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Towney, Elizabeth (1888–1938)

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Eliza Robinson (c. 1888–1938), also known as Elizabeth Merritt, daughter of Kitty Hanley and Robert Robinson, was born on Wiradjuri Country at Graddle station, New South Wales, on 13 September 1888. She married William Towney at Peak Hill on 26 November 1904. Survived by six daughters and five sons, and predeceased by one daughter and two sons, she died as Elizabeth Towney at Orange on 26 December 1938.

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'Towney, Elizabeth (1888–1938)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 May 2022.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]

Alternative Names
  • Robinson, Eliza Julia
  • Merritt, Elizabeth
  • Merritt, Eliza

13 September, 1888
Forbes, New South Wales, Australia


26 December, 1938 (aged 50)
Orange, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (ovarian)

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