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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1898 in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of market gardener Walter JACKSON and Fanny ASTLE [P197]
She had twelve elder siblings - Annie, Nellie, Kate, Samuel, Walter, Mary, Fanny, Millicent, Laura, Gertrude, Ernest and Winnie [20]
In 1901 was living with her parents and siblings at The Laurels in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England [20]
Married (1) Charles Aubrey BOLTON in England in 1920 [21]
Resided with her husband and sons on Wheathills Farm in Mackworth, Derbyshire, England [203]
Departed London, England with husband and sons on the steamship Euripides for Albany, Western Australia on 4 January 1924 [203]
Their son Charles P. BOLTON, who was one month old when they left England, passed away in Western Australia in 1924 [15] [203]
Resided with her first husband and son Denys on Group Settlement 63 in Busselton 1924-1926 [6] [50]
They later resided on Group Settlements 84 and 85 in Margaret River, at both of which her husband was Foreman [6]
Along with her son Denys she returned to England for a year [203] [204]
     Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Jervis Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 4 March 1927 [204]
     During the year they resided at Wheathills Farm in Mackworth and at The Hollies in Melbourne, Derbyshire, England [203] [204]
     Departed London, England with her son on the Hobsons Bayand arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 March 1928 [63]
In 1936 she was living at 43 Churchill Avenue in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [50]
     By such time herself and her first husband had parted company as in 1936 he was managing Seven Hills Farm in Roelands [50]
She worked in Perth as a receptionist for a doctor who was an ear specialist [P197]
     Through her work met Carnamah farmer "JK" James K. FORRESTER who took his daughter to see the doctor she worked for [P197]
     She went out with JK a number of times and later herself and her son spent a holiday staying with his family in Carnamah [P197]
     Accompanied Miss Isabel D. FORRESTER to Carnamah, arriving on Saturday evening 15 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
     Along with her son and future step-daughter Isabel D. FORRESTER arrived in Carnamah on 7 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Married (2) "JK" James King FORRESTER on Saturday 10 October 1936 at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     Entered the Church on the arm John BOWMAN of Carnamah wearing a gown of old ivory parchment satin cut on Spanish lines [5]
     Her bridesmaid was James' daughter Miss Isabel D. FORRESTER, who wore a frock of almond green georgette [5]
     Following their wedding ceremony thirty guests were entertained at a wedding breakfast at the Carnamah Hotel [5]
Resided with her husband, son Denys and stepchildren on Dunester Farm in Carnamah 1936-1939 [4: 14-Oct-1939] [P9]
She and her husband were tendered a Surprise Evening at their home on Dunester on Saturday evening 17 October 1936 [5]
     The evening was organised and attended by her husband's employees and their wives who wanted to pay their respects to her [5]
     During the evening, which came as a complete surprise, herself and her husband were presented with a 400 day clock [5: 23-Oct-1936]
She and her husband travelled to Perth by car with Clifford A. M. SCHOLEFIELD on 22 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church Ladies Guild [4: 14-Oct-1939]
During the 1936-37 financial year purchased from William A. T. SARGENT two vacant townsite blocks in Caron Street, Carnamah [3]
     Had houses erected on both vacant blocks, which were 20 and 22 Caron Street (Lots 54 and 55 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
     Her husband got permission from the Carnamah District Road Board to erect two wood and iron houses in Caron Street [5: 20-Aug-1937]
     One of the houses was erected in August 1937 when there were no vacant houses available in the Carnamah townsite [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Attended the Annual General Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on Saturday 16 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Herself, her husband and their children motored to Perth on Friday 5 February 1937 for a two week holiday at Cottesloe [5: 12-Feb-1937]
     Her husband motored to Perth on 7 March 1937 and she returned to Carnamah with him on Tuesday 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in nymph green figured in olive georgette [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Ladies Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937[5: 7-May-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 in "gold lame and black velvet with gold halo en suite" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Herself and her husband were among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Social of the Carnamah Golf Club Associates at the home of Mrs Millie G. LEITHHEAD on 9 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Mrs S. BREHAUT of Perth spent an extended holiday with herself and her husband in Carnamah in July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
