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Ada Eunice (Thompson) Acason (1871 - 1939)

Ada Eunice Acason formerly Thompson
Born in Kapunda, South Australia, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
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[children unknown]
Died in Narrogin, Western Australia, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2009
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Biography

Ada Eunice Thompson was born in 1871. Her parents are George Thompson and Catherine Anna Pyman.[1]

She married Thomas Laxton Acason in 1894.[2]

She died on 10 December 1939 at Narrogin, Western Australia.[3]

MRS. A. E. ACASON 2 time Great Aunt of Josephine Helen Seretis (nee Mead) Murray Pioneer !4th December 1939 Sudden Passing of Highly Respected Renmark Woman Very suddenly, at Narojin, West Australia on Sunday evening, death removed Mrs. A. E. Acason, aged 69, one of Renmark's most highly respected women. Coming to Renmark with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. Thompson, in 1890, when she was 19 years of age, Mrs. Acason had resided here ever since. She was visiting friends in the West at the time of her fatal heart seizure. Mrs. Acason was born in Kapunda and her people lived for a time at Melrose before they came to Renmark, where Mr. Thompson established the fruit block at the Crescent now occupied by Mr. H. Martin. Devout Christians, the family walked the two and a half miles to church twice each Sunday. Her marriage to Mr. T. L. Acason in 1894 was the first solemnised in the Congregational Church of which Mr. Acason was a foundation member and deacon, the ceremony being performed by the Rev. T. B. Logue. Mr. Acason was employed as a nurseryman by the Chaffeys for a time, and there took up and planted the block on Bookmark Avenue now occupied by Mr. W. Mead. However, subsequent to the Chaffey crash when many properties could not even be given away, he sold his, into which he had put ₤700, for ₤5 just as it was coming into bearing. He went to West Australia and succeeded in obtaining employment, but died there rather suddenly in 1898, before Mrs. Acason had left to join him. Left with two children aged two and a half and 18 month, Mrs. Acason bravely set about keeping her family together. In 1900 she established a private school in the building now occupied by the doctors' surgeries where, prior to her marriage, she had, for a time, been governess to the Aldridge household. She also became librarian to the Renmark Intitute Library, which was housed in the same building. Later both school and Library were moved to Fifteenth Street, in a residence where Mr. J. Hisgrove now lives, and numbers of Renmark's present citizens received most of their schooling at her hands. Her son Len enlisted in the A.I.F. at the age of 18 years and was killed in France in April 1918 at the age of 21 when bringing in a wounded comrade from no man's land. This loss was a severe blow to her. Since then she lived with her daughter Mrs. V. T. McLean. With her sister Mrs. C. R. Millar, Mrs. Acason was a constant worshipper at the Congregational Church. The sisters, state the Church records, sang a duet at the first Anniversary nearly 50 years ago. At the Church Jubilee this year the honour of “cutting the cake” appropriately fell to Mrs. Acason, who as a member of the Ladies Guild and in other capacities had for so long been one of its stalwarts. An upright Christian woman of high principals and self reliant to a degree will long be remembered by Renmark folk. Burial next Tuesday The remains are being brought back from West Australia for burial at Renmark, and the funeral will leave the Congregational Church following a service to commence at 3pm.


Sources

  1. Indexed birth record for Ada Eunice Thompson, Kapunda, South Australia. Reg. no. 104/31. 1871. Parents: George Thompson, Catherine Anna Pyman. Accessed on 1 Oct 2017. GenealogySA. https://www.genealogysa.org.au/
  2. Indexed marriage record for Ada Eunice Thompson and Thomas Laxton Acason, Burra, South Australia. Reg. no. 180/869. 1894. Parents: George Thompson, Catherine Anna Pyman. Accessed on 1 Oct 2017. GenealogySA. https://www.genealogysa.org.au/
  3. "Deaths - Acason", The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), 12 Dec 1939. Accessed on 1 Oct 2017. Trove http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/35654263


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