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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Al" Alice Jane DAVISON / GRIERSON

Born 2 August 1905 in Wallsend, Northumberland, England [P97]
Daughter of "Bill" William DAVISON and "Carrie" Caroline JOHNSON [P97]
Her father and uncle departed England on the steamship Armadale and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia  10 July 1911 [70]
     A year later she departed England on the steamship Belgic with her mother and unmarried aunt Hannah S. JOHNSON [P1]
     They arrived on the Belgic in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 June 1912 [P1]
Resided with parents at 288 Lord Street in Perth and then in Marlborough Street in East Perth [P1]
Married "Bill" Leonard William GRIERSON in Perth on 28 February 1931 [P97]
Resided with her husband in Koorda 1931-1939 [P50]
Herself, Bill and Bill Jnr travelled from Koorda to Carnamah on 27 October 1934 to spend a short holiday in Carnamah [5: 2-Nov-1934]
Along with her son spent an extended holiday with her parents in Carnamah before returning to Koorda in April 1935 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Spent a vacation with her father and sister Nan in Carnamah during December 1935[5: 20-Dec-1935]
Herself and her son Billy spent a holiday with her father in Carnamah during late February and early March 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 February 1936, wearing black matelasse [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Herself and her son holidayed in Carnamah with her father over February and March 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937, 2-Apr-1937]
With her husband and son later spent a number of holidays in Carnamah with her father and sister [0: image 03765] [P50]
In early 1940 shifted with her husband and son from Koorda to Carnamah [P50]
Resided on La Colline Farm in Carnamah from 1940 to 1977 [P50]
Occasionally helped her father at his bakery at 21 Macpherson Street, Carnamah[P50]
Member of the Carnamah Ladies' Rifle Shooting Club in 1941-1944 [0: images 02933, 02971 & 04262]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club 1946-1952 [0: images 04394, 04501 & 04654]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association - was President 1947-1949 [115]
Steward of the Fancywork section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1949 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club - was President of the Associates 1954-1958 and in 1960 and 1961 [7: page 213]
Member of the Carnamah Small Bore Rifle Club 1954-1956 [0: image 04732] [4: 3-Aug-1956]
She was later made a Life Member of the Carnamah Golf Club [7: page 210]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
Known to many younger people in and around Carnamah as "Aunty Al" [P50]
On retiring in 1977 herself and her husband left Carnamah and shifted to 66 Port Leander Drive in Dongara [P50]
Resided at 66 Port Leander Drive in Dongara until breaking her hip in 1990 [P97]
Resided at the Geraldton Regional Hospital and at Nazareth House in Geraldton in 1990 and 1991 [P97]
Mother of Bill [P50]
Died 31 October 1991 in Geraldton; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, 17, 184) [2] [P97]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alice Jane Davison / Grierson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alice-jane-davison [sources]




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