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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Annie Louisa MCNEILL / WHITEHURST

Born 30 November 1911 [P240]
Daughter of Hugh Alexander Ferguson MCNEILL and Barbara SHARP [5: 9-Dec-1932]
Resided with her parents on York Valley Farm in Arrino 1926-1935 [5] [19]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 4 April 1929 in a dress of vieux rose crepe de chine [4: 13-Apr-1929]
She was among those who took a joy-ride in a Gipsy Moth plane which visited Arrino on 19 December 1929 [4: 28-Dec-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on 3 April 1930 in floral crepe de chine dress with uneven dip at front [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Won 2nd prize for Plain Scones in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
In May 1934 it was reported that she was undergoing treatment for a poisoned finger [5: 25-May-1934]
After some time away from Arrino she returned to her mother's home in Arrino on Saturday 23 March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
In the lead up to her wedding she was the recipient of a Miscellaneous and Gift Evening in Arrino on Tuesday 9 April 1935 [5]
Her Miscellaneous and Gift Evening consisted of dancing, songs, the receiving of gifts and the forwarding of good wishes [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Married David Emmanuel WHITEHURST at the Anglican Church in Three Springs on Monday 29 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
     Wore a beautiful ivory pique marocain frock with godets of lace, fashioned on long lines hanging from the shoulders with [5]
     sleeves billowing to the elbow then fitting tightly to the wrist; her neck was daintily fashioned with a cowl effect; her veil of [5]
     ivory tulle was held in place with a coronet of orange blossoms and then fell in long folds down the back forming the train [5]
     She was given away by her uncle C. MCNEILL, and her bridesmaids were her sisters Ethel and Phyl MCNEILL [5]
     Held their wedding reception in Arrino, after which they left by car for their future home in Nabawa [5]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Nabawa and later in Geraldton [P240]
Mother of Alex, Margaret, Dorothy, Kevin and Ian [P240]
Died 16 March 2004; buried Nabawa Cemetery, Nabawa WA [P240]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Annie Louisa Mcneill / Whitehurst' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/annie-louisa-mcneill [sources]




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