Henry Died in Hillston Hospital, New South Wales, Australia on the 29 November 1942. He is noted as being an old age pensioner, previously being a Labourer. The cause of death was Auricular Fibrillation combined with Congestive Cardiac Failure. The informant was his brother, E E Blunden, McGee St, Hillston. It indicates he was a Presbyterian.
From information on other documents, Henry is discribed as a Miner of Gold Quartz.
ORBITUARY - Henry Raynor BLUNDEN (Hillston Spectator of 3 December 1942)
One of the oldest residents of Hillston district passed peacefully away at the local Hospital on Sunday last (29 Nov 1942) in the person of Mr Henry Raynor BLUNDEN. Deceased was born at Bendigo, had reached the age of 83 years, and was the son of the late Mr and Mrs Thos. R. Blunden of Bendigo.
He first came to Hillston when only a lad, and for several years was a driver for Cobb and Co, on the Carrathool-Booligal-Gunbar runs. He was also one of the early mailmen, being engaged in conveying mails per pack horse in the infancy district.
He married at Hillston when 22, to Miss Emma RAY, of Hay, and seven sons and one daughter were born of this union. His widow predeceased him some time ago. His son Mr Thos Blunden and one daughter, Mrs Green, still reside in Hillston. Two brothers, messrs Fred and Ted Blunden, also survive him, and a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Of late years he had led a retired life, and spent a good deal of time in the Cooragong district. The last months of his life were spent with his daughter, Mrs J. Green, and it was from her home that he entered hospital on Friday last (27 Nov 1942).
The funeral took place on Monday afternoon (30 Nov 1942) in the Church of England portion of the Hillston Cemetery, Rev. C. Williamson (Presbyterian) officiated, and the arrangements were in the hands of Mrs L.D. Wilson.
(FOOTNOTE: The Spectator is wrong with the children, the records indicate that their were seven daughters and two sons)
Auricular Fibrillation, Congestive Cardiac Failure