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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Beryl CARMAN / BYRNE

Born 1912 [15]
Daughter of engine-driver Frederick Willoughby CARMAN and Sophia Jane BIRCH [50] [243]
Resided with her parents in the Perth suburbs of Guildford and Bassendean, which was then known as West Guildford [50]
Shorthand Typist for the Moora Road Board in Moora in 1936 and 1937 [12: 4-Dec-1936] [50]
     Won the Monte Carlo waltz at the Hospital X-Ray Appeal's Cinderalla Dance at the Moora Hall on 11 April 1934 [12: 12-Apr-1934]
     Attended the birthday party and farewell for Ena WATSON at the home of Ena's parents in Moora on 3 December 1934 [7-Dec-1934]
     Member of the Moora District Tennis Club in 1934, 1935 and 1936 [12: 16-Mar-1934, 20-Dec-1935, 11-Dec-1936]
     Secretary in 1935-36 and Vice President in 1936-37 of the Moora Country Women's Association Younger Set [12: 10-Jul-1936]
     Won one of the novelty dances at the Moora District Hospital's Annual Ball at the Moora Hall on 28 July 1935 [12: 5-Jul-1935]
     Member of the Moora Repertory Club in 1936 [12: 19-Jul-1936]
     After an enjoyable holiday in Perth she returned to Moora on Monday 6 January 1936 [12: 10-Jan-1936]
     Bridesmaid at the wedding of Topsy JAQUES of Moora and Gifford BRUCE in Mount Lawley on 11 April 1936 [81: 26-Apr-1936]
     Member of the Moora Golf Club in 1936 [12: 10-Jul-1936]
     She wore white georgette with a blue head-dress to Coronation Ball at the Moora Hall on Wednesday 21 April 1937 [12: 23-Apr-1937]
     The Coronation Ball was organised by the local branch of the C.W.A. to commemorate the coronation of King George VI [12]
Later in 1937 she was working as a Clerk and living at 60 Trafalgar Road in East Perth [50]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Topsy's sister Babe JACQUES and James G. SPARK in Mount Lawley on 7 May 1938 [12: 13-May-1938]
     The groomsman at her friend Babe's wedding was her future husband Tom BYRNE, who'd worked as a truck driver in Moora [12] [50]
Married "Tom" Thomas Stanley BYRNE in Perth on 8 April 1939 [113]
Arrived in Carnamah with her husband and daughter Janice on 11 July 1942 [0: image 04112]
     Along with her husband and children resided in Carnamah from April 1942 to January 1949 [0: image 04106] [4: 29-Jan-1949]
     Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society - was Treasurer in 1943-44 [0: image 04247]
     Her sister Verna, accompanied by a friend, spent a holiday staying with her and Tom in Carnamah in April 1946 [12: 26-Apr-1946]
     Following her husband's transfer left Carnamah in January 1949 and shifted to Narrogin [4: 29-Jan-1949]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Wembley [2]
Mother of Janice, Carolyn, Roslyn and Lindsay [113]
Died 6 April 1977; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, SC, 495) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Beryl Carman / Byrne' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/beryl-carman [sources]




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