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Cobcroft, Catherine Ann (Katie) (1876–1947)

On her 71st birthday, the death occurred recently of Mrs. Catherine Ann Cobcroft at the home of her daughter, Kathleen, of "Listowel," Edgecliff-road, Woollahra. Mrs. Cobcroft was a Queenslander educated at All Hallows Convent, Brisbane, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick O'Brien. Mr. O'Brien was a friend in his early days of Archbishop Duhig. Mrs. Cobcroft was the widow of Mr. Arthur John Cobcroft, who opened and managed the Commercial Banking Co. of Sydney in Ingham and later in Warwick before coming to Sydney to live. D'Arcy, their eldest son, educated at St. Ignatius' College, Riverview, died in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital. Sydney, in 1917. Mrs. Cobcroft is survived by three children, Arthur, Gavin, and Kathleen. Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Joseph's Church, Edgecliff, by the Rev. Father Celestine Moriarty, O.F.M., who also officiated at the family vault at Gore Hill.

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'Cobcroft, Catherine Ann (Katie) (1876–1947)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 September 2020.

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  • O'Brien, Catherine Ann

25 September 1876
Tingoora, Queensland, Australia


25 September 1947
Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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