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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Frances Mary PHILPOTT / BEAN

Born 1884 in Queensland, Australia [74]
Daughter of William PHILPOTT and "Nellie" Ellen Veronica TOBIN [15] [39: 1-Jun-1928]
By 1892 she had shifted with her parents and brother Adrian to Western Australia [15] [39: 1-Jun-1928] [74]
Married Campbell William BEAN in Perth in 1906 [66]
In 1917 was living with her husband on Perth Road in the Perth suburb of West Guildford [30: item 3061062]
Her husband enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) in 1917 and served in France during the First World War [30: item 3061062]
During the war, while her husband was overseas, she moved to 357 Hay Street in Perth and then to 3 May Avenue in Subiaco [30]
Her husband returned and was discharged in 1920 [30]
They resided at 3 May Avenue in the Perth suburb of Subiaco and at 36 Hanover Street in North Perth [30: item 13164147]
They resided on River Street in South Perth in 1921 and 1922 [6] and then on Roseberry Avenue in South Perth [30]
In 1923 her husband obtained the 1,176 acre Lot 6 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah through the Soldier Settlement Scheme [30]
Her husband and son shifted to the farm in May 1923 while she remained in Perth with their two daughters [30]
After a house was built on the farm she, along with their daughters and furniture, travelled from Perth to Perenjori by train [30]
Resided with her husband and children on Lot 6 of the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1924 and 1925 [19] [30]
In 1925 she and her husband were telephone number Inering-5H [60]
After selling the farm they left Carnamah in August 1925 and shifted to South Perth [30]
Her husband's bad cough worsened during a cold in November 1925 and after finally agreeing to see a doctor he died an hour later [30]
After spending almost half of their money on her husband's funeral she had to take a job housekeeping on a station near Meekatharra [30]
The Department of Repatriation reimbursed her for £10 of the funeral expenses but declined her request for a war widow's pension [30]
It was ruled that her husband's war service was not a contributing factor to his death from tuberculosis [30]
The decision was later reversed, possibly helped by her mother's letter to a member of parliament who'd worked with her late father [30]
She then received a pension both for herself and her youngest daughter Deborah
Resided with her mother at 25 Roseberry Avenue in South Perth 1925-1928 [30]
Mother of Mavis, Denzil and Deborah [39: 1-Jun-1928]
Died 31 May 1928; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, HC, 97) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frances Mary Philpott / Bean' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 February 2024 from [reference list]

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