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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"May" Louisa May MILLS / JOHNSTON

Born 24 May 1915 in Subiaco, Western Australia [P123]
Daughter of Alfred Benjamin MILLS and Annie Louisa WILKINS [P123]
Resided with her parents at 103 London Street in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [P123]
Educated at the Mount Hawthorn State School [P123]
Shop Assistant for "Bill" William DAVISON at his Pioneer Bakery at 21 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1938-1941 [5] [19]
Resided with Bill DAVISON and his daughter Nan in living quarters within the premises of the bakery [P50]
Married local farmer "Tom" Thomas JOHNSTON in Perth in 1941 [66]
Bridesmaid at her wedding was her good friend Miss "Biddy" Francis M. DUNNING[P123]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Carnamah 1941-1949 [P123]
Along with her husband sons left Carnamah in 1949 and shifted to farmland 13 miles north of Trayning [P123]
Resided with her husband and sons on Rutenburn Farm in Trayning [P123]
Following her husband's death in 1961 herself and her two sons ran the farm in partnership until 1974 [P123]
In 1974 her elder son Alex shifted to Perth, after which herself and her younger son John continued to reside on and run the farm [P123]
Resided on Rutenburn Farm in Trayning until the farm was sold in the mid 1990s and then shifted to Perth [P123]
Resided with her son Alex and daughter-in-law Jeanette until 2001 and then at a nursing home in Midland [P123]
Mother of Alex and John [P123]
Died 28 June 2003; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZS, 61) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Louisa May Mills / Johnston' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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