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Ann Childs (1857–1934)

Mrs. Ann Childs, whose death occurred at Mount Gambier recently, was formerly Miss Ann Chamberlain, and was an old and respected resident of Glencoe. Born at Oakbank in 1857 she spent her early life there, and was married in 1881 to the late Mr. William Childs. Shortly afterwards they moved to Mount Morgan, and six years later to Balhannah, where they spent 14 years. The rest of Mrs. Childs's life was spent at Glencoe, where her husband died five and a half years ago. Surviving children are Mesdames H. Blackmore (Glencoe), E. Bonney (Glencoe), A. McCallum (Tantanoola), R. Holloway (Glencoe West), Beasting (Victoria), Messrs. Frank, Henry, and Charles Childs (Glencoe), and William Childs (O.B. Flat). There are 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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'Childs, Ann (1857–1934)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 22 February 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Chamberlain, Ann

Oakbank, South Australia, Australia


April, 1934 (aged ~ 77)
Mount Gambier, South Australia, Australia