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Jacka, Elizabeth (1838–1930)

The death occurred yesterday at Semaphore of Mrs. Elizabeth Jacka, aged 90 years. A daughter of Mr. John Harris, she was born in Swansea, Wales, and came to Australia 82 years ago. Her father was a storekeeper and the first auctioneer at Port Adelaide. In 1863 she was married to Mr. S. Jacka, a stove manufacturer in Adelaide, who predeceased her by many years. Mrs. Jacka was identified with the Congregational Churches at Port Adelaide and Semaphore for a long period. She had a family of six children, of whom two daughters—Mesdames A. H. Short, Semaphore, and G. Hill, Murray Bridge—survive. There are also 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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'Jacka, Elizabeth (1838–1930)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 2 February 2023.

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  • Harris, Elizabeth

Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales


18 June, 1930 (aged ~ 92)
Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

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