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Ada Louisa (Mansell) Witham (1879)

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Ada Louisa Witham formerly Mansell
Born in Apollo Bay, Victoria, Australiamap
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[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Ada was born in 1879, the daughter of Reuben Mansell and Louisa Gowan. [1]

Ada L Mansell appointed Pupil Teacher at Irymple (No. 3174) from 1st Sept 1896.[2]

Miss Ada L. Mansell, late of Irymple and Mildura State schools, has been successful in the December examination for trained teachers' certificates, having passed very creditably, obtaining, third place in order of merit. Miss Mansell intends to devote her second year in the training college to kindergarten, now a special course In the Education Department. [3]

In 1913, Ada Louisa Mansell married Victor Charles Witham.

Friends of Miss Ada Louisa Mansell, daughter of Mr and Mrs R. Mansell. Mildura, will be interested to learn of her wedding with Mr Victor Chas. Witham, of Levuka. Fiji, which was celebrated recently in the Trinity Church, Suva. The Fiji TIMES report states that the service was fully choral and was of the greatest interest to the juvenile members of the community, as during the past twelve months Miss Mansell had been first assistant teacher at the Suva Public School and Mr Witham had for some time past taken a keen interest in the local cadet corps, of which he is an officer….. [4]

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  • David Brighton
  1. Victorian birth registration 1879: 10717,,Mansell,Ada Louisa,Reuben,Gowan Louisa Elizabeth Mary Ann,Apol,
  2. Victorian Government Gazette, No. 96, 18 Sept 1896, p3864
  3. Mildura Cultivator (Vic. : 1888 - 1920), Saturday 7 February 1903, page 7
  4. Mildura Cultivator (Vic. : 1888 - 1920), Saturday 12 April 1913, page 12

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