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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Genevieve Elsie PARKER / MCKENZIE

Born 13 September 1886 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia [P6]
Daughter of Patrick John PARKER and Ellen Mary MAHONEY [32]
Arrived in Western Australia from New South Wales with her parents in 1897 [P6]
Resided with her parents on Finbar Farm near Dalaroo Siding in Moora [19]
By 1912 had shifted to Winchester where some of her brothers and her sister "Dot" Evelyn had settled [19] [50]
Resided on her brothers' Glenwilli Farm in Winchester for an unknown length of time [P6]
In 1917 obtained 1,300 acres of farmland in Winchester in Victoria Locations 6713 and 6719 [44]
A year later she acquired the 417 acre Victoria Location 4101 at Petan Creek in Winchester [44]
Her farmland in Winchester was part of her brother "Lou" Louis P. PARKER's Glenwilli Farm, and was farmed by Lou [P6]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Eileen and Patrick KIRBY at Saint John the Baptist Church in Moora on 2 May 1918 [10]
     As bridesmaid wore a dress of a delicate shade of pink crepe de chine finished in cable stitching of contrasting shades [10]
     Her sister Eileen's veil, which she had made and given her, was reported to have been "a work of art" [10: 31-May-1918]
Married James MCKENZIE in 1920 [66]
Resided with her husband in Northam where he worked as an Engine Driver [50]
By 1931 her 1,300 acres in Winchester, Victoria Locations 6713 and 6719, were owned by her brother Louis P. PARKER [3] [44]
Her remaining 417 acres in Winchester, Victoria Location 4101, it would seem may no longer have existed by 1931 [3] [44]
Died 27 August 1971 in the Perth hills suburb of Kalamunda [P6]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Genevieve Elsie Parker / McKenzie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/genevieve-elsie-parker [sources]




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