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Looking for a photograph of William John Osborn and wife Sarah Osborn (nee Newson)

Query by merv37g

William John OSBORN b 1824/26, UK Middlesex?, d 11 May 1894, bur Dongara Cemetery
sp Sarah NEWSON b 1825, UK, dtr Henry and Jane (Emma?) NEWSON. 12 Nov 1825 baptised. m Feb 22 1846 in Parish of St Clement Danes, Middlesex,
London. d 9 Oct 1909, Middle Swan, bur Swan Parish (Anglican).
William and Sarah came to Western Australia in 1858 with four of their children. More were born in WA.
Initially William looked after some convicts but then became employed by a cattle firm in Toodyay. He eventually arrived in Dongara and set up what became knows as the East End. He had a blacksmith shop and was also a builder.
He is my great grandfather and I have no photograph of him or Sarah.
Greatly appreciate and help.
Mervyn Bond

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by janilye on 2013-05-20 13:55:08

The West Australian, Tuesday 12 October 1909

Death of an Old Colonist.-Another of the early settlers of this State in the person of Mrs. Sarah Osborn, relict of the late Mr. W. J. Osborn, farmer, of Dongarra, died at the residence of her son, Mr. H. Osborn, M.L.A., New- castle-road, Midland Junction, last Friday. The deceased arrived in Western Australia in 1858 with her husband, who had accepted in England an appointment as a warder at the Fremantle prison. Mr. Osborn did not remain long in the Government service, and he turned his attention to farming, which calling he followed until the time of his death in 1894. The remains of the late Mrs. Osborn were buried on Saturday in the Middle Swan Cemetery. The chief mourners were Messrs. W. H. Osborn (ex-Sub-inspector of Police), H. Osborn, M.L.A., E. Osborn, C. Osborn, and S. Osborn, sons; Mrs. Cavanagh, Mrs. S. Hyde, and Mrs. A. Ferguson, daughters; and a large number of grandchildren. The pall-bearers were the Mayor of Midland Junction (Mr. P. Robinson), Crs. Jamieson and Ross, and Messrs. .P. Sampson, M. A. Wishart, and J. B. Miller. Many wreaths and floral tributes were received. The Rev. F. J. Price officiated at the graveside. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Farrall Bros., of Midland Junction.

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