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Caroline Sheridan (1849–1918)

Caroline Sheridan, with her granddaughter, 1911

Caroline Sheridan, with her granddaughter, 1911

photo supplied by Michael Tuite

Death has laid its harrowing hand heavily on the district residents during the last few months, the latest to pass away being Mrs Caroline Sheridan, of Glen Lee, Narrango. The deceased lady had been in indifferent health for some time, and about 10 days before death, a severe form of influenza attacked her, which she was unable to shake off, and being of an advanced age, she weakened very quickly. The family were called to the bedside, and despite all that medical care and nursing could do, Mrs Sheridan succumbed to the attack and passed away at 8 o’clock on Wednesday morning. The deceased outlived her late husband by a number of years. She was the daughter of the late Mr Dewey, of Growee, and a sister of Messrs H. and G. Dewey, of that place. She and the late Mr M. Sheridan settled at Glen Lee about 30 years ago, where they, by frugality and hard work, created a comfortable homestead which has enabled them to leave their children a comfortable competency. The late Mrs Sheridan is survived by seven children, two daughters and five sons. The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, the cortege moving from Glen Lee at half-past one. A long procession of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place, the last sad rites being performed by Father Corbett, the parish priest.

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Caroline Sheridan, with her granddaughter, 1911

Caroline Sheridan, with her granddaughter, 1911

photo supplied by Michael Tuite

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Dewey, Caroline

New South Wales, Australia


12 June, 1918 (aged ~ 69)
Rylstone, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


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