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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Jane STRAUGHAN / DALGARNO

Born 2 January 1891 in Killingworth, Northumberland, England [20] [21] [204]
Daughter of joiner Edward STRAUGHAN and Elizabeth [20]
Resided with her parents and siblings at Palmersville in Longbenton, Northumberland, England [20]
In 1911 she was working as a domestic servant for the family of Robert and Eleanor HOWARD at 18 The Grove in Longbenton [20]
Married John Emery DALGARNO on 11 November 1916 at the Registry Office in Tynemouth, Northumberland, England [402]
Resided with her husband, who worked as a Fireman, at Fenshaw House on Wagonmans Row in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne [402]
Her husband was accepted for service in the British Army on 13 June 1917 and served in France during the First World War [402]
After returning to England her husband, listed as "sober, honest and trustworthy", was discharged as unfit on 11 February 1918 [402]
Her husband died at the age of 32 years in 1920 [21]
In 1927 she was working as a Housekeeper and living at 41 Edwin's Avenue, Forrest Hall in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne [203]
Departed London, England on the steamship Benalla on 11 August 1927 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
She travelled on the Benalla with nine year old John STRAUGHAN [203], who was later known as John DALGARNO [16] [50]
Cook in Carnamah, Western Australia in 1930 [19]
In 1931 she was living at 7 Wingfield Avenue in the Perth suburb of Crawley [50]
She was living with the aforementioned John DALGARNO at 230 Stirling Street in Perth in 1943 [50]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Mooltan and arrived in London, England on 30 March 1949 [204]
Her address following her arrival was 72 Delaval Road, Forrest Hall in Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [204]
Departed London on the Royal Mail Steamer Orcades on 20 September 1949 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Again resided with John DALGARNO at 230 Stirling Street in Perth, until shifting back to England in 1958 [50] [204]
Departed from Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Orion and arrived in London, England on 14 September 1958 [204]
Following her arrival in England her expected address was 62 Palmersville Forest Hall in Newcastle-upon-Tyne [204]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Jane Straughan / Dalgarno' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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