Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NameSANDOW, George
Birth31 May 1845, St Ives, Cornwall103111
Death21 May 1914, Grunthal, SA103111,103112 Age: 68
Burial23 May 1914, Hahndorf, SA103111
Australian Christian Commonwealth (SA : 1901 - 1940) Fri 19 Jun 1914103111

The Grunthal Church and district,
and the orchardists of South Australia,
have suffered a great loss through the
death of Mr. George Sandow, which occurred
on Thursday, May 21, as the
result of an accident which took place
on the previous day. He was born at
St. Ives, Cornwall, on May 31, 1845,
and was therefore within a few days or
his sixty-ninth birthday. His parents
were earnest Christian people. At the
age of twenty-one he cam5 to Adelaide,
where for a few years he worked at his
trade as a -cabinetmaker. While thus
engaged he assisted in fitting up the
General Post Office. The gold diggings
in New South Wales attracted him and
he remained for about twelve months.
Soon after his return to this State Mr.
Sandow went to Moonta and worked for
Mr. Coltman, a cabinetmaker. He was
there for several years, and was a tenor
singer in the Moonta Wesleyan-Methodist
choir. His next home was at Kad,ina,
where he opened a furnishing
business. At this period (1870) he married
Miss Gray, a daughter of the late
William Gray, of Moonta Mines, and
his wife surviveĀ® him. Believing there
were better opportunities in the other
States Mr. Sandow went for a few
years to .New South Wales and Victoria,
where lie acted as a builder and
contractor. Later he was in the same
line of business in Adelaide. About 25 .
years ago Mr. Sandow went to Grunthal.
There he planted a fine orchard,
and for the past quarter of a century
has been well known and highly esteemed
as a leading and progressing
orchardist. He was one of the first to
adopt the present spraying process to
reduce the ravages of the codlin moth,
and did very much to encourage others
to take it up. In a conversation with
the writer he said that it meant that
either the codlin moth would clear him
out or he must get rid of the pest. He
succeeded to such an extent that only
a very small percentage of the fruit of
his orchard was affected by the moth.
He was an enthusiastic. exporter of
fruit to the English markets. From his
early years Mr. Sandow was a member
of the Methodist Church. For a long
period he had been a trustee of the
Grunthal Church, of which he was the
treasurer. Mr. Sandow was a man of
retiring disposition, of large sympathies,
and was deeply religious. In religious
and other circles he was recognized
as Grunthal's leading man. He
has left a widow, four sons, and one
daughter. In business, in the church,
and in the domestic circle he will be
greatly missed, for in each relationship
he was much beloved. His funeral took
place on Saturday, May 23, at Hahndorf,
and was largely attended. The
burial service was conducted by the
President of the Conference (the Rev.
Geo. Hall), assisted by the Rev. W. T.
Wiltshire. An in memoriam service was
held in the Grunthal Church on Sunday
morning, May 24, when the Rev. W.
T. Wiltshire preached to a large congregation.
Death1 Oct 1932, SA103113,87292 Age: 86
Marriage8 Apr 1870, Moonta Mines, SA103114,87292
ChildrenElizabeth (1872-1872)
 Lily (1873-)
 James (1875-)
 Elizabeth Mary (1877-)
 George Sidney (1879-1948)
 John Samuel Reynolds (1882-1883)
 John (1884-)
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