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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.

7 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

  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.

  3. David Bruce Whittingham permalink
    July 20, 2017 10:19 pm

    I believe that Hazel Lillian Millea was Lillian Hazeline McKinlay born 5/09/1892, 91 Miller Street, Ultimo (Sydney), New South Wales. The daughter of Charles McKinlay and Catherine Farrell (NSW BDM 2711/1892). Catherine Farrell is the sister of my paternal grandmother.. She married James Millea at Geraldton WA 1916. James was killed 1919 at East Coolgardie WA.
    \ Hazel Millea died Geraldton 1936. She was the only one of her siblings to survive to adulthood, One brother, Charles died of the plague at the quarantine station, North Head, Sydney. A brother, Walter, and a sister Maud, died in infancy.
    I hope this helps

    David Whittingham

  4. David Bruce Whittingham permalink
    July 23, 2017 9:26 am

    Further to my last reply. Hazel Millea died at Geraldton 11/09/1936. She lived on the corner of Evans Street and Marine Terrace. Currently that would be the corner of Cunningham Street and Marine Terrace.I am researching to see if they had any children. There were three girls with the name Millea that fit the time frame so they may have had three daughters? Will let you know when I know.

    David Whittingham

  5. David Bruce Whittingham permalink
    August 16, 2017 4:59 pm

    I can definitely confirm that your Hazel Millea is indeed Lillian Hazeline McKinlay. I have received the W A death certificates for both Lillian and her husband James Millea. It confirms that she is Lillian Hazeline McKinlay born 5/09/1892 at Ultimo, Sydney, NSW. She is the daughter of Charles Henry McKinlay and Catherine Farrell (my grand aunt). She was the only one of four children to not die in childhood or young age. Charles McKinlay had previously been married to a Jessie Fraser. When she was eight years old Lillian was sent to live with her half sister Elizabeth May McKinlay (later Burt) in Geraldton W A. Lillian died 11 September 1936 at St John of God Hospital, Geraldton. She died of acute intestinal obstruction. She was buried at the RC Cemetery, Utakarra 12/09/1936. She married James Millea 4/01/1916 at the RC Church, Geraldton. He died 23/07/1919 at 12E Campbell Street, Kalgoorlie WA of pneumonia and cardiac failure. He was a miner. born in Victoria about 1883 He was buried at Kalgoorlie RC Cemetery 23/07/1919
    Catherine Farrell had also been previously married. She married William Yates at Orange NSW 2/05/1877. This marriage was dissolved and there were no issue.
    The marriage between Lillian McKinlay and James Millea did not produce issues. The three Millea girls born in the area about that time do not appear to be related.

    David Whittingham

    • Michelle permalink*
      May 28, 2018 9:20 pm

      Thank you for all that information David! Sorry it’s taken me so long to reply.

    • Lorrie Sanders permalink
      May 28, 2018 11:10 pm

      Hello David – thanks for that information – really interesting. James Millea is buried with his father -Richard

      Grave 3506 Section A1 Bl 86 Pl 5 Kalgoorlie Cemetery

      To my knowledge there were no children – but I would be interested in knowing who the children were that were in or around Geraldton area at the time as there were not too many Milleas around then ????



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