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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Bertha Ann SWAN / NELSON

Born 21 January 1892 in Sunderland, Durham, England [20] [412]
Daughter of builder-contractor Robert SWAN and Lydia CORNER [20] [21]
She was one of five surviving children from seven with a brother Wilfred and sisters Ada, Alice and Jessie [20]
In 1901 she was living with her parents and four siblings in Monkwearmouth, Durham, England [20]
Ten years later, in 1911, was living with her parents and a number of other relatives at Lanercost on Harbour View in Sunderland [20]
Married Albert Digby NELSON in 1915 in Durham, England [21]
Departed London, England with her husband on the steamship Orontes and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 3 March 1916 [34]
Shorty after their arrival her husband purchased a Ready-Made Farm in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [34]
Resided with her husband and later son on Lot M941 in Carnamah 1916-1919 [6] [27] [34]
After a two-week holiday in Perth she, her husband and their son returned home to Carnamah in early March 1917 [9: 9-Mar-1917]
Her husband surrendered their farm in Carnamah in August 1919 and shortly thereafter they returned to England [34] [204]
They departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Miltiades and arrived in London, England on 30 October 1919 [204]
Their address following their arrival was a farm in Ryhope, Sunderland, England [204]
They were living at 17 Rowlandson Terrace in Sunderland, Durham, England in 1939 [412]
Mother of Robert, John and Albert [412]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bertha Ann Swan / Nelson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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