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Elizabeth Poignand (1845–1913)

There died on Monday last after a lingering illness a very old identity in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Poignand, relict of the late George Poignand, who predeceased her by about ten years. The deceased had been bedridden for the past eight years as a result of a paralytic stroke. The late Mrs. Poignand, who was a native of Ryde, in this State, was born 78 years ago, her husband also being a native of the same place. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Neal, her parents coming of a very old English family. The deceased lady spent her early married life in the Young district, going from there to Grenfell and eventually to Cowra. She leaves a family of five sons and one daughter, viz., Messrs. Geo., James S., Arthur, William and Mrs. Robert Muir to mourn her loss. The remains were followed to their last resting place in the Methodist portion of the cemetery by a large concourse, Rev. Jas. Barr officiating in the absence of Rev. Howard Fleming, B.A.

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  • Neal, Elizabeth

12 February, 1845
Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


6 June, 1913 (aged 68)
Cowra, New South Wales, Australia

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