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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Lillian Evelyn TOLHURST / MCNAMARA

Born C.1890 [2]
Assistant Secretary of the Spinsters of Moora Committee who held a Spinsters' Ball in Moora on 13 November 1908 [9: 20-Nov-1908]
Married "Harry" Henry Edwin MCNAMARA in Perth in 1909 [66]
They resided in Moora until September 1916, and then in Coorow 1916-1919 [6] [10: 22-Sep-1916, 19-Dec-1919]
She lent her piano for the Welcome Home tendered to Private James FARLEY in Coorow on Thursday 10 July 1919 [10: 18-Jul-1919]
Won the Married Ladies Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations held in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
They then resided in Mogumber 1919-1922 and in Dongara 1922-1925 [9: 27-Oct-1922] [10: 19-Dec-1919] [19]
Resided in Carnamah with her husband and children 1925-1928 [19] [185]
Along with Mrs Martha L. J. DAVIES and Robert MACKIE she was the joint freehold owner of the Carnamah Hotel [61]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as "Black & Red Pierrot" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Chief mourner at the funeral in Geraldton on 14 December 1926 of Carnamah accountant George W. GOODWIN [86: 14-Dec-1926]
In late 1926 she and Mrs Martha L. J. DAVIES took over the share of Robert MACKIE in the Carnamah Hotel Company [9: 23-Dec-1926]
The Carnamah Hotel Company, in addition to owning the Carnamah Hotel, also had a farm four miles from Carnamah [9: 23-Dec-1926]
Helped raise funds for the Carnamah Football Club in 1927 [4: 20-Aug-1927]
She was a "very highly respected citizen" of Carnamah and was "well and favourably known throughout the Midlands" [9: 23-Dec-1926]
Along with her husband and children left Carnamah in 1928 and shifted to Northampton [185]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of North Perth [2]
Mother of Kathleen, Gordon and Eric [P219]
Died 17 June 1976; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Lawn 5, Niche Wall, W8, 27) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lillian Evelyn Tolhurst / McNamara' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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