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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Cecelia Maria BELL / BOWRA

Born 1883 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of James BELL and Sarah Matilda EAKINS [15]
Married "Fred" Frederick John BOWRA in Perth in 1907 [66]
They resided in Cannington 1912-1914, Cannington East 1915-1921, Cannington 1922-1923 and Cannington East 1924-1925 [6]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Winchester, South Carnamah 1925-1939 [5] [19]
Won first prize for Sweet Peas in the flower section of the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Returned to her home in Winchester during the first week of April 1929 after being in hospital for considerable time [4: 6-Apr-1929]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held at the Winchester School on 10 August 1929 and 31 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 7-Sep-1929]
Also attended and won a prize for euchre at the Euchre Party and Dance in Winchester on Saturday 14 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Ladies winner of the Bridge Evening held at the Winchester School Hall on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Travelled from Winchester to Nannine in July 1934 to spend a short holiday with her son Allan [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Her niece Miss R. BEERS, of Victoria Park, spent a holiday staying with her in Winchester in September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
During her stay her niece attended the Carnamah Show Ball on 12 September 1935 in a gown of royal blue satin [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Her nieces Misses W. BELL, R. BEERS and I. BEERS holidayed with her in Winchester during September 1936 [5: 4 & 18-Sep-1936]
Her nieces W. BELL in ciel satin and R. BEERS in ivory taffeta and tulle attended the 1936 Carnamah Agricultural Show Ball [5]
She and her husband were the recipients of a send off at Winchester on 10 January 1939 [0: images 02914 & 03782]
They left Winchester in January 1939 [0: image 02913]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Bayswater [2]
Mother of Allan and Mervyn [P89]
Died 31 March 1951; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZG, 18) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cecelia Maria Bell / Bowra' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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