Ellen Barningham (née Carr) was born in Australia around 1864. When she was two years old her family moved to New Zealand and settled in the Otago region. In 1894 Ellen married widower Samuel Barningham. During the First World War, Ellen was involved with the Otago Patriotic Fund and collected extensive donations on their behalf for the Belgian Relief Fund. For her fundraising efforts during the war, she was nominated for and received the Médaille de la Reine Elisabeth (Queen Elisabeth Medal).
Parents: Thomas Carr and Mary Carr (née Pickett)
Born: circa 1864 in Australia
Died: 27 November 1942, aged 78
Buried: Southern Cemetery, Dunedin, Block 13AP, Plot 15
Married: Samuel Barningham, 1894
Active in: Dunedin
Barningham – On November 27, 1942, at Dunedin, Ellen, beloved wife of the late Samuel Barningham, of Dunedin. Private internment. – Hugh Gourley Ltd., funeral directors.
Evening Star, 30 November 1942, p. 2.
'Meeting of Women', Evening Star, 23 March 1915, p. 6
'The Otago Patriotic Fund', Otago Daily Times, 8 May 1915, p. 13
Evening Star, 30 November 1942, p. 2