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Hoadley, Susannah Ann (Annie) (c. 1848–1928)

The many friends of Mrs C. G. Richards of Sale, sympathise with her in the death of her mother, Mrs. Annie [Susannah Ann] Hoadley, relict of the late Mr. Abel Hoadley, the founder of the firm of A. Hoadley and Co., fruit preservers. The sad event occurred at her residence in Cotham Road, Kew, on Thursday evening.

The late Mrs. Hoadley was born in Coburg. She was instrumental in persuading Mr. Hoadley to begin the business, more than 40 years ago, which is now carried on under the style of Hoadley's Chocolates.

In the early days of the Melbourne branch of the Australian Women's National League, when Janet Lady Clarke was president, Mrs. Hoadley was a vice-president. She opened many branches, especially in the country, and was a prominent speaker. She was also a prominent worker in the Methodist Church.

As a mark of respect, the flag over the South Melbourne Town Hall flew at half mast on Tuesday.

The burial took place in the Burwood Cemetery.

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'Hoadley, Susannah Ann (Annie) (c. 1848–1928)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 4 December 2022.

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Alternative Names
  • Barrett, Susannah Ann

c. 1848
Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


19 July, 1928 (aged ~ 80)
Kew, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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