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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Florence GRINDROD / PRICE

Born 1887 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England [20] [21]
Prior to coming to Australia she was a Stage Actress and had travelled the world in that capacity three times [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Left New York, United States of America on the steamship Adriatic and arrived in Liverpool, England on 17 December 1922 [204]
On arrival gave her occupation as Shop Assistant and her intended address as 71 Grouse Street in Rochdale, Lancashire, England [204]
Married William PRICE - supposedly in 1923 in Perth, Western Australia [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Resided with her husband in Dowerin 1923-1934 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Shifted with her husband to Carnamah, where they resided in 1935 and 1936[5: 4-Sep-1936] [50]
Died from heart failure in Carnamah on 31 August 1936; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row K, Plot 4) [1]
Rev. Father Michael LYNCH of Three Springs officiated at her funeral, while undertakers were Henry Parkin & Son of Carnamah [1]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 4 September 1936:
Obituary - The Late Mrs. Florence Price.
"The death occurred on Monday morning, August 31, when Mrs. Florence Price, of Carnamah, passed away suddenly.  The deceased, who had suffered ill-health for a number of years was subject to heart attacks. Following an attack on Monday, she was conveyed to the Carnamah Hospital, but had passed away before arrival. The late Mrs. Price, formerly Miss Grimrod, of Rochdale, Lancashire, England, who had had a brilliant stage career, having toured the world three times, during which she played a season of three years, as leading lady, in South America, was married in Perth to Mr. W. Price in 1923, when they went to Dowerin where they resided for 11 years. Eighteen months ago Mr. and Mrs. Price came to reside in Carnamah. The late Mrs. Price was possessed of a happy, congenial nature and during her short residence in Carnamah she had made a large circle of friends. The deceased, who was 48 years of age, leaves a husband to mourn his sad loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon, the cortege proceeding from the Catholic Church to the Winchester Cemetery where the Rev. Father Lynch performed the last rights. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. K. Forrester, C. Martyn, T. F. Paterson, C. Ryan, G. A. Bradshaw and E. C. Andrews. Amongst those present were Messrs. J. Chave, M. Clune, W. Davison, A. C. Bierman, C. Robertson, R. A. Pike, C. A. Mettam, S. Ford, M. Leslie, E. Hellewell, H. Parkin and A. Cowderoy. Floral tributes were received from Mr and Mrs E. C. Andrews and family, Mr and Mrs C. A. Mettam and family, Mr and Mrs M. Plunkett, Mr and Mrs T. F. Paterson, Mr and Mrs C. Martyn, Mr and Mrs G. A. Bradshaw and family, Mr and Mrs A. J. Mortimer, Mrs L. P. Parker, Mrs C. Townsend and Mrs L. Ferguson, Miss L. Louston and Mr A. Cowderoy, Mr and Mrs M. Leslie, Bethel and Trevor, and the Carnamah Golf Club."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Florence Grindrod / Price' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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