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Florence Mary Fletcher (1869–1939)


The death occured on Saturday night of Florence May Fletcher wife of Mr C Brunsden Fletcher former Editor of The Sydney Morning Herald. Mrs Fletcher had been in ill health for a long time.

Mrs Fletcher was a native of Queensland her father being Sir Arthur Rutledge KC and her mother a daughter of the Rev Stephen Rabone one of the great missionaries of the State

She is survived by Mr Fletcher, two sons Captain S R Fletcher and Dr Alan Fletcher and two daughters Mrs Owen Donovan and Mrs N M Goddard The remains were cremated privately at the Northern Suburb Cremetorium yesterday.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Rutledge, Florence Mary

9 December, 1869
Macleay River, New South Wales, Australia


18 March, 1939 (aged 69)
Kirribilli, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Religious Influence

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