     Herself, her husband, her stepdaughter Isabel and their visitor Mrs BREHAUT motored to Perth on 27 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
In August 1937 a Miss TAYLOR of Perth spent a holiday in Carnamah staying with herself and her husband [4: 7-Aug-1937] [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) [4: 14-Oct-1939]
      She was Vice President of the Carnamah C.W.A. in 1937-38, and President in 1938-39 [5: 9-Jul-1937] [120: 13-Oct-1938]
Made a monetary donation of 10/- to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1938 and again in 1939 [13]
Steward in Charge of the Fancywork section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1938 and 1939 [13]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [0: image 03846]
Mother of Denys and Charles [203]
Died 8 October 1939 in Perth; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, CC, 313) [2] [5]
Her houses at 20 and 22 Caron Street, Carnamah appear to have been inherited by her husband James K. FORRESTER [3]
Her husband inherited an interest she had in an estate in England, which he gave to her son Denys [P300]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 13 October 1939:
Obituary - Late Mrs. J. K. Forrester
"It is with extreme regret that we report the death of Mrs. Doris Forrester, wife of J. K. Forrester, of "Dunester," Carnamah, who passed away in Perth on Sunday evening last. The Union Jack flying at half-mast on Monday morning heralded the news of the late lady's demise, and many and sincere were the expressions of regret when it was finally learned who it was who had passed over the Great Divide. The late Mrs. Forrester, who was 38 years of age, was born at Derbyshire, England, and came out to Australia some fourteen years ago. About three years ago she married Mr. Forrester who at that time was a widower, she herself, being a widow. She soon settled down into the social and sporting life of Carnamah and her genial disposition established her as a great favourite throughout the district. There was hardly any sphere of activity, for the good of the district, in which she and her husband did not interest themselves. Mrs. Forrester was a past president of the local branch of the C.W.A., and during her term of office devoted a great deal of her time to the movement. She was on the committee of the golf associates and the tennis club, as well as being deeply interested in the work of the Presbyterian ladies' guild.  She was an active member of the Repertory Club and only recently played one of the leading parts in the Drama Festival prize-winning play "A Sunny Morning." The late Mrs. Forrester had not been enjoying the best of health recently and for this reason decided to undergo an operation late last week. Although the operation was successful complications set in and her name was placed on the danger list. Death occurred on Sunday evening. A husband, one son (Denys Bolton), a step-daughter (Isabel Forrester) and two step-sons (Alan and Ian Forrester) are left to mourn their loss. The chief mourners were Messrs. J. K. Forrester (husband), Denys Bolton (son), Alan Forrester (stepson) and C. Robertson (cousin). The pall-bearers were Mr. Wm. Patrick, M.L.A., Dr. C. J. Caldera, Messrs. J. Bowman (Carnamah Lodge, No. 150, W.A.C.), R. G. Drake (general superintendent Midland Railway Co. of W.A.), A. A. McGilp (vice chairman, Carnamah Road Board), F. Stone (representing Westralian Farmers Ltd.), W. A. T. Sargent (president of the Carnamah Agricultural Society), A. C. Bierman (secretary Carnamah Branch Australian Defence League), A. N. Langsford (manager United Insurance Company Ltd.), and F. Fels (representing Carnamah sub-branch R.S.L.)."

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 14 October 1939:
Obituary - Late Mrs. J. K. Forrester - Death in Perth Hospital
"On Monday last quite a gloom was cast over the Carnamah district with the receipt of news to the effect that Mrs. Doris Forrester, wife of Mr. James K. Forrester, of "Dunester," Carnamah, had passed away in a metropolitan hospital during the previous day. Mr. Forrester, the husband of the deceased lady, has fulfilled he duties of chairman of the Carnamah Road Board for many years past, and has also been actively associated for a very lengthy period with practically every organisation for the benefit of public welfare and social and sporting activities, and as a consequence both he and his wife were well and favourably known in all parts of the district. The late Mrs. Forrester, who was born in Derbyshire (England), arrived in Western Australia about fourteen years ago and for the last three years had resided at Carnamah. She took a keen and active interest in church work and in all associations having for their object charitable and other activities for the benefit and welfare of the district. The deceased lady was president of the Carnamah Branch of the Country Women's Association and was on the associates' committee of the Carnamah Golf Club. She was also a member of the committee of the Carnamah Tennis Club, and the Presbyterian Church Ladies' Guild, as well as being an active member of the Carnamah Repertory Club. Of bright and genial disposition, the late Mrs. Forrester endeared herself to a host of friends during her residence in the district and will be sadly