Death of Mr. Samuel Gordon

10 July 1917 The Tumut Advocate and Farmers and Settlers' Adviser

The sad news that Mr. Samuel Gordon (the worthy squire of the old "Gocup Estate") has gone to his long home, caused a wave of sadness in the town when circulated on Friday last, his end having come the previous day, the cause of death being assigned as heart failure.

For some days previous he had complained of not feeling well, and Dr Clouston did what he could to alleviate him, but alas the reaper arrived, and at the age of 67 years he called him hence. 

The departed one was born at Bundarbo Station (Jugiong), and with his father, the late Mr John Gordon, obtained a thorough knowledge of station life.

His father, anxious for his future purchased for him Yarrangobilly station, where, with his worthy wife, he carried on pastoral pursuits.

Disposing of it later, his father secured for him his snug Gocup property where, for many years, he battled bravely against opposing circumstances carrying on farming and grazing promiscuously and eventually starting a small tenantry.

Later, fortune smiled upon him, and be let broad acres to dairymen on the share system and the balance to farmers, and retaining a portion for home requirements.

He was a dear lover of sport, and in younger days had his racing stables and a good course on his property, on which was officially known as "Gracetown."

He was a consistant supporter of the Tumut A. and P. Assn, and the principal exhibitor of Ayrshire stock; but failing health in later years forced him to forego active exertion and his only son, Mr James Gordon, represented him, until, marrying, he shifted his quarters to Bega. His son-in-law, Captain Colyer (a returned soldier), then took up the position, and all went well till the final severance came.

The late Mr Gordon was posessed of a most kindly disposition, vigorous (like his father and uncle before him) in politics, and true and staunch to friends.

He leaves behind him one son (Mr James Gordon, of Bega), three daughters, viz: Mrs Colyer of Gocup Mrs O. Evershed of Culcairn, and Miss Gordon of Gucup, and a sorrowing wife to mourn the loss of a loving father and a fond, devoted husband.

The funeral took place on Saturday last, the remains were interred in the Presbyterian portion of the old cemetery.

Mr. James Elphick was the undertaker, and Rev R. E. Davies officiated at the grave. We tender the bereaved ones our deepest condolence.