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Susan Patience Futcher (1864–1959)

Susan Patience Futcher

Susan Patience Futcher


Born, Melbourne, Victoria. Daughter of the late Federick Porritt, Esq., who in 1850 published the first weekly "Herald” in Victoria.

Wife of Thomas William Futcher, Manufacturer of electric appliances and patentee of “Criquettes,” Melbourne, son of Moses Futcher, Esq., of Wiltshire, England.

Family, four sons, two daughters. Sons: Horace Gordon, Thomas Burnaby, Herbert Edison (deceased), killed whilst serving as Air Lieutenant in the Great War; Victor Eland (deceased). Daughters: Esther Patience, Thurza Annie.

ACTIVITIES. Life Governor of Alfred Hospital, Queen Victoria Hospital, Victorian Institute for the Blind; Life Governor of Prince Henry Hospital; President of St. Kilda-Ripponlea Branch of Queen Victoria Hospital; Vice-president of St. Kilda Auxiliary of Homoeopathic Hospital, Australian Women’s National League (St. Kilda Branch), and St. Kilda Branch of the Ministering Children’s League. During Great War, received Certificate for five years War Service.

HOBBIES. Gardening, Needlework.

CLUB. English Speaking Union.

ADDRESS. Stonehenge, Mitford Street, St. Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria.

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