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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Elizabeth HIRST / OATES

Born 1849 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of wool sorter and salesman William HIRST and Ann [20] [360]
     She was baptised on 18 March 1849 at the Parish Church of Saint Peter in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England [20]
     Grew up in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England and in 1861 was living with her parents and brothers at 9 Spring Street [20]
     She was one of at least five children with elder brothers John, James and Henry and a younger sister Louisa [20] [360]
Married Samuel Tallentyre OATES on 21 December 1871 at the Holy Trinity Church in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England [249]
     In 1881 was residing with her husband and their then five children at 54 Winfield Mount in Leeds, Yorkshire, England [20]
     Her husband Samuel passed away at the age of 54 years in Leeds in early 1897 [21]
     In 1901 was living at 6 Belvedere Road in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England with her daughter Louisa and son Walter [20]
Travelled from England to Carnamah, Western Australia in 1922 to be with her pregnant daughter Louisa [P95]
     Departed London, England on the steamship Malwa and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 9 September 1921 [203] [338]
     Resided with her daughter Louisa and son-in-law John S. ROOKE at Kilburn Farm in Carnamah for a few months in 1922 [P95]
     Returned to England later in 1922 [P95]
Between 1923 and 1928 she visited the United States of America four times [204]
     Departed New York, United States of America on the steamship Albania and arrived in London, England on 10 May 1923 [204]
     Departed New York, United States of America on the steamship Andania and arrived in Plymouth, England on 1 June 1926 [204]
     Departed New York, United States of America on the steamship Arabic and arrived in Plymouth, England on 22 May 1927 [204]
     Departed New York, United States of America on the steamship Caronia and arrived in Plymouth, England on 21 May 1928 [204]
Resided at 6 Belvedere Road in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England until at least 1927 [204]
In 1928 her address was Invermay on Belvedere Road in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England [204]
Mother of Lewis, William, Louisa, Florence, Albert, Walter, Eleanor and Catherine [20] [21] [360]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Elizabeth Hirst / Oates' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-elizabeth-hirst [reference list]




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