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Catherine Mary Talbot (c. 1837–1907)

Mrs. Catherine M. Talbot, relict of the late Mr. John Richard Talbot, who was prominent in trades union circles, died at her residence, 13 Flinders street, Darlinghurst, on Sunday week, in her 70th year. Deceased came to Australia close upon half a century ago with her husband, who had been appointed to the charge of P. N. Russell and Co. foundry department. She always took a keen interest in the cause of charity, and was, besides, staunch to the principles advocated by her husband, who was the promoter of unionism among the iron trades in New South Wales. The deceased was known far and wide for her good works, and was respected by a very wide circle. The funeral took place the following Tuesday, the interment being made in the Catholic Cemetery, Rookwood. The Ironfounders' Society, of which the late Mr. Talbot had been a prominent member, marched in front of the hearse, and among others present were Messrs. E. W. O 'Sullivan, M.L.A., J. E. West, G. Butter (secretary, Trades Hall), James Wall, Thomas Furzer, and many others. A number of wreaths were sent. — R.I.P.

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Additional Resources

  • funeral, Daily Telegraph (Sydney), 19 June 1907, p 9
  • death notice, Worker (Wagga, NSW), 27 June 1907, p 3

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  • Finegan, Catherine Mary

c. 1837
London, Middlesex, England


16 June, 1907 (aged ~ 70)
Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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