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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Carrie" Caroline JOHNSON / DAVISON

Born 2 July 1884 in Wallsend, Northumberland, England [P1]
Daughter of John Edward JOHNSON and Catherine YOUNG [P1]
Her father worked variously as a Sailer/Seaman, Labourer and Coal Merchant [P1]
Resided with her parents and siblings at 13 Fourth Street and later at 20 Carville Road in Wallsend, Northumberland, England [P1]
Prior to her marriage resided at 3 Wilfred Terrace in Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England [P1]
Married "Bill" William DAVISON on 25 February 1905 in Wallsend, Northumberland, England [P1]
Witnesses to their marriage were her brother James Edward JOHNSON and her sister Hannah Spence JOHNSON [P1]
Resided with her husband and later daughter Alice in Wallsend, Northumberland, England [P1]
Her husband sailed for Western Australia in 1911 however she remained in England with their daughter [P1]
The following year she departed England on the Belgic with her daughter Alice and sister Hannah S. JOHNSON [P1]
Arrived on the Belgic in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 June 1912[P1]
Resided at 288 Lord Street in Perth and later in Marlborough Street in East Perth [P1]
In 1933 shifted to Carnamah with her husband and daughter Nan [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Resided with her husband and daughter behind the bakers shop at 21 Macpherson Street in Carnamah 1933-1935 [P97]
Herself and her husband spent Christmas in 1933 in Koorda with their elder daughter Al and son-in-law Bill GRIERSON [5: 5-Jan-1934]
In early March 1934 her daughter Alice, son-in-law Bill and grandson Bill GRIERSON stayed with them in Carnamah [5: 9-Mar-1934]
Along with her daughter, son-in-law and grandson travelled to Dongara on Monday 5 March 1934 for a short holiday [5: 9-Mar-1934]
Her sister Mrs Hannah S. SCOTT spent a week staying with her in Carnamah in May 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Herself and her husband spent a few days with their daughter in Koorda over the Easter break in April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Her sister Mrs Hannah S. SCOTT with her husband and children holidayed with them in Carnamah during May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth to receive medical attention on Friday 14 June 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Mother of "Al" Alice Jane and "Nan" Hannah Spence [P1]
Died 26 June 1935 in Perth; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZB, 447) [P1]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 28 June 1935:
Obituary - the Late Mrs. Caroline Davison
"The death occurred on Wednesday June 26th, at the Perth Hospital, when Mrs. W. Davison, of Carnamah, passed away. The deceased had suffered indifferent health for over twelve months and underwent an operation a week ago last Tuesday, (June 18) and although she was not improving as well as could be expected no undue anxiety was felt for her condition. Word was received on Tuesday evening that marked progress was shown, and the fatal news on Wednesday came as a shock to the family and the district generally. The late Mrs. Davison who was married in England, came to Australia with her husband prior to the great war, and resided in Perth until 1933, coming to Carnamah of about May that year. Being of a likeable disposition the late Mrs. Davison endeared herself to the Carnamah residents and always took a keen interest in the social welfare of the town. She leaves a husband and two daughters, Mr. W. Davison and Nan of Carnamah and Alice (Mrs Grierson) and son in law William and grand-son "Billy" of Koorda. The deepest sympathy is felt for the relatives in their very sad bereavement. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. this morning at Karrakatta cemetery."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Caroline Johnson / Davison' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/caroline-johnson [sources]




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