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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Jessie Catherine KNIGHT / THOMPSON

Born 1894 in Allerton Bywater, Yorkshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Thomas William Frederick KNIGHT and Catherine SMITH [20] [21]
Her father, who was born in Ceylon, worked in England as a Clerk and later as a Grocer, Dairyman, Shopkeeper and Farmer [20]
In 1901 was living with her parents and siblings Thomas, Cecil, Percy and Lucy at 143 Bellevue Avenue in Roundhay, Yorkshire [20]
Her father departed London, England on the steamship Ortona on 8 January 1909 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
By 1910 her father was working as a Mill Hand at Argyle, between Boyanup and Donnybrook, in Western Australia [50]
Initially remained behind in England with her mother and in 1911 they were living at 10 Warrells Place in Bramley, Yorkshire [20]
Later resided with her parents on Knightsbrook Farm in Argyle, Western Australia where her father was an Orchardist [50]
Her brother Percy served in the Australian Imperial Force in the First World War and was Killed in Action in France in 1916 [30: 7373550]
Married "Iram" Charles Eugene Iram THOMPSON on 19 June 1924 at her parents' home Knightsbrook in Argyle [354: 4-Jul-1924]
Resided with her husband in Kulin, where he was a motor mechanic, 1925-1928 [6] [50]
They shifted to Carnamah in June 1928 [4: 30-Jun-1928]
Resided with her husband at 3 Niven Crescent in Carnamah 1928-1933 [3] [19]
Won 1st prize for Bread in the Cookery section of the Carnamah Show & Sports Carnival held on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
In May 1929 her mother stayed with her in Carnamah on an extended visit [4: 18-May-1929]
Attended the surprise party given to Albert and Eva COWDEROY in Carnamah on 21 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Aided the Carnamah Rifle Club in helping to organise and arrange their ball which was held in Carnamah in March 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
Won 1st prize for home-made Fruit Cake at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Freak Ball in Carnamah on 3 October 1929 in a putty crepe de chine and floral lace dress [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the welcome to Rev. Albert W. and Mrs Murial A. CURTIS at the Church Hall in Carnamah on 8 September 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Hosted a Card Party at her home in Niven Crescent, Carnamah in July 1932 to raise funds for the Anglican Church [5: 22-Jul-1932]
Prize donor and one of the costume judges at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on 18 August 1932 [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Anglican Church in 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Helped run the Produce stall at the Carnamah Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Resided in Argyle in 1936 and 1937 [50]
Herself, her husband and their daughter spent a few days holiday in Carnamah in early November 1937 [0: image 03703]
Resided at Lyalls Mill near Collie 1942-1946 [3]
During the 1942-43 financial year she became the owner of her husband's two townsite blocks in Carnamah [3]
The two blocks were a house at 3 Niven Crescent and the vacant 5 Niven Crescent (Lots 19 and 17 of M1354) [3]
Employed the services of R. Goyne Miller & Co accountants in Carnamah to collect rent from her house at 3 Niven Crescent [179]
Rented her house in Carnamah to Robert W. HOWE until January 1943 and then to Hubert A. LEE February 1943 onwards [179]
During the 1945-46 financial year sold 3 Niven Crescent to Hubert A. LEE and 5 Niven Crescent to Thomas D. JOHN [3]
Resided on Clarke Street in Manjimup 1949-1954 [50]
Died 17 July 1979; buried at the Waikumete Cemetery in Auckland, New Zealand (Protestant, Lawn D, Row 1, Plot 25) [380]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jessie Catherine Knight / Thompson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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