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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Emma Maria MASON / HOWARD / FRYER

Born 1895 in Winton, Hampshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of carpenter Walter MASON and Cordelia Ethel PIDDINGTON [20] [21] [30]
In 1901 was living with her parents, sister Ethel and brother Willie at 32 Hankinson Road in Winton, Hampshire, England [20]
Prior to getting married she was living at 38 Hankinson Road in Winton, Hampshire, England [30: item 6994020]
Married (1) John Edward HOWARD on 23 February 1918 at the Parish Church of Saint Alban in Bournemouth, Hampshire, England [30]
Following their marriage she continued to live at 38 Hankinson Road as her husband was serving with the Australian Imperial Force [30]
Departed Devonport, England on the steamship Mahana with her husband and their young son John [30] [70]
After a voyage of roughly a month they arrived on the Mahana in Fremantle, Western Australia on the 2 November 1919 [70]
Resided with her husband and son in Three Springs 1922-1925 [6] [19]
They resided in the Perth suburb of Belmont 1925-1930, where she was a Poultry Farmer and her husband a Contractor [50]
She and her son returned to England for a visit in 1930 [39: 14-Apr-1932] [203] [204]
     Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Jervis Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 13 June 1930 [204]
     During their five and a half months stay their address was the road she had grown up on - Hankinson Road in Winton [203 [204]
     They returned on the same ship, departing Southampton on the Jervis Bay and arriving in Fremantle on 26 December 1930 [338]
On the voyage to England she met Tom FRYER who also returned to Australia on the same voyage but went onto Sydney [39: 14-Apr-1932]
     After arriving home she told her husband that she would like to go to Tom and despite his objections she left with their son [39]
     About four weeks later she returned and while in Three Springs her husband wrote offering to take her back for their child's sake [39]
     She returned to Sydney, where she lived as "Mrs Fryer" but returned later in 1931 to visit her son [39]
Her husband petitioned for divorce in 1932 and it was noted that there had been "no marital relationship between them" for some time [39]
Married (2) engineer "Tom" John Tom FYRER in Perth in 1932 [50] [66]
     They resided for a number of Belgravia Street in the Perth suburb of Belmont and later at 110 Broome Street in Highgate Hill [50]
     Her husband passed away at the age of 66 years on 13 February 1950 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
She later resided at 67 Archer Street in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [50]
Died 27 May 1959; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZI, 536) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Emma Maria Mason / Howard / Fryer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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