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Euphemia Wylie (1816–1903)

One of Strathalbyn's oldest pioneers, Mrs. Euphemia Wylie, widow of Mr. Benjamin Wylie, died at the age of 87 years, yesterday, at Esk Bank, near Strathalbyn. Mr. and Mrs. Wylie were two of the emigrants from the old world (having embarked at Liverpool) that landed at Glenelg in the ship Fairfield on May 4, 1839, and a good number of them came to this district. The only survivors living are Mr. M. Rankine, Mr. D. Kennedy; and Mrs. Gemmell, all of Strathalbyn, and Mrs. Bowman, of Port Elliot. Mr. Wylie died some 25 years ago, having been a successful sheep farmer; and Mrs. Wylie remained in the old homestead, and continued the sheep farming until her death. The only surviving child is Mrs. M. A. Craig, of Strathalbyn.

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'Wylie, Euphemia (1816–1903)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 April 2024.

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Alternative Names
  • Bell, Euphemia



5 November, 1903 (aged ~ 87)
Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia

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