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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Lily" / "Lil" Elizabeth SNAITH / COLPITTS / PORTASS

Born 17 February 1897 in Blyth, Northumberland, England [P48]
Daughter of William SNAITH and "Lizzie" Elizabeth ANGUS [P48]
Her parents had emigrated to Griffith, New South Wales, Australia in 1926, however she remained in England [P48]
Along with her husband to be and his parents arrived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on the Largs Bay on 9 June 1927 [63]
Married (1) her first cousin "Joe" Joseph COLPITTS on 6 December 1927 in Griffith, New South Wales, Australia [P48]
Resided with her husband in Winchester, Western Australia in 1928 [40]
Gave birth to a son prematurely on 15 July 1928 who was buried at the Winchester Cemetery [40]
Resided with her husband in Western Australia for five years before returning to Griffith in New South Wales in 1933 [P48]
Mother of Ronald William COLPITTS who tragically drowned in Griffith on 31 May 1934, aged four years [P48]
A few months after her husband's death in 1942 left Griffith and shifted to Sydney NSW [P48]
Housekeeper in Sydney for Followers of Christ preacher Mr PORTASS [P48]
Married (2) Arthur PORTASS in 1946 in Dummayne, New South Wales, Australia [32] [P48]
Died 4 July 1975 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [P48]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elizabeth Snaith / Colpitts / Portass' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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