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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Early resident & landholder - Isabella Baron

Isabella/Isabel Baron (nee Mathews) was the wife of William H. Baron.  Although birth records cannot be located, they are thought to have been the parents of Ida and Dudley Baron.  A confirmation ceremony was held at Christ Church Springwood (designed by John Sulman) for Dudley and Ida in 1889 whereby  Bishop Barry officiated.  In that same year Dudley had been a prize winner in the local flower show.  Isabella owned a large parcel of land at Valley Heights in the 19th century.
Ref:
Springwood Historians, The Making of a Mountain Community; A Biographical Dictionary of the Springwood District, 2002.

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