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Elizabeth GIFFORD

Elizabeth GIFFORD

Female 1894 - 1990  (95 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth GIFFORD  [1
    Nickname Bess/ie 
    Born 5 Sep 1894  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Biography Notes
    • 1985:BRIEF HISTORY OF THIS BRANCH:written by a McLean descendant:

      "Elizabeth (Bess) Gifford was the daughter of Margaret Power Nee McLean. She was named for the mother of her father Harry Gifford who was of English birth and she was born at North Adelaide. She was half-sister to Mabel Power and about 4 years younger. (actually she was 3 years younger)

      As a baby Bess was taken with the small family to Western Australia by boat (note; the railway did not operate until 1917 - E.M.S.). At the time there were thriving oyster beds at Fremantle and the family lived at Claremont. Harry worked at Harris Scarfes, but whether at Adelaide or at a Perth branch the unnamed writer does not say. 1998 Bess at 12yoa lost her mother to a stroke. Bess stated that her mother had ridden with the S.A. Hunt Club at the Barr Smith property prior to her marriage.
      1908,Bess now 24yoa, returned to SA and lived with half sister Mabel in Glenelg and was employed at the Grosvenor Hotel, Adelaide, opposite the railway station, later at the Adelaide Club as a librarian. After her half sister Mable died (no date) Bess lived with John and Pat Kilmartin at Somerton SA until she had a fall in 1973 and so went to "Alwyndor", a private nursing home in Hove SA very nearby. In 1985 Bess could still read, walk with the aid of a frame, was still mentally alert though a little deaf and was most interested in the McLeans.

      Mabel seems to have been widowed early as she worked as a nurse at Parkside Psychiatric Unit (now [written c1995] in Glenside SA. Harry Gifford died in Perth after W.W.1.
    Died 1990  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I-2321  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2019 

    Father Henry (Harry) GIFFORD,   b. 1855,   d. 1918, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship -761 
    Mother Margaret MCLEAN,   b. 16 Feb 1869, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1906, Claremont WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship -761 
    Married 1 Sep 1891  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F-761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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 requires login, 28 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      BORN:1894, father: Henry GIFFORD, mother:Maggie (fmly) POWER (nee) MCLEAN at Adelaide SA Reg No:550/55
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    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 28 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      DEATH:Adelaide SA(Advertiser) in 1990
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    4. [S-8] PUBLICATION Dawson book in Goolwa Library, Yvonne Heath of Morphettville, (Heath of Morphettville), C0461991941 - Goolwa.

    5. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 28 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      MARRIAGE 1891, Reg No:168/815 groom:GIFFORD,Henry bride:POWER,Maggie(nee McLean) at Adelaide SA
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