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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Sarah BONHAM / GRANT

Born 31 August 1872 in Clare, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Daniel BONHAM and Jane HUNTER [55]
Married Alexander Ray Porter GRANT on 10 November 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia [55]
In 1915 was living at 16 Laura Street in Stepney, South Australia [94]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Coorow, Western Australia from 1923 until her death in 1938 [9] [19]
Her brother "Tom" Thomas BONHAM resided in Coorow from 1911 until his death in 1945 [19]
She was the owner of 2814 acres of farmland in Coorow being Victoria Locations 8282 and 8734 [3]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Agricultural Hall in Coorow on Thursday 1 February 1923 [9: 23-Feb-1923]
Donated to the Coorow Hall Committee a beautiful oil painting she had painted, which was sold at the opening for £12/5/- [9]
She was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Won 1st prize for a female White Turkey and 2nd for a female Bronzewing Turkey at the Coorow Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Resided in Coorow until her death in 1938 [2]
Mother of Clem Hunter Porter, Roy Percival Marcus and Jack McDonald [55]
Died 9 December 1938; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, LB, 156)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Sarah Bonham / Grant' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/sarah-bonham  [ sources ]




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