Mrs. Ann Montrose Torr.
Mrs. Ann Montrose Torr, one of the oldest and most highly esteemed residents of the State, died at the age of 98 years on Saturday at the residence of her son in-law, Mr. M. M. Maughan, Parkside. The deceased lady was born in Devonshire, England, in April, 1814, in the reign of George III, and thus lived under six British Sovereigns. In 1855 the deceased accompanied her husband, the late Mr. John Torr, to South Australia in the ship Hooghly, and Mr. Torr, who was a miner, at once proceeded to the Burra, and there the family resided until Mr. Torr’s death in 1884. Mrs. Torr and her family afterwards lived at Mintaro, but later came to Adelaide, where she resided until her death. While her health permitted, the deceased took a prominent and keen interest in the affairs of the Methodist Church. She was widely known and highly esteemed all over the State. The children who survive are—Messrs. James Torr, Mitcham; John Torr, Adelaide; Thomas Torr, Unley Park; and Dr. Torr, Glenelg. Mesdames F. Brown, Fullarton road; M. M. Maughan, Parkside; and R. Dale, Penzance, England. Mrs. Torr’s descendants number more than 100.