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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Doris Una BELL / THOMAS

Born C.1896 [2]
Daughter of Edward William BELL and "Una" Florence Una GRANT [39: 10-Mar-1936]
Departed London, England with her parents on the steamship Borda on 17 September 1914 bound for Adelaide, South Australia [203]
Her father purchased a Ready-Made Farm at Winchester in the Carnamah district from the Midland Railway Company [34]
Resided with her parents and brothers on Dikhushla Farm in Winchester, Western Australia 1915-1924 [19] [44]
She was courted by Coorow farmer Jack THOMAS who rode to Winchester on horseback to visit her [P17]
Married "Jack" John Fitzgerald THOMAS in Perth in 1924 [66]
Resided with her husband on his farm in Coorow in 1924 and 1925 [P17]
She gave birth to twin daughters Alleyne Una and June Hope on 18 June 1925 [P17] [24]
Following the birth of her daughters she caught a chill at the hospital after being left in a room between two open windows [P17]
The chill she caught turned to pneumonia and she passed away ten days after the birth of her daughters [P17]
Died 28 June 1925; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, MA, 247) [2]
Her two daughters were cared for by her mother Mrs "Una" Florence Una BELL [P17]
Sadly her daughter June died from an unknown cause on 7 July 1925, aged only 20 days [24] [P17]
Her daughter Alleyne grew up in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park under the care of her parents [P17]
Following her death her husband left his farm and took up virgin land west of the railway north of Gunyidi, which he later sold [P17]
On selling his Gunyidi property, which was rather poor land, he purchased a farm in Marchagee which he named Seldomseen [P17]
For a few years in the 1960s Alleyne, her husband Frank and their two daughters resided and helped Jack run Seldomseen [P17]
Her husband died on 14 March 1986 and was buried in the same plot of the Karrakatta Cemetery (Anglican, MA, 247) [2]


From The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper, Thursday 2 July 1925:
Personal
"The friends of Mr J. F. Thomas, of Coorow, will regret to learn of the death of his wife, which took place in Perth on Sunday. The deceased lady was he daughter of Mr and Mrs E. Bell, of Winchester."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Doris Una Bell / Thomas' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/doris-una-bell  [ sources ]




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