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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Hilda Winifred HAMILTON / WELLS

Born 1 November 1900 in Menzies, Western Australia [P85]
Daughter of John HAMILTON and Francis STONE [P85]
Her parents had shifted to Western Australia from Ferntree Gully in Victoria during the gold rush [P85]
Educated at a local school in Menzies before entering nursing training at the Home of Peace in Subiaco WA [P85]
Before the completion of her training she returned to Menzies and married Robert Judd WELLS on 1 September 1923 [P85]
Resided with her husband in Menzies and then Yealering where he was a baker [P85]
Around 1926 or 1927 shifted with her husband to Coorow where he established a bakery, butchery, tearooms and garage [P85]
She managed the tearooms and also served the petrol from the bowser they had out the front of their Commercial Street premises [P85]
In 1930 gave birth to her son Ronald at Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL's Private Hospital in Boojerabba Street, Carnamah [P85]
Her husband served on the Carnamah District Road Board representing the Coorow ward [7: page 111]
Along with her husband and children left Coorow in August 1935 and shifted to Youanmi WA [P85]
Resided with her husband and children in Youanmi for seven years and then in Permberton where her husband had a bakery [P85]
Later shifted with her family to Belmont where they built a house and bakery on the corner of Leake and Durban Streets [P85]
Resided in a house in Leake Street in Belmont until shifting into a retirement home in 1987 [P85]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Carlisle [2]
Mother of Lenore, Faye, Kenneth and Ronald [P85]
Died 8 November 1987; ashes scattered on the corner of Leake and Durban Streets in Belmont WA [P85]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hilda Winifred Hamilton / Wells' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 March 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/hilda-winifred-hamilton [sources]




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