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MOGG, William James (1856-1908)

MOGG, William James (1856-1908)

Born on 29 May 1856 at Geelong, son of James Cox Mogg (c1828-1887) and Harriet nee Plummer. He was enrolled on 31 January 1871. His address at the time of enrolment was Villamanta St, Geelong West. He was a cousin of Marcus Mason Mogg (1860-1903) and Valentine Vincent Mogg (1873-1943).

William Mogg was awarded the following Prizes as listed in the Annual Reports.
1871 2nd, Geography, 6th Class
1871 2nd, Arithmetic, 5th Class
1871 1st Latin, 6th Class
1871 1st Euclid, 4th Class

See his cousin, Valentine Vincent Mogg (1873-1943), for notes about the Mogg Family and the possible relationship in the naming of Mogg's Creek.

The Argus newspaper of 12 December 1908 reported his death: 'On the 9th December, at Melbourne (suddenly), William James Mogg, late of St. Arnaud, aged 53 (sic) years'.

The Herald newspaper of 9 Dec 1908 also reported:
‘This afternoon, Mr W. J. Mogg, solicitor, who had resided at Montague street, Albert Park, went into the Bull and Mouth Hotel, Bourke street, and suddenly fell to the door in an unconscious condition. Dr. Ward Farmer was called in, and he pronounced life to be extinct. The body was subsequently removed to the Morgue. Death is supposed to have been due to natural causes. The Coroner, however, has been notified, and an autopsy is to be made. The deceased was about 55 years of age.’

He was interred at the Coburg Cemetery on 10 December 1908 in the Anglican section.

Enrolment Register Detail, 1871.

Enrolment Register Detail, 1871.

Sources: Geelong College Enrolment Register 1871-1901 p37; The Argus 10 December 1908 p4 (NLA); The Argus 12 December 1908 p13 (NLA); The Herald (Melb) 9 December 1908 p6 (NLA).
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