Mary Isabella FRATER

Female 1871 - 1967  (96 years)


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  • Name Mary Isabella FRATER 
    Born 17 Aug 1871  Merrylong Park, Liverpool Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Present at Birth: Mrs Hussey (Nurse)
      Informant: Alexander Frater (Father, Yarraman Creek, NSW)
      Reg.No. 13710
    Gender Female 
    Residence 17 Jan 1963  Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    45 Maitland Street 
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    _UID 4FB9468C3FD645BFAD899B7456069FD407CF 
    Died 8 Dec 1967  Whitecourt Private Hospital, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Senility, Cerebral Ischaemia 
    • Usual Residence: Maitland Street, Narrabri
      Informant: Lindsay Jamieson, niece, 10 Lavoni Street, Clifton Gardens.
    Buried 11 Dec 1967  Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Rd, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I583  The Path to Our Future
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2019 

    Father Alexander FRATER,   b. 15 Dec 1828, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1911, Deep Creek, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Penelope HAY,   b. 10 Feb 1834, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1917, Merihula, Namoi River, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 7 Feb 1851  Kirkcubright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • I am unsure if Alexander and Penelope married in Kirkcubright before leaving or perhaps they married onboard the "?i?Emperor?/i?" I have never been able to find a record for their marriage as yet. Family stories have it that they married then a couple of months after the marriage sailed for Australia. On the birth records of their children it states they where married 7 Feb 1851 in Kirkcudbright.
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Septimus Jeyes FAULKNER,   b. Abt 1859, Keeler Paines, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1936, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 24 May 1904  Deep Creek, Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Witnesses: Sarah Damaris Frater and Edward John Roberts
      Minister: William Taylor
      ?b?Faulkner - Frater - May 24, 1904?/b?, at Deep Creek, Narrabbri, by the Rev, W. Taylor, Setimus, seventh son of Mr William Faulkner, Victoria, to Mary Isabella, youngest daughter of Alexander Frater Esq. of Deep Creek. [4]
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Buildings
     Faulkner Cordial Factory
    Faulkner Cordial Factory

  • Notes 
    • ?b?Local pioneer dies at age of 96. Newspaper clipping (Date Unknown 1967)?/b? In the death on December 8, of Mrs Mary Faulkner, at the age of 96, a link with early Narrabri has been severed. Mrs Faulkner was the widow of the late Septimus Faulkner, who, at the time of their marriage was conducting the cordial factory in Narrabri. Born Miss Mary Frater, at her parents property, Merrilong Park, Quirindi, Mrs Faulkner came to Narrabri about the year of 1892, living with her parents at Millfield, Narrabri untill her marriage. Though of shy and retiring nature, Mrs Faulkner carried out her duties as wife of the Mayor during her husband's term of office around the year of 1910. She gave quietly to charities, and devoted her time increasingly to her husband's business. Following Mr. Faulkners death in 1936, she carried on the business with the assistance of Mr A.Frater, who later took over management and became a share holder. Mrs. Faulkner donated a portion of land in Dangar Village, along the creek bank, for use as a park and children's playground, when Braeburn Progress Association was formed in the late 1930's. However, the association was disbanded at the outbreak of World War 11, and the gesture was lost in the passage of time. At that period also, a footbridge was to have been built across the creek at the end of Violet Strret, following representations from Progress Association members, who were also prepared to contribute voluntry labour. It was considered that a pedestrian outlet to serve Dangar Villiage and provide a safe access for students attending the High School, was essential. She is survived by a sister, Mrs Alf Ritter, of Maitland Street. Mrs Faulkner left Narrabri in 1963 to live in Mossman. Mrs Faulkner died in a private hospital, having enjoyed good health up to her 94th year. Well-known Narrabri connections are her nephews, Mr. A. Frater of Maitland Street, Mr Ken Frater, of Millfield, Narrabri, and niece, Mrs G. Foxe of Barwan Street.

      Old Mrs Faulkner, who had lots of cats. I remember cat fur in the lunch. Great memories. They also hung dead rabbits in the cold room. We were never allowed to mention the cat fur, (not good manners) we were told to pull it out and keep eating. Loved the raspberry cordial, poured into a glass with ice cream, a purdy. As I got a little older I was allowed to load the dirty bottles onto the large circular bottle washer.Loved that job. (Trish O'Connor 17 Feb 2019) [6]
    • (Medical):Inquest dispenced with on 4th January 1968 by JJ Loomes, city coroner and coroner for NSW.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2392] Birth Certificate Reg. No. 13710, Mary Isabelle Frater, 1871.

    2. [S606] Australia Electoral Roll 1963 Mary Faulkner. Don on 17th Jan 1963, Electoral Roll (Reliability: 3), 15 Jun 2016.

    3. [S802] Death Reg. 1967/36855 Mary Isabelle Faulkner nee Frater.

    4. [S1831] Newspaper clipping from the Sydney Morning Hearald dated the 4 June 1904.

    5. [S1713] NSW Marriage Registration Transcript Ref No: 1904/4433, 24 May 1904, Septimus Faulkner and Mary Isabella Frater.

    6. [S1957] Local pioneer dies at age of 96. Newspaper clipping (Date Unknown 1967).