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Thomas Peel

Carpenter & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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DEATH NOTICE: see the Free State Archives, FA, P3103.

Not much is known of Thomas Peel except that he was born in Port Elizabeth in 1875 and later became a carpenter on the Cape Government Railways,

While he was stationed at East London, he replaced John Stacey as councillor for Ward 3 in February 1900. His seat was declared vacant in August 1902 due to his absence on long leave.

Peel died in Kroonstad on 22 April 1920 at the age of 45.

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