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Myrtle Annie JOHNSTON

Myrtle Annie JOHNSTON

Female 1901 - 1986  (84 years)

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  • Name Myrtle Annie JOHNSTON  [1
    Born 9 May 1901  Mt Malcolm WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Start St Mt Malcolm WA
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes Born Star St. Mt Malcolm, W.A.

    Marriage: at the Methodist Church, Victoria Park, Perth, W.A. (at the age of 31 years) to «b»Frederick Clive Carless«/b» (b. 1903, Birmingham, England).

    Deaths:
    Frederick died on 24/7/1963 aged 60 years.
    Myrtle Annie Carless died on 13/2/1986 at Craigmont Nursing Home, May|ands. Interred at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Padbury, Perth. She was in her 85«sup»th«/sup» year

    History: She was one of the seven surviving children of Elizabeth & Matthew Johnston, & although life was not always easy for the family, she spoke with fond memories of the Goldfields where she was raised, and of happy holiday times at Mosman Park & Cottesloe and enjoyed her later visits to Kalgoortie when visiting her daughter Hazel & her family.

    Later the family moved to the city of Welshpool. During her teenage years she furthered her interest in sewing for Bon Marche, a large department store at Perth. At 19, with her sister Margaret Olive, they opened their own clothing business M. & M. Johnston in Baird's building (later to become the Myer Store at Perth). Margaret's interest was in women's clothing and Myrt|e's in tailoring.
    Her husband, from Birmingham, England, was a tuckpointer, and following their marriage they lived at Hampden St. South Perth. During the 1939-45 War the clothing business made army & navy uniforms including those for army nurses. Several factory units housed the business. From Baird's they moved to 585 Wellington St. Perth. An embroidery unit was also developed under the trade name of Renown Clothing Manufacturers at King St. Perth & later amalgamated under the Wellington Street premises.

    After her husband Frederick died in 1963 Myrtle continued as a tailoress until her retirement at the age of 72 years. The next year she moved from South Perth to Malabar Crescent, Craigie, a newly developed Northern Suburb where she was closer to her daughter. She enjoyed family life, maintaining close contact with her family of origin and her own family and grandchildren. Her interest in sewing continued and following her retirement she taught a group of aboriginal women at the Balga Community Health Centre.

    Myrtle's health deteriorated towards the end of her life and she went to the Craigmont Nursing Home at Maylands where she died on 13/2/1986.

    The only child - Hazel born 1935 at South Perth.  [1
    Marriage/Wedding c1932  Victoria Park WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage: at the Methodist Church, Victoria Park, Perth, W.A. (at the age of 31 years) to Frederick Clive Carless (b. 1903, Birmingham, England).
     
    Died 13 Feb 1986  Maylands WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • DEATH Craigmont Nursing Home Maylands Perth WA
    Buried Padbury WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • BURIAL Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park Padbury Perth WA Thee sisters are buried close together.
    Person ID I-5717  Christina and Donald McLean | Ewen (Hugh the younger) McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2016 

    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) 
    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) 
    Married 17 Nov 1896  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F-1863  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frederick Clive CARLESS,   b. 1903, Birmingham UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1963  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 1932  Victoria Park WA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • MARRIAGE Frederick Clive Carless (b. 1903, Birmingham, England).
    Children 
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    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 06:14:28 
    Family ID F-1866  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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    0634 - Wedding of George Loder & Murial (nee Johnston).jpg
    0634 - Wedding of George Loder & Murial (nee Johnston).jpg
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    0644 - Myrtle & Fred Carless with Hazel Brandreth in 1958.jpg
    0644 - Myrtle & Fred Carless with Hazel Brandreth in 1958.jpg
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    Stories
    1995 - Myrtle Annie Johnston & Frederick Clive Carless
    1995 - Myrtle Annie Johnston & Frederick Clive Carless
    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-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