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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ellen Eugenia HADDRILL / MACPHERSON

Born 11 April 1878 in Swan, Western Australia [119]
Daughter of Thomas HADDRILL and Hannah GROVER [15]
Married Percy Campbell MACPHERSON on 23 January 1905 in Middle Swan WA [129: 14-Jan-1905]
At her wedding wore a robe of cream tulle trimmed with cream satin bands and was given away by her brother J. HADDRILL [129]
Resided in Carnamah with her husband and elder children 1908-1910 [19] and again in 1914 [6]
Resided with her family in Moora in 1911 and 1912 [19] [50]
Later resided with her husband and children on the corner of Afric Street and Toodyay Road in the Perth suburb of Middle Swan [119]
Along with her husband spent a few weeks holiday in Carnamah in August 1939 [0: image 03804]
Mother of three sons - Malcolm John Campbell, Mervin Lewis William and Claude Nelson [119]
Mother of four daughters - Marvel Edna, Jean Lavinia, Joyce Adelaide and Alwyn Grace [119]
Died 23 August 1954 in Fremantle [119]; buried in the churchyard of Saint Mary's Anglican Church at Swanleigh in Middle Swan [246]


From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 25 August 1954:
Deaths. "MACPHERSON - On Aug. 23, passed to peaceful rest, Ellen Eugenia of 250 Marmion-street, Cottesloe, formerly of Middle Swan, loved wife of the late Percy Campbell Macpherson, devoted mother of Malcolm, Lewis, Marvel, Claude (decd.), Jean (decd.), Joyce and Alvyn; nan of 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; aged 76 years. Grieve not for me, my life is past; I loved you all up to the last."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ellen Eugenia Haddrill / MacPherson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 September 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ellen-eugenia-haddrill [sources]




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