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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Bessie Friend MUMFORD / STACEY

Born 23 November 1869 in Echunga Creek, South Australia [55]
Daughter of James Friend STACEY and Sophia FOSTER [55]
Married Henry Charles STACEY on 21 January 1891 at Saint Ann's Church in Aldinga, South Australia [55]
Resided with her husband on farmland at Dudawa, East Arrino in Western Australia 1916-1937 [19] [24]
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]
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]
Donor at the Gift Evening held for the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on Wednesday 1 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Donated fruit for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs over Christmas in 1929 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Presented the Three Springs Anglican Church with fruit and veg at its Harvest Thanksgiving service on 23 March 1930 [4: 29-Mar-1930]
Received 1st prize for the Best Knitted Article exhibited in the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Won 2nd prize for a Coloured Table Cloth at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Returned to the Arrino district by train on Friday 30 November 1934 after spending a two month holiday in Perth [5: 7-Dec-1934]
Member of the Arrino branch of the Country Women's Association - was President in 1935 and 1936 [5: 14-Jun-1935, 4-Sep-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell tendered to Henry and Ethel TOWNSEND at the Arrino Hall on Friday 14 June 1935 [5: 21-Jun-1935]
Herself and her husband won the Lucky Spot Dance at the Wheatgrowers Ball in Three Springs on 21 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prize for Cushion and 2nd for Knitted Woollen Article at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Attended the quarterly conference of the Northern Section of the C.W.A. in Northampton on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended a social afternoon held in Carnamah by the Carnamah branch of the C.W.A. on Wednesday 2 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the Annual Birthday Celebration of the Carnamah C.W.A. in Carnamah on Thursday 26 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Mother of Frank Charles, Linda Jane Bessie and Harold James [15] [55]
Resided in Dudawa until her death in 1937 [24]
Mother of Frank Charles, Linda Jane Bessie, Harold James and Launa Annie [5: 9-Apr-1937] [15] [55]
Died 7 April 1937 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 30) [24]
The Rev. Alfred J. TOOMEY officiated at her funeral, which was undertaken by Horace E. THOMAS, both of Three Springs [24]
Owing to her death the Arrino C.W.A. indefinitely cancelled their Dance to be held in Arrino on Friday 9 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
At their next monthly meeting on 19 April 1937 the Three Springs Road Board observed two minutes silence [5: 23-Apr-1937]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 9 April 1937
Obituary - The Late Mrs. H. C. Stacey
"The death occurred at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, when Mrs. H. C. Stacey, of Dudawa, passed away peacefully at her home. Although the deceased has been in poor health for some considerable time, necessitating medical attention, she attended a wedding ceremony on Tuesday, but collapsed during the afternoon and died the following day. The late Mrs. Stacey, originally of South Australia, accompanied her husband to this State some years ago when they settled at Dudawa where they have since resided. She leaves a husband and two children, Lorna and Harold, of Dudawa, to mourn their sad loss. The funeral took place at the Three Springs cemetery yesterday afternoon, the cortege leaving St. James Church at 3 p.m. The Rev. A. J. Toomey performed the last sad rites."


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




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