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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Christina Logan MAIR / KERR / MITCHELL

Born 2 April 1898 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland [28]
Daughter of Alexander MAIR and Mary MITCHELL [28]
Married (1) Robert KERR on 14 April 1916 in Eastwood, Renfrew, Scotland [28]
Resided in Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland [39: 13-May-1925]
With her three children departed London, England on the steamship Borda on 10 February 1925 for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Married (2) "Billy" William Scott MITCHELL on 22 April 1925 in Fremantle, Western Australia [39: 13-May-1925]
Resided with her husband Billy and children on farmland in Waddy Forest [P84]
In early September 1934 Mr and Mrs ELLWOOD and son of Mount Lawley spent a holiday with them in Waddy Forest [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Travelled from Waddy Forest to undergo medical attention in Perth on Monday 17 June 1935 [5: 21-Jun-1935, 5-Jul-1935]
With her husband, travelled from Waddy to Perth on Sunday 6 October 1935 to attend the Perth Royal Show [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Along with her husband and children left Waddy for a vacation at South Beach on Friday 24 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Herself, her husband and their sons were in Perth to witness the Head of the River rowing race on Monday 4 May 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Herself, her husband and their three younger sons travelled to Perth for a holiday on Wednesday 10 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
After holidaying at the coastal Perth suburb of Cottesloe they returned to Waddy Forest in later March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Passed away at the age of 46 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 9-Feb-1945]
Mother of Jim, Robin and Maisie KERR; and of Bill, Charles and Ian MITCHELL [P84]
Died 1 February 1945; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row D, Plot 11) [1]
Tom MORCOMBE of Coorow officiated at her funeral, which was undertaken by Henry Parkin & Son of Carnamah [1]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 9 February 1945:
Obituary - Late Mrs. Christina Mitchell
"The death occurred with tragic suddenness at the North Midlands District Hospital on Thursday evening of last week of Mrs. Christina Logan Mitchell wife of Mr. William Scott ("Billy") Mitchell, of Waddy Forest. The deceased lady, who was aged 46 years was an inmate of the hospital for only a few hours before the Grim Reaper claimed her. A native of Scotland, the late Christina Mitchell was twice married, her former husband being Mr. Kerr. Three children, Jim, Robin and Maisie (Mrs. D. Martin), resulted from this union. Every sympathy is felt for them and the bereaved husband and their three sons - William, Charles and Ian, who are left to face their irretrievable loss. The funeral took place at the Winchester Cemetery on Saturday and was largely attended by residents of the district, who gathered to pay their last respects to one who had always been popular amongst them. The last rites were performed by Mr. Tom Morcombe."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Christina Logan Mair / Kerr / Mitchell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 March 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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