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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Amy DODD / SAUNDERS

Born 29 December 1895 in Arrino, Western Australia [P2]
Daughter of Edwin Banwell DODD and Emma PAYNE [15]
Resided with her parents in Arrino 1895-1913 and was educated at the Arrino State School [P2]
Between leaving school and getting married she worked as Postmistress at Thomas H. DALY's General Store in Arrino [P2]
Married Arthur Gordon Yarcowie SAUNDERS at her parents' home in Arrino on 22 December 1913 [P2]
Resided on Wattle Grove Farm in Arrino 1913-1929 and then on York ParkFarm in Arrino 1929-1944 [P2]
Came 2nd in the Best Lady Dancer competition at the Ball that followed the Three Springs Day on 25 September 1919 [10: 3-Oct-1919]
Following the Arrino Race Club's race meeting attended the evening Ball in the Arrino Hall on Thursday 4 April 1929 [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Among those who organised the Children's Christmas Tree held in Arrino on Saturday 21 December 1929 [4: 4-Jan-1930]
Foundation Vice President of Arrino's branch of the Country Women's Association 1932-1935 [5: 29-Jul-1932, 3-May-1935]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Worked in aid of the Anglican Church and catered for lunch at Race Meetings and for supper at Race Balls held in Arrino [P2]
Herself, her husband and their children spent a holiday at the beach in Dongara in April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Divisional Meeting of the Country Women's Association held in Morawa on Friday 22 March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Helped run the Children's Christmas Trees held annually in Arrino [P2]
President of the Arrino branch of the Country Women's Association in the early 1940s [P2]
In 1942, when there were soldiers camped near Arrino, she organised for each local family to take some in for Christmas dinner [P2]
Resided in Arrino her entire life where she a very good mother, excellent housekeeper and cook and popular with all who knew her [P2]
Mother of Ethel, Gordon, Jean, Donald and Joy [P2]
Died 2 December 1944 in Three Springs; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 60) [24]
The Rev. G. S. COXON officiated at her funeral, which undertaken by H. H. KNIGHT, of Three Springs [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Amy Dodd / Saunders' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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