Info 7-harriet, Harriet frances and Mary jane McKinnon
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Harriet Frances ('Harry') McKinnon was born on 21 Sep 1870 at Wallamba River, Cape Hawke, Port Stephens District, N.S.W. Born at Glen Ora, lived there most of her life except a few years at Sydney, and in her later years with Mrs Miles (Anne) at Forster. Red Cross, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. A vocalist of considerable ability in her earlier years. She lived in Nov 1935 at Glen Ora, Nabiac, N.S.W. Harriet died on 25 Aug 1948 at Helenic Private Hospital, Randwick, Sydney, N.S.W., aged 77 and was buried in Aug 1948 at Failford, Failford, N.S.W.
Mary Jane ('Jean') McKinnon was born on 5 Aug 1873 at Glen Ora, Nabiac, N.S.W. Born at Glen Ora, lived there all her life except for a few years at Wingham with her sister (Euphemia, Mrs McCartney?). Organist for the Methodist and Presbyterian services at Nabiac. Long time member (& asst secretary) Wallamba Agricultural and Horticultural Society. Foundation Secretary Nabiac Red Cross. A tribute appears alongside Harriett's obituary in Northern Champion 28 August 1948: Outstanding musical talent. Studied with Professor Kramer in Taree and Professor Kowalski in Sydney. Taught music for a long period. and lived in Nov 1935 at Glen Ora, Nabiac, N.S.W. Mary Jane died on 16 Jul 1948 at Glen Ora, Nabiac, N.S.W., aged 74. and was buried in Jul 1948 at Failford, Failford, N.S.W.
In Loving Memory of
M.J. (Jean) McKINNON - H.F. (Harrie) McKINNON
of GLEN ORA
Born 5-8-1873 Born 21-9-1870
Died 16-7-1948 Died 25-8-1948
For Ever with the LORD
|Dungog Chronicle, 24 June 1948|
MISS M. J. McKINNON
The Wallamba district lost one of its best known and most highly esteemed residents on Friday night, when Miss Mary Jane ('Jean') McKinnon passed away at her home, Glen Ora, Nabiac.
She had not been enjoying good health for some time. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs Donald McKinnon of Glen Ora, where she was born 74 years ago, and where she spent all her life, with the exception of several years at Wingham, where she stayed with her sister. The late Miss McKinnon was a lady who enjoyed the affection and respect of all who met her. She was a lady of charming disposition, coupled with a kindly heart, and a sincere desire to serve her fellows. For most of her adult life she was organist for the Methodist and Presbyterian services at Nabiac, and her in terest in music also induced her to assist many young people on the Wallamba and at Wingham in their musical studies. She took a very keen interest in the Wallamba A. and H. Association.
When the Society was first formed she was appointed as assistant to the first secretary, and also secretary of the Society's Ladies' Committee a position held by her until recent years. She was also the foundation secretary of the Nabiac branch of the Red Cross Society, in which she also remained active until a few years ago.
The late. Miss McKinnon also gave her services to many other public and charitable organisations, and her fine record of service to the community will remain a monument to her in the years to come. Her associations with others were marked by a happy spirit of comradeship and mutual help, and those who have known her well will be genuinely sorry to lose such a fine friend.
Three sisters survive her, viz.,
Miss Harriett McKinnon, of Glen Ora (who was taken to Sydney early last week to receive treatment for an injured hip),
Mrs.' E. McMaster (Glen Ora), and Mrs. Annie Miles (Forster).
The following brothers and sisters predeceased her:
John (died in infancy), Malcolm and Hugh (Glen Ora), Donald (Randwick), Charles (Sydney), Mrs. Tom McCartney (Wingham), and Flora (Glern Ora).
On Sunday after noon there was a large attendance at the funeral service at the Nabiac Methodist Church, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Failford cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. W. Hewlett, assisted by Rev. D. McLoughlin, and Mr. W. T. Howard carried out the funeral arrangements.
|Dungog Chronicle, 1st september 1948|
MISS HARRIETT FRANCES McKINNON
Widespread sympathy will be felt for the McKinnon family, of Glen Ora, Nabiac, in connection with the two bereavements they have suffered in the matter of weeks. It will be re- membered that Miss Mary Jane (Jean) McKinnon passed away on July 16. Ot that time her sister, Miss Harriett Frances McKinnon, was very ill, having sustained a fracture of the thigh and was conveyed by ambulance to hospital in Sydney for specialist treatment.
Her many friends will re- gret to learn that she passed away on Wednesday night. The remains were conveyed by train to Wingham, and were taken to Nabiac by Mr. H. V. Brewer, undertaker, of Wingham. A service was held in the Methodist Church, at Nabiac, on Friday and conducted by Rev. M. C. Ramsay, assisted by Rev. D. McLoughlin, and the interment took place at Failford Cemetery.
Two sisters survive, viz.,
Mrs. H. Miles (Forster) and Mrs. E. McMaster (Nabiac).
The deceased lady was a daughter of the late Donald and Ann McKinnon, esteemed pioneers of the Wallamba. She was born at Glen Ora in 1870. She would have been 78 in a fortnight's time and had resided in the Wallamba district practically her whole life, with the exception of sev- eral years in Sydney and of recent years with her sister, Mrs. H. Miles, at Forster. Twelve years ago, In company with Mr. H. Miles, she spent two months in New Zealand with relatives.
The late Miss McKinnon had been a valued worker for the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches; also in connection with the 'ladles' committee of the Wallamba Agricultural Society. Miss McKinnon was affectionately known as "Aunt Harrie". In earlier years she had been an appreciated contributor to concert programmes, being the possessor of a pleasing voice.
Deceased brothers and sisters of the late Miss McKinnon were:-
Malcolm, Donald, Hugh, Charles, Mrs. T. McCartney, Misses Flora and Jean Mc Kinnon.
|The Glouscester Advocate, 3rd September 1948|
The death occurred in Sydney last week of Miss Harriett Frances McKinnon, of Nabiac. The funeral took place at Nabiac on Friday last, the interment being made in the Failford cemetery. Deceased was a daughter of the late Donald and Ann McKinnon, esteemed pioneers of the Wallamba. She was born at Glen Ora in 1870 and would have been 78 in a fortnights time.
She had resided in the Wallamba district practically her whole life and was a valued worker for the Presbyterian and Methodist churches and a prominent member of the ladies committee of the: Wallamba Agricultural Society. She is survived by two sisters, viz; -
Mrs. H. Miles (Forster) and Mrs. E. McMaster (Nabiac).
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