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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Violet Elsie TUMBER / JOHNSTON

Born 1898 in London, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Frederick TUMBER and Annie Maud AILWARD [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with her parents and sisters Lilly and Constance at 5 Queens Mews in Saint Pancras, London, England [20]
Married "Tom" Thomas JOHNSTON on 13 March 1919 in Saint Marylebone, London, England [30: item 1831124]
At the time of their marriage her and Tom's address was 9 Hanover Terrace Mews in Saint Marylebone, London, England [30]
Departed London, England on the steamship Port Lincoln and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 4 September 1919 [30]
Resided with her husband on Dunston Park Farm in Carnamah, Western Australia 1921-1938 [2] [6] [19] [39: 2-Jan-1924]
Attended the local farewell for Jack and Annie LYNCH at the home of Mr and Mrs R. W. CLARK on 6 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
On Saturday 11 May 1929 attended the surprise party tendered to Mrs Ida B. CROSSING at Ida's home in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball on 18 May 1929 in ivory crepe de chine with crystal beaded skirt [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on Thursday 8 August 1929 as a "Harem Lady" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Building Fund Ball in Carnamah on 24 May 1930 in pale blue marocain [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the evening Ball after the Carnamah Races on Thursday 2 October 1930 in a dress of powder blue marocain [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of mauve georgette [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Herself, her husband and their son travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Tuesday 6 July 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Mother of Constance and Tony [P123]
Died 25 September 1938 in Perth; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, IA, 664) [2] [5: 30-Sep-1938]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 30 September 1938:
"Obituary - Late Mrs. T. Johnston - It is with extreme regret that we record the death of Mrs. Violet Elsie Johnston, who passed away in Perth at an early hour last Sunday morning. The late Mrs. Johnston was the wife of Mr. Thomas Johnston, and was well and favourably known in the Carnamah district, where she had resided for some time. For some time past the deceased lady had not enjoyed the best of health, but despite this fact the news of her demise came as a great shock to all who had known her. Of a likeable disposition, her passing will be mourned by all with whom she came in contact. The late Mrs. Johnston was aged only 39 years and leaves a husband and one son Tony (who is at present attending the Christian Bros. Collage at Geraldton) to mourn their loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m., the place of interment being the Presbyterian portion of the Karrakatta Cemetery."


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 1 October 1938:
"Carnamah Resident's Death - Following a brief illness, the death of Mrs. Violet Elsie Johnston, of Carnamah, occurred in Perth on Sunday last, the deceased lady having been in inmate of the Carnamah Private Hospital until she was transferred to the city on Wednesday of last week for further medical attention. The late Mrs. Johntson, who was 39 years of age, is survived by her husband (Mr. Thomas Johnston) and one son (Tony), who have been the recipients of innumerable expressions of sympathy in their sad and somewhat sudden bereavement. The funeral took place in Perth on Tuesday last and was attended by a number of district residents who made a special journey to the city."


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 29 September 1939:
"In Memoriam. JOHNSTON - In loving memory of our Darling Wife and Mother, Violet Elsie, who passed away at Perth on September 25th, 1938. Inserted by her loving Husband and Son, Carnamah."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Violet Elsie Tumber / Johnston' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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