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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Grace Victoria WHITEHURST / BOWTELL

Born 1895 in Geraldton, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Robert Charles WHITEHURST and Hannah OMALEY [15]
Married Albert Fleetwood BOWTELL in 1918 in Geraldton [66]
Resided with her husband on Cintra Farm in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
After spending time in a hospital she returned to her home in Arrino on Sunday 28 October 1934 [5: 2-Nov-1934]
Member of the Arrino branch of the Country Women's Association in 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Attended the Divisional Meeting of the Country Women's Association held in Morawa on Friday 22 March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Helped cater for the supper at the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball held at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 25 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Herself and her husband were among those from Dudawa and Arrino who holidayed in Dongara in mid January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Mrs Mary J. STEPHEN of Arrino at the Mingenew Cemetery on 15 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Later resided in Mullewa [19]
Mother of Amelia, Boynton, Parkhurst, Dorothy, June, Kevin, Merle and Austin[P240]
Died 3 October 1978 in Perth; buried Mullewa New Cemetery, Mullewa WA [P240]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 13 October 1945:
"DEATH - WHITEHURST, Hannah Augusta - On October 9th, 1945, at the residence of her daughter (Mrs. John Browning) at Mullewa, dearly beloved wife of the late Robert Charles Whitehurst, and loving mother of John Charles (Mullewa), Mary Ann (Mrs A. E. Cream, Geraldton), Thomas (deceased), Grace Victoria (Mrs. A. F. Bowtell, Arrino), Edith May (Mrs. John Browning, Mullewa), Lilian (deceased), Walter Ernest David (Mullewa), Eva Dora (Mrs. P. J. Tanian, Collie), Eric James (Mullewa), Hannah Doreen (Mrs. Jack McIntosh, North Perth), Christopher Edward (deceased), Charles Joseph (Mullewa), Norma (North Perth), dearly loved mother-in-law of Katherine, Dolly, Albert, Bert, John, Cecily, Paddy, Celina, Jack and Ivy, grandmother of forty-seven, great-grandmother of eighteen and granny to all at Mullewa. R.I.P."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Grace Victoria Whitehurst / Bowtell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 12 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/grace-victoria-whitehurst  [ sources ]




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