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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Louisa WALTON / MORRISON

Born 1879 in Beverley, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Thomas Henry WALTON and Alice Elizabeth HORN [15]
Married Andrew George MORRISON in 1901 at Mourambine in East Pingelly [15]
Resided with her husband on Dundurn Farm in Pingelly and later on East Lynne Farm in East Pingelly [50] [80: 16-Oct-1913] [352: 18-Feb-1905]
Her husband passed away at the hospital in Narrogin on 22 January 1915 [39: 2-Feb-1915] [392: 28-Jan-1915]
He'd had an operation for gallstones and a day or two before his death couldn't stop hiccuping, which caused a blood vessel to burst [392]
She shifted to Carnamah in July 1928 and resided in the Carnamah district from then until at least 1939 [4: 28-Jul-1928] [5] [19]
Conducted a demonstration of the Perfection Blue Flame stove at SMART's store in Carnamah on 2 November 1928 [4: 17-Nov-1928]
In 1929 she was living in Carnamah with her daughter Vera and son Horace [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Along with her daughter and son spent the Easter holidays in Perth in 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Made a donation to the Carnamah Football Club to aid them in raising funds to send a team to Geraldton in 1928 [4: 22-Sep-1928]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Exhibited in the Confectionary and Fancy Work sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
     Won 1st prizes for Woollen Knitted or Crochet Article and Coffee Rolls and 2nd for Fancy Scones, Jams and Marmalade [5]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
In 1939 she was living at Winchester, where her son and daughter-in-law owned the General Store & Post Office [50]
Resided at 45 Thomas Street in the Perth suburb of Nedlands from as early as 1943 until her death in 1945 [39: 24-Sep-1945] [50]
     She was living with her daughter-in-law Libra, daughter Vera and grandsons, while her son was in the Army [39: 23-Sep-1945] [50]
Mother of Vera and Horace [15]
Died 23 September 1945 in Perth; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, OA, 511) [2] [39: 23-Sep-1945]
Photograph, taken at the Carnamah Agricultural Show, comes from The Western Mail newspaper of 22 September 1938 [120: 22-Sep-1938]


From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 24 September 1945:
"Deaths. MORRISON — On September 23, 1945, at Perth, Louisa Morrison, of 45 Thomas-street, Nedlands, dearly beloved wife of the late Andrew George Morrison, loved mother of Vera and Horace, loved mother-in-law of Billy, loved grandmother of Keith and Malcolm; aged 66 years."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Louisa Walton / Morrison' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/louisa-walton [sources]




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