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Mr Alex Weidmann - OBITUARY

From: Cheryl
Date: Sunday, April 07, 2002 6:21 PM
THE SCONE ADVOCATE - Friday 11 Oct 1918
Mr Alex Weidmann

The death occured at Muswellbrook on Wednesday morning last, one of its best known and most respected public citizens, in the person of Mr Alex. Weidmann. The deceased who was 57 years of age, and a native of the town, where he had lived all of his life, had not latterly had the best of health, having been ill on and off for the past three or four years, neverthe less: his death was rather unexpected, and came as a great shock to numerous friends. The fatal illness was of only a couple of days duration, the immediate cause of death being Bright's disease. For the past 30 years, the late Mr Weidmann took a keen and active part in the public affairs of his own town, having been for many years a member of the local Municipal Council, and the occupant of the Mayoral chair for a couple of terms. He was also one of the active workers of the U H P and A Association, and a leading member of the local Beekeepers Association when that body flourished in Muswellbrook. He was also one of the founders and a leading member of the local M U branch of Oddfellows, and one of the pioneers of the Muswellbrook Coal - Mining Co and for sometime its Chairman. In all these positions he displayed, besides activity and keenness, considerable ability, and besides being a good citizen, husband and parent, he was a warm hearted friend. He is survived and mourned by a devoted wife and three children, a Brother ( Mr Albert Weidmann ), A Sister ( Mrs Thomas ), and another sister in Sydney. The Funeral, which took place yesterday afternoon, was one of the most largely attended seen in Muswellbrook, the reamins being placed at rest in the Church of England Cemetery.