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Ethel Jean Sophia (Jean) Charlton (1898–1930)


Mrs. Leonard Charlton (Miss Jean Curlewis), a writer of numerous articles In magazines and newspapers, and author of romantic novels, died in a private hospital on Friday, after an illness extending over several months. She was 31 years of age.

Mrs. Charlton was the daughter of Judge Curlewis and Mrs. Curlewis (Miss Ethel Turner), the well-known writer. She was born at Mosman, and was educated at the Church of England Girls' Grammar School, Darlinghurst. At an early age Mrs. Charlton displayed her talent as an authoress. In 1923 she married Dr. Charlton, and proceeded to London with him while he took a post-graduate course. During her stay in London Mrs. Charlton contributed a series of interesting articles to the "Sydney Morning Herald," under the title, "The Lights o' London." She wrote articles also for the "Home" magazine.

Mrs. Charlton was the author of "The Ship that Never Set Sail," "Drowning Maze," "Beach Beyond," "The Dawn Man," and "Verse Writing for Beginners." Dr. Charlton is superintendent of the St. George District Hospital. There are no children.

The funeral took place at the Northern Suburbs Cemetery on Saturday.

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'Charlton, Ethel Jean Sophia (Jean) (1898–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 2 March 2024.

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Ethel Jean Curlewis, [1918-1920], Katherine Elder

Ethel Jean Curlewis, [1918-1920], Katherine Elder

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  • Curlewis, Ethel Jean Sophia

7 February, 1898
Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


28 March, 1930 (aged 32)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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