died at age 87 in Manildra, New South Wales, Australiamap
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  • Reuben farmed "Hornseywood" at Manildra, NSW. He was involved with community affairs being a Councillor of the Boree Shire for 12 years and one of the foundation members and on the committee of the P. & A. Association for over 40 years. He was also a member of the Mandagery Masonic Lodge and an active member of his Church.
  • His Death Notice says he died at "Hornseywood", Manildra, suddenly, relict of late Edith, father of Leonard (dec. 1st AIF), Sydney (Manildra), Annie (Mrs. Carey, Hornsby), Auben (Cowra) and Ethel (Manildra) Aged 87. He was buried in the Methodist Section of Meranburn Cemetery.
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  • Molong Express and Western District Advertiser (NSW : 1887 - 1954), Friday 30 May 1947, page 6
Mr. Reuben J. Gosper

On Thursday, May 22, Mr. Reuben John Gosper, one of the oldest and most respected residents of the Manildra and Red Hill districts, passed away at his home Hornseywood, at the age of 87 years. As a young boy, Mr. Gosper came from Windsor with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gosper, and a few years later selected the 'Hornseywood' property. In 1887 he married Edith Atkinson, who pre-deceased him just nine years ago. A family of two sons and two daughters remain to cherish his memory. Leonard, the eldest son, died, in France of wounds received at the first World War. Reuben, the youngest child, died when a baby. The surviving family is Sydney (Manildra), Annie (Mrs. J. Carey, Hornsby), Auben (Cowra), and Ethel (Hornseywood). For 12 years Mr. Gosper was a councillor of the Boree Shire. He was one of the foundation members of the Manildra P. and A. Association, of which he was a committeeman for over 40 years. He had always maintained a keen and active part in both public and church matters, and to everything for the good of humanity and the district he gave his utmost support. After a short service at the home on Tuesday conducted by Rev. Ritchie, the large and representative funeral cortege moved to the Meranburn Cemetery, where a guard of honor was formed, by members of the Manildra P. & A. Association and the Mandagery Masonic Lodge. Rev. Mullan assisted at the burial service. Funeral arrangements were in the hands of Mr. McKeowen.[1]


  • NSW Birth Index 13531/1860
  • NSW Marriage Index 2228/1887
  • NSW Death Index 10017/1947
  • Sydney Morning Herald Death Notice - 27th May, 1947
  • Australian Cemeteries Index
  • Research of Dennis Gosper

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