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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ida Esther MILLER-HEIMANN / BRIDGE

Born 30 August 1871 in Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Henry Joseph MILLER-HEIMANN and Elizabeth Todd WADDELL [55]
Her father was from Düsseldorf in Prussia (Germany) [409: 25-Nov-1892]
Her father died at the age of 39 years in 1878 and in 1880 her mother married John Waterhouse PADMAN [55]
Married Percy Thomas BRIDGE at her mother's home in Bridgewater, South Australia on 26 October 1892 [55]
Their first daughter was born in Crafers, South Australia in 1893 and their second in Myponga, South Australia in 1894 [55]
They moved to Western Australia in 1894 with their third and fourth daughters born in Cue in 1896 and 1898 [15] [39: 25-Oct-1952]
Her sister Laura Henrietta MILLAR-HEIMANN married her husband's brother Charles Edward BRIDGE in 1894 [55]
In 1900 her sister Florence Jessica MILLAR-HEIMANN married her husband's brother Sydney Francis BRIDGE [39: 15-May-1900]
Resided in Mingenew, Western Australia 1911-1941, where her husband was a Store Manager and later Storekeeper [4: 17-Jan-1942] [19]
One of their daughters arrived in Mingenew on Friday 2 September 1927 to spent the school holidays at home [4: 10-Sep-1927]
Member of the Mingenew-Yandanooka branch of the Country Women's Association - was President in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
She and her husband travelled to Perth by train on the morning of 1 May 1930 to attend their daughter Alma's wedding [4: 3-May-1930]
Costume Judge at the Anglican Church's Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Friday 27 November 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Later resided in the Perth suburbs of South Perth and Mount Lawley [2] [39: 25-Oct-1952]
Mother of Dorothy, Gwendoline, Adeline, Florence, Percy and Eric [10: 24-Jan-1919] [15] [39: 3-Oct-1942] [55]
Died 18 August 1961; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, HC, 9) [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 25 October 1952:
Couple Celebrate 60th Anniversary
"Celebrating their diamond wedding today are two pioneers of the Murchison goldfields, Mr and Mrs P. T. bridge, now living at South Perth. Married 60 years ago at Bridgewater, South Australia, Mr and Mrs Bridge came to this State in 1894 prospecting for gold. When she arrived at Day Dawn, Mrs Bridge had one child of two years and another of six months with her. They stayed there for about ten years and after the first six months, moved from their ten to live in a hessian house and bush shed. Later Mr Bridge went into business at Mingenew and the family - now four daughters and two sons - made their home there for 30 years. Now aged 80, Mrs Bridge is still a keen needlewoman and does crochet work to help various charities. She has completed about 400 garments in the past six years. A member of the Country Women's Association, she helped form the Mingenew branch. Mr Bridge is 86 and has served a justice of the peace since 1904. Their six children, three grand-children and many old friends have been invited to a party this afternoon to celebrate the anniversary."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ida Esther Miller-Heimann / Bridge' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 6 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ida-esther-miller-heimann  [ sources ]




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