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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ellen SAUNDERS / DEE

Born C.1865 [24]
Daughter of William SAUNDERS [332]
Married George DEE in Dongara [15] on 1 August 1887 [332]
Resided with her husband and children on Bowgada Station in Bowgada 1903-1906 and then in Mingenew [225: 7-May1908]
By 1917 she was living in Arrino [19]
Resided with her children in a small house in the Arrino townsite [P2]
After her daughter Edith separated from her husband Edith and her two children lived with her in Arrino [P2]
Along with her grand-daughter travelled from Arrino to Perth on Friday 23 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
While busy at her home in Arrino on Tuesday 26 June 1934 she tripped and hit her head on the corner of a table [5: 29-Jun-1934]
She broke a small blood vessel near her eye and was immediately conveyed to the North Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs [5]
Resided in Arrino until her death in 1939 [19] [24]
Mother of Martha, William, Albert, Henry, Joseph, George, Ada and Edith [15] [19]
Died 15 August 1939 in Three Springs; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 27) [24]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 19 August 1939:
The Late Mrs G. Dee - Funeral at Three Springs
"A resident of Arrino of about seventeen years in the person of the late Mrs G. Dee passed to her last rest at the Three Springs Hospital on Tuesday last after a very brief illness. The deceased lady was 74 years of age and in addition to her husband is survived by an adult family of four sons and four daughters, One of her sons (Mr Albert Dee) was in hospital at Three Springs at the same time as his mother. The funeral took place at the Three Springs Cemetery on Wednesday last, the Rev. Father M. Lynch conducting the ceremony at the graveside. The chief mourners were Messrs. W. Dee and G. Dee (sons), and Nellie and Mannie Jolley (grandchildren). The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. K. Allan, C. E. Maley, W. J. Turner and W. D. S. Smith. Others at the graveside included Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Sweetman, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. W. Sweetman, Mr. and Mrs. O'Shannessy, Mr. and Mrs. Haines, jun., Mr. and Mrs. A. Tunbridge, jun., Mr. and Mrs. Sparks, Mr. and Mrs. E. Pearce, sen., Mr. and Mrs. B. Ackley, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Thomas, jun., Mesdames Dodd, Bowtell, A. Smith, S. Stokes, Kennedy and Lewis, Misses C. Maley, F. Maley, H. Maley, Mary Turner, E. Turner, A. Turner and Carroll, and Messrs Albert Turner, S. O'Shannessy, W. McCagh, T. Bygrave, C. Connolly, N. Stokes, T. Young, C. M. Maley, J. J. Thorpe, V. Tippett, A. E. Saggers, E. Pearce, jun., and W. G. Jordan. Numerous floral tributes were received by the bereaved family and laid upon the grave."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ellen Saunders / Dee' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 12 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ellen-saunders  [ sources ]




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