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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Gertrude Edna WHEELER / FRAME

Born 1889 in Brighton, Sussex, England [20] [21]
Daughter of James Edward WHEELER and Mary Ann [30: item 4033119]
Her name was registered at birth as Eliza Ellen WHEELER and as a child she appears to have been known as Ellen [20] [21]
     Grew up with her parents and siblings at 50 Southampton Street in Brighton, Sussex, England [20]
     Her father worked as a Chemist Packer or Pill Packer, and later as a Wholesale Druggist and Chemist [20] [30: item 4033119]
     She appears to have been the youngest of six children with older siblings James, Florence, Sarah, William and Elizabeth [20]
     Her mother passed away in 1900 at the age of 45 years and in 1902 her father was remarried to Emma Eliza LIVETT [21]
In 1911 she was working as a Hospital Nurse at Brighton & Hove Hospital for Women in Brighton, Sussex, England [20]
     When the 1911 census was taken she gave her given name as Gertrude Eliza Ellen WHEELER [20]
     Nurse during the First World War, during which time she met wounded Australian Imperial Force soldier John FRAME [P311]
Married "Jack" John FRAME on 29 April 1919 at the Parish Church in Saint Marylebone, London, England [30: item 4033119]
     She married under the name of Gertrude Edna WHEELER and thereafter gave her given names as Gertrude Edna [2] [30: item 4033119] [19]
     Before and following her marriage her address was 37 Beaumont Street in London, England [30: item 4033119]
Herself and her husband departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Shropshire on 2 December 1919 [30: item 4033119 [70]
     After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the Shropshire in Fremantle, Western Australia on 13 January 1920 [70]
     She already had family in Western Australia as her sister Mrs Florence Edith BARNARD had immigrated in 1913 [70]
Resided on Fairview Farm on the Inering Estate in Carnamah 1923-1932 [2] [19] [39: 13-Sep-1935]
     Her husband's farm was Lot 10 of the Inering Estate on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road northeast of Carnamah [3]
     Member of the Carnamah Rifle Club in 1926 [9: 25-Jun-1926]
     Resided in Carnamah until her death in 1932 [2] which was said to have been caused by a brain tumour [P311]
Mother of Peggy, John and Arthur [39: 13-Sep-1935]
Died 13 September 1932 at the Perth Hospital in Perth; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, WA, 483) [2] [39: 13-Sep-1935]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gertrude Edna Wheeler / Frame' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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