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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Amy Grace MURRAY / GARTRELL

Born 1907 [15]
Daughter of George MURRAY and Amy HARRIS [9: 27-Jan-1928]
Resided with her parents in Gingin [50]
Her uncle Aeneas MURRAY served during the First World War and died of wounds in France on 31 July 1918 [30: item 7989566]
In the lead up to her wedding she was tendered a Miscellaneous Tea at the Gingin Hall [9: 27-Jan-1928]
     Those in attendance gave her presents that included a set of carvers, glass cake stand, milk jugs, cream jug, enamel bowl, [9]
     aluminum kettle, teapots, frying pan, saucepans, sugar basins, salt and pepper shakers, glass fruit dishes, pillow shams, [9]
     sweet dish, butter dish, table centres, tea towels, sandwich tins, cake tins, pie dishes, tray cloth, spirit stove, fish slice, tea strainer, [9]
     doyleys, flour sift, patty tins, glass dishes, glass tumblers, duchess set, colendar and a cheque [9]
Married "Cliff" Clifton Henry Livingstone GARTRELL on Saturday 21 January 1928 at the Methodist Church in Gingin [9: 27-Jan-1928]
     So many attended their wedding that there were as many people outside the church as there were seated inside [9: 27-Jan-1928]
     His bridesmaid was her sister Florrie MURRAY with two train-bearers in Olive GARTRELL and "Pop" Kelly [9: 27-Jan-1928]
     After their reception at the Public Hall in Gingin she left by car with her husband for their home in Muchea [9: 27-Jan-1928]
Resided in Carnamah along with her husband and children 1931-1933 [19] [50]
     Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of mauve taffeta and gold lace [4: 4-Oct-1930]
     On Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of mauve georgette she attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 5-Aug-1932]
     Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of green satin [5: 23-Sep-1932]
     Along with her husband left Carnamah in July 1933 and shifted to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [5: 21 & 28-Jul-1933]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Midvale [2]
Mother of Robert, Lorraine, Donald, Brian, Kevin and Margaret [84]
Died 26 December 1967; buried Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Wesleyan, C, 63) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Amy Grace Murray / Gartrell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/amy-grace-murray [reference list]




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