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Margaret Harris (1854–1927)

Mrs. M. Hope Harris, who died at Audley avenue, Prospect, on June 16, after a brief illness, was the widow of Mr. Charles Hope Harris, F.R.A.S., formerly well-known in the Survey Department. The family consists of Misses E. M. and R. M. Harris, Mrs. A. C. Coleman; Messrs. H. P. Harris (Dunstan, Limited), R. H. Harris (American Woollen Company, Boston), C. I. Harris (Bank of Australasia). There are eight grandchildren. Mrs. Harris was born at Nairn, Scotland, on April 20, 1854, and came to South Australia with her parents at an early age. Her father the Rev. James Howie was for more than 30 years minister of the Congregational Church at McLaren Vale. The late Mrs. W. Cowan Auld was a sister. Mrs. Harris was a supporter of the London Missionary Society, and was active in Red Cross work during the war.

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'Harris, Margaret (1854–1927)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 17 June 2024.

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  • Howie, Margaret
  • Hope Harris, Margaret

21 April, 1854
Nairn, Scotland


16 June, 1927 (aged 73)
Prospect, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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