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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 26 November 1896 in Strawberry, Western Australia [P118]
Daughter of Michael FITZGERALD and Louisa WATSON [15]
Prior to her marriage she resided with her parents in Dudawa, East Arrino [P118] [10: 6-Oct-1914]
Married "Nick" Edward Nicholas STOKES on 29 September 1914 [161] at the Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [10: 6-Oct-1914]
     It was reported that "no one could have looked more bonny than the bride in her beautiful white silk dress with wreath and veil" [10]
     Her sister Lizzie, who wore pale blue muslin de soie, was her sole bridesmaid [10]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
The Dudawa Telephone Exchange was situated within their farmhouse in Dudawa [P118]
Exhibited in the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Won 1st prizes for Cauliflower, Heaviest Potatoes and Swede Turnips; 2nd prize for female White Leghorn; and 3rd for Scones [4]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball held on 4 April 1929 in a dress of pale pink crepe de chine inlet with lace [4: 13-Apr-1929]
She planted a tree at the Centenary Celebrations at the Dudawa State School on Friday 13 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Herself, her husband and their children travelled from Arrino to Perth to attend the Perth Royal Show in October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on 3 April 1930 in champagne crepe de chine, lace overskirt and trimmings [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Won 1st prizes for both a male and female Duck in the Poultry section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Member of the Arrino branch of the Country Women's Association 1933-1935 [5: 4-Aug-1933, 29-Mar-1935]
Won the Euchre Tournament held at the home of Mrs Ellen TURNER in Arrino on Tuesday 22 August 1933 [5: 1-Sep-1933]
Among those from Arrino who attended the clearing sale held on the farm of Cyril L. AYLMORE in Mingenew on 1 May 1934 [144]
Attended the Divisional Meeting of the Country Women's Association held in Morawa on Friday 22 March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Helped cater for the supper at the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball held at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 25 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Scones in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the 4th birthday of the Carnamah branch of the C.W.A. at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 16 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in floral georgette [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Resided in Arrino until at least 1965 [19]
Later resided at Mount Many Pearls before passing away at the age of 75 years at the Hospital in Albany WA [24]
Mother of Dolly, Sonny, Sissy, Bill, Ned, Joe, Dina, Doreen, Kevin and Norman[161]
Died 24 January 1972; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 135) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alice Catherine Fitzgerald / Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from [reference list]

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