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Alice Jane Hancock (1863–1906)

Mrs. [Alice Jane] Hancock, wife of Mr. H. W. Hancock, of Spencer's Brook, and sister to Mr. Thomas Wilding, of Mokine, died on the 1st inst, from appendicitis, after a short illness. The deceased lady was 43 years of age, and was born in Northam. She was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. The funeral was very largely attended. The procession marched from Mr. Hancock's residence to St John's Church of England, where a portion of the service was read, and thence to the Northam Cemetery, where the Revs. R. H. Moore and G. Humphry conducted the remainder of the burial rites. The pall-bearers were Mr. C. E. Dempster, M.L.C., and Messrs A. Dempster, Jas. Wilkinson, Jas. Byfield, John Gregory and D. T. Morrell, Numerous wreaths were forwarded by relatives and friends of the deceased lady. The coffin was of massive jarrah, with black trimmings. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. H. and H. Withnell.

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'Hancock, Alice Jane (1863–1906)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 14 June 2024.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Wilding, Alice Jane

14 June, 1863
Northam, Western Australia, Australia


1 July, 1906 (aged 43)
Northam, Western Australia, Australia

Cause of Death


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