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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Grace Emily SHEARS / READ

Born 1877 in Pyrford, Surrey, England [20] [21]
Daughter of William SHEARS and Ellen INGRAM [20] [21]
On the night of the 1881 census she was living with her parents and brother Harold at 2 Tinkers Lane in Woking, Surrey, England [20]
Her father was the farmer of 660 acres in 1881 and at that time employed 30 labourers, 11 boys and 9 women [20]
In 1891 she was living with her parents, siblings May, Blanch, Mary and Harold and uncle James SHEARS at Lees Farm in Pyrford [20]
She was still living on Lees Farm in Pyrford, Sussex, England but with her parents, brother Harold and sisters May and Mary in 1901 [20]
Married John READ in 1906 in Middlesex, England [21]
In 1911 she, her husband and their two children were living with her mother-in-law on Elm Tree Farm in Wembley, Middlesex, England [20]
Along with husband and children departed London, England on the steamship Esperance Bay on 5 December 1922 [P66]
After a voyage of exactly one month they arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on the Esperance Bay on 5 January 1923 [P66]
Upon their arrival in Western Australia they resided in Fremantle for three months before shifting to Coorow [P66]
Resided on Tokyngton Farm in Coorow, Western Australia from 1923 until 1951 [P66]
Along with her daughter Joan, son Tom and Edgar FOWLER travelled to Perth by car on Tuesday 13 March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Had Mr and Mrs BIRMINGHAM of West Perth as guests at their home in Coorow during early July 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Financial Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1936 [150]
Passed away at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [1]
Mother of Joan, John, Elizabeth and Thomas [P66]
Died 13 April 1951; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row F, Plot 11) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Grace Emily Shears / Read' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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