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Rebecca Lindsey (1840–1918)

Old residents will personally know Mrs. Rebecca Lindsey, of 23 Railway place east, who died between 2 and 3 o'clock on Thursday morning, after a lingering illness, of heart failure. She was the relict of Mr. Anthony C. Lindsey, a pioneer solicitor of the town, who died many years ago. Deceased was a native of Seattle, Yorkshire, England, and was 78 years of age. She was the last surviving member of a large family named Duckett, early residents, and was married to Mr. Lindsey on October 12, 1867, at Little Nelson-street, by the Rev. T. James, Wesleyan minister. There are two sons, Messrs. H. and A. ("Chris.") Lindsey, and a daughter, Mrs. F. Carroll. The remains were interred yesterday.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Duckett, Rebecca

15 February, 1840
Haworth, Yorkshire, England


12 September, 1918 (aged 78)
Williamstown, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

heart disease

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