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Milicent White (1868–1954)

There passed to her last rest on Tuesday of last week, in Sydney, Mrs. Millicent White, widow of the late Mr. Arthur G. White, for many years of 'Kiota,' Belltrees, in her 87th year. The late Mrs. White, like her philanthropic-minded husband—one of whose many benefactions was to present the now-popular sporting and re creation rendezvous, White Park, to the town—was also generosity personified, and here again vied with her husband in the practical activities of the Red Cross Society, each giving outstanding service for many years. A lady of charm and graciousness, Mrs. White was a member of the favorably-known Ebsworth family, whose clientele in legal circles was established on a reputable background, just as her husband and his kin were linked with the early pastoralism of the State. Here also the late Mrs. H. L White, of Belltrees, was a sister, brothers being Lieut. Alf, Ebsworth and Mr. Norman Ebsworth, each of the latter of whom figured largely in the realm of cricket in the Upper Hunter, the former forfeiting his life on the African veldt campaign at the turn of the present century. The brothers were among the greatest all-round cricketers to take the field in the Northern Districts of the State, the one a batsman and bowler of the polished order, the other (Norman) acknowledged the mightiest hitter of all time, A nephew is Mr. A. H. White, of Belltrees, a niece being Miss Ruth White, MBE, noted charity worker of Muswellbrook. The funeral service took place on the Thursday morning, followed the same day by service at the Northern Suburbs Crematorium.

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  • Ebsworth, Millicent

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


1954 (aged ~ 86)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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