On Friday, 14th inst., the remains of the late Abraham Hanson were laid to rest in the New Cemetery; the funeral moving from the residence of his son-in-law, Mr C. A. Whitelaw. The deceased was a colonist of 64 years, and was in his 84th year. He was born at Huddersfield, England, and arrived in Hobson's Bay by thee ship called the Semaphore, and was in Ballarat at the time of the Eureka Riot. He followed mining from the time he arrived in the colony, and was held in high esteem by all classes. His wife pre-deceased him eight years ago. The only surviving son is Mr Edward Hanson, who resides at Maylands (West Australia). The Rev. W. Reed, officiated at the house and grave, and the funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs Barnes and Son.
- Ballarat Courier, 22 July 1916.