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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Jane FARRELL / STARLING

Born 1890 in Narra Tarra, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Michael FARRELL and Eliza OLLEY [15]
Married Charles Frederick STARTLING in Geraldton in 1911 [66]
They resided in Coomberdale in 1914, in Coorow in 1917 and in Carnamah in 1919 and 1920 [6] [19]
Resided in Arrino in 1921 [19]
     Came fourth with 5,753 votes in the Ugly Woman Competition conducted in Three Springs for the Y.M.C.A. in May 1917 [9]
     Her candidiature in the competition contributed to the raising of £208/17/6 for the war efforts of the Y.M.C.A. [9: 25-May-1917]
Resided in Dongara 1921-1928 [50]
Her brother "Chuck" William FARRELL, late of the 51st Battalion, died in Geraldton on 6 January 1926 [86: 9-Jan-1926]
     Along with his fiancé Dollie RAMAGE she placed a notice in The Geraldton Guardian expressing heartfelt thanks for support [86]
     During March 1926 she was issued with Letters of Administration for the estate of her brother [81: 21-Mar-1926]
Resided on Victoria Street in Mingenew in 1929 and 1930 [19]
     Attended the Mingenew-Yandanooka Race Club's Boxing Day Ball in 1929 in "lavender bordered crepe de chine" [86: 4-jan-1930]
In 1931 [50] and early 1932 she was living in Walkaway and in later 1932 and in 1933 she was living in Mullewa [19]
Resided at 93 Durlacher Street in Geraldton in 1936 and at 24 Snowden Road in Geraldton in 1937 [50]
She was living with her son Charles and his wife Ruth at 9 Clotilde Street in the Perth suburb of East Perth in 1949 [50]
In 1958 she was living at 630 Murray Street in Perth [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [2]
Mother of Eliza, Charles Edward, William Albert, Walter Robert and Gordon Arthur [P451]
Died 20 September 1980; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 8, 316) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Jane Farrell / Starling' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-jane-farrell [sources]




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