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Elizabeth Hornabrook (Bonython) Wilson CBE, MBE (1907 - 2008)

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Lady Elizabeth Hornabrook Wilson CBE, MBE formerly Bonython
Born in Adelaide, South Australia, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of , , [half], [private sister (1910s - unknown)] [half] and [half]
Wife of — married in St Johns Church. Adelaide. SA, Australiamap
[children unknown]
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Elizabeth (Betty) Hornabrook Bonython CBE (1907-2008), later Lady Wilson, was born 25 January 1907 in Adelaide. In 1930 she married lawyer Keith Wilson, who became a prominent South Australian politician. (Wilson was senator for South Australia (1938-1944) and federal member for Sturt (1949-1954, 1955-1966). He was knighted on 1 January 1966.)

Their son Ian followed in his father's footsteps, becoming a lawyer, and then member for Sturt for 20 years. Betty was very active in community affairs, and served on the boards of a number of organisations.

In recognition of her activities she was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1946, and a Commander of the Order (CBE) in 1959. She turned 100 years old on 25 January 2007, and died on 25 September 2008, aged 101.


Given Name(s): Elizabeth Hornabrook Last Name: BONYTHON Birth Date: 1907, January 25 Gender: F Father: John Lavington BONYTHON Mother: Blanche Ada BRAY Birth Place/Residence: Adelaide District: Adelaide Symbol: Book/Page: 777/457[1]


Groom: Keith Cameron WILSON
Bride: Elizabeth Hornabrook BONYTHON
Marriage Date: 1930, May 24
Marriage Place: St Johns Church Adelaide
Groom Age: 29 Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1901
Groom Marital Status: S
Groom Father: Algernon Theodore King WILSON
Bride Age: 23 Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1907
Bride Marital Status: S
Bride Father Name: John Lavington BONYTHON
District: Adelaide
Symbol: Book/Page: 323/598[2]


Elizabeth Hornabrook WILSON
Death Date: 2008, September 25
Age: 101 y
Publication Date: 2008, October 01
Publication: Advertiser[3]


Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1946, and a Commander of the Order (CBE) in 1959



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