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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Janet Allison TELFER / RAFFAN

Born November 1865 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [14] [15]
Daughter of Archibald T. TELFER and Sarah A. UPTON [15]
Married John RAFFAN in the Sydney suburb of Randwick in 1891 [32]
In 1900 left New South Wales to join her husband, who had been in Western Australia since about 1896 [P74]
Resided with her husband and their children in Broad Arrow and then in Kalgoorlie [6]
In 1913 her husband purchased one of the Midland Railway Company's Ready-Made Farms in Winchester [27]
Her husband settled on the farm in Winchester in 1913, however she remained in Kalgoorlie and worked as a School Teacher [6] [P74]
While working as a teacher she lived at 1488 Frank Street in Boulder [6]
In 1916 she left Kalgoorlie with her sons George and Gordon and joined her husband on his Inchgower Farm in Winchester [P74]
Resided on Lot M911 of Inchgower Farm on the east side of The Midlands Road in Winchester 1916-1932 [P74]
Donated a silk handbag to be raffled at the Euchre Party Basket Social & Dance at the State School in Carnamah on 24 June 1920 [10]
Ladies Winner of the Euchre Tournament held in Carnamah in October 1920 to raise funds to build the Carnamah Hall [39: 23-Oct-1920]
Won 1st prize for Sweet Peas at the Picnic Race Meeting & Agricultural Show in Carnamah on 22 September 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
Attended the wedding of Robert CALDOW and May BYRNE at the Three Springs Hall on Wednesday 5 October 1921 [9: 21-Oct-1921]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 6 August 1925 in an evening dress of navy Jersey silk [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Won second prize for sweet peas and cut blooms in the flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Society's 1927 Show [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Won 1st prize for Marmalade and 2nd prizes for Victoria Sandwich and Sweet Peas at the Three Springs Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Won 2nd prize for Potatoes at the Carnamah Agricultural Show and Sports Carnival held in Carnamah on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Herself and her daughter Winnie spent a holiday at Dongara Beach in January 1929[4: 26-Jan-1929]
On 10 August 1929 attended the Euchre Party & Dance held in Winchester to raise funds for the annual Christmas Tree [4: 17-Aug-1929]
She had a visit in Winchester from her daughter Mrs PHILLIPS and grandchildren of Bunbury in 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
She and her daughter Mrs P attended the Euchre Party & Dance held at the Winchester School on 31 August 1929 [4: 7-Sep-1929]
Later in September 1929 she journeyed away from Winchester for a holiday [4: 21-Sep-1929]
In a dress of black crepe de chine she attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
Attended the baptism reception for Kelva M. BADRCK at 18 Boojerabba Street, Carnamah on Sunday 28 September 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Passed away from meningitis at Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL's Private Hospital at 14 Boojerabba Street, Carnamah [1] [4: 27-Feb-1932]
Mother of Edith Bessie, Winifred Muriel, George Archibald and Gordon Burnside [15] [P74]
Died 25 February 1932 in Carnamah; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row A, Plot 7) [1] [4: 27-Feb-1932]
Rev. E. G. JAQUET of Three Springs officiated at her funeral, which was undertaken by Henry Parkin & Son of Carnamah [1] [4]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 27 February 1932:
Obituary
"It is with extreme regret that we record the sudden death of Mrs. Janet Allison Raffan, of Winchester, the deceased lady having passed away at the Carnamah Hospital on Thursday morning after a brief illness. The funeral took place yesterday, the cortege leaving the Carnamah Hall and proceeding to the Winchester cemetery, where a service was conducted by the Rev. E. G. Jaquet, of Three Springs. The late Mrs. Raffan is survived by two sons and two daughters, there being Mrs. Phillips (Dalwallinu), Winifred (Mundaring), and Messrs. George and Gordon Raffan (Winchester)."


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 5 March 1932:
Funeral
"The funeral of the late Mrs. J. Raffan, of Winchester, took place in the Winchester cemetery on Friday of last week, at which a most impressive service was conducted by the Rev. E. G. Jaquet in the presence of a large assemblage of relatives and friends. Approximately thirty motor vehicles followed the cortege to the cemetery, the pall-bearers being Messrs. J. Bowman, R. Robertson, E. Bothe, L. Parker, C. Bothe, J. Northey, R. Forrester and J. Colpitts. A large number of beautiful floral tributes were laid upon the grave."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Janet Allison Telfer / Raffan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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