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Kumm, Frances Gertrude (1886–1966)

Frances Kumm, n.d.

Frances Kumm, n.d.

Who's Who in the World of Women, vol 2, 1934

Mrs. Karl Kumm (Frances Gertrude) Born, Melbourne. Daughter of Fred J. Cato, of Messrs. Moran and Cato, Merchants, of Melbourne. Wife of the late Dr. Karl William Kumm, born, Hanover, Germany, Life Member F.R.G.S. Explored in Africa, 1899. First white man to traverse the north central African divide between Congo Shari and the Nile and carried the British flag. Author of "Tribes of the Nile Valley, ” 1901. He was the first to introduce passion fruit into California, U.S.A. Son of the late William Kumm, Esq.

Family, two children; Frederick John Cato, educated at Wesley College, Melbourne; Lucy Gertrude, educated at St. Margaret’s, Berwick, Victoria.

ACTIVITIES. Life Governor of Women’s, Queen Victoria, and the Children’s Hospitals; Vice-president of the Women’s Hospital; Vice-president of the Methodist Homes for Children; President of the Auxiliary of the Sudan United Mission; Member of the National Board of the Y.W.C.A. Was first President of the Anne Lindbergh Gliding Club of California, U.S.A.

CLUBS. International, Methodist Ladies' Old Collegians, and English Speaking Union.

ADDRESS. 17 Glyndebourne Avenue, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria.

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