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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Adie" Adelaide May BARRETT / PARSONS

Born 22 September 1931 in Gladstone, South Australia [212]
Daughter of Fred Levitt BARRETT and Ethel Ida Pearl ARTHUR [212]
Resided with her parents in Arrino, Western Australia 1932-1937, where her father was a sharefarmer [212]
Shifted with her mother, brother and sisters to South Australia in 1937, where they resided until 1939 [212]
Resided with her parents in Three Springs, Western Australia 1939-1948 and 1950-1953 [212]
Left Three Springs in 1948 and shifted to Perth where she secured a job sewing intricate beadwork on exclusive clothing [212]
In 1950 she returned to Three Springs, where she continued to work as a seamstress [212]
She was tendered a Kitchen Tea & Dance at the Lesser Hall in Three Springs on Thursday evening 5 March 1953 [4: 14-Mar-1953]
     The evening had been arranged in "true friendship" for one of the town's fairest daughters who was leaving the district [4]
     She thanked those present for their goodwill and said she would always retain very happy memories of the people of TS [4]
Married Colin Stanley PARSONS on 14 March 1953 [212]
Initially resided with her husband at various locations in a caravan while he worked as a contract clearer and dam sinker [212]
They resided in Three Springs in 1955 and 1956, during while time her husband farmed [19]
Later resided on her father-in-law's farm in Boyup Brook, in Hyden and then on farmland in Fitzgerald [212]
Following her husband's death in January 1989 she resided in Albany [212]
Mother of John, Rodney and Kerrie [212]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Adelaide May Barrett / Parsons' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 October 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/adelaide-may-barrett [sources]




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