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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alma Dorothea BROUN / MORCOMBE / MATHEWS

Born 1912 [15]
Daughter of Charles McBryde BROUN and Mary Charlotte ALLEN [5: 26-Jan-1934]
Resided with her parents in Pingelly [5: 26-Jan-1934]
She had been engaged to someone in Pingelly however called it off after meeting Keith while visiting her brother in Coorow [P32]
Her engagement to Keith MORCOMBE of Wynmara Farm in Waddy Forest was announced during January 1934 [5: 26-Jan-1934]
In August 1934 spent a two week holiday staying with her husband-to-be and his parents in Waddy Forest [5: 3-Aug-1934]
Married (1) "Keith" Frank Keith MORCOMBE on Thursday 20 February 1936 at Saint Luke's Church in Pingelly [5: 28-Feb-1936]
     Wore closely fitting heavy ivory satin with a long train inlet to the skirt, beautifully shirred corsage and soft roll collar [5]
     Her veil was of hand-worked Brussels net and was held in place with orange blossoms [5]
     Her bridesmaids were her sister Miss Beryl BROUN and Keith's sister Miss Eileen G. MORCOMBE [5]
Arrived in Waddy Forest with her husband on Friday 6 March 1936 and began settling into her new home [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Resided with her husband and later children on farmland in Waddy Forest 1936-1947 [19]
Won 2nd prize for Hand-Painted Article in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Arts section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in Three Springs on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5]
     Awarded 1st prize for Water Colour and received 2nd prize for Pen Painted Table Centre [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Won 1st and 2nd for Hand-Painted Article in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Her sister Beryl BROUN of Pingelly holidayed with herself and her husband in Waddy Forest during September 1937 [5: 24-Sep-1937]
Married (2) "Jim" James T. MATHEWS in 1948 [66]
Resided with her second husband in the outer Perth suburb of Armadale where her husband had a trucking business [P403]
Later resided in a nursing home in Armadale [P403]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Salter Point [2]
Mother of Michael and Suellen [P32]
Died 21 June 2005; ashes interred Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Crematorium R, Rose Memorial, 5, 14) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alma Dorothea Broun / Morcombe / Mathews' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 12 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alma-dorothea-broun  [ sources ]




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