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Ellenor (Ellen) Parkes (1861–1943)

A foundation member of the society's Wallsend branch, Mrs. Eleanor Parkes, of Dangar-street, Wallsend who died in Wallsend Hospital on July 31, had received the Red Cross Society's long-service award.

Mrs. Parkes, who was 85, was the widow of Mr. Edward Parkes and was a Wallsend citizen for many years. A native of Durham, England. She came to Australia 71 years ago. Two sons. Messrs. William and Hedley Parkes, both of Wallsend, and three daughters, Mesdames J. Kempt (Hurstville), G. Lewis (Bar Beach) and T. Elsley (Wallsend), survive. Another son, Jack, lost his life in the last war.

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'Parkes, Ellenor (Ellen) (1861–1943)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 16 April 2024.

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  • Parkes, Eleanor
  • Estell, Ellenor

12 April, 1861
New Hartley, Northumberland, England


31 July, 1943 (aged 82)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

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