Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Lynn Shepherd III (1862-1929)

Lynn Shepherd III, my great grandfather features in my recent post on the Worldwide Genealogy - A Genealogy Collaboration, about the Shepherd Family's involvement in the carrier business in the Braidwood district of NSW. I was recently given a copy of the photo below. which shows embers of his family on the day of his funeral.  Included in this photo (on the right hand side) is his widow Annie Shepherd (nee McDonald), daughter of another pioneer of this district Donald McDonald (1834-1913)

Members of the Shepherd Family after the Funeral of Lynn Shepherd III 1929

The Braidwood Review and District Advocate, Tuesday 7 May 1929


Another old and respected resident, in the person of Mr Lynn Shepherd of Araluen Road, Braidwood, joined the ranks of the great majority on Saturday afternoon last. He had been suffering from internal trouble.  Born at Tantulean, Mongalowe 67 years ago, he has resided here continuously since.  For many years he was engaged as a carrier on the Braidwood-Nelligan Road.

This was and still is a hard life, camping out in all kinds of weather, and subject to trying changes of temperature between the coast and tablelands climates and in the nature of things does not tend to promote long life.  Of late years the deceased had been mostly engaged on his farm. He was a most industrious and dependable citizen and had many friends in the district who will deeply regret to hear of his demise.  He leaves a widow and a large grown-up family.  The Funeral takes place in Braidwood this afternoon.*


*1929 DEATH OF MR LYNN SHEPHERD: The Braidwood Review and District Advocate (NSW: 1915-1954) 7 May, p.2. viewed 18 May, 2014,

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