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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Florrie" Florence ATKINSON / MCCONKEY

Born 15 November 1903 in Geraldton, Western Australia [P55]
Daughter of John ATKINSON and Rose DREWETT [15]
Baptised by Methodist Minister Rev. Arthur J. BARCLAY in Geraldton on 24 May 1905 [84]
Grew up on Oakabella Farm in Howatharra between Northampton and Geraldton[P55]
Educated at schools in Northampton and Isseka [P55]
After leaving school she helped with the work on Oakabella Farm in Howatharra until her marriage [P55]
Married "Clarrie" Clarence Thomas McCONKEY on 6 September 1927 at the Holy Trinity Church in Northampton [P55]
Share-farmer with her husband on her brothers' farm in Winchester 1949-1955 [P55]
Resided with her husband, son Neville and her brothers Jim and Gus on her brothers' farm in Winchester 1949-1955 [P55]
Spent most of her time on the farm however usually visited the Winchester General Store once a week to purchase supplies [P55]
Her daughter Lila spent her holidays with them in Winchester and her son Clarence worked as a farmhand in Carnamah [P55]
In 1955 herself, her husband and their son Neville left Winchester and shifted to Geraldton [P55]
Resided in Geraldton until her death in 1993 [2]
Mother of Lila, Clarence and Nevillie [P55]
Died 2 May 1993; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZI, 395) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Florence Atkinson / McConkey' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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