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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edith Thompson BILKEY / TREWARTHA / DUFALL

Born 1883 in Newlyn East, Cornwall, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Robert Dennis BILKEY and "Mary" Philippa Mary SOLOMON [20] [21]
She was living with her parents, five sisters and three brothers at Choon Cottages in Newlyn East, Cornwall, England in 1891 [20]
In 1901 was working as a domestic servant for Thomas J. ROSE and his mother Emily ROSE on a farm in Saint Enoder, Cornwall [20]
Departed London, England with her sister Gladys on the Otranto and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 18 February 1913 [70]
Less than three weeks earlier their sister Mrs P. Mary PARKIN had arrived in Western Australia to join her husband in Carnamah [P18]
Married (1) Robert Owen TREWARTHA on Tuesday 1 June 1920 at Saint John's Church in Geraldton [86: 3-Jun-1920]
     She may have known her husband before coming to Western Australia, as he was born in Cornwall, England in 1876 [21]
     He had departed Tilbury, England on the steamship Ophirand arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 24 October 1907 [70]
The morning after their wedding, Wednesday 2 June 1920, she and her husband left Geraldton for Carnamah [86: 3-Jun-1920]
Resided in Carnamah in 1920 [86: 3-Jun-1920]
     Donated a tea cosy and a brush and comb bag for the Euchre Party, Basket Social & Dance held in Carnamah on 24 June 1920 [10]
     The social evening was in benefit of her niece Olive M. PARKIN's candidature in Carnamah's Popular Girl Competition [10: 16-Jul-1920]
Resided with her husband at 7 Pond Street, Perth 1933-1936 and then at 10 Church Street, Perth 1936-1943 [6] [50]
Her husband passed away at the age of 67 years on 5 June 1943 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
Following her husband's death she continued to reside at 10 Church Street in Perth until at least 1946 [6]
Married (2) Thomas DUFALL in Perth in 1947 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Claremont [2]
Died 25 August 1966; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, YC, 566)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edith Thompson Bilkey / Trewartha / Dufall' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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