Respected former alderman, 86, dies

TIMES GONE BY with Paulette Flint

On this day, September 7

1951: The death occurred at the Gladstone District Hospital of Mr Stanley Horne, aged 86 years.

Born at Plymouth, England, the late Mr Horne arrived in Gladstone in 1883, and resided in the town and district for 68 years where he was highly respected.

He was a member of the Calliope Divisional Board, he served a term as an alderman on the Gladstone Town Council, he also started the first ice-works and electrical supply in Gladstone.

These undertakings were associated with his butchering business which was situated next to the premises now occupied by Mr L Weiske in Gondoon Street.

The late Mr Horne was also associated with the first picture show in Gladstone. A keen sport, the deceased was a member of Gladstone Rifle Club for many years. He is survived by his wife, daughter Myrtle, son Charles, and four brothers and one sister in England.

1977: Nurse of the Year Quest - Gladstone entrant of the Nurse of the Year Quest, Annette Rowe, will be raising funds to go to the Cancer Research Fund until Tuesday. September 20.

There'll be a progressive dinner on August 27, owing to the popularity of the last one.

Winner of the fortnightly raffle - a beauty case of cosmetics - was Wendy Cuddihy of the switchboard at the hospital.



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