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Title: Emily Jones
Date of Death: 1955-02-22
Date of Birth: 1864-07
Place of Birth: Mt. Gambier (S. Aust.)
Place of Death: Queensland
Occupation: Pioneer
Biographical notes: Born to William Thomas Jones and his wife Mary Ann nee Elliott, Emily moved with her father, brothers and sisters, Ann Edith and Marion Pinder, to Palmerston in November 1890 when her father was appointed Sub-Inspector of Customs to succeed Alfred Searcy. Her mother had died in 1881. Her father died suddenly in December 1891 and is buried in the Palmerston Cemetery, but the children stayed together. Emily was a pianist taking an active part in community musical and theatrical events. In 1895, when Emily was 31, she was one of the 82 women who enrolled to vote after the franchise was granted to South Australian and Territory women in 1894. Her occupation was listed as "spinster". Emily left the Territory in 1911. The family appeared to have moved to Queensland where Emily is listed as a beneficiary of her brother's estate in 1952. Like her sister Ann Edith, Emily never married. She died in Queensland.
Related link: "Advertising", Nambour Chronicle and North Coast Advertiser, 11 July 1952, p.6.
"Entertainment", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 6 January 1893, p.3.
"Weak Woman at the Town Hall", Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 5 January 1894, p.3.
Subject: Women
Northern Territory
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