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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ada Gertrude MATTHEWS / WILLIAMS

Born 1901 in Toodyay, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of William MATTHEWS and Amelia Mary WATERS [15]
Married James Jenkyn WILLIAMS in Perth in 1925 [66]
Presumably arrived in Carnamah in August 1928 when her husband began managing the local Co-op store [4: 1-Sep-1928]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929-30 [4: 20-Apr-1929, 22-Mar-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 2 April 1929 in a dress of putty georgette [4: 27-Apr-1929]
On Thursday 8 August 1929 attended in royal georgette the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Won the Married Ladies Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 in a royal georgette dress [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Prior to her departure from Carnamah she was presented with a silver cake basket from the Carnamah Tennis Club [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Herself and her husband appear to have left Carnamah in March 1930 and shifted to Arrino [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Ball at the Arrino Hall on 3 April 1930 in blue georgette with flared uneven hem [4: 26-Apr-1930]
The Arrino Tennis Club held a tennis party at the courts in Arrino on 11 March 1932 to publicly farewell herself and her husband [39]
They left Arrino and shifted to Perth in March 1932 [39: 21-Mar-1932]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Rivervale [2]
Died 20 November 1979; ashes scattered at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (RC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 5, 86) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ada Gertrude Matthews / Williams' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ada-gertrude-matthews [reference list]




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