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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jess" Jessie NIVEN / LOHRISCH / BARR

Born 12 December 1917 in West Perth, Western Australia [P13]
Daughter of Robert NIVEN and Annie MUNRO [P13]
Spent her childhood with her mother and siblings on Craigend Farm on Carnamah [P13]
Educated at the Carnamah State School [P5]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Roses" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won prizes for sewing and a crayon drawing in the school-work section of the 1927 Carnamah Show [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won 2nd prizes for Writing and Sewing exhibited in the educational section of the 1928 Carnamah Show [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Also came 2nd in the 10-11 years girls running race at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival in 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on Saturday 20 October 1934 in a dress of deep rose marocain [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Resided at Padbury Terrace in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in 1935 [84]
Herself and her sister Mary were baptised at the Presbyterian Manse in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction on 2 June 1935 [84]
In 1936 she was working at her sister Margaret's Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Suffered abrasions and shock as a passenger in her brother James' truck when it overturned on Sunday 2 February 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
     They were returning from a picnic at South Beach when her brother turned sharply to avoid colliding with a car in front of them [5]
     The truck went off the Fremantle Road in Palmyra and into sand and loose stones near the tramline, where it overturned [5]
Spent a holiday staying with her brothers in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in pink figured georgette [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 12 May 1937 dressed in "powder blue flat crepe" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Married (1) Jack Gladstone LOHRISCH on 23 November 1946 in Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia
Resided with husband and children in Beenleigh QLD [P13]
Married (2) Maxwell Dickson BARR on 23 April 1977 [P13]
In 2004 she was living in Queensland, Australia [P13]
Mother of David Niven, Anne Margaret, Richard John and Robert Keith LOHRISCH[P13]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jessie Niven / Lohrisch / Barr' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/jessie-niven [sources]




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