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Caroline Lipscomb (1821–1891)

Mrs. Lipsoomb, a very old and respected resident of West Maitland, passed over to the great majority on Wednesday, at the ripe age of some 70 yrear. The deceased lady, who has been a sufferer for a long time from that much-dreaded complaint cancer, had been a resident of Maitland for over 50 years, and much sympathy is expressed for a large circle of friends in their sad bercavement.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Griffin, Caroline

27 June, 1821
Rotherhithe, Surrey, England


30 December, 1891 (aged 70)
Maitland, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (not specified)

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