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Knox, Edith (1855–1942)

Mrs. E. W. [Edith] Knox, of Rona, Bellevue Hill, who died on April 8 at the age of 87 years, after a long illness, was the widow of Mr. Edward William Knox, son of the late Sir Edward Knox, founder of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company. Before her marriage she was Miss Edith Willis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Willis, whose home, Greycliffe, Vaucluse, is now the Tresillian Home for Mothers and Babies.

Mrs. Knox had four daughters, the late Lady Stephen, Mrs. H. C. Adams, Miss Barbara Knox, and the late Mrs. Julian Simpson. Mrs. Knox was deeply interested in charitable work. She was a keen supporter of the Queen's Jubilee Fund, and during the 1914-18 war was an indefatigable worker for the 19th Battalion Comforts Fund.

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'Knox, Edith (1855–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 15 August 2020.

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  • Willis, Lady Edith

5 March 1855
New South Wales, Australia


8 April 1942
Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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