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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Clara BOOTH / BRIGGS / SMITH

Born 3 August 1875 [P412] in Rastrick, Yorkshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of William BOOTH and Mary Ann Nettleton SHORE [20] [21]
Her father worked as a bookkeeper and later as a factory manager and mill manager [20]
She was one of at least seven children with elder siblings Charles, Sarah, Emma, Thomas and Edgar, and younger sister Eveline [20]
When the 1881 and 1891 censuses were taken she was living with her parents and siblings in Rastrick, Yorkshire, England [20]
Married (1) mason Charles Benjamin BRIGGS on 30 April 1898 at Saint Matthew's Church in Rastrick, Yorkshire, England [249]
In 1901 she and her son Frank were living with her parents at 38 Hull Road in Blackpool, Lancashire, England [20]
She obtained a divorce from her first husband on 13 November 1905 in London, England [P412]
Departed London, England on the steamship Armadale on 12 November 1910 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Her son Frank remained in England and in 1911 was living with her parents and sister Sarah A. BOOTH in Southport, Lancashire [20]
In 1911 she was working as a Laundress and living in the outer Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P412]
Married (2) George Charles SMITH on 12 June 1911 at the Church of the Ascension in Midland Junction [P412]
They resided in Gunyidi, Western Australia 1911-1913, with her husband working as a Railway Fettler on the Midland Railway [19] [50]
Her son departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Belgic and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 June 1912 [23]
In 1916 she was living at Padbury Terrace in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [30: item 1778168]
Both her husband and her son served in the Australian Imperial Force in France during the First World War [30: items 1778168. 3122745]
Worked at the Home of Peace in the Perth suburb of Subiaco during the First World War while her husband was on active service [P412]
Departed from Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Ormonde and arrived in London, England on 27 March 1921 [204]
Attended the wedding of her son and her brother Thomas BOOTH's foster daughter Ivy May JAGGER on 18 June 1921 [P412]
Departed London, England with her son and daughter-in-law on the steamship Ormonde on 20 August 1921 [203]
Their last address before leaving was 26 Wyre Grove in Blackpool, Lancashire, England [203]
They arrived on the steamship Ormonde in Fremantle, Western Australia on 22 September 1921 [63]
In 1925 was living at Forrest near Kalgoorlie, where her husband was working as Railway Stationmaster [50]
They later resided at 32 Eaton Street in the Perth suburb of North Perth [50]
Later resided at Saint Margaret's Rest Home on Guildford Road in the Perth suburb of Maylands [P412]
Mother of Frank BRIGGS, who himself later resided in Gunyidi [P412]
Died 17 July 1949; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZB, 363) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clara Booth / Briggs / Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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