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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Isabella MCCONKEY / ANGEL

Born 1867 in Geraldton, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of John McCONKEY and Henrietta OAKLEY [15]
Married George Hotspur ANGEL in Geraldton in 1898 [15]
Resided with her husband and children on farmland in Chapman Valley [P2]
Following her husband's death in about 1924 she continued to reside on the farm with her married son and his wife [P2]
It didn't work with her son and daughter-in-law so she shifted to Arrino live with her only daughter Mrs Florence H. M. MALEY [P2]
Resided with her daughter and son-in-law Florence and Claude E. MALEY on The Oaks Farm in Arrino 1929-1943 [4] [19] [24] [50] [P2]
On shifting she took her crockery and bedroom suite with her, and paid to have two more rooms added to her daughter's home [P2]
Assisted her daughter by doing the majority of the household's cooking and kitchen work [P2]
This was of great help to her daughter who was kept busy correspondence teaching her own six daughters [P2]
Said to have at times ruled the roost in the household, however when out of hand was put back in her place by her son-in-law [P2]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 4 April 1929 in a dress of black satin with oriental trimming [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Ball at the Arrino Hall on Thursday 3 April 1930 in a oriental crepe de chine dress [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Resided with her daughter Florence and son-in-law Claude MALEY in Arrino until her death in 1943 [P2]
Mother of Clarence Hotspur, Florence Helena May and Mervin Thomas [15]
Died 3 January 1943 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 51) [24]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 9 January 1943:
Obituary - Late Mrs Isabella Angel - Funeral at Three Springs
"The funeral of the late Mrs Isabella Angel, who passed away at the North Midlands District hospital at Three Springs on Sunday last, took place at that centre on Tuesday morning last, services being conducted at St. James' church and also at the graveside by Mr J. Watts. The deceased lady was born in 1867 and was the second daughter of the late Mr and Mrs J. McConkey, of Rudd's Gully. She married Mr George H. Angel and resided at East Chapman until predeceased by her husband eighteen years ago. Since then she has resided at Arrino with her daughter (Mrs C. Maley). The late Mrs Angel is survived by three children in Florence (Mrs C. Maley) and Messrs Clarence Angel (Binnu) and Mervyn Angel (East Chapman). The casket bearers for the funeral were Messrs B. Bowtell, B. Fawcett, N. McNeill and H. Stacey, and the pall bearers were Messrs W. Burgess, T. Boddington, C. Dodd, J. K. Allan, N. Stokes, A. Saunders and H. B. Smith. Amongst the wreaths laid upon the grave were those from Mr C. F. Thomas sen, Mr and Mrs W. J. Turner and son, Coral and Teddy, Arrino Tennis Club, Isobel and Sonny, Sons and Daughters, Grandchildren, Mr and Mrs J. K. Allan, Mr E. Turner and family, Miss Carroll, Freda and Bill, Mr and Mrs N. E. Stokes, Mrs Dodd and Charlie and Mrs McNeill and family."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Isabella Mcconkey / Angel' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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