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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Frances Lavinia Hodges RUCK / HILBORN / BATTY

Born 1871 in Whitstable, Kent, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Frederick Richard RUCK and Frances HODGES [20] [21]
In 1881 was living with her parents and siblings Charles, William, Amelia, Frederick and George at 1 Oxford Street in Whitstable [20]
Married (1) mariner Walter Henry HILBORN on 6 August 1893 at the Parish Church at Saint George in the East, London, England [403]
She had two children, Minnie and Claude Richard HILBORN, although the her son was later listed as the son of Claude BATTY [20] [243]
Partner of (2) Claude BATTY [24]
In 1901 she was living with Claude BATTY and her two children at 54 Victoria Street in Whitstable, Kent, England [20]
The four of them departed England on the steamship Orvieto and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 March 1911 [338]
She and her children arrived in Australia under the surname of BATTY [70] and she was referred to as Claude's wife [9: 5-May-1922]
They resided in the Perth suburb of Queen's Park 1914-1916 and then in Three Springs 1916-1921 [9: 27-Oct-1916] [19] [50]
In 1921 and 1922 she resided with Claude and her children on farmland in Arrino [6] [19] [44] [50]
Mother of Minnie and Richard [24]
Died 28 April 1922 when thrown from a spring cart at the Railway Crossing in Arrino; buried at the Arrino Cemetery in Arrino [24]

From The Midlands Advertiser newspaper, Friday 5 May 1922:
"BATTY.–On the 27th April, at Arrino, Midland Railway, result of accident, Frances Lavinia, beloved wife of Claude Batty, and living mother of Minnie and Richard, aged 50 years."

From The Midlands Advertiser newspaper, Friday 5 May 1922:
Bereavement Notice
"Mr C. Batty and son and daughter, of Arrino, Midland Railway, wish to thank all friends for their kindness and expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement.

From The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper, Friday 5 May 1922:
"Mrs. Fances Lavinia Batty, a resident of Arrino, was picked up dead on a road near by, the result of a trap accident. The Coroner has dispensed with an inquest, as the circumstances pointed to the fact that death was purely accidental."

From The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper, Friday 12 May 1922:
Three Springs Notes
"Mrs. Batty, wife of Mr. Batty, of Arrino, was killed last Saturday through bring thrown from a spring cart. How the accident happened is not known, as she was not found for some hours."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frances Lavinia Hodges Ruck / Hilborn / Batty' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 March 2024 from [reference list]

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