Local Identities

Elizabeth Ann & Thomas Pinner Obituaries

Elizabeth Ann Pinner née Curtin (c1873 – 1926) Obituary

On Saturday, August 28, the numerous friends of Mrs. Pinner Senr. were saddened to hear that she had passed away at her home in Harvey. Mrs. Pinner had been in failing health for some time past, and her end was not altogether unexpected. The deceased lady who was held in the highest esteem and affection by all who came in contact with her was 63 years and 9 months old. Born in Dalesford (Victoria), she came to this district in company with her husband and family 23 years ago. She was the mother of 15 children, 11 of whom survive her.

On Sunday afternoon she was laid to rest in the Harvey cemetery, Mr. W. H. G. Wakefield of the Church of Christ performing the last funeral rites. The sorrowing family were the recipients of many letters of sympathy and telegrams. The cortege was one of the largest seen in Harvey and would have been much longer had the sad news been more widely known at the time. The Pall Bearers were Messrs R. M. Wilson, Constable Gould, R. Wagner. H. Jarvis, S. Millar, and N. Johnstone. The chief mourners were Mr. Pinner (husband), William, Thomas, Albert, Charles, Stanley and Gordon (sons), Rose (Mrs. Gardiner) Elizabeth (Mrs. Jones), Ada (Mrs. Jackson), Vera, (Mrs. P. McNeil) and Stella (daughters), D. Gardiner of Dowerin, R. Jones, W. R. Jackson, and P. McNeil, (sons-in-law), Mrs. T. Pinner Junr, and Mrs. A. Pinner, (daughters-in-law), and Mr. S. Byrne (grandson).

Very many beautiful wreaths and crosses were received bearing eloquent testimony to the high esteem in which the deceased lady was held. From husband and family wreath and dome. Crosses were received from Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield, Mr. S. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Shenton, Mrs. Grieves and family, Baby Pinner, Mr. and Mrs. Woodier. Wreaths from Rector and Mrs. Chas. Ker, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Wilson, Harvey Football Club, Mr. and Mrs. Barker, Mr. and Mrs. C. Stanford, Mr. and Mrs. Laverack (Benger), Mr. and Mrs. Giddens (Benger), Mr. and Mrs. Millar (Benger), Mr. and Mrs. E. Sharp and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Davis, Nurse D. Evylenes [sic, De Evelynes] Mr. and Mrs. Len Wilson, Mrs. Currell senr, Mrs. Knapp and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Currell, Mrs. Godfrey, Mr. and Mrs. E. Grun, Mr. and Mrs. A. Donnel, Mr. and Mrs. McQuade, Mr. and Mrs. Jarvis and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eldridge, Mr. and Mrs. Fryer and family Mr. and Mrs. Whitehead and family, Mrs. Ward and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. W. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Campbell and family, Mr. and Mrs. Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. Hanley and family, Mr. and Mrs Buck. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr. L. Taylor. Wreaths and domes were received from Husband and family, Mr. and Mrs. T. Pinner Junr. Mr. and Mrs. Gardiner, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Barker.

(Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express, 3 September 1926.)

Elizabeth Pinner’s side of the headstone, Old Harvey Cemetery.

Photo courtesy of Kerry Davis.

Thomas Pinner (c1856 – 1932) Obituary

Mr. Thomas Pinner, a retired farmer of Harvey, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Jackson, Weir-street, on August 24 at the age of 76 years. The late Mr. Pinner was born in Dalesford, Victoria and had been in Western Australia for 31 years. His wife had predeceased him by a number of years but he leaves a large family consisting of six sons, and five daughters.

The funeral took place yesterday morning the remains being laid in the Church of Christ portion of the Harvey Cemetery. Mr. A. Hutson performed the last rites and there was a large gathering of friends and relations at the funeral. Messrs William Brittain and Son, of Bunbury, attended to the funeral arrangements.

Wreaths were received from the following:—The Family; Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Larson; Mr. and Mrs. Syd Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. C. Offer and family; Mr. and Mrs. Currell and family; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Spurge; Mr. and Mrs. Whittell; Mr. and Mrs. Warwick and family; Mr. and Mrs. Woodier and Jack; Mr. and Mrs. J. Lowe; Mr. and Mrs. Les Taylor; Mr. and Mrs. Threw and family; Mr. and Mrs. Richardson and family; J. and E. McMahon; Mr. and Mrs. Wagner: Mr. and Mrs. T. Offer and family; Betty McInery; Harvey Masonic Lodge; Mr. and Mrs. H. Jarvis and family; Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett; Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Wilson and family; Mr. and Mrs. E. Charman; Mrs. J. M. Johnson and family; Mrs. E. Gibbs and family; Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Gibsone; Mr. and Mrs. Martin; Mrs. E. Higgins and family; Mr. and Mrs. McNeil; Mr. and Mrs. D. Fryer; Mr. and Mrs. Feazey Mrs. Collier and Mrs. Duncan.(Harvey Murray Times, 26 August 1932.)

Thomas Pinner’s side of the headstone.