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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Evelyn O'CONNOR / SALTER / FRAME

Born 1896 in Fremantle, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of John James O'CONNOR and Mary Ann SINCLAIR [15]
Married (1) George Frederick SALTER in 1920 [66]
Resided with her husband on Karina Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1923-1940 [3] [6] [7: page 66] [22] [60]
In June 1927, along with her husband, took over the running of the Inering Post Office and Telephone Exchange [4: 18-Jun-1927]
Operated the Inering telephone exchange which was located at their home [7: page 68]
Inering's Post Office and Telephone Exchange had previously been located at CUMMING Bros' homestead [4: 18-Jun-1927]
In July 1928 took an active part in the formation of a Ladies Football Club in Carnamah [4: 28-Jul-1928]
Attended the local farewell for Jack and Annie LYNCH at the home of Mr and Mrs R. W. CLARK on 6 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Married (2) "Jack" John FRAME in Fremantle in 1941 [66]
Her second husband had previously farmed Lot 10 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1923-1940 [6] [19]
In 1964 she was living at 162 Solomon Street in the Perth suburb of Beaconsfield / South Fremantle [30: item 4033119]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of South Fremantle [2]
Died 12 December 1977; buried at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, A7, 28)


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 18 June 1927:
Innering Post Office
"For some months past Innering Estate has been without a post and telegraph office, but now this sad state of affairs has been remedied. The telephone exchange, previously located at the home of Cumming Bros., has now been taken over by Mr. and Mrs. George Salter, who intend to run it on strictly departmental lines. The settlers of Innering are extremely fortunate at having these popular people as post and telegraph custodians. A telephone exchange is very much of a tie, as is generally recognised, but Mr. and Mrs. Salter rather than see the telephonic telegraphic facilities lost to the district gave the exchange a home. This may not be generally known so the "Index" takes this opportunity of informing interested readers that telegrams and telephone calls may now be taken direct to Inering."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Evelyn O'Connor / Salter / Frame' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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