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Emily Chisholm (1839–1926)

The death at the age of 87 years of Mrs. Edwin C. [Emily] Chisholm occured on Monday at lnveran, Ashfield. Mrs. Chisholm was the widow of the late Dr. Edwin C. Chisholm, who died in 1921, who practised his profession at Camden, Darlinghurst, and Ashfield. He was a member of one of the pioneer Australian families, and his birthplace—the historic Calder House, near the Redfern Railway Station—has only just recently been demolished. Mrs. Chisholm possessed a distinguished and charming personality, and always took a lively interest in social and religious affairs.

Mrs. Chisholm is survived by two sons and five daughters—Dr. E. C.H. Chisholm, of Comboyne, Mr. Camden W. Chisholm, Mrs. C. H. Hodgson, wife of the chief traffic manager of the New South Wales Railways, the late Mrs. L. F. Bernays, of Toowoomba, Mrs. Guy C. Delmar, Mrs. William Sinker (England), and Mrs. K. Eastman (Bunbury, W.A.)—19 grand-children and seven great-grandchildren. The funeral took place at Rookwood on Tuesday afternoon. Canon Langford Smith conducted a service at Inveran, whilst the Rev. Mr. Harrison officiated at the graveside. Besides the members of her family, there were present at the funeral, Dr. William Chisholm (nephew), Messrs. C. H. Hodgson (son-in law), Charles Hodgson, and Edwin Delmar (grandsons), Guy C. Delmar (son-in-law), E. F. Stephen, J. W. F. Stephen, A. E. Stephen, J. F. Stephen (nephews), E. A. H. Stephen, P Scrutton, J. Lee Pulling, E De Guylay, H. A. Hunt, and J. C. Thrum.

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Alternative Names
  • Gardner, Emily

7 April, 1839
Dover, Kent, England


28 June, 1926 (aged 87)
Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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