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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Annie Josephine CLEARY / LYNCH

Born 1870 in County Clare, Ireland [201]
Daughter of Michael CLEARY and Mary BURKE [201]
Her family's two story farmhouse was said to have been burnt down during agrarian troubles in Ireland [201]
Along with her siblings Mary, Tess, Julie, Margaret and Jack left Ireland for New South Wales, Australia [201]
She and her sisters Mary, Tess and Julie later left New South Wales and shifted to the goldfields in Western Australia [201]
Married Patrick Joseph LYNCH in 1902 in Boulder, Western Australia [15]
She and her sisters Mary and Tess were the proprietresses of the Manhattan Tearooms in Lane Street, Boulder [201]
Following her husband's election to the Parliament of Western Australia in 1904 they left Boulder and shifted to Perth [201]
After his election as a Commonwealth Senator they resided in the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds 1907-1909 [201]
From 1909 until 1918 resided at 8 Avenue No. 2 in North Perth / 8 Camellia Street in North Perth [201]
During their years at North Perth they also spent time at her husband and brother-in-law's farm in Three Springs [201]
Her sister-in-law Mrs Sarah LYNCH of Three Springs passed away at the age of 41 years on 11 June 1914 [2]
     Between herself and her sister Mrs Mary O'BRIEN they took care of three of her late sister-in-law's children [201]
     She raised her young niece Mary LYNCH while her sister looked after her nephews Thomas A. LYNCH and Peter J. LYNCH [201]
In 1919 herself, her husband and their children took up residence on her husband's Mount Leonora Farm in Three Springs [201]
Resided with her husband and children on Mount Leonora Farm in Three Springs 1919-1931 [201]
They may have retained and continued to also use their home in North Perth, as she was of North Perth at the time of her death [2]
Conducted the stalls at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Three Tuesday 17 March 1925 [9: 3-Apr-1925]
     Through raffles at the Picnic Race Meeting she raised £20/3/- for the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee [124]
     She had also donated pork, cake and milk for the Refreshment Stall at the Picnic Race Meeting [124]
Travelled to Mogumber in mid May 1928 to receive her daughter Mrs CLUNE on her return from her honeymoon [4: 19-May-1928]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 20-Sep-1928]
     Judged the Confectionary section with William PADBURY, and won 1st prize for Ham in the Dairy Produce section [4]
Judged the Confectionary section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on 4 April 1929 in a pink brocaded satin skirt with lace bodice to tone [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Mother of Bridget, Mary and Michael [201]
Died 18 May 1931 in North Perth; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, BA, 454) [2]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 23 May 1931:
Obituary - Death of Mrs. P. Lynch - Regret in North Midlands
"A wide circle of friends throughout the North Midlands experienced a feeling of deep regret when it became known that Mrs. Annie Lynch, wife of Senator P. J. Lynch, of Three Springs, had passed away at her home in North Perth on Monday last, at the age of 59 years. In addition to her husband she leaves a son and two daughters to mourn their loss. For some month prior to her death the late Mrs. Lynch had been in indifferent health. She was an extremely popular lady in the North Midlands, and in good health was to be seen at nearly every public function at Three Springs. The late Mrs. Lynch came to Australia about 40 years ago and lived in New South Wales for about eight years. She afterwards came to Western Australia and in 1903 married Senator Lynch. At that time Mr. and Mrs. Lynch lived on the goldfields, the Senator then being a member of the Boulder Municipal Council. Later they engaged at farming at Three Springs. The funeral took place on Tuesday last in the Roman Catholic portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Annie Josephine Cleary / Lynch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from [reference list]

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