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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Barbara SHARP / MCNEILL

Born 1885 in Kerang, Victoria, Australia [15]
Daughter of William SHARP and Louisa CRAUN [15]
Married Hugh Alexander Ferguson MCNEILL on Friday 2 September 1910 in Moora, Western Australia [9]
     She was given away by her brother George H. SHARP, while her bridesmaid was her sister Miss Ethel M. SHARP [9]
     Reported to have wore a cream crepeline gown and white picture hat [9: 9-Sep-1910]
Resided with her husband and later children in Dalwallinu until C.1926 when they shifted to Arrino [5: 9-Dec-1932]
Resided on York Valley Farm in Arrino [19]
Shortly after their arrival in Arrino they were invited to the of home of Mrs Amy SAUNDERS on Wattle Grove Farm [P2]
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]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball held at the Arrino Hall on Thursday 3 April 1930 [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Her husband Hugh passed away at the age of 49 years on 21 November 1932 and was buried at the Three Springs Cemetery [24]
Following her husband's death she was, with assistance from her elder son, the Farmer of York Valley Farm in Arrino until 1944 [6]
Attended her daughter Annie's wedding in Three Springs on 29 April 1935 in a "frock of blue marocain patterned in red" [5: 3-May-1935]
Sold 12 suckers for 19/4, 27 shorn ewes for 18/4, 24 shorn ewes for 10/10 per head at Market in September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
     A month later sold 70 lambs - 61 of them for 14/4 per head and the remaining 9 for 11/4 per head [5: 18-Oct-1935]
In October 1935 signed a petition in support of the Three Springs Road Board constructing new tennis courts in Arrino [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sold six bales of wool at 15½d. per pound through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Perth Wool Sale on 26 October 1936 [5: 30-Sep-1936]
Sold 61 sheep through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 28 April 1937 - 18 at 16/10, 24 at 16/7, 16 at 14/10 and 3 at 12/1 per head [5: 30-Apr-1937]
According to electoral rolls resided in Arrino until 1961 and then resided in Port Denison 1962-1964 [19]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Como [2]
Mother of Annie, Ethel, Phyllis, Doris, Norman and Thomas [5: 9-Dec-1932]
Died 9 July 1965; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Barbara Sharp / McNeill' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/barbara-sharp  [ sources ]




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