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May McPherson (1883–1946)

Mrs. May McPherson, wife of George McPherson, secretary, Federated Fodder and Fuel Trades' Industrial Union, died at her home, 49 Ruskin Street, Elwood, on Tuesday, April 9.

Mrs. McPherson was actively connected with the various women's organisations in Preston. During her term as Mayoress. Mrs. McPherson showed her complete sympathy and understanding of the problems confronting those families who were hardest hit by the depression.

As a tribute to her work on behalf of the patients at the Janefield Sanatorium, which she regularly visited, and at the Austin Hospital, she was appointed life governor of that worthy iustitution.

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'McPherson, May (1883–1946)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 July 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • McPherson, Eliza Elsie May
  • Warne, Eliza Elsie May

Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


9 April, 1946 (aged ~ 63)
Elwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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