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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Mary" Bertha Mary MOORE / NIVEN

Born 1910 [15]
Daughter of Mr and Mrs W. H. MOORE of Midland Junction [0: image 04224]
In 1936 she was living on Morrison Road in the Perth suburb of Swan View [50]
Before her marriage she worked as a nurse at Margaret NIVEN's Saint Andrew's Hospital in Midland Junction [P13]
Married "Bob" Robert NIVEN on 26 June 1943 in Midland Junction [0: image 04224]
Her bridesmaids were her sisters Miss Joan and Miss Nancy MOORE and the flower girl her cousin Glenice MOORE [0: image 04224]
Resided with her husband on Craigend Farm, Carnamah in 1943 and 1944 [P13]
Passed away unexpectedly in childbirth, having been married only 13 months; her husband never re-married [79: 10-May-1973]
Died 31 July 1944 in Carnamah; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WF, 410) [2] [5: 4-Aug-1944]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 4 August 1944:
"Obituary - Late Mrs. Mary Niven. The death occurred with tragic suddenness at "Craigend," Carnamah, on Monday afternoon of Mrs. Mary Niven, wife of Mr. Robert Niven. Coming totally unexpected, the news of her death cast a deep gloom over the whole district. Deceased, who was formerly Miss Mary Moore, of Midland Junction, and who had worked for some year's with her husband's sisters at St. Andrew's private hospital, at Midland Junction, was married only a little over a year ago. At the time of her death she was aged 31 years. During her comparatively short sojourn in the Carnamah district she had endeared herself to all with whom she came in contact. Every sympathy will be felt for her bereaved husband, who has had more than his share of sorrow during his life. Left as the main-stay of a large family while still in his teens, he devoted his younger days to hard toil on his mother's farm, to support his younger brothers and sisters, the youngest of whom was a mere toddler at the time of his father's death. Past middle age and with his brothers and sister able to fend for themselves he decided to settle down and rear a family of his own - but fate had evidently decreed otherwise. Following the post mortem examination at Three Springs the remains were conveyed to Perth, where the funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon in the Anglican portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bertha Mary Moore / Niven' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from [reference list]

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