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Emily Wilberforce

Emily Wilberforce

Person  Female  Died 17/7/1941

In 1915 as Central President of the Mothers' Union she initiated the idea of a dedicated building which resulted in the opening of Mary Sumner House in 1925. She resigned as President in 1919.

Born Emily Connor. 1874 married Ernest R. Wilberforce (the grandson of William Wilberforce) and had 6 children with him. As Bishop of Newcastle he supported and encouraged Mary Sumner in the early days of the Mothers Union.

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Inaugurated 1915 Emily Wilberforce – Central President This building was er...

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