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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Lizzie" Elizabeth Ellen GRUNDY / MURRAY

Born 1873 in Bolton, Lancashire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Joshua GRUNDY and Ellen VICKERS [20] [21]
Her father worked as the Manager of a Cotton Cloth Manufacture and his mother worked as a Cotton Weaver [20]
Resided for a number of years with her parents and siblings at 7 Elton Street in Tonge with Haulgh, Lancashire, England [20]
Worked in the 1890s and early 1900s as a Cotton Winder [20]
Later resided with her parents and siblings Francis, Jane, Frances and Florence at 9 Bury Old Road in Bolton, Lancashire, England [20]
Married "Bert" Herbert MURRAY in 1903 in Lancashire, England [21]
Remained in England when her husband and daughter Edna shifted to Western Australia in the early 1920s [P162]
Along with her daughter Hilda and son Fred departed London, England on the steamship Orsova on 28 April 1923 [203]
They arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Orsova on 31 May 1923 [70]
Following their arrival they settled with her husband and daughter Edna on the Inering Estate in Carnamah [P252]
Resided on Highfields Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1923-1939[3] [19]
Her sister Miss Jane GRUNDY arrived in Western Australia on 24 August 1936 to live with them in Carnamah [63] [P162]
Attended the wedding dance of Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG at the Carnamah Hall on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Although at that time smoking cigarettes was deemed harmless, she insisted to her husband that they were bad for his health [226]
Hosted a Presbyterian Church service conducted by Rev. John BARNES at her home on Sunday 30 October 1932 [5: 21-Oct-1932]
Following her husband's death in 1933 inherited Highfields Farm, which was the 790 acre Lot 16 of the Inering Estate [3]
Farmer of Highfields Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1933-1939 [3] [6]
The farm, Lot 16 of the Inering Estate, bounds both the Back Inering Road and the Caron Road [62]
Due to flooding she had to make a considerable detour and still cross water to make it into Carnamah town on 7 June 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
At the time the Darlings Creek had flooded and was covering the then Inering Road (now either the CA-PJ or Caron Road) [5: 9-Jun-1933]
She wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board in June 1933 requesting they improve the drainage on the Caron Road [5: 16-Jun-1933]
In June 1933 purchased a new Co-op A separator - a household separator including a disc skimming bowl [5: 23-Jun-1933]
Hosted the Methodist Church service for Inering at her home on the afternoon of Sunday 22 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association 1933-1937 [5: 11-Aug-1933, 15-Jan-1937]
She was elected Vice President of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association on 2 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in January 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
In April 1934 purchased a Sunshine seed box to be attached and transform her 10 disc Sundercut into a Sunderseeder [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Sold 72 suckers at 11/4, 23 suckers at 14/1 and 9 ewes at 8/1 per head through Elder Smith & Co in early September 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Wore a charming frock of blue and floral georgette to her daughter Edna's wedding in February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Sold 40 lambs at 15/7 per head through Westralian Farmers Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 11 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
In April 1936 her neighbour applied with the Carnamah District Road Board to erect two gates on the Back Inering Road [5: 17-Apr-1936]
She objected to the gates on the road, which led to her farm and was at that time known locally as "Murray's Road" [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the local C.W.A. Farewell for Mrs Amy F. DYKE and Mrs Clarissa E. HUMPHRYES on 9 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Sold 42 lambs at 13/7 and 39 lambs at 12/4 through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 13 January 1937 [5: 15-Jan-1937]
From 1940 her Highfields Farm was farmed by her son-in-law Kenneth J. SIVYER, who was later the owner of the farm [3]
Mother of Hilda, Edna and Fred [158]
Died 22 November 1964; buried at the Mandurah Public Cemetery in Mandurah, Western Australia [158]
Herself and her sister-in-law Mrs Emma GRUNDY, who was in England, kept in touch by writing letters to one another [226]
One such letter, dated 24 October 1928, years later ended up in the possession of Emma's niece Mrs Lena JACKSON [P323]
In May 2007 the Carnamah Historical Society received a copy of the letter from Lena's daughter Mrs L. Barbara MELLOR [P323]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elizabeth Ellen Grundy / Murray' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/elizabeth-ellen-grundy [sources]




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