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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Catherine FERRIS / WALLACE

Born 14 December 1875 in Belfast, Ireland [P111]
Daughter of John FERRIS and Mary Ann ANDERSON [P111]
Married "Ike" Isaac WALLACE on 14 April 1909 in Sandstone, Western Australia[P111]
Resided with her husband in Sandstone in 1909 and 1910 and then in Three Springs[P111]
Her husband worked in Three Springs as a Commission Agent and later Farmer, and she worked locally as a caterer [P111]
Donated six bottles of jam for the refreshment booth at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day in 1920 [124]
Donated a cake to be raffled at the Hospital Ball in the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Thursday 5 April 1923 [9: 27-Apr-1923]
In 1928 herself and Mrs Christina FINLAYSON organised an art union to obtain art for the proposed new local hospital [4: 2-Jun-1928]
Catered for the supper at the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     The Ball was attended by 400 people, and she was congratulated on the "vast and varied culinary delicacies" she provided [4]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Herself and her husband spent a holiday in Perth in February 1929 [4: 9-Feb-1929]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 in a black crepe de chine dress with bois de rose braid [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Armistice Day ceremony held at the Three Springs State School on Monday 11 November 1929 [4: 16-Nov-1929]
Donated a cake and pudding for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital, 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]
Donated prizes for the local Anglican Church Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 [4: 6 & 20-Dec-1930]
Donated cakes for the Anglican Girls Club's Fete at the Rectory gardens in Three Springs on Saturday 13 December 1930 [4: 20-Dec-1930]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Donor to the Athletic Sports run by the North Midlands Zone Council of the Wheatgrowers Union in Three Springs in 1936 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Attended the Golf Club's Surprise Social for her daughter Rae at their home in Three Springs on 10 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the wedding of her daughter to Richard H. S. JAMES at Saint James Anglican Church, Three Springs on 5 January 1937 [5]
     After the ceremony she hosted their wedding reception at her home in Three Springs with assistance from Mrs Sara T. MALEY [5]
     Received guests at the reception in a black marocain ensemble with coffee lace trimmings and carried a bouquet of red roses [5]
     She had made a three tiered cake, and had the tables decorated with vases of pale pink gladiola and maidenhair fern [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Catered for the monthly meetings of the Three Springs Road Board in 1936 and 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Following the death of her husband in 1939 she continued to reside in Three Springs until about 1953 [P111]
On leaving Three Springs shifted to Kalgoorlie where she lived with her daughter and son-in-law [P111]
Mother of Rachel and Nolan [P111]
Died 11 January 1965 in Kalgoorlie; buried Kalgoorlie Cemetery, Kalgoorlie [P111]


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




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