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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Frank Arthur Owsley LEGGE

Born January 1916 [10: 21-Jan-1916]
Son of Frank Edward LEGGE and Eleanor SMITH [24]
He was born away and returned to his parents' home at Three Springs with his mother in mid January 1916 [10: 21-Jan-1916]
Resided with his parents in the Three Springs townsite, where his father worked as a Draper [24]
Passed away from whooping cough at the age of two months [24]
Died 19 February 1916 in Three Springs; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Unsurveyed Corner) [24]


From The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper, Friday 25 February 1916:
Three Springs Notes - (From our Correspondent)
"Whether it is owing to the changeable weather or not I cannot say, but there is certainly a great deal of infantile sickness in our district at present; and it is with great regret I record the fact that on Sunday night last Mr. and Mrs. Frank Legge lost their baby, and only son. Doctors not being available for all country towns, it seems a great pity that some scheme of district nurses cannot be arranged. Infants are such frail and delicate a piece of humanity that by the time we notice them a little "off colour" and can write to a doctor to find out what it wrong, we have lost them. Whereas with a qualified resident nurse who could advise promptly as to "home treatment" or straight to the doctor many a life would be saved."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Arthur Owsley Legge' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 February 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frank-arthur-owsley-legge [reference list]




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