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Jane Harris (1844–1917)

The death occurred yesterday afternoon in the Mater Misericordiae Private Hospital, of Mrs Jane Harris, relict of the late Mr George Harris of the firm of J. and G. Harris. The deceased lady was one of the oldest residents of the State and was the fourth child of the late Hon George Thorn of Clermont, Ipswich, one of the earliest pioneers of Queensland and a member of the first Queensland Parliament. Her husband predeceased her by about 26 years. Both her sons—Messrs George and John Ernest Harris—are also dead. She is survived by two daughters—Mrs Lumley Hill, of Bellevue Station, and Mrs R. G. Casey, wife of Mr R. G. Casey, chairman of the VRC and a director of Messrs Goldsborough, Mort, and Co., Melbourne. The funeral will leave St. John’s Cathedral this afternoon for the Toowong Cemetery. Bishop Le Fanu and Rev. W. Thompson, of St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, New Farm, will conduct the burial service.

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Additional Resources

  • tribute, Brisbane Courier, 17 March 1917, p 15

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Thorn, Jane

Ipswich, Queensland, Australia


15 March, 1917 (aged ~ 73)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

Religious Influence

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