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Margaret Olive JOHNSTON

Margaret Olive JOHNSTON

Female 1899 - 1986  (87 years)

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  • Name Margaret Olive JOHNSTON  [1
    Nickname Maggie 
    Born 8 Apr 1899  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • Margaret Olive Johnston born 18/4/1899 at Strathalbyn_ S.A.

      Occupation: Dressmaker. Unmarried. _

      Death: in 1986 aged 86 years - her burial place is at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Padbury, 19 kilometres north of Perth.

      History: ln her twenties Margaret started a clothing manufactory in partnership with her sister Myrtle under the name of M. 8. M. Johnston and this business is now owned by their nephew Malcolm. She learned oil painting together with her sister Clover & her paintings are now held by family members. She was strongly independent and obtained her driving licence in the 1920s. Her car was a 1926 Whippet and then in 1931 a Pontiac. In partnership with yet another sister, (Ivy) she purchased a house at Inglewood, W.A. & a holiday home at Fumisdale and welcomed family members at any time. The holiday home was open to them all.

      She was much involved with the raising of the motherless sons of her brother Gordon (Malcolm 8. Russell). In later years she travelled Australia 8. New Zealand and she was renowned for her weekend drives taking family and friends far a in W.A. She finally retired at the age of 79.
    Occupation c1916  Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Dressmaker prior to commencing in Ahern Department Store, when the department closed she and Myrtle (sister) opened a clothing manufacturing in 1933. named M & M Johnston ended up in Wellington Street Perth later in Morley WA. Business name is still in existence in 2016.

    Maggie also made wedding garments for many family members.  
    Buried 1986  Pinnaroo WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • burial Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park Padbury Perth WA
    Died 6 Oct 1986  Mt Lawley WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • In a nursing home in North Perth WA
      Buried in Pinnaroo Valley Memoria Park Application number PB97 Location ACACIA CRT Plot 2927 WA
    Person ID I-5716  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

    Father Matthew JOHNSTON,   b. 20 Oct 1864, Bremer SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1936, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship -1863 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann MCLEAN,   b. 9 Dec 1874, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1948, Merredin WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship -1863 
    Married 17 Nov 1896  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F-1863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0629 - Elizabeth Ann (nee Mclean) & Matthew Johnson with Margaret & Myrtle in 1901.jpg
    0629 - Elizabeth Ann (nee Mclean) & Matthew Johnson with Margaret & Myrtle in 1901.jpg
    0630 - Johnston family - Myrtle, Ivy, Clover and in front Murial.jpg
    0630 - Johnston family - Myrtle, Ivy, Clover and in front Murial.jpg
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    0636 - Johnston, Long, Carless, Loder, Watson, Fletcher & Hamer.jpg
    0636 - Johnston, Long, Carless, Loder, Watson, Fletcher & Hamer.jpg
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    Stories
    1995 - Margaret Olive Johnston
    1995 - Margaret Olive Johnston
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-54] FM Pat Long-nee Loder, Interview Lorna McLean.
      Pat Long (nee Loder) in a face to face interview advised Lorna McLean (researcher) on 19/6/2016 of this death date. No evidence pending

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=32, 16 Jun 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Matthew JOHNSTON and Elizabeth Ann MCLEAN Marriage Date: 1896, November 17 Marriage Place: Res of Mrs Jefferis StrathalbynSA Groom Age: 31 Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1865 Groom Father: John JOHNSTON Bride Age: 20
      Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1876 Bride Father Name: Hugh MCLEAN Book/Page: 189/525