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Eliza Mary Ann Staughton (1852–1921)

The many friends of Mrs. S. T. [Eliza Mary Ann] Staughton, widow of the late Mr. S. T. Staughton, M.L.A., will regret to learn of her death, which occurred yesterday at her home, St. Neots, Domain road, South Yarra, after a long illness. Mrs. Staughton was the eldest daughter of the late Mr. John Hopkins, of Wormbete, Winchelsea. She was actively associated with philanthropic and political movements. She was a former vice-president of the Australian Women's National League, and at the time of her death was president of the Australian Women's National Club. She was also president of the South Yarra Try Boys' Society, president of the South Yarra and Prahran Creche, and president of the Girls' Training Home, Berry street, East Melbourne. Another movement with which Mrs. Staughton was closely associated was the Wattle Day collections on behalf of the children's charities. Mrs. Staughton leaves a family of four daughters, Mrs. Claude Palmer, Mrs. Seton Williams, Mrs. P. Walford Mein, and Mrs. Eric Byron Moore. Mr. A. J. Staughton is her only son.

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'Staughton, Eliza Mary Ann (1852–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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  • Hopkins, Elizabeth Mary Ann

Winchelsea, Victoria, Australia


17 November, 1921 (aged ~ 69)
South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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