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Lylyas Laura Mortimer (1877–1954)

Lylyas Laura Mortimer nee Lewis (c.1877-1954)

Birth: 20 March 1877 at Hobart, Tasmania, the daughter of David Lewis, grazier, and Laura Gresley. Marriage: 7 January 1903 at Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire, England, to Walter Ernest Mortimer. The couple had one daughter. Death: 28 August 1954 at Leeton District Hospital, Leeton, New South Wales. Her usual residence was 'Boondilla', Darlington Point, NSW. Cause of death: carcinoma nasopharynx. She was cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium. Religion: Anglican.

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Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Lewis, Lylyas Laura

20 March, 1877
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


28 August, 1954 (aged 77)
Leeton, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (nasal)

Religious Influence

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