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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Effie" Euphemia KING / FORRESTER

Born 26 May 1863 in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [P1]
Daughter of William KING and Euphemia BOGIE [P1]
In 1881 was working as a domestic servant for William and Isabella DAWSON at Kirkshott Farm in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [P1]
She may have become acquainted with Robert FORRESTER after her two elder sisters married two of his cousins [P1]
Married "Bob" Robert Clark FORRESTER on 6 November 1885 in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [P1]
Witnesses to their marriage were her sister Helen KING and Bob's brother Thomas FORRESTER [P1]
Resided with her husband for a number of years at Craig Villa in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland [P1]
Their second son William King FORRESTER who was named after her father, died aged 18 months on 12 October 1893 [P1]
On 27 May 1894 their second daughter, Jane Clark FORRESTER, died in Auchterderran at the age of three months [P1]
Along with her husband, son James and daughter Christina departed London, England on the steamship Osterley on 9 April 1915 [P1]
     Their eldest daughter Euphemia remained in Scotland, as she had married the previous year to Arthur Latham BARRETT [P1]
     Also on the Osterley were the BOWMAN and ROBERTSON families, the latter of which were relatives of her husband [P1]
     All three families had made arrangements to purchase and settle on Ready Made Farms in Carnamah, Western Australia [P1]
     They arrived on the Osterley in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 May 1915 [P1]
Her husband, Richard ROBERTSON and John BOWMAN travelled to Carnamah by train to inspect farms on 13 May 1915 [34]
     Briefly remained in Perth before travelling up to Carnamah by train with her son and daughter on Saturday 15 May 1915 [P300]
     Resided on farmland in Carnamah in 1915 and 1916 [P300]
     Themselves and the BOWMAN family resided in the four roomed house on Lot M950 on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road [P9]
     Her husband, son and John BOWMAN farmed in Carnamah in partnership as "Bowman & Forrester" until December 1916 [34]
     Occasionally visited the family of John and Mary LANG near Prowaka, which besides lunch involved travelling all day [P300]
     When visiting the LANG family they would set off in the morning in their pony drawn sulky, and after lunch leave for home [P300]
Resided in Swan Street in the Perth suburb of North Fremantle 1916-1919 [6] [30: item 4023274]
Resided in Marmion Street in the Perth suburb of Palmyra 1919-1925 [6]
Herself and her husband shifted back to Carnamah in 1925 and resided on part of their son James' Dunester Farm [19] [P300]
     Their son and a stone-mason by the surname of MORGAN built a cottage for himself and his wife to live in [P300]
     The cottage was situated on a hill on the part of their son's farm known as "Out Back" on Victoria Location 7187 [P300]
     Resided at "Out Back" on Dunester Farm in Carnamah from 1925 until 1934 [19] [P300]
     Her husband passed away at the Carnamah Private Hospital at the age of 68 years on 17 September 1933 [1] [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 6 August 1925 in an evening dress of blue Jersey silk [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred M. LANG's wedding and reception in Carnamah on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
     Charles ROBERTSON was her husband's grand-nephew, and Winifred M. LANG a family friend they'd known since 1915 [P1]
Exhibited in the Flower and Fancy Work sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 18 September 1930 [4]
     Won 1st prizes for Roses and Wildflowers and 2nd prizes for Garden Flowers and Hand-knitted Woollen Socks [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Entered exhibits in the Fancy Work, Confectionary and Flower sections of the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
     Awarded 1st prize for a Supper Cloth with Crochet Edge and 2nd prizes for both Shortbread and Wildflowers [5]
At the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 14 September 1933 won both 1st and 2nd prizes for Shortbread [5: 22-Sep-1933]
     Also won 1st prizes for Garden Flowers and Wheaten Meal Cookery; and 2nd prize for Hand Knitted Woollen Socks [5]
Her daughter-in-law "Chris" Christina B. D. FORRESTER passed away in Carnamah on 19 August 1934, aged 43 years [1]
     Following Chris' death she took up residence with her son James and his three children at the homestead on Dunester Farm [P9]
     Resided with her son and her grandchildren at the homestead on Dunester Farm from 1934 until 1936 [P9]
Attended John and Mary LANG's Golden Wedding Celebration at Grianaig Farm in Carnamah on 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Shortbread at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Accompanied her son James and grandsons Alan and Ian from Carnamah to Perth on Saturday 1 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) - she was their eldest member in 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
     She was thrown a surprise 73rd birthday party by the Carnamah C.W.A. on Tuesday afternoon 26 May 1936 [5: 29-May-1936]
     At the party she was presented with a bunch of gold chrysanthemums, a gold key and a signature book signed by the members [5]
     Also received "a beautiful cake decorated with 73 candles," which she made sure her grandsons saw before it was cut [5]
Won 1st prize for Shortbread and 2nd for Knitted Socks at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the wedding of her son James K. FORRESTER and Mrs Doris BOLTON in Carnamah on 10 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
     She wore a gown of black georgette and lace and a large black hat, and carried a posy of dark red roses and maidenhair fern [5]
Left the Carnamah district on Tuesday 20 October 1936, and with intentions to return to Scotland the next year [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Arrived back in Carnamah in April 1937 to spend a few weeks with her son and his family before sailing for Scotland [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Travelled to Scotland with Miss "Belle" Isabella M. EASTON, Mrs Mary LANG and John LANG Jnr, all of Carnamah [5]
     The four of them travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Tuesday 4 May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
     Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 20 June 1937 [204]
     During the visit her address was care of Bankier Villa at Banknock in Bonnybridge, Stirling, Scotland [204]
     They departed London, England on the steamship Jervis Bayand arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia 3 December 1937 [63]
     On her return was met in Perth by her son James and daughter-in-law Doris, and returned with them to Carnamah [0: image 02885-6]
Later lived with her daughter Christina and son-in-law John P. HUNTER on their farm in Narembeen [P9]
Spent a holiday in Carnamah with her son James in mid 1948 [0: image 04505]
Mother of Euphemia Bogie, James King, William King, Jane Clark and Christina King [P1]
Died July 1949; buried Narembeen Cemetery, Narembeen WA (Presbyterian, Plot 98)[182]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Euphemia King / Forrester' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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