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Jane Burnside (1841–1932)

The death of Mrs. William Burnside, 91 years of age, occurred last Saturday. Burial took place in the Church of England section of the Frankston cemetery on Monday. The Rev. P. B. Hayman read the burial service. The funeral was conducted by Mr. H. J. Gamble, of Frankston.

Mrs. Burnside spent nearly all her long life in Australia. When she was 16 years of age she came to Victoria from the North of Ireland with her brother. Later she married the late Mr. William Richard Burnside. For about 40 years they resided near Ballarat, and then went to Healesville where they lived for 15 years. Another 15 years were spent at Clyde. For the past ten years Mrs. Burnside lived with her son in Frankston. She leaves a family of three sons and three daughters.

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'Burnside, Jane (1841–1932)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 April 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • McVitty, Jane



27 August, 1932 (aged ~ 91)
Frankston, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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