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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Elizabeth Ellen OAKEY / TAMBLYN

Born 1873 in Creswick, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of Arthur OAKEY and Mary MITCHELL [54]
Married Harry TAMBLYN in 1902 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [15]
In 1905 was living with her husband on Dart Street in the goldfields town of Boulder [6]
Their first son "Teddy" Harry Edwin Oakey TAMBLYN was born in 1903 and died at the age of eight months in 1904 [15]
Resided with her husband and children on Oakblyn Farm in Latham, Western Australia 1910-1929 [2] [19] [44]
The farm appears to have been named using the start of her maiden surname 'Oak' and the end of her husband's surname 'blyn' [P1]
She was part owner of the farm which in 1916 was 2,320 acres in size, consisting of Victoria Locations 4352, 4353, 4618 and 4712 [44]
Following her husband's death in 1929 she continued to reside on Oakblyn Farm in Latham until her death in 1954 [P462]
Although their farm was situated in Latham she often used an address of Coorow [19] when there was no post office in Latham [P462]
"Mrs Tamblyn & Sons" were Financial Members of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 [150]
Mother of Teddy, Arthur, Gordon, Rosie and Mary [14]
Died 16 December 1954 in Three Springs; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row F, Plot 6) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elizabeth Ellen Oakey / Tamblyn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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