Reta Blanche Anderson

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Reta Blanche Anderson
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Date of Birth Not known
Age at Death 70 years
Transcription In Loving Memory of Reta Blanche Anderson Born 1915 Died 15/05/1985 Aged 70 Years


Reta was born in Kelmscott. She was a daughter of James Anderson and Blanche Buckingham. Blanche and James had 10 children all together , the last ones being twins. A highlight of the children's life was when Blanche's brother Laurie would deliver boxes of fruit picked from his orchard in Karragullen. One by one the children would come out and eagerly select the best looking plums and apples.


Blanche Anderson - mother of Reta - was a landowner in Kelmscott c.1915. James Anderson - father of Reta - was foreman for the Armadale-Kelmscott Road Board for several years. Anderson Place in Mount Nasura is named after the Anderson family. Many of the Anderson descendants still live in the local area.