Martha Ann Bradford

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Martha Ann Bradford
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Headstone Information
Date of Birth 1877 (1876)
Age at Death 64 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Martha Ann beloved wife of David Bradford. Dear friend of Enid and George Armstrong. Died: 9.11.1941, age 64 Years.

Early Life

According to records, Martha was born in Kojonup in 1876 to Thomas and Mary Flindell. Mary Flindell, Martha's mother, was born Mary Luff.


Martha married David Bradford in 1919, in Perth.


Martha and David lived mostly in Yandanooka. There is some confusion among present-day local historians as to how Martha came to be buried at St Mary's (aside from being strong friends of the Armstrong family) but perhaps she did live in the district briefly on a property they called 'Yandanooka' in honour of their previous home. More research is required.

Community Contribution

An article about Martha after her death in 1941 states: "The deceased lady came to Yandanooka with her husband in 1920 when the settlement was first opened up ... her knowledge of maternity nursing was readily made available throughout the district and was of very great value. She was prominent in working for anything calculated to advance the welfare of the community and especially for the Returned Soldiers League ... She was of a genial and hospitable nature and will be greatly missed."


The death of Martha in 1941 was recorded as talking place at St John of God Hospital in Belmont. Her husband David Bradford survived her.