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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Helen" Ellen Watson WALLACE / BREEN

Born 31 May 1875 in Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland [28]
Daughter of dyer Hugh WALLACE and Margaret BUCHANAN [28]
Married John BREEN on 17 April 1896 at the Burgh Hall in Milngavie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland [28]
In 1901 her husband was working as a gardener and they were living with their son John at 101 Station Road in Milngavie [20]
Her husband immigrated to Western Australia and secured employment working on the Midland Railway at Coorow [19] [50]
Their son John, aged 14, departed London on the steamship Armadale and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 January 1912 [338]
She departed London, England with their daughter Letitia on 14 August 1913 on the Demosthenes bound for Western Australia [203]
Joined her husband in Coorow, where he had been working as a Railway Fettler since 1911 [19]
Resided in Coorow 1913-1917 [19]
Resided in Mogumber in 1917 and 1918 [30: item 3115665] [39: 6-Mar-1918] [50]
Resided in Wannamal 1919-1941 [114]
She ran the Wannamal Store from 1928 until her death in 1941, and was the first in Wannamal to own a kerosene refrigerator [114]
Mother of John, Letitia, Margaret and Mary [20] [24] [114] [203]
Died 7 June 1941; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, IA, 399)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ellen Watson Wallace / Breen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ellen-watson-wallace [sources]




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