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Matilda Booth (1831–1904)

Mrs. [Matilda] Booth, relict of the late Alderman Joseph Booth, of Parramatta, and a highly respected old-time resident of Parramatta, died at Edgecliff-road, Woollahra, on the 17th instant, and her remains were interred in the "Wesleyan" cemetery, Parramatta North, on Monday, the arrangements in connection with the burial being in the hands of Mrs. Jordan Sparks. The Rev. Dr. Sellors officiated at the grave, after having conducted a short service at the Macquarie-street Church, to which had been previously borne the coffin. Mrs. Booth had for many years in the past worshipped there. Mrs. Booth was, before her marriage, Miss Matilda McManis. She was sister of the present Council Clerk of Prospect and Sherwood (Mr. A. P. McManis), and of Messrs. Alfred and R. McManis, both well known residents of Parramatta in the near past. Several of Mrs. Booth's children predeceased her; but one of her daughters was till a short time age a well known member of the choir at the Macquarie-street Church. Mrs. Booth's age was 73 years.

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'Booth, Matilda (1831–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • McManis, Matilda

Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


17 April, 1904 (aged ~ 73)
Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

blood poisoning

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.