Annie Una Lister

(1880—1919)



 KNOWN AS   Una
 
 BORN 29 June 1880 in Orange district, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Birth Record 21327/1880

LISTER ANNIE U
THOMAS S & EMILY A
@ ORANGE
 
 BAPTISED 15 August 1880, at Wesley Church, Byng, NSW.
 DIED 1919 in Sydney, NSW.
 Data 

NSW Death Record 13749/1919

LISTER ANNIE U
THOMAS & EMILY
@ BALMAIN SOUTH
 
 BURIED 23 June 1919 in Rookwood Independent Cemetery, NSW.
 
 FATHER Thomas Sydney Lister (1840-1920)
 MOTHER Emily Australia Tom (1856-1938)
 
Said to have had a cleft palate. Went to live with the Con Crawshaws over their shop at Rozelle to help her sister Dot with the children. After her brother Sid died, Una "lost the will to live." During the influenza epidemic she took ill and died within a couple of days. Unmarried. Con Crawshaw felt guilty at the end of his life that they "had done nothing for Una," so Hope Crawshaw paid for a headstone.
Una appears in the photo on this page.
Why only Una died of an infectious disease in a crowded household of at least 7 people remains unclear. Althought only 39 years old, she was probably the oldest person in the household. Others wore masks, which were probably of little benefit. Did she also help in the shop? Did the children bring the virus home from school?




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