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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1908 [15]
Daughter of "Jim" James Joseph STARLING and Daisy JACKSON [39: 7-Aug-1929]
Her great grandfather Joseph CRIPPIN arrived in Western Australia as a convict under the alias of James OSBORNE in 1861 [15] [107]
Resided with her parents in Coorow 1908-1913 [19] [50]
She and her sister Gladys were listed as prospective students of the proposed Coorow State School in 1911 [215]
Resided with her parents at the Railway Cottages in Dongara in 1914 and 1915 [19] [50]
Again resided with her parents in Coorow in 1916 and 1917 [6] [50]
Briefly resided with her parents in Arrino until May 1917 when her father enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force [30: item 8090793]
Following her father's enlistment moved with her mother and five sisters from Arrino to the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [30]
Her uncle Frank THOMAS rose to notoriety as "Thomas the Bushranger" in Coorow, Carnamah and surrounding districts [P1]
Married Malcolm John Campbell MACPHERSON in 1927 [66]
Her husband was a great grandson of Carnamah pioneers Duncan and Mary MACPHERSON who settled in Carnamah in 1868 [P1]
Passed away at the age of 21 years at the Perth Hospital in Perth [39: 7-Aug-1929]
Mother of Betty [246]
Died 6 August 1929; buried in the churchyard of Saint Mary's Anglican Church at Swanleigh in Middle Swan [246]
Her husband inherited the Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah in 1939 as part of the estate of his father's aunt [38]

From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 7 August 1929:
"MACPHERSON - on August 6, 1929, at the Perth Hospital, Daisy Pearl, dearly beloved wife of Malcolm John Campbell Macpherson, and loving mother of Betty, daughter of Mr and Mrs J. J. Starling, and daughter-in-law of Mr and Mrs P. Macpherson; aged 21 years. In the midst of life, we are in death."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Daisy Pearl Starling / Macpherson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from [reference list]

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