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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Rosa Emma Martha FELTON / CHRISTIE

Born 30 September 1886 [302]
Daughter of farmer Charles Albert FELTON and Annie Jemima BARTLETT [28] [302]
Baptised at Saint James' Anglican Church in Punta Arenas, Chile on 21 May 1896, by which time her father had died [28] [302]
     Her sister Annie Catherine Ellen FELTON, who was born 6 December 1888, was baptised on the same day [302]
     At the time of their baptisms they were living in Cabeza del Mar, Punta Arenas, Chile [302]
After time in England she and her sister departed Liverpool for Punta Arenas, Chile on the steamship Orcoma on 27 August 1911 [203]
Prior to getting married she resided at 20 Fountainhall Road in Edinburgh, Scotland [28]
Married "Randolph" Henry Randolph CHRISTIE on 2 June 1914 at the New North U. F. Church in Edinburgh, Scotland [28] [302]
She and her husband appear to have initially resided at 35 Mayfield Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland [34]
Days before their wedding her husband had made arrangements to purchase farmland in Carnamah, Western Australia [34]
     The farmland he had arranged to buy was two of the Midland Railway Company's Ready-Made Farms in Carnamah [34]
She and her husband, after travelling to England, departed Liverpool on the steamship Medic on 27 June 1914 [34] [195]
     They were accompanied by her husband's brother Duncan and unmarried sister Lena, and also James B. GREIG [34] [195]
     During the voyage a Fancy Dress Ball was held, which she attended in an officer's uniform with a beard and moustache [195]
     They arrived in Albany, Western Australia in early August, and on 4 August 1914 travelled from Albany to Perth by train [34]
     After a few days in Perth they travelled to Carnamah on a Midland Railway passenger train on 12 August 1914 [34]
Resided on her husband's Felton Mains Farm in Carnamah from August 1914 to November 1914 [34] [195]
     The farm was presumably named using her maiden surname of FELTON [P1]
     Her husband had 1,016 acres of land in Carnamah, consisting of Lots M953 and M1057 of Victoria Locations 1934 and 1936 [27]
     Along with her husband left Carnamah by train on 25 November 1914 and shifted to his property in Serpentine [34] [195]
Resided on her husband's Lucerne Farm in Serpentine in later 1914 and 1915 [34] [195]
     In mid March 1915 she and her husband were reported to have been among the guests at the Savoy Hotel in Perth [225: 19-Mar-1915]
     Shortly after giving birth to a daughter Anita in 1915 she, her husband and their daughter returned to Scotland [204]
     They departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Persic and arrived in London, England on 21 September 1915 [204]
     Their intended address upon their arrival was their former address of 35 Mayfield Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland [204]
Her husband passed away at the age of 40 years on  9 October 1926 at the Royal Asylum in Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland [28]
In 1928 and 1929 she was living at 42 Relugas Road in Edinburgh and was telephone number Edinburgh-42553 [424]
Later resided at 16 Homefield Road in Worthing, West Sussex, England [423]
Mother of Anita [204]
Died 1973 [21]; ashes buried at the Littlehampton Cemetery in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England [423]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rosa Emma Martha Felton / Christie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from [reference list]

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