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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ada Rose TURNER / HAIG

Born 13 October 1872 in Stockport, South Australia [55]
Daughter of John Castle TURNER and Rebecca MANUEL [55]
Married John Maurice HAIG in 1898 in Boulder, Western Australia [15]
At the time of her marriage she was living on Moralana Station in South Australia [0: image 02979]
Resided with family in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia 1898-1908 and then in South Australia 1908-1926 [0: image 02979]
In 1926 returned to Western Australia with her husband and children and settled on farmland in Winchester [P26]
Resided on Kirkar Vale Farm in Winchester from 1926 [P26] to the 1940s [P4]
Returned to Winchester on 17 October 1928 after spending a fortnight with Mr & Mrs C. BIERMANN in Mount Lawley [4: 27-Oct-1928]
Herself and her daughter Gar spent a holiday at Dongara Beach in January 1929[4: 26-Jan-1929]
Attended the wedding of her daughter Gar in a navy marocain frock draped at one side and carried a posy of red roses [4: 16-Feb-1929]
In April 1929 Miss Ella BIERMANN of Mount Lawley spent a holiday in Winchester staying with herself and her family [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Four months later in August 1929 Miss Olga BIERMANN of Mount Lawley spent a holiday with them in Winchester [4: 24-Aug-1929]
Along with her husband, daughter Gar and grandchildren Helen and Arnold spent a holiday at Dongara in February 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
In February 1935 herself and other members of her family spent another holiday at the seaside town of Dongara [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of local agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Herself, her husband, their sons Keith and Ned, and daughter-in-law Hilda spent a holiday at Dongara  in February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
After a considerable bout of ill health she was nursed by her daughter Vi over a holiday at Dongara in January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
During the 1940s retired with her husband to Carnamah town [P4]
Resided in stone building known as "Ninds Building" on the north east corner of Niven Crescent and Macpherson Street [P4]
In mid January 1950 left Carnamah on her way for Adelaide, South Australia on holiday of several months duration [4: 21-Jan-1950]
In her later years resided with her daughter Gar in Carnamah town and her daughter Vi on Koolabba Farm, Carnamah [4: 1-Oct-1955]
Passed away at the age of 82 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1] [14]
Mother of Clyde, Keith, Gar, Edna, Hugh, Ned and Vi [P22]
Died 25 September 1955; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row D, Plot 6) [1]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 1 October 1955:
Obituary - Mrs. Ada Rose Haig - Old District Identity
"After a somewhat protracted period of failing health and at the ripe old age of eighty-three years, death claimed yet another old identity of the North Midlands in the person of Mrs. Ada Rose Haig in the North Midlands District Hospital at Three Springs on Sunday morning last. The deceased lady, who was born at Moralana Station (South Australia) in 1872, first came to this State [over] fifty years ago and for some time resided in Kalgoorlie and Boulder. Shortly afterwards she was married to Mr. John Maurice Haig, who at the time was managing a mine of the goldfields and with whom she returned in 1908 to South Australia to follow farming and pastoral pursuits on a station property at Quorn. They had resided on the goldfields for a period of ten years and left the State with a small family. After having spent eight years at Quorn they disposed of their property and then for a further period of eight years resided at Mt. Barker and Adelaide. In 1926 they again came to Western Australia with a family of four sons and three daughters and acquired a property at Winchester. Therefore, for [almost] the past thirty years the late Mrs. Haig has resided in the North Midlands, her husband having predeceased her at Carnamah about nine years ago. The late Mrs. Haig, who was a lady with a very lovable nature and likeable disposition, made many firm friends during her lengthy residence in the North Midlands, perhaps more particularly from around Winchester and Carnamah, having spent the declining few years of her life at the homes of her two daughters at the latter centre, and it was only about three weeks ago that she was compelled to enter hospital. During that period, however, despite her remarkable fortitude, her strength gradually weakened until she lapsed into unconsciousness and passed peacefully away on Sunday last. For many years the deceased lady had been a very active member of the Carnamah Branch of the Country Women's Association, and until a few years ago she was also evinced quite a lively interest in the public affairs of the district. The deceased lady is survived by all members of her family of four sons and three daughters, these being Messrs. Clyde Haig (Winchester), Edward Haig (Carnamah), Keith Haig (Adelaide), Hugh Haig (Queensland) and Mesdames A. C. Bierman (Carnamah), H. Pope (Carnamah) and P. Little (Melbourne), who have families comprising sixteen children and five great grandchildren. In the presence of relatives and friends the funeral took place in the Anglican Cemetery at Winchester on Tuesday last with the Rev. F. C. Armstrong officiating at the graveside. The pall-bearers were Messrs. G. B. Raffan, L. W. Grierson, E. K. Wells and A. R. C. Forrester, and the casket was borne from the hearse to the graveside by Messrs. C. J. T. Martyn, C. Chapman, W. A. Turner and R. A. F. Solling."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ada Rose Turner / Haig' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ada-rose-turner  [ sources ]




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