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Mecham, Eva Hamlyn (1876–1950)

The death occurred on Friday night last at her home at Benalla, Vic., of Mrs. Eva Mecham, wife of Mr. J. Mecham, and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Harris, of Wermatong, Tumut.

Deceased, who had been in ill health for a long period, passed away in her sleep. She married Mr. J. Mecham at Vancouver, U.S.A., and resided for eight, years in America where the latter was an engineer. They then came to Australia and, after some years in Melbourne, took up residence at Benalla.

There was no family born to the union. Besides the sorrowing husband, brothers and sisters surviving are Messrs. Noel (Gilmore), Geoff (Tumut), Clem (Braidwood), Dr. Thomas (Launceston), Vern (Tumut), Florence (Mrs. F. Stacy, Tumut), Vida (Mrs. Nixon, Dunnedo), Nettie (Mrs. E. Walker, Parramatta), Nell (Mrs. H. Scott, Tumut), Miss Edna Harris (Eastwood) and Bertha (Mrs. Hamlyn-Harris, Brisbane).

The late Mrs. Mecham was a wonderful sister and a devoted wife.

The remains were brought back to Tumut for interment and the funeral took place yesterday afternoon, leaving from All Saints' Church of England for the Tumut New Cemetery. Rev. W. J. Conran officiated at the graveside.

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'Mecham, Eva Hamlyn (1876–1950)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 October 2020.

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Alternative Names
  • Harris, Eva Hamlyn

19 June 1876
Tumut, New South Wales, Australia


21 October 1950
Benalla, Victoria, Australia

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