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Edith Frederica Minchin (1850–1901)

Edith Minchin, n.d.

Edith Minchin, n.d.

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Mrs. [Edith Frederica] Minchin, widow of the late Mr. Stapleton Minchin, of the late stock and station firm of Messrs. Wilkinson, Hann, Minchin, Graves, and Lavender, died after a prolonged illness at Sydney on Wednesday. Her remains were brought to Wagga and interred in the Church of England portion of the cemetery yesterday next the late Mr. Minchin's grave. Messrs. P. Hann, R. J. Mitchell, C. Hardy, jun., and C. F. Bolton were the pall-bearers. The Very Rev. Dean Pownall came by request from Young and read the burial service. Mrs. Minchin, who was the second daughter of the late Mr. George White, solicitor, of Campbelltown, was born at Corston, Wiltshire, England, on August 20, 1850, and came to New South Wales in 1854. She took up her residence in Wagga in 1868, and was married in 1872. She resided here until October, 1898, when, acting under medical advice, she left for Sydney. Her family consisted of four sons and one daughter, three of the sons surviving her, viz., Stapleton, Cyril, and Noel. The late Mrs. Minchin was held in very high esteem, and the news of her death evoked many sincere expressions of regret.

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Edith Minchin, n.d.

Edith Minchin, n.d.

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Alternative Names
  • White, Edith Frederica

20 August, 1850
Corston, Wiltshire, England


10 July, 1901 (aged 50)
Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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