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Manny’s birthday book – September 5

September 5, 2011

Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book for ChildrenMy grandmother, who I called Manny, had a birthday book.  I’m posting the entries throughout the year, as they appear.

From Manny’s birthday book – September 5 – Hazel Miller or Millea

Baby came to meet me, she had a sash all blue,

A bran-new gown,

Just come from town,

A cap so crisp and new.

There are two birth entries in the WA index:  Hazel Miller born 1917 (1917/12WA) and Hazel P Miller, born 1912 (1912/278 WA).  Because Manny was born in 1912, and I don’t recognise this name, I’m guessing that Hazel Miller in her birthday book is a school friend, and therefore Hazel P Miller.

Hazel P Miller married Robert Pinker in Northam in 1933 (1933/49WA).

Perhaps the entry says Millea rather than Miller?

There are no birth entries for a Hazel Millea, but Hazel L McKinlay married James Millea in Geraldton in 1916 (1916/3WA).  Hazel L McKinlay was not born in Western Australia, but three Millea girls were born in the goldfields between 1912 and 1918.

If you think you know who Hazel Miller or Millea was, please comment and let me know.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Lorrie Sanders permalink
    August 26, 2014 12:44 am

    Hazel Lillian McKinlay married James Millea in Geraldton in 1916 and went to live in Kalgoorlie. He was a Miner but died of Pneumonia in 1919. She went back to Geraldton to live. She set up her own business in horticultural from what I have found out. She never married again and died in September 1936. As far s I know James had two sisters Mary Elizabeth, who is my husbands Grandmother and Ellen Margaret. Her sister was Mrs EM Burt. Hope that may be of some help to you
    lorries@westnet.com.au

  2. Michelle permalink*
    August 26, 2014 6:28 am

    Thank you Lorrie, that’s really interesting. It seems that the entry may be ‘Hazel Millea’ after all – the hand writing looks like my great grandmother’s, which adds to my theory that the book belonged to her first, before it was given to my grandmother as a girl.

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