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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Selina May BRANDIS / LEONARD

Born 1885 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Joseph BRANDIS and Mary Ann STEPHENS [15]
Married "Jack" John Edward LEONARD in Dongara in 1904 [15]
Resided with her husband in Three Springs, where he worked as a Fettler, Labourer and later Railway Ganger [19]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
Won 1st prizes for Cabbage and Onions in the Vegetable section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Resided in Three Springs until her death in 1951 [24]
Mother of Muriel, Alda, Alfred, Eileen, Dorothy, Evelyn, Ernest, Gordon, Cyril and Ronald [P2]
Died 21 June 1951 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 23) [24]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 30 June 1951:
Deaths at Three Springs
"Two deaths occurred at Three Springs on Thursday of last week, the deceased persons being old and highly respected residents of the district in Mr George Charles Franklin and Mrs Selina May Leonard. The late Mr Franklin, who was one of the early settlers of Three Springs, was seventy seven years of age, and is survived by a widow and three sons and one daughter. The late Mrs Leonard, who is survived by her husband, was the mother of a large family comprising five sons and five daughters, other district relatives being twenty six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Both funerals took place at Three Springs on Saturday last."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Selina May Brandis / Leonard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/selina-may-brandis  [ sources ]




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