Mr J C Torr

Mr. J. C. Torr.
Mr. James Cotton Torr, who died at his home, Roseneath, Mitcham, on March 24, was horn at Tavistock, Devonshire, on December 28, 1840, and came to South Australia by the Hooghly in 1855. He married Miss Rhoda Gullidge, of Mintaro, in 1864. For many years he farmed at Mintaro, Blyth’s Plains, Redhill, and Crystal Brook. In 1896 he retired and went to Mitcham to reside. He was an enthusiastic worker in the Mitcham Methodist Church. On New Year’s Day the late Mr. Torr and his three brothers, Messrs. John, Thomas, and William, met, and their united ages were then 294 years. The deceased has left a widow and three daughters—Mrs. Philip Wbeaton, of Red hill, Mr.=. A. ‘M. Gilbert, of Mitcham, and Mrs. Lien Alien, of Mitcham. Mr. Torr was a foundation member of Way College, cf which his brother, Dr. Torr, of Brighton, was formerly principal.