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Violet Susanna Coleman SLADDEN (1884-1955)

Dolly Sladden with her brother Bob c1890.
Dolly Sladden (centre) with her sisters, Anne and Maidie, in 1940.
Dolly Sladden in 1954.
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Violet Susanna Coleman Sladden (1884-1955), known as Dolly, was the niece of Julius Sladden, being the daughter of Julius’ elder brother, Dilnot (1842-1906).

Dolly Sladden was born on 7th May 1884 at Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand, the youngest of 11 children of Dilnot and Elizabeth Sladden.  She and her siblings were known collectively as “the Oxford Eleven”.  She later moved with her family to Petone, a suburb of Lower Hutt, Wellington, on the North Island.

Like her two sisters, Dolly never married. She died on 20th August 1955, aged 71, and was buried at Taita, Wellington.

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