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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ellen May MCSHERRY / FENNELL

Born 1898 in Marble Bar, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Patrick MCSHERRY and Mary Alice MAHER [15]
In 1905 was living with her parents in Marble Bar where her father was working as a Carrier [6]
Married William Dudley FENNELL in 1927 [66]
Prior to her marriage had worked as a nurse in and near Carnarvon [4: 2-Jun-1928]
Settled with her husband on farmland in Winchester in March 1928 [4: 2-Jun-1928]
Resided on Lot M1077 in Winchester from March 1928 until May 1928 [4: 2-Jun-1928]
Died 17 May 1928 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs Cemetery, Three Springs WA (Roman Catholic, Plot 1) [24]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 2 June 1928:
The death occurred at Three Springs on Thursday, May 24, of Mrs. Fennell, who with her husband, settled at Winchester in March of this year, on the property formerly owned by Mr. McNeil. The deceased lady, who was well known at Carnarvon and other parts of the North West, as Nurse McSherry, was taken ill on Tuesday, May 22, and brought to Three Springs, where she gave birth to a still-born child. Strenuous efforts were made by Drs. Mayrhofer and Hungerford to save her life, but despite all attention she passed away on Thursday shortly before the arrival of her sister, Miss McSherry, who is also a nurse. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon at the Three Springs cemetery, the Rev. Father M. Lynch officiating. Among those present at the graveside were Nurse McSherry (sister), Mr. and Mrs. Fennell (father-in-law and mother-in-law), Mrs. Thomas and daughter, Miss Byrne, Dr. Mayrhofer, Mr. P. Lynch and Mr. R. Barnhart. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. Wilton."
Note: Three Springs cemetery records state her date of death as 17 May and her date of burial as 18 May


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ellen May McSherry / Fennell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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