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Barlow, Mrs (?–1934)

Mrs. Barlow, widow of the late Mr. John Barlow, died yesterday in St. Vincent's Hospital after a long illness. She was well known in social circles.

A native of Limerick, Ireland, she came to Sydney 50 years ago, and shortly afterwards married Mr. John Barlow, an architect. She had engaged in social and charitable work throughout her life in Sydney. She had been president of the Catholic Women's Association for the past 20 years, and for many years was associated with the National Council of Women, the Victoria League, Good Film League, Travellers' Aid Society, Prison Aid Society, and a number of other societies. She also assisted St. Vincent's Hospital and the Hospice for the Dying. She was a keen collector of China.

She had received two Papal honours. In 1917 she was awarded the Cross of Leo. and in 1928, the Papal honour of Dame of the Holy Sepulchre was conferred on her for valuable services rendered during the Eucharistic Congress in Sydney. She is survived by two daughters, Misses Helen and Katherine Barlow.

The funeral will take place at the South Head Cemetery tomorrow, following a Requiem Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral.

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'Barlow, Mrs (?–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/barlow-mrs-1533/text1548, accessed 9 July 2020.

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