Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 20 Nov: Pago Pago

Saturday, 20 November 1937

Arrived in Pago Pago today. Stayed in bed all day, too ill to go ashore, feeling very sick, retching all night.

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Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 16 Nov: At sea, heading for Samoa

Tuesday, 16 November 1937

Very hot day. Tropical heat. Had out photos taken on board, then threw the leis overboard. Sat up on the top deck, played keno at night, lost 55 c/- no luck. Had cold drinks then to bed. Too hot to sleep.

S.S. Monterey, San Francisco; 16 Nov 1937
Thirza Pidgeon standing at the stern of the S.S. Monterey; 16 Nov 1937 before throwing her Lei overboard.

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Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 15 Nov: Aloha! Honolulu

Monday, 15 November 1937

Arrived here, lovely welcome band playing; men in water diving for pennies. Went ashore with Mr & Mrs Coulter, had a good look at the shops, had lunch, then met Mr & Mrs Wonden [?] Took us all around, to all the sites, in an Oldsmobile. Went to the beach, mountains, in fact saw everything that was to be seen. Got back to the boat at 5.30, sailed again at 6. Band playing sweet aloes, all had ropes of flowers, around our necks – had photo taken with Fred & Mabel, lovely send off.

Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937
Believed to be L-R: Mr Fred Thearle, dentist, Thirza Pidgeon, Mrs P. Coulter, Mrs Mabel Thearle and Mr R.T. Coulter, dentist, at Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937
Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937
Believed to be L-R: Mr R.T. Coulter, dentist, Thirza Pidgeon, Mrs P. Coulter, Mrs Mabel Thearle and Mr Fred Thearle, dentist, at Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937
Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937
Standing in the distance, believed to be L-R: Thirza Pidgeon, Mr Fred Thearle, dentist, Mrs Mabel Thearle, Mrs P. Coulter and Miss P. Coulter at Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937
Thirza Pidgeon, 2nd from left with one of the Hall girls on her
Thirza Pidgeon, 2nd from left with Miss P Coulter (17) and Mrs P Coulter (48) either side of her at Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937
One of the Hall girls and Mrs Hall on the left and Thirza Pidgeo
Miss P Coulter and Mrs P Coulter on the left and Thirza Pidgeon facing towards them at Honolulu; 15 Nov 1937

 

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[In 1936, Frederick Herbert Thearle, dentist, and wife Mabel lived at ‘Namrow’, Elfreida Street, Mosman, NSW, Australia. Frederick was born in 1892 in Moruya, NSW and married Mabel Ruddinan in Waverly in 1916. Fred was age 45 at the time, Thirza, 58.

Sources:
Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Original data: Australian Electoral Commission. [Electoral roll]
Ancestry.com. Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.
Ancestry.com. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.

 

Mr R.T. Coulter (46), his wife, Mrs P. Coulter (48) and daughter Miss P. Coulter (17) along with Fred and Mabel Thearle were fellow passengers with Thirza aboard the RMS Moldavia when Thirza sailed from Sydney in February to London, the Coulters having joined the ship in Brisbane.

Source Citation: Class: BT26; Piece: 1124; Item: 69.
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. 
Original data: Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA). Series BT26, 1,472 pieces.]

Thirza Pidgeon’s 1937 World Tour – 11 Nov: At sea aboard the S.S. Monterey

Thursday, 11 November 1937

At sea, nice sunny day but sea is pretty swelly.

 

[Being Remembrance Day, Thirza would have spent some moments in thought of her brother Percy who was killed 19 years early at Amiens, France, 24 April 1918, age 30.]

Driver Percy Rowett White; killed at Amiens, France, 24 April 19
Driver Percy Rowett White; killed at Amiens, France, 24 April 1918
Lest We Forget: Driver Percy Rowett White; killed at Amiens, Fra
In Loving memory of No. 13998, Dr. P.R. White, 10 A.S.C., A.I.F., died of wounds 24/4/1918.