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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ivy Frances RANDALL / STRAITON

Born 31 October 1894 in Springwood, New South Wales, Australia [P89]
Daughter of Henry RANDALL and Mary SMITH [P89]
Married "Jim" James Slater STRAITON on 21 October 1921 at Christ Church in the Perth suburb of Claremont [39: 1-Dec-1921]
Resided with her husband on Waddy Waddy Farm at Waddy Forest in the Coorow district in 1921 and 1922 [10: Feb-1922] [39: 1-Dec-1921]
During their time at Waddy Waddy she had the registered horse and cattle firebrand of U6Z [80: 28-Oct-1925]
In 1922 herself and her husband left Waddy Forest and shifted to the Perth suburb of Claremont where they ran a cake shop [P89]
Resided with her husband and sons on Hursley Farm in Winchester 1925-1939 [19] [P89]
The farm was named Hursley after the village her parents came from in England [P89]
She helped provide afternoon tea at the Winchester Cricket Club's first ever cricket match on 13 November 1927 [4: 19-Nov-1927]
Along with her two sons travelled to Perth in May 1934 to see her mother, who was undergoing an operation [5: 11-May-1934]
Attended the Party at the home of William & Susan PETHICK on Petan Farm in Winchester on Saturday 14 July 1934 [5: 20-Jul-1934]
Sold 37 suckers at 15/8 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 4 September 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Won the booby prize for Euchre at the Winchester Tennis Club's Social at the School Hall in Winchester on 24 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Won one of the competition at the ladies' afternoon for Alice M. PETHICK at Saint Mary's in Winchester on 29 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
In 1939 her husband sold the 1,863 acre Hursley Farm, and she purchased a smaller 347 acre farm in Winchester [3] [27]
The 347 acres farm was purchased from Frederick J. BOWRA and was Lot M916 of Victoria Location 1936 [3]
For the previous five years her husband had been leasing the 347 acre property[3], which they also named Hursley Farm [P89]
Resided on the second Hursley Farm in Winchester 1939-1964 [P89]
Foundation Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1939 [0: image 03834]
After her husband's death became the owner of the Winchester General Store premises and twelve lots in the Winchester townsite [3]
Following the death of husband Jim in 1942 ran Hursley Farm in Winchester with her sons Ian and Bruce [P89]
On 19 December 1945 transferred all her Winchester property to her two sons Ian and Bruce [3]
Won the trophy for gaining the most points in the Preserves section of the 1954 Carnamah Show [0: image 04750]
Member of the Carnamah R.S.L. Women's Auxiliary in 1954 [7: page 193]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society 1955-1958 [13]
At the 1963 Carnamah Red Cross Ball she received the Red Cross Long Service Medal & two Bars for 40 years service [7: page 178]
Mother of Donald, Ian and Bruce [P89]
Died 23 August 1964 at Hursley Farm in Winchester [P89]; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Presbyterian, CC, 456) [2]


Long Service In Red Cross Has Ended (name and date of newspaper unknown)
"One of the first Red Cross nurses at Fremantle in World War I, the late Mrs. Ivy Straiton, of Winchester, continued in her work for the Red Cross Society throughout her life. She died in her sleep at her residence, Hursley Park, last Sunday night at the age of 69 years. She and her late husband, Mr. James Slater Straiton, went many years ago to Carnamah, where Mr. Straiton was a prominent and respected farmer and citizen. Mrs. Straiton there joined the Carnamah branch of the Red Cross Society and was always ready with a helping hand when work was to be done. Last year she was presented with the Red Cross long service badge. She will be long remembered for her faithful and untiring work for the society. Besides her Red Cross activities, Mrs. Straiton also was a loyal member and willing worker of in the Country Women's Association and a steward for the fruit and farm produce section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show for many years. In addition, she worked hard for the Anglican Ladies' Guild and for the church. She is survived by two sons, Messrs. Ian Straiton and Bruce Straiton. The funeral was to the Karrakatta Cemetery last Wednesday morning."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ivy Frances Randall / Straiton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 10 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ivy-frances-randall  [ sources ]




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