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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Cecilia" / "Sissy" Eliza Cecilia OLDFIELD / LAMP

Born 1892 in Mingenew, Western Australia [15] [175]
Son of James Lewis OLDFIELD and Elizabeth JACKSON [15]
Her grandfather John OLDFIELD had arrived in Western Australia as Convict No. 1205 on 30 January 1852 [15] [107]
Resided with her parents in Mingenew, Moora and then in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [6] [50]
Her father worked for the Midland Railway Company as a Ganger in Mingenew and a Fettler in Moora and Midland Junction [6] [50]
They also briefly resided in Wannamal, where in mid 1904 she was enrolled as a student the Wannamal State School [114: page 74]
She had two children, William John OLDFIELD and George OLDFIELD, who were born in 1914 and 1917 [P384]
Married "Charlie" Carl Herman LAMP in Perth in 1919 [66]
Resided with her husband in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [2]
Their first child together, Edna May LAMP, passed away at the age of one year and three months on 11 January 1921 [175]
Resided with her husband and children in Coorow in 1927 and in Winchester 1928-1930 [2] [19] [25]
They lived opposite the Winchester General Store within the Winchester townsite[7: page 60]
Attended the Euchre Party & Dances held at the Winchester School Hall in August and September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 7 & 21-Sep-1929]
Carnamah solicitor Neil M. GRAHAM appeared on her behalf at the Police Court in Three Springs on 2 September 1929 [4: 7-Sep-1929]
She took Mrs "Dorothy" Elizabeth A. BRADY to court for insulting language and Mrs BRADY was fined 10/- plus £5/2/6 costs [4]
Came 3rd in the Married Ladies Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Gave birth to a stillborn daughter on 19 December 1928 who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery (Row A, Plot 8) [1] [89]
Resided in Winchester until her death in 1930 [2]
Passed away in Carnamah after giving birth to another stillborn daughter on 11 October 1930 [15] [29]
Mother of William, George, Edna, Amy and Olive [P384]
Died 12 October 1930 in Carnamah; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, RA, 178) [175]
She was buried in the same grave at the Karrakatta Cemetery as her late father, who had died in 1928 [2]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 25 October 1930:
Winchester Resident's Death
Residents of Winchester were recently grieved to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Lamp, the sad event taking place on October 12th. The funeral took place in Perth, the deceased lady being mourned by a husband and four children. The late Mrs. Lamp was well known and held in high esteem by all with who she came in contact."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eliza Cecilia Oldfield / Lamp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/eliza-cecilia-oldfield [sources]




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