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Lucy Stewart Fry (1840–1929)

Lucy Fry, n.d.

Lucy Fry, n.d.

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Mrs. Lucy Stewart Fry, who died at the Gawler Hospital on Tuesday, was a colonist of 57 years. She came to South Australia in the sailing ship South Australian in 1871. Mrs. Fry was born at Narborough, Leicestershire, on May 11, 1840. Her first husband was Mr. John D. Leathart, who died in 1898. A few years later she married Mr. James Fry, of Mintaro, who also predeceased her. Mrs. Fry retained all her faculties, and her interest in things in general and was always busy with fancy work in aid of charity. Three of her six children survive— Mr. A. W. Leathart, Goodwood, Mrs. J. L. Blackham, of One Tree Hill, and Mrs. P. Ross, of Mallala. There are nine grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Lucy Fry, n.d.

Lucy Fry, n.d.

photo supplied by Robert Childs

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Payne, Lucy Stewart
  • Leathart, Lucy Stewart

11 May, 1840
Saint Martin, Leicestershire, England


13 February, 1929 (aged 88)
Gawler, South Australia, Australia

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