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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Edie" Edith Webster ROBLEY / SHEPPARD

Born 1888 in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Henry Robson ROBLEY and Edith Ann BROWN [20] [21]
In 1891 she was living with her parents and elder siblings John and Esther at 58 Falconar Street in Newcastle upon Tyne [20]
Her father, who had worked as the Druggist's Manager, passed away at the age of 35 years in 1893 [20] [21]
Following her father's death her mother worked from home as a Grocer's Shopkeeper [20]
In 1901 she was living with her mother and brother John at 104 & 105 Shield Street in Newcastle upon Tyne [20]
Immigrated to Western Australia with her mother, brother John and sister Esther in 1910 [203]
They departed from London, England on the steamship Otranto on 30 September 1910 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Waitress at the Federal Hotel in Wagin in 1916 and 1917 [50]
Married Henry G. SHEPPARD in Perth in 1918 [66]
She and her husband had a son, Joseph Henry, who was born in Perth pm 4 November 1918 [15] [16] [39: 29-Jan-1944]
Shop Assistant at Dangin near Quairading 1921-1925 [50]
Bookkeeper / Accountant of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-op Store in Three Springs in 1926 and 1927 [9: 18-Nov-1927] [19]
She was one of two guests of honour at a Valedictory Social & Dance in Three Springs on Friday 11 November 1927 [9: 18-Nov-1927]
The other guest of honour was local blacksmith Harry BRYAN, who was also leaving the Three Springs district [9: 18-Nov-1927]
During the evening she was presented with "a very valuable wristlet watch" and references were made to her good citizenship [9]
After leaving Three Springs she continued to work as a bookkeeping and accountant and lived in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
In Victoria Park she was living at 18 Clydedale Street in 1928, 35 King George Street in 1931 and at 62 Sunbury Road in 1936 [50]
Her son Joseph served in the Royal Australian Air Force in the Second World War and died during an air operation in 1943 [39: 9-Mar-1950]
Resided at 71 Canning Highway in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s [50]
Died 10 January 1969; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, RA, 543) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edith Webster Robley / Sheppard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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