Obituary - Mr. Edgar John Nuttall 

1 August 1950 The Tumut and Adelong Times

Citizens of Tumut and district were profoundly shocked at the sudden death on Saturday afternoon last of Mr. Edgar John Nuttall, of Fitzroy Street, Tumut, who was a member of a working bee in the grounds of All Saints' Church of England.

He had stopped for a rest from work on lopping one of the trees when he suddenly collapsed. The ambulance was called and conveyed Mr. Nuttall to the District Hospital but on arrival he was found to have passed away.

Deceased had been receiving treatment for blood pressure and heart trouble for the past two years but otherwise enjoyed good health. 

The late Mr. Nuttall was born at Tumut sixty years ago and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ike Nuttall, of Tumut Plains, and later of Tarrabandra.

With his brother Harry, Mr. John Nuttall leased their parents' farming property at Tarrabandra which they carried on for several years in partnership.

Relinguishing their farming interests they returned to Tumut and became interested in racehorses as owners and trainers.

Their most successful horse was Rose Shot which won the Goulburn Cup race in 1922.

Tiring of this, the subject of this obituary accepted a position with Weedens Ltd, driving their store cart for about five years.

Later, he became licensee of the Tumut Wine Saloon which he conducted for three years before selling out to Mr. Fred Johnson in 1938.

In later years he worked on various farming properties in the district and was for some time at Mr. F. W. Hughes' 'Coleman' property.

For the past six months he had been in the employ of the Tumut Shire Council. 

The late Mr. Nuttall was a keen cricketer and was a member of the former Billiard Room Club.

He was a member of the district team which played Allan Kippax's team, including Don Bradman, when it visited Tumut in the early 1930's.

He was also interested in Rugby Union foot-ball in his youth. He married Miss Ella Johnson, a daughter of Mrs. E. A. Johnson, of Jones Bridge, Blowering, who, together with one daughter Betty, is left to mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father.

Brothers and sisters surviving are William, Fred, Harry, Arthur and Ted Nuttall (Tumut), Bertha (Mrs. Graham, Glebe Point), Miss Ett Nuttall (Bombowlee) and Ada (Mrs. C. Lusty. Waverley)

Deceased was a quiet living man who was ever-ready to assist his neighbors and those around him. 

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon leaving from All Saints' Church of England after a short service conducted by Rev. W. J.Conran for the C. of E. portion of the Tumut New Cemetery.

W. W. Beavan and Son had charge of the mortuary arrangements and pall bearers were Messrs. Fred and Ted Nuttall (brothers), Jack and Fred Johnson (brothers-in-law), Bert French and J. Jeffery (neighbors). 

Floral tributes were received from the following:- Loving wife and daughter, Ella and Betty; Arthur; Ann; Fred and Lottie; Edie and Fred; Harry, Bertha and Edna, Lora and Ted: Fanny and Arthur; Mother and Jack; Maurice, Julie & Phoebe; Wally and Clare; Stan and Ivy; Auntie, Gus and Jim; Lyle and Ella Miller and family; Jack, Stasia, John and Robyn; Ivy, George and Beverly; Mr. and Mrs. Eccleston, Mr. and Mrs. Scott; Sid and Ethel Denton, Wal and Sylvia Hayes; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Oddy and family; Mr. and Mrs. R. Percival; Fairway Tennis Club; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Oddy and family; Jack, Josie Bush and family; Gordon, Barbara and Janet McDonell; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Sturt and family; Mr. and Mrs. P. Andrews; Leo and Jean Banwell; Alf, Pearl and Peter Jeffery and family; Freda. Joe, Aileen. Des. and Beth; Mr. and Mrs Ted Holloway; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Oddy: Mr. and Mrs. D. Hayesand Pat; Tumut Shire employees; Rene and Charlie Hampstead and family; Mr. and Mrs. George Sturt. Ken and Merle; Ethel and Pat: Wal and Els; Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Wilson and family, Bess and George; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Weeden; Tom and Hazel Dunn and family; Jacquilene and Derek; Mr. and Mrs. Day, Pat and Elaine: Vic and Nola; Mr. and Mrs Jack Withers and family; Ivy and Arthur Sturt and family; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Anderson and family Lesley; Hilda and Bill and boys; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Piper and family; Tumut Young Anglicans; Herb and Olive Buckley; Bert and Enid; Dick and Ruby McAlister; Jessie and Harry Kell and family; Fred Craig and staff; Members All Saints' Churchwomen's Union; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Tozex, Ruth and Fred; Cecil, Alma, Ruth and Ron Arentz; Mickand Thelma Dodd, Lorna and Keith; Jean and Charlie Armstrong; Edie, Herb and Leila Munt; Monte Sturt and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. Dowling and family; the Carr family; Alma and Harold Oddy; C. Doon and family; E. and A. Eustace; Mr. and Mrs. Livingstone and Dawn: Ada and Edna; R. and I. King and family; Dolly and Bill Dowell; Dooley, Lil and family; Peg and Reg Tozer and family; Mill and Jim; Thelma and Tom Young, Jan and Robert.