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ELIZA ELLEN SMITH

Daughter of Bernard and Henrietta Maria Smith

Born: 20.2.1862, Perth, Western Australia
Died: 9.1.1954, Subiaco, W.A. (Perth 96/1954)

Married: Frederick William CLINCH on 27.8.1894 in Perth, W.A. He was born on 16.1.1862, and died 20.3.1912 (Perth 234/1912) with the sinking of the "Koombana" off Derby, W.A. in a cyclone. He was the son of James L. CLINCH of "Berkshire Valley" near Moora, W.A. and Catherine CONNELL and the grandson of William and Margaret CLINCH of Cholsey, Berks., England and of Henry (O')CONNELL of Ireland.

CHILDREN

Eileen Mary
Born 1895, Perth, Western Australia (Perth 1208/95)

Victoria Imelda Mary
Born 1897, Swan, Western Australia (Guildford 3451/97)

Bertha Henrietta Mary
Born 1899, Swan, Western Australia (Swan 4606/99)

Laura Mary Bernadette
Born 1901, Swan, Western Australia (Guildford 5153/01)

Constance Josephine
Born 1903, Swan, Western Australia (Guildford 6055/03)

Edith Marguerite I.
Born 1905, Swan, Western Australia (Guildford 6548/05)

F.W.B. Clinch became an agent for Elders Shenton. He actually had to run to board the "Koombana" which was setting off for Derby, much against his eldest daughter's entreaties "not to go, Papa!". It is intriguing and slightly eerie to look back on this plea and realise the consequences of his ignoring her. The ship ran into a cyclone off the coast and sank with total loss of life.

On 29.3.1912, the West Australian published a list of passengers and Fred Clinch was listed in the Saloon. A number of passengers had a short paragraph on their reasons for being on board and this was one:

Mr. F.W.B. Clinch, of Messrs. Elder, Shenton and Co., was proceeding to Derby to supervise the mustering of cattle for the Bularra's stock shipments.

His widow was left with six girls to bring up!

She spent her later years at 55 Austin St., Subiaco, W.A. The 1939 Electoral Roll lists her as a widow and living there with two of her unmarried daughters.

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