Person Sheet

Name Isabella Louisa SHARMAN (PROSSER)
Birth 20 Oct 1857, Chinaman's Flat, Maryborough, Vic
Occupation Tailoress
Death 1943, Northcote Age: 85
Father Charles Thomas SHARMAN (1827-1902)
Mother Sarah Ann CLARK (1832-1895)
1 Married Edward Charles THORNTON 20th Feb. 1886 in Hotham Melbourne
Birth 2 Oct 1848, Christening: 03 NOV 1848 Saint Mary, Battersea, London, England
Death 1912, Kensington Age: 63
Occupation Storeman
Father James THORNTON
Mother Mary RAY
Children: Frederick Kay (1888-1948)

Lived in Elizabeth Street North, (Melbourne). Married Edward Charles Thornton on the 20th  Feb 1886, at 7 Royal Park Terrace, Hotham. She was then working as a Tailoress. Later lived in Bellair St, Kensington with her husband, when her mother Sarah Ann Prosser died.

Jean Kelly remembers her. She wrote to her on many occasions til her 19 year.  'Mrs Thornton', as she was to be called by the great niece, wrote back with some disapproval of my aunts dress and interest in dancing. "There are more important things in life than dancing". When Mrs Thornton was to visit the family, food was prepared on Friday, as no work was to be performed on the Saturday the Sabbath. Thus, it is thought she belonged at this time to Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was of later years thought to live in Collingwood or Fitzroy. Isabella died in Northcote in 1943.


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