Dame Marie Cowley, O.B.E.

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Dame Marie Cowley (Campbell), O.B.E.

Also Known As: "Maria"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Natal, South Africa
Death: May 26, 1940 (80)
Silky Oaks, Toowong, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Place of Burial: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William John Campbell and Agnes Campbell, SM/PROG
Wife of Sir Alfred Cowley
Mother of Campbell Cowley; Theodora Cowley; Alfred Eric Cowley; Heather Gall and William Roy Cowley
Sister of Jessie McLaren; William Campbell; Lily Royston; Sir Marshall Campbell; Dr. Samuel George Campbell and 1 other

Managed by: Christopher Michael Wheeler Barrett
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About Dame Marie Cowley, O.B.E.

Born in Natal. Aunt of SA poet Roy Campbell and of Ethel Campbell, called the Angel of Durban by Australian Soldiers in WW1. After marriage in 1880 emigrated with Alfred to Australia.

In October, 1920, Lady Marie Cowley was awarded an O.B.E. She was the President of the Women's Auxiliary of the Children's Homes. A newspaper article which appeared on 4 March 1929 showed that she was linked in particular to the Presbyterian Home for Children. In her position she naturally graced a number of social and fund-raising functions.

Survived her husband in Brisbane to inherit £8047 estate.

Electoral Roll entries are found from 1903 to 1937. Mainly Brisbane (Toowong). Died 1940 in Brisbane.

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Dame Marie Cowley, O.B.E.'s Timeline

April 10, 1860
Natal, South Africa
May 4, 1881
Age 21
Ingham, QLD, Australia
March 21, 1883
Age 22
Ingham, QLD, Australia
January 10, 1885
Age 24
Toowong, QLD, Australia
September 5, 1886
Age 26
Toowong, QLD, Australia
December 22, 1888
Age 28
Herberton, Queensland, Australia
May 26, 1940
Age 80
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
May 27, 1940
Age 80
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia