Death of Mr. Thomas Halloran at Wagga

8 December 1911 Albury Banner and Wodonga Express  

Great regret was felt in the district when the death of one of the earliest residents here, Mr. Thomas Joseph Halloran was known.

Mr. Halloran, who was 66 years of age, had spent over 27 years in this district.

Born at Adelong, he lived first in the Tumut district.

He for many years was engaged in stock buying for Messrs. Swift and Hann, of Wagga.

He then entered into partnership with Mr. Hann.

After carrying on similar business independently for over 20 years.

He retired into private life, living at Fernleigh near the show grounds.

Mr. Halloran was twice married, and leaves, a, widow and a son to mourn their loss.

He was known through the State as a leading Bee-keeper, and a breeder of pure Jersey cattle.

He was keenly interested in politics.

He made one attempt to enter Parliament, but was defeated by Hon. James Gormley, M.L.C., then local State member in the Legislative Assembly.

He took a keen interest in literature, and was fond of sport, especially cricket.

Although the deceased has been failing in health for some time it was only a few days ago that his illness became serious, and his death, due to peritonitis, came as a shock to his relatives and friends.