Typhoid Claims William Eggleton

The Gundagai Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser

14 April 1876

Another very old Tumut resident has passed away. Mr. William Eggleton, sen., after a brief illness culminating in typhoid fever, departed this life in the 58th year of his age, on Monday morning.

The deceased has for years been afflicted with an ophthalmic disorder, and some time ago he visited Sydney and underwent severe treatment for the same. Since his return he has been in a declining state of health, but up to a few days ago he went to his work in the bush as usual.

On Sunday last he became very ill, but managed to dress himself on the following morning, when he suddenly grew worse and shortly after expired. The deceased was one of a very large family connection, and a long funeral procession followed his remains to their last resting place on Tuesday.