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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Frances West WILLIN / ATKINSON / LITTLE

Born 1915 [15]
Daughter of Alice Frasi WILLIN and stepdaughter of Edward Stephen BROWN, who married in 1921 [15]
Married (1) widower William ATKINSON in 1932 [66]
In March 1934 her husband was transferred from Geraldton to Carnamah [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Along with her children left Geraldton and arrived in Carnamah to join her husband on the night of Tuesday 29 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Resided in Carnamah from 1934 to 1937 [5: 1-Jun-1934, 18-Jun-1937]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Along with her three daughters spent an extended holiday in the Perth metropolis in October 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in ivory crepe de chine [5: 17-Jul-1936]
After spending a few days in Perth herself and her husband returned to Carnamah on Tuesday morning 3 November 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
During January 1937 herself and her children holidayed in Perth [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Her husband petitioned for a divorce on the grounds of alleged adultery with Claude Arthur LITTLE in June 1945  [225: 6-Jun-1945]
In September 1945 their four children were living at the Methodist Home in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [310: 15-Sep-1945]
Married (2) Claude Arthur LITTLE in Perth in 1945 [66]
In 1954 herself and her second husband, who was working as a Barman, were living at 100 Macdonald Street in Kalgoorlie [50]
Died 1956 [15]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frances West Willin / Atkinson / Little' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 October 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frances-west-willin [sources]




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