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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Catherine Helen Monteith TOD / GROFFIER

Born 5 June 1862 in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland [28]
Daughter of Henry Monteith TOD and Margaret GIBSON [28]
Married Joseph Jean Marie GROFFIER in 1882 in London, England [21]
School Teacher of the Arrino State School in Arrino, Western Australia 1909-1912 [19] [73]
In 1910 and 1911 she received from the Education Department a salary of £2 per week, and in 1912 received £2/10/- per week [73]
She requested Lot 72 of the Kadathinni townsite (west side of Three Springs) be released for sale in 1909 [31: 8-Oct-1909]
Acquired Lot 13 of the Arrino townsite from the State Government on 8 November 1912, which she owned until at least 1936 [44] [61]
School Teacher at the Narngulu State School in Narngulu 1914-1927 [6] [50] [73] [86: 5-Jan-1928]
After 15 years in Narngulu she and her husband shifted to Perth in early 1928 [86: 5-Jan-1928]
Upon leaving they were planning to run a boarding house in Perth for boys attending city schools [86: 5-Jan-1928]
Resided at 332 Railway Avenue in the Perth suburb of West Leederville in 1928 [86: 14-Jun-1928]
They hadn't quite been in Perth for six months when within a week both her husband and eldest daughter passed away [86: 14-Jun-1928]
Resided at 109 Keightley Street in the Perth suburb of Subiaco 1934-1936 [6] [50] [61]
Mother of Marguerite Eugenie and Helene Isabelle [39: 13-Jun-1928]
Died 30 August 1938; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, RA, 259) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Catherine Helen Monteith Tod / Groffier' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 June 2022 from [reference list]

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