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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Jane ELLIS / PETTIT / STEPHEN

Born C.1857 in Devonshire, England [176]
Departed London, England on the ship Hastings and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 26 May 1877 [69]
Married (1) William PETTIT in Dongara in 1878 [15]
Resided with her husband and children in Dongara and Irwin [84]
Her first husband passed away at the age of 37 years in 1893 [15]
Married (2) William STEPHEN in Strawberry in 1894 [15]
Resided with her second husband on Morningfield Farm in Strawberry [19] [50]
Her husband donated 5/- towards orphanages through Elizabeth MACPHERSON of Carnamah in 1899 [39: 5-Dec-1899]
During 1916 she briefly resided in Coorow before returning to MorningfieldFarm in Strawberry [19]
After being a patient she was discharged from the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in August 1935 [5: 30-Aug-1935]
Upon leaving the hospital she initially stayed in Arrino with her daughter Mrs Louisa E. PEARCE [5: 30-Aug-1935]
Resided in Mingenew in 1936 [50]
Old age Pensioner in Arrino in 1938 and 1939 [19]
Died 14 August 1939 in Arrino; buried 3:30 p.m. 15 August 1939 at the Mingenew Cemetery, Mingenew (Methodist, Plot 37B) [176]
The Mingenew Cemetery's interment book notes her as an "Old Pioneer of the District" [176]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Jane Ellis / Pettit / Stephen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-jane-ellis  [ sources ]




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