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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Adela Elizabeth WILLIAMS / BEAUMONT

Born 1878 in Saint Austell, Cornwall, England [20] [21]
Daughter of John Michael WILLIAMS and Sarah Elizabeth MOORE [20] [21]
Her father worked variously as a Grocer, Flour Merchant, Clay Merchant and Clerk in Saint Austell, Cornwall, England [20]
She was living with her parents, brother John and sisters Katie, Mabel and Mary at 45 West Hill in Saint Austell in 1881 [20]
In 1891 she was living with her parents and siblings John, Katie, Mabel, Lilian, Laura and Edgar at 46-48 West Hill, Saint Austell [20]
School Teacher in 1901, as were her sisters Mabel and Lilian, and was still living with her parents at West Hill [20]
Married Frederick James BEAUMONT in 1903 in Cornwall, England [21]
Departed Plymouth, England with her daughter on the steamship Orontes for Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 September 1906 [203]
By 1909 herself and her husband were living on Egan Street in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [6]
     From 1910 to 1914 her husband was a Pastrycook at 58 Burt Street in Boulder [6]
     They also had a Tearooms at 118 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie in 1911 and 1912 [6]
     Resided at 273 Burt Street in Boulder 1912-1914, and by 1915 had left Kalgoorlie-Boulder [6]
Head School Teacher at the Dowerin Lakes State School in Dowerin 1915-1919 [73]
      Received a weekly wage of £2/18/- in 1915, £3/4/- in 1916, £3/8/- in 1917, and £3/12/- in 1918 and 1919 [73]
Her husband was a Baker in Merredin in 1920 and a Baker in Brookton 1922-1928[6]
At one time herself and her husband resided at 199 William Street in Perth while her husband worked as a Pastrycook [50]
In 1928 they purchased a bakery and aerated water factory business in Carnamah from A. Leslie TROTTER [19] [60]
     They took over the bakery business at 21 Macpherson Street, Carnamah on 1 June 1928 [4: 19-May-1928]
     With her husband Frederick ran the bakery and tearooms and manufactured cool drinks in Macpherson Street, Carnamah [P11]
     She tended to the counter, tearooms and did some baking, however her husband Frederick did most of the baking [P11]
     The business, advertisements, receipts and telephone all came under her own initials of  "A. E. Beaumont" [11] [60]
     Pioneer Baker, Pastry-cook and Aerated Water Manufacturer at 21 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [4: 1-Jun-1929]
     Sold bread, cakes, pastries, confectionary, tobacco, cigarettes, afternoon teas, ices, cool drinks, fresh fruit & vegetables [4: 1-Jun-1929]
     Sent produce to customers in Coorow and Winchester at no additional charge [4: 28-Sep-1929]
     Her bakery was telephone number Carnamah-30 and was P.O. Box 24 at the Carnamah Post Office [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Advertised in The Irwin Index newspaper in April 1929 that she wanted a good general worker, wages 25/- per week [4: 6-Apr-1929]
In May 1929 advertised that she had a medium draught mare, spring cart and harness for sale [4: 25-May-1929]
After spending a few days in Perth in mid October 1929 herself and her husband departed on a tour of the South West [4: 19-Oct-1929]
During March 1930 an Ice Plant, to manufacture ice, was constructed for her in Carnamah [39: 20-Mar-1930]
Attended and was one of the costume judges at the annual Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Foundation President of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1931 and 1932 [5: 2-Dec-1932]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 29-Jul-1932]
President of the Carnamah Cancer Ray Appeal Committee in 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
Sold the bakery portion of her business to Mrs Amy M. H. MELDRUM and Roy A. MELDRUM in late 1931 or early 1932 [60]
Aerated Water, Ice and Cordial Manufacturer in Carnamah in 1932 [60]
     Her Ice and Cordial Works were telephone number Carnamah-22 in 1932 [60]
     Their "Carnamah Ice Works and Aerated Water Factory" opened for the summer season on 12 October 1932 [5: 14-Oct-1932]
Farewelled by the members of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association on 24 November 1932 [5: 2-Dec-1932]
At the farewell she was presented with a reading lamp and shower bouquet for her untiring efforts with the C.W.A. [5: 2-Dec-1932]
She and her husband left Carnamah and shifted to Three Springs in late November or December 1932 [5: 2-Dec-1932]
Resided in Three Springs in late 1932 and in 1933 [5: 2-Dec-1932] [19]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association in 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Sent a congratulatory telegram to the Carnamah C.W.A. on the occasion of their 2nd birthday in November 1933 [5: 24-Nov-1933]
In December 1933 three warrants were issued via a bailiff from James T. CLINCH, The Western Ice Co and F. H. Faulding & Co [5]
    Unless the warrant was satisfied by 3 p.m. on Saturday 16 December 1933 property at the Ice Factory, Carnamah would be sold [5]
    Items that would be sold included a quantity of sundries, empty oil drums, ice moulds, crude oil and a budge compressor [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Resided of late in the southern Perth suburb of Rockingham [2]
Died 12 January 1958; ashes dispersed at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Adela Elizabeth Williams / Beaumont' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 11 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/adela-elizabeth-williams  [ sources ]




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