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Cutler, Edgar William (1863–1933)

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Edgar William Cutler also known as Edgar Cutter (1863-1933) cabinet maker and trade union leader 

Birth: 1863 at Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, son of English-born parents John William Cutler (1832-1881), seaman later sawsmith, from Birmingham, and Hannah ‘Anna’, née Jackson, late Millott (1831-1886), from Nottinghamshire. Marriage: 5 February 1886 in Pitt Street Congregational Church, Sydney, New South Wales, to Jemima Daniel Barnes. They had one daughter. Death: 30 March 1933 in Campsie, Sydney. Religion: Anglican. 

  • Secretary of NSW Cabinet Makers’ Association from 1888 to 1906.
  • Secretary of United Furniture Trade Society from 1907 to 1933.
  • President of Sydney 8 Hours Society 1902-1908.
  • NSW Trades and Labor Council delegate and auditor, Trades Hall, from 1897 to 1922.
  • Contested State seat of Canterbury for Australian Labor Party in August 1904 and September 1907.
  • Cause of death: arteriosclerosis and myocarditis.

H. J. Gibbney & A. G. Smith, A Biographical Register 1788-1939, vol 1 (Canberra, 1987); Co-operator, 7 October 1912; Worker (Wagga), 10 May 1906, p 2, 5 September 1907, p 7.

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  • funeral, Sydney Morning Herald, 3 April 1933, p 6

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  • Cutter, Edgar William

Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


30 March, 1933 (aged ~ 70)
Campsie, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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