Reuben Greentree passed away on December 13, 1922 in Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia. 
GREENTREE - December 18, at his residence, Wilber-
force, Reuben, dearly loved husband of Isabella
Greentree, in his 83rd year
REUBEN GREENTREE, beloved husband
of Isabella Greentree, passed away at
his home, at Wilberforce, 18th Decem-
ber, 1922, aged 83 years.
The death of Mr. Reuben Greentree, which
occurred at his home, Wilberforce, on
Tuesday morning, snaps another link of the
chain that binds the present generation to
the good old days agone. The late Reuben
Greentree was a son of Reuben Greentree.
He was born at Wilberforce, and would
have been 83 years of age in April next.
He was one of the stalwart, big-hearted
Hawkesbury natives, and came from
healthy, hardy stock. He scarcely knew
what it was to be ill, and was active and
alert in body and mind till within a few
weeks of his death. A man of more than
the average intellectuality, he took an in-
telligent interest in all the big problems of
life.- A keen political student, he fought
for the principles he believed in, and was
never ashamed of his convictions or afraid
to assert them. He frequently wrote letters
to the press on matters of public interest,
but he never used a nom de plume, and
over his own name boldly advocated his
opinions. In the civic life of the community
in which he lived he fought for reforms
and for progress, and was never afraid to
espouse his convictions. His clean and
upright life gained for him the respect of
those among whom he lived, all his life,
and if in the stress of political or civic
affairs he came into conflict with others,
they still respected' him for his' genuine
worth and his honorable career. One of
the pioneers of the Hawkesbury district, no
man worked harder in his calling as a
farmer than the late Reuben Greentree, and
his toil and industry brought, him a com-
petence in the evening of his life. The late
Mr. Greentree was one of our most worthy
Justices of the Peace, and his name was
associated with all the charitable works of
the district. Fifty-three years ago this
week he married a daughter of the late
Frederick Nicholls, of Freeman's Reach.
The Nicholls .family are also pioneers of
the Hawkesbury, and no family is more
highly respected. Her brothers are Mr.
George Nicholls, Mr. Samuel Nicholls, Mr.
Charles Nicholls, Mr. Frederick Nicholls,)
and Miss Nicholls, all well-known and
highly respected residents of the Freeman's
Reach district. One of their sisters, Mrs.
Hopkins, died in Queensland a couple of
years ago. The late Mr. Greentree's only
surviving sister, Mrs. J. Gosper, lives in
the Orange district. After their marriage
53 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Green-
tree went to live in their old home at
Wilberforce, and never left it. They reared
a family of 13 children, and the father's
death is the first break in the family circle,
The children are: Miss Amy Greentree (at
home), Leslie (Wilberforce), Frederick
(Zillnere, Queensland), Hattie (Mrs. T.
Cobcroft, Windsor), Charles (Wilberforce),
Hilda (Mrs. Sheaves, North Sydney), Mattie
(Mrs. F. R. Daley, Wilberforce), Emily
Mrs. Ernie Daley, Wilberforce), Thomas
(Freemans Reach) Arthur ("Bob." Wil-
berforce), Alfred (Wilberforce), Ella (Mrs.
S. J. Wood, Freeman's Reach), Viney (Mrs.
K. Maxwell, Wilberforce). Mr. Fred Green-
tree, of Queensland, paid a visit to his aged
parents a couple of weeks ago but as he
had to return home was not present when
his father died. The late Reuben
Greentree went to school at the historic
school house at the rear of St. John's
Church, Wilberforce, and was married in
St. John's. The funeral took place at St.
John's on Tuesday afternoon and was very
largely attended. People came from long
distances and many from Windsor and the
surrounding district, to pay their last res-
pects to one who was widely-known and
beloved by all. The coffin, covered with
beautiful wreaths, was carried into the
church by three sons and a grandson of
the deceased. The service in the church
was conducted by Rev. G. P. Birk, rector,
and before the remains were taken to their
last resting place he delivered a touching
address on the upright life and good deeds
of the late Mr. Greentree, expressing the
sympathy of the whole parish with those
who mourned. During the service in the
church the hymn, "Peace, perfect peace,"
was sung by the choir, and the "Dead
March" was played as the remains were
borne from the sacred edifice. The funeral
arrangements were carried out by Mr.
Chandler. And so closes the earthly career
of a grand old man, one who bore the brunt
of battle in his early days, made good, and,
passing away, leaves a fragrant memory of
worthy deeds and successful effort.
Reuben was a farmer at Wilberforce.
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