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Frances Race (1835–1922)

Frances Gunn left Tasmania with her brother-in-law, Henry Allison, after his business was declared insolvent in 1860. They settled in the United States, where they assumed the surname, Race.

Their children, born in America (except for the eldest who was born on the ship to America) were: Henry Melbourne (1858-1928), Tasman (1860-1924), Austral Lewis (1861-1897), Francis Puget (1864-1936), William Hobart (1868-1893), and Ronald James (1876-1952) Race.

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  • Gunn, Frances

13 March, 1835
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


20 March, 1922 (aged 87)
Whidbey Island, Washington, United States of America

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