F.H. Williams

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On Tuesday afternoon, 7th inst., the remains of the late Mr. James Eunson, father, of Rev. T. A. Eunson, of Collingwood, were interred in the Coburg General Cemetery. His death occurred at the age of 81 years at 'Glasgow' House, Ballarat-street, Brunswick, the previous day. Deceased was a colonist of 58 years, he arrived in Victoria in 1854. For some time he was in the employ of the late Mr. J. Stanway as a glass packer. He afterwards went to Bal larat, and he used to relate some exciting experiences in connection with the Eureka Stockade riot. During those stormy days he had the mis fortune to be shot through the stomach. After his recovery he came to Melbourne, and after living in North Carlton and Fitzroy, settled on the late Sir Andrew Clarke's estate at Northcote, where he was married for the second time to Miss Elizabeth Mary Harrison, a native of Brunswick. The funeral was attended by a number of representative men. Messrs. Clarke and Coy. were represented by Mrs. Newbegin and W. Brown; A. G. Healing and Coy., proprietary Ltd., by Mr. A. G. Healing; Foresters' Lodge, by Mr. R. Clarke. The pall-bearers were: Mr. A.G. Healing, F.H. Williams, W. Brown, A. Rosen, T. Ridland, G. Major, Newbegin and Fox, all of whom were connected with the Eureka Stockade episode. The burial service was conducted by the Rev. J. A. Crockett; while Mr. J. Allison, of Brunswick, carried out the funeral arrangements. Amongst the floral tributes placed on the grave, we noticed wreaths from: Messrs. A. G. Healing and staff, Clarke and Coy. and employes, and employes of Levy Brothers. The deceased, who was also many years in Hazelglen, had in all a family of 20 children Mrs. Eunson and the following children survive him:- Ellen, Agnes, John, James, Johannah, Thomas, Jessie, Elizabeth, Christina, William, Wallace, Norman, Leslie, Adeline, llma, Elliott, Lily, Charles, late of Hazelglen.[1]


  1. Brunswick and Coburg Star, 17 April 1914.