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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Maud" Beatrice Maud PARKIN / FERGUSON

Born 15 November 1902 in Cornwall, England [P18]
Daughter of "Harry" Henry PARKIN and "Mary" Philippa Mary BILKEY [20] [21]
     In 1911 was living with her parents and siblings Olive, Elsie, Tom and Millie at Wheal Hope in Perranporth, Cornwall, England [20]
Her father arrived in Western Australia in January 1912 and began working as a Railway Fettler in Carnamah [7: page 142] [19] [70]
     Along with her mother and siblings, she departed London, England on the steamship Ajana on 24 December 1912 [203]
     After a voyage of just over a month, they arrived on the Ajana in Fremantle, Western Australia on 1 February 1913 [70]
They arrived in Carnamah on 13 February 1913 to join her father, who they had not seen in over a year [7: page 142]
     Resided with her parents and siblings at Gable Cottage or The Gables at 4 Yarra Street in Carnamah [92]
With her sisters sang "exquisite songs" at the farewell in Carnamah for the stationmaster and his wife on 7 May 1913 [9: 16-May-1913]
Member of the Carnamah Sunday School in 1914 [7: page 238]
Store Assistant in Carnamah in 1924 [19]
Attended the Carnamah Race Club's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 10 April 1924 in a dress of apricot charmeuse [10: 24-Apr-1924]
Married Lionel Oliver FERGUSON on 25 August 1925 at the Carnamah Town Hall [9: 11-Sep-1925]
     Wore a dress of ivory floral crepe de chene, relieved with silver; also worm was a veil, worked with cream silver and [9]
     caught on one side with a spray of orange blossom and was attended to by her sisters Elsie and Millie as bridesmaids [9]
     Her brother Tom was best man and groomsman was Robert W. GRANT (who two years later married her sister Millie) [9]
     Their wedding reception was held in the Town Hall later that nights where toasts, supper and dancing was indulged in [9]
Following their marriage they left Carnamah however had returned by May 1929[9: 11-Sep-1925, 25-May-1929]
Resided with her husband at 9 Caron Street, Carnamah until about 1936 and then at 29 Caron Street, Carnamah [3]
On Saturday 11 May 1929 attended the surprise party tendered to Mrs Ida B. CROSSING at Ida's home in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of black silk lace over stain [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Races on 2 October 1930 in a black dress with shoulder posy and hip ornament [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Helped run the Carnamah Presbyterian Church Ladies Guild's Sale of Work held in Carnamah on 13 December 1930 [4: 20-Dec-1930]
Attended the House Party at Tom and Marjorie PARKIN's home in Carnamah on Friday 13 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club 1933-1936 [5: 10-Mar-1933] [56]
     Received the trophy for Runner-Up Ladies Singles at the Club's Presentation Evening in Carnamah on 3 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
     Ladies Social Committee Member of the Parkinson Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Herself, her husband, their daughter and her sister Elsie spent a short holiday in Dongara in mid February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Helped run the Work Stall at the Presbyterian Church's Fair at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Won the prize for auction rummy at the Bridge Evening held at the Carnamah Hostel on Friday evening 21 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1935-1937 - was a Committee Member in 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935, 15-May-1936, 25-Jun-1937]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of local agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 7-Aug-1936, 9-Apr-1937]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Played for the defeated Carnamah Social Club in badminton against the Carnamah Badminton Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Won the Ladies Handicap Doubles at the Carnamah Social Club's Badminton Tournament on 4 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Spent the last two weekends of January 1937 in Dongara where his wife, daughter and mother-in-law were holidaying [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Won the Carnamah Golf Club's "President's Trophy" in 1938 [7: page 208]
Resided with her husband at 29 Caron Street in Carnamah until her death in 1966 [P10]
Mother of Valda [14]
Died 15 September 1966 in Caron Street, Carnamah; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row S, Plot 6) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Beatrice Maud Parkin / Ferguson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/beatrice-maud-parkin [sources]




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