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Catherine Tabitha (Kitty) Cocker (1871–1938)

The death of Miss Catherine (Kitty) Cocker took place on Saturday night at "Hawthorne," Spreyton. She was a native of Launceston and was educated at the old Broadland House Ladies' School, Lyttleton-street. After completing her education, she became a teacher in the school and by her kindly disposition endeared herself to the scholars.

After resigning from the school some years ago, she went to the United States of America, and spent five years there. She was living in England during most of the Great War. On her return to Tasmania after the close of the war she resided with her sister, the late Mrs. James Sampson, in Union-street, Launceston.

Miss Cocker was secretary of the Launceston branch of the A.W.N.L. for some time and took an active interest in the Free Kindergarten Association, the M.C.L., and various other organisations and public bodies in the city. She was very charitable but her many acts of charity and kindness were performed in an unobtrusive manner.

She left Launceston last March to reside for a time with her sisters, Misses Annie, Bessie and Lucy Cocker, at Spreyton. There are also three brothers, Messrs. J. R. Cocker, of Northbury, Lower Barrington, W. B. Cocker, of W. B. Cocker, Bell and Co. Ltd. and David Cocker, solicitor, of Launceston.

The funeral will leave "Hawthorne," Spreyton, at 3 o'clock this afternoon for the Devonport cemetery.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Mercury (Hobart), 15 November 1938, p 8

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'Cocker, Catherine Tabitha (Kitty) (1871–1938)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 June 2024.

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