Francis Henry William Thomas Winifred Brownrigg Peter Welsh Thomson Margaret Jean Caldow /Hodsdon Frederick Edward Senior James Roger Francis Wyman Clark Richard Robertson Patricia Mae Mulligan Joachim Dido

Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born C.1907 [116]
As a child she lived at an orphanage in or near the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P454]
On her marriage certificate her mother was listed as unknown and her father as unknown McKenna [P454]
She is believed to be partly of Aboriginal descent - something relatives of her husband told her daughter-in-law in 1968 or 1969 [P454]
When aged in her mid to late teens she was sent from the orphanage to work as a domestic in Carnamah [P454]
Married "Andy" Andrew James THOMPSON in Perth on 23 May 1927 [P454]
They travelled from Carnamah to Perth to get married as Sister Kate had to sign as her guardian [P454]
They resided in Namban 1931-1934 and by 1936 were living in Coomberdale [50]
Along with her two sons she would visit her former guardian Sister Kate in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P454]
Their son Maxwell was killed in a car accident at Gillingarra at the age of 19 years in 1949 and was buried at Moora [39: 19-Mar-1949] [116]
Resided in Coomberdale until her death in 1969 at the age of 61 years [116]
Mother of Andrew John and Maxwell Raymond [39: 19-Mar-1949, 12-May-1951]
Died 19 September 1969 in Perth; buried at the Moora Public Cemetery in Moora, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, Plot 171) [116]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thelma Hope McKenna / Thompson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2022 from [reference list]

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