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Kate Agnew (1854–1931)

The late Mrs. Kate Agnew, relict of the late Mr. Hugh Agnew, bank manager, who died at the residence of her only daughter, Mrs. W. B. Carver, Clayfield, on March 17, was born in Cheshire (England), on March 1, 1854, and celebrated her 77th birthday on the 16th day prior to her death. The late Mrs. Agnew came to Australia 51 years ago, living with her husband first in Sydney and later in Queensland, where Mr. Agnew floated many companies, the last being the Queensland Deposit Bank, of which he was manager at the time of his death in 1890. The late Mrs. Agnew had been in failing health for some time owing to heart trouble. She was a regular attendant at the Holy Cross Church, Wooloowin, which owes much to the generosity of herself and husband. A large congregation, representative of all denominations, filled the Holy Cross Church, Wooloowin, at the requiem mass, conducted by Rev. Father J. Dowling, prior to the funeral to the Nudgee R. C. cemetery.

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'Agnew, Kate (1854–1931)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 July 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


1 March, 1854
Chester, Cheshire, England


17 March, 1931 (aged 77)
Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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