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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Amy Louisa SAMPSON / MUTTER / COLE

Born 5 June 1881 in Goyder, South Australia [55]
Daughter of James SAMPSON and "Sophie" Louisa Sophia KLOSE [55]
Resided with her parents on her father's farm in Bowmans, South Australia [P331]
Her father was a farmer, expert stockman, farm butcher and unqualified but knowledgeable vet [P331]
Married (1) "Bill" William MUTTER on 27 September 1905 at the Methodist Church in Whitwarta, South Australia [55]
Their wedding was a double one with her sister Edith Mary SAMPSON and her fiancÚ Arthur Ernest RUDDERHAM [55] [P331]
Following their marriage they shifted to Balaklava where for about 14 years resided on one of her father-in-laws farms [P331]
Then resided with her husband and children on her husband's Hillslope Farm in Everard West, South Australia [P331]
Along with her husband and children took holidays in Western Australia over two successive years looking for farmland to buy [P331]
On the second holiday in 1926 they purchased Cornelius and Amy F. SHEAHAN's farm at Dudawa, East Arrino [P2] [P118] [P331]
Returned to Everard West and after selling everything left South Australia by train with her husband and daughters [P331]
Arrived in Dudawa in March 1927, and named their new farm Noalimba after an Aboriginal word meaning "belonging to us" [P331]
Resided on Noalimba Farm in Dudawa, East Arrino 1927-1939 [P118]
She was very keen on her tennis and shortly after their arrival she got together with others and formed the Dudawa Tennis Club [P331]
     They made two anthill courts on part of the Government Reserve near the Dudawa State School and Government Dam [P331]
     Later the Club erected a bough shed and fenced the courts[P331]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Made arrangements for the occasional Methodist Church services to be held at the Dudawa State School [P331]
     A visiting Methodist Missionary would arrive at Dudawa in his sulky on which he would have a folding organ [144]
In mid September 1928 placed a notice of thanks in The Irwin Index newspaper thanking the local Methodist Guild Ladies [4: 15-Sep-1928]
    The thanks were for decorating the Agricultural Hall for her daughter's wedding, and to Annie BYRNE and Fred HARDWICK [4]
Won 2nd prizes for Lettuce, Cream Puffs and male Black Orpington at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1928 [4: 20-Sep-1928]
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]
Won 1st prize for White Hen Eggs and 2nd for Swiss Roll at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of black crepe de chine [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Won 2nd prizes for White Hen Eggs, Swiss Roll and Diary Butter at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In about 1933 she invited the STOKES and WILSON families of Dudawa to join her family for Christmas lunch [144]
     She cooked for the crowd and after the children were fed the adults sat down to roast chook, ham and Christmas pudding [144]
Member of the Dudawa Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 27-Oct-1933]
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 prizes for Bread and Brown Hen Eggs at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Described a as a lover of sport who never turned down an opportunity for a hit of tennis or a game of cards [144]
She was a very good cook and housekeeper, with a routine that included changing beds on Saturdays and washing on Mondays [144]
In 1939 herself and her husband left Arrino and retired to a seven acre block in the Perth suburb of Belmont [P118]
Resided with her husband at Preston in Belgravia Street in the Perth suburb of Belmont [P331]
Following the death of her husband in 1946 she continued to live at Prestonin Belmont for a while [P331]
Spent time staying with each of her children and visited South Australia a couple of times to visit her sisters [P331]
Also spent quite a lot of time holidaying with Mrs Alice C. STOKES in Dongara[P331] [P332]
Married (2) Arthur Owen COLE [P332]
Resided with her second husband in a house he'd built at the mouth of the Greenough River in Greenough [P332]
They later resided in the Perth suburb of Beaconsfield [2]
Mother of Ethel Louisa Maud, "Ken" Wilfred Kenneth and Dulcie Martha [55]
Died 22 March 1966; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, IA, 717)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Amy Louisa Sampson / Mutter / Cole' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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