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Jane Cynthia Cunningham (1890–1910)

Every reader of the Age will, we are sure, participate in the general and unfeigned sorrow which the above announcement will call forth. Miss Cunningham (Jane Cynthia) was the oldest daughter of Mr. James Cunningham, J.P., of Tuggranong, and the unexpected calamity which his overtaken the Tuggranong family is a second bereavement within a comparatively short period, Mrs. Cunningham having, as our readers will call to mind, lost her beloved mother (Mrs. Twynam, wife of the ex-surveyor general) at Goulburn, by sudden death. In the present case, the circumstances attending the young lady's demise are sad indeed—sad to everyone (acquaintance or stranger) who hears of it; but poignantly so to her parents and brothers and sisters. She was a bright girl, the sunshine of the household, and so beloved of them all. Up till very recently the deceased young lady's health was ordinarily good, if not robust. She had about reached her 20th year, a period of life full of promise and hope. But, sad to relate, the deceased very recently contracted an illness which, despite the best professional aid, terminated fatally at an early hour yesterday morning. The funeral obsequies were impressively carried out, the Rev. A. H. Champion officiating. The casket containing the remains was of oak, being heavily mounted with silver oak bar handles, was conveyed from Tuggranong house to the private family burial ground at Lanyon, where other members of the Cunningham family lie interred. We are sure that the deepest sympathy will be everywhere felt for the bereaved family, and expressions of sincere condolence tendered. Mr. H. Lazarus conducted the funeral arrangements.

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8 December, 1910 (aged ~ 20)
Tuggranong, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Cause of Death