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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Wylie Melissa BELL / HOGBIN

Born 1906 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Peter Albany BELL and Edith Agnes CLARK [15]
Her parents or grandparents were the owners of Bell's Hatchery near Midland, which sold day old chickens [P8]
In 1931 she was living on her father's farm Seven Hills in Roelands, between Brunswick Junction and Bunbury [50]
She spent holidays with her sister Mrs Norma C. JONES in Waddy Forest in May and September of 1934 [5: 18-May-1934, 14-Sep-1934]
Married Waddy Forest farmer "Jim" Randolph Hanscombe HOGBIN in Perth in 1934 [66]
Along with his her husband arrived in Coorow by train on 1 December 1934 and received a warm reception at the station [5: 14-Dec-1934]
Resided with her husband on Belper Farm in Waddy Forest and later on Wandao Farm in Coorow
Supplier of music at the Dance in aid of the Anglican Church held in Waddy Forest on Saturday 20 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Along with her infant daughter spent a holiday in Perth during late July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday Party for Nance FOLLAND at Enfield Park in Waddy Forest on 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Her parents, of the Perth suburb of Nedlands, holidayed with herself and her sister in Waddy Forest in October 1936 [5: 16 & 23-Oct-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Travelled from Waddy Forest to Perth with her young daughter on Thursday 12 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
With her daughters, holidayed in Perth in January 1937 and again in July 1937[5: 29-Jan-1937, 9 & 16-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
In August 1937 Miss Hilda WRIGHT of the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley holidayed with her in Waddy Forest [5: 20-Aug-1937, 3-Sep-1937]
Won 1st prize for White Hen Eggs in the Farm Produce section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Foundation Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) in 1946 [P343]
The branch was formed at a gathering of about 60 ladies which she, Susie FOLLAND and Phoebe HUNT had convened [P343]
Later resided in the coastal Perth suburb of Waterman's Bay [2]
Died 24 February 1984; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Church of Christ, AA, 141) [2]
Her first cousin Leonard Charles LIGHTFOOT was a farmer in Carnamah 1928-1933 [6] [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Wylie Melissa Bell / Hogbin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 November 2017 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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