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Wife of the famous author

The July 29 1931 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contained this photo of George Bernard Shaw‘s wife:

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Charlotte Payne-Townshend (1857-1943) was an Irish activist, member of the Fabian Society, and advocate for women’s rights. She and Bernard Shaw were married from 1898 until her death in 1943. When Shaw died in 1950, her ashes and his were mixed together and scattered in their garden.

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