Mr Lewis Lewis, known far and wide as the patriarch of the Australasias, died on Saturday la9t at his residenoe, Mollison street, Sandhurst, at the age of 100. He was born at Roabester (Kent) in 1783 ; emigrated to Victoria when seventy-five years of age ; resided in Dunedin for ten or eleven years; and left here seventeen years ago to settle at Sandhurst, where he remained till his death, excepting for a short trip now and again. One of these excursions wbb to Dunedin eight years ago, and last New Year he went to Melbourne to see the exhibition, spending the day in walking all over the place. Until quite recently his intellect was unclouded, an hied habits those of an active man; but a fortnight since a marked change came over him, he was compelled to take to his bed, memory failed, and be slowly slept away his last hours in a state of unconsciousness. Mrs Lewis died five years ago, There had been seventeen children, of whom nine are living, the youngest being Mrs Joseph Moss of this City. Mr Lewis's father lived to the age of 107 years, and his mother survived the century.
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A CENTENARIAN., Evening Star, Issue 7965, 22 July 1889
A CENTENARIAN. Evening Star, Issue 7965, 22 July 1889
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