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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Myrtle May ANDERSON / THOMPSON / RODDER

Born 1893 in Saint Arnaud, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of James Allen ANDERSON and Margaret Ann LOWE [54]
Married (1) Lionel Francis Seymour THOMPSON in Perth in 1911 [66]
Resided in Coorow in 1915 and 1916 [50]
By February 1916 she and her husband had left Coorow and were living in Brookton [30: item 1834757]
Her husband enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force and was a Prisoner of War in Germany for two years of the First World War [30]
In 1917 she was living in East Northam [50]
After being repatriated to England and working in Scotland for a few months her husband returned home in 1919 [30: item 1834757]
In 1921 she and her husband were living at Harrow Lodge on Broome Street in the coastal Perth suburb of Cottesloe [50]
Left her husband in October 1927 and got a job in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park, which she worked for twelve months [225: 30-Apr-1930]
After leaving Victoria Park she lived on Victoria Street in the Perth suburb of Fremantle [225: 30-Apr-1930]
Her husband filed for divorce in 1930 on the accusation that during their separation she had committed adultery [225: 30-Apr-1930, 1-May-1930]
The court ended up granting the divorce but due to her husband's adultery and he was ordered to pay her court costs [225: 1-May-1930]
Married (2) William Bernard RODDER in 1940 [66]
Resided with her husband at 67 Glyde Street in the Perth suburb of Mosman Park [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of White Gum Valley [2]
Died 10 May 1967; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, GC, 281) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Myrtle May Anderson / Thompson / Rodder' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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