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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Una" Florence Una GRANT / BELL

Born 1 April 1872 in Chhindwara, Bengal, India [379]
Daughter of Frederick Andrew GRANT and Emma Maria RIVETT [379]
When she was born her father was working for the Department of Revenue Survey in India [379]
Married engineer Edward William BELL on 7 December 1891 at Saint John's Church in Bangalore, Madras, India [379]
Along with her husband and children she departed London, England on the steamship Borda on 17 September 1914 [203]
They were bound for Adelaide, South Australia [203], after which they proceeded to Western Australia [34]
Her husband purchased a Ready-Made Farm at Winchester in the Carnamah district from the Midland Railway Company [34]
Resided with her husband and children on Dikhushla Farm in Winchester 1915-1925 [19] [27] [34]
In May 1916 while travelling in foggy conditions by horse and cart, an overhanging tree branch struck her under the eye [34]
     The accident resulted in a nasty bruise on her eyebrow and eyelid [34]
     Frederick C. WOODS, the ranger of the Midland Railway Company, had the guilty tree felled [34]
Hosted a Social at her home in Winchester in 1919, which raised £11/5/- for the Moora District Hospital [10: 9 & 30-May-1919]
     Also in aid of the Moora District Hospital she raffled Burmese curios, which were won by George W. J. REID of Winchester [10]
Following the death of her daughter Doris on 18 June 1925 she cared for her infant twin grand-daughters Alleyne and June [P17]
     Sadly her grand-daughter June Hope THOMAS died from an unknown cause [P17] on 7 July 1925, aged only 20 days [24]
     Shortly afterwards shifted with her husband and grand-daughter Alleyne from Winchester to the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [P17]
In 1936 she was living at 24 Oswald Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
Later resided at 93 Kitchener Avenue in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [39: 12-Oct-1954]
Mother of Frederick, Noel, Doris, Geoffrey and Hugh [39: 12-Oct-1954]
Died 11 October 1954; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, LE, 479) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Florence Una Grant / Bell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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