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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Kate" Catherine KAVANAGH / SELWAY

Born C.1859 in County Galway, Connacht, Ireland [29]
Daughter of Thomas KAVANAGH [15]
Married Arthur SELWAY in 1891 in Victoria, Australia [15] [54]
She arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamer South Australian on 2 July 1892 [225: 2-Jul-1892]
Her son Horace died at the age of eight months at their home in the Perth suburb of Subiaco on 31 December 1897 [15: 1-Jan-1898]
She later spent time with their other two children in England [338]
They departed London, England on the steamship Asturias and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 March 1909 [338]
Resided on Bowyada Farm in Three Springs, Western Australia 1917-1934 [19] [24] [50]
Spent the month of October 1919 with her daughter Mrs Iris I. BODDINGTON at 63 Malcolm Street in West Perth [91: 2-Nov-1919]
Donated 5/- for the Luncheon Booth at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day 17 March 1920 [124]
Passed away at the age of 75 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Mother of "Jack" Doric John, Iris Isobel and Horace Felix [15]
Died 16 July 1934; buried at Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 15) [24]

From The West Australian newspaper, Thursday 19 July 1934:

SELWAY - At North Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs, Catherine (Kate) Selway, dearly beloved husband of Arthur Selway (deceased) and mother of Iris Boddington and Jack Selway (Three Springs); aged 75 years. Ever remembered.

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 20 July 1934:
"The death occurred at the North Midlands District Hospital, on Monday, July 16, of Mrs. Selway, mother of Mr. D. J. Selway of Three Springs. The funeral took place at Three Springs on Tuesday and the esteem in which Mrs. Selway was held was fully demonstrated by the large number who assembled at the graveside. The cortege left the Roman Catholic Church at 4 p.m. for the Three Springs cemetery, where the Rev. Father Lynch performed the burial service. Floral tributes were received from the following: Mr. D. J. Selway; Mr. and Mrs. Bateman; Val and Adrian Sorenson; Mr. and Mrs. Sowerby; Mrs. Mayrhofer, Dr. Mayrhofer and Miss A. Byrne; Mr. and Mrs. Max Wilson; Mrs. Watson and A. Mortimer; Mr. and Mrs. Carmody; Mr. H. Sorensen; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan; Dominican Nuns; Mr. and Mrs. Jordan and family; Mr. and Mrs. Barnhart; Mr. and Mrs. E. Sheahan and family; Mr. and Mrs. Duffy and Ted; Mr. R. J. Fogarty and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. Hunter and family; Mr. and Mrs. Luscombe; and the chairman, secretary and members of the Three Springs Road Board."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Catherine Kavanagh / Selway' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 April 2024 from [reference list]

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