missed. The funeral took place on Tuesday morning last, when the remains were interred in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Karrakatta, the Rev. J. Henderson conducting a service at the graveside in the presence of quite a large gathering of relatives and friends. The chief mourners were Messrs. J. K. Forrester (husband), Denys Bolton (son), Alan Forrester (stepson), and C. Robertson (cousin), The pall-bearers were Mr. W. Patrick, M.L.A., Dr. C. J. Caldera, Messrs. J. Bowman (Carnamah Lodge, No. 150, W.A.C.), R. G. Drake (Midland Railway Company), A. A. McGilp (Carnamah Road Board), F. Stone (Westralian Farmers' Limited), W. A. T. Sargent (Carnamah Agricultural Society), A. C. Bierman (Carnamah Sub-Branch of Australian Defence League), A. N. Langsford (United Insurance Company Ltd.) and F. Fels (Carnamah Sub-Branch of R.S.L.). Amongst those present at the graveside were Messrs. E. H. Hall, M.L.C., John Aikens, H. L. Fogg and C. A. Mettam (Bank of Australasia), R. S. Boyd and R. McCann (Westralian Farmers Ltd.), Major J. W. Griffiths (Adjutant, W.A. Corps of Commissionaires), Messrs. R. Swan (Shell Company), R. W. Clark (Carnamah Tennis Club), E. Constantine ("Irwin Index"), W. S. Kelly (United Insurance Co.), J. Sorensen ("North Midland Times"), Frank Horner and D. M. Bain (Midland Railway Company), I. Thomas (Agricultural Department), A. Rudduck, E. Wright, J. Hussey, A. M. McGilp, C. J. Dallimore, J. Williams, P. T. Morcombe, W. G. Morcombe, R. James, B. D. Bothe, H. W. Bothe, C. C. Bothe, R. A. Caldow, F. R. Bryant, A. L. Bains, N. Epstein, T. J. Buckingham, M. McSwain, D. Waldby, A. C. Nineham, R. Hollingsworth, H. H. Tulip, Frank Boyd, C. O. Lyons, H. Edwards, G. Edwards, C. J. Snook and T. J. Farrell, Mesdames J. Stratton, A. Jardine, J. Iles, jun., and P. Parkes and Miss A. Gibbney. The hearse was heavily laden with floral tributes, amongst the large number being those form Jim and Denys, Grandma and Isabel, Alan and Ian, matron and staff of Avro Hospital, chairman and members and secretary of Three Springs Road Board, chairman and members of Mingenew Road Board, Carnamah District Road Board, directors and staff of North Midlands Farmers's Co-operative Coy., officers and brethren of Carnamah Lodge (No. 150, W.A.C.), Carnamah Sub-Branch of Australian Defence League, Carnamah Golf Club, Carnamah Agricultural Society, Carnamah Repertory Club, Carnamah Tennis Club, associates of Carnamah Golf Club, Carnamah Ladies Guild, Carnamah Branch of C.W.A., Carnamah Junior Farmers' Club, Carnamah Girls' Club, Carnamah Football Club, Carnamah Sub-Branch of R.S.L., Carnamah Athletic Club, Millars Timber & Trading Coy., proprietors and staff of "Irwin Index," "North Midland Times," Midland Railway Company and Executive Officers, Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bierman and family, Haig families, Mr. and Mrs. P. K. Haig and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Bowman and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McGilp and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. T. Sargent, A. N. Langsford, W. J. Costelow, A. Gibbney, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Turner and family, H. L. Fogg, Mrs. C. F. Kenny, Miss L. Armstrong, Mr. Davison and Nan, Mr. and Mrs. E. Hellewell, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Don Beaton, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Rudduck, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Gardiner, Mrs. Lang and John, Henry Parkin & Son, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kininmonth, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Turner, T. J. Farrell, Mr. and Mrs. J. Straiton, Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Hebiton sen., Mr. and Mrs. M. Leslie, J. Kuhnberg, Len and Jack, Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Jones, Bingham Family, Niven Families (Carnamah and Midland Junction), Mr. and Mrs. C. Nineham, Mr. and Mrs. H. Nineham, Hollingsworth Family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Patrick, Mr. and Mrs. E. Hunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Bothe, Dr. Caldera and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Clark and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Sharpe and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Gell and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. Power and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. Robertson and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Wells and family, Mr. and Mrs. I. Johnson and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lambert and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Adams and family, Mr. and Mrs. M. M. McSwain and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Heinz and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. Rooke and family, Mr. and Mrs. R. Diamond and family, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Chappel and family, Mr. and Mrs. W. Bodycoat and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Dallimore and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Timms and family."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Doris Jackson / Bolton / Forrester' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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