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Albert Edward

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Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the creator of The Labyrinth of East London Lore, Dr T., has passed away. Helping people through his website gave him no end of pleasure. If you had contact with him and would like to leave a message, please send us an e-mail here.

DEATH NOTICE: see the Master's Office, Cape Town, No 46727.

Albert Edward Harmer was born in Grahamstown in April 1873.

He studied to become an accountant and at one time was the proprietor of the Commercial Hotel in East London.

He was elected to the Town Council for Ward 1 in August 1905 but his seat was declared vacant in March 1906. He then moved to Dutywa in the Transkei.

He died of angina on 18 July 1935 while still at Dutywa. He was 62 years of age.

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