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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Amy Frances JONES / SHEAHAN

Born C.1877 [2]
Married "Con" Cornelius SHEAHAN [19] [24]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino 1910-1927 [19] [--]
From 1910 she was the owner of the 510 acre Lot 27 of the Dudawa Estate, which adjoined her husband's 917 acres [44]
Their son Francis passed away in Dudawa at the age of five years on 21 July 1914 and was buried at the Arrino Cemetery [24]
Herself and her husband sold their farm in Dudawa to William MUTTER of South Australia in 1927 [P2]
Resided with her husband on Lot 1 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1927 and 1928 [--]
Resided with her husband a farm on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah from 1929 to 1934 [--]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Purchased the stone and asbestos building at 23 Macpherson Street, Carnamah (Lot 4 of M1364) on 10 October 1932 [3] [81: 18-Dec-1927]
     The building was leased to the Postmaster General's Department who had used it for Carnamah's Post Office until mid 1932 [330]
     In October 1933 her husband had the building converted into a large, modern and attractive shop with living quarters [5: 13-Oct-1933]
     Once the renovations to the shop were completed it was leased to RHODES Bros for their tailoring business [5: 21-Jul-1933, 28-Jul-1933]
     The shop was vacant by Thursday 22 March 1934, when it was used by travelling auctioneers selling bankrupt stock [5: 30-Mar-1934]
     From Monday 2 April 1934 onwards the shop was leased to local butcher Michael J. CLUNE [5: 30-Mar-1934]
     Later leased the shop to various other people until selling it to Mrs Eva HEINZ during the 1945-46 financial year [3]
Herself and her husband held a clearing sale on their farm two miles north of Carnamah at noon sharp on Friday 16 February 1934 [5]
     At the sale they sold their household furniture and effects including an Oak dining room suite, Oak bedroom suite, [5: 26-Jan-1934]
     large leather easy chair, Morris chair, four single bedsteads, washstands, dressing tables, Brentwood chairs, kitchen dresser, [5]
     large kitchen table, cutlery, two separators, butter churn, meat safes, kitchen safes and a collection of crockery, pots and pans [5]
Along with her husband and children left Carnamah and shifted to Three Springs on Sunday 13 May 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
Resided at the Royal Hotel in Kojonup in 1937 and 1938, and then at 462 Hay Street in the Perth suburb of Subiaco in 1939 [3]
In 1940 was living at the Mount Helena Hotel in Mount Helena, and by 1944 was resident at 27 Richmond Street in North Perth [3]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [2]
Mother of Francis [24], Eileen and Molly [P2]
Died 30 October 1960; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, ZD, 96) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Amy Frances Jones / Sheahan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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