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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Clara Rose COX / PROCKTOR / TURNER

Born 9 November 1881 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [P96]
Daughter of John Amos COX and Charlotte Ann LANGLEY [15]
Married (1) Arthur John PROCKTOR in 1908 [66]
Her first husband, late of Gingin, died at the age of 39 years on 22 April 1913, and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
In 1916 was living with her children at 37 Hulbert Street in Fremantle [50]
Married (2) "Charlie" Charles William John TURNER in 1916 [66]
One afternoon in October 1916 they left their home in Fremantle and caught the suburban train to Midland Junction [P399]
     That evening they caught the train from Midland Junction up to Carnamah - travelling all night on hard bench seats [P399]
     They were met at the railway station by her husband and they then travelled out to his farm with a horse and sulky [P399]
     Her husband walked ahead holding the horse, her son walked behind and she travelled in the sulky with her daughters [P399]
Resided on Karragee Farm in Carnamah 1916-1953 [P11] [P96]
     The farm was Lots M954-5 and M1256 on the west side of Turner Road and also bounding the Carnamah-Bunjil Road [3] [62]
     She gave birth to four children on the farm - the first two of whom were girls and who both died in infancy [24] [P399]
Won the Ladies 1st prize at the Euchre Party & Dance at the Carnamah School on Thursday evening 1 November 1917 [9: 23-Nov-1917]
Came 2nd in euchre at the Euchre Party, Basket Social & Dance held at the State School in Carnamah on 24 June 1920 [10: 16-Jul-1920]
Won the Ladies Booby Prize at the Euchre Tournament in Carnamah in October 1920 to raise funds to build a local hall [39: 23-Oct-1920]
Attended the Picnic Race Meeting & Agricultural Show held in Carnamah on Thursday 22 September 1921 [9: 30-Sep-1921]
At the Agricultural Show in Carnamah in 1921 she won 1st prize for Eggs and 2nd prizes for Butter and Bouquet of Flowers [9]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Won 1st for Light Breed Female entered in the Poultry section of the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Attended the Carnamah Race Club's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 10 April 1924 in a dress of black crepe de chine [10: 24-Apr-1924]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 6 August 1925 in an evening dress of cream silk [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Won 1st prize for Eggs at the Carnamah Agricultural Show & Sports Carnival held on Thursday 30 September 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
Also won 1st prize for Hen's Eggs at the Carnamah Show & Sports Carnival at Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Won 1st prize for Butter exhibited in the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of biscuit crepe de chine [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the evening Ball after the Carnamah Races on Thursday 2 October 1930 in a dress of cinnamon crepe de chine [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Returned to Carnamah on 16 March 1935 after being in inmate of Saint John of God Hospital in Subiaco for two months [5: 22-Mar-1935]
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]
Won the Hidden Number Prize at the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association's Card Evening on 17 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Won 1s prize for Garden Flowers and 2nd for Pod Peas at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Miss E. O'CONNOR of East Fremantle spent a holiday with herself and her family in Carnamah in October 19936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Later in life her son Bert offered to buy her a house in the Carnamah townsite however she didn't want to leave the farm [P96]
Passed away at the age of 72 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [4:2-Jan-1954]
Mother of Bill, Emily, May, Mary, Dalphe, Charlie and Bert [P96]
Died 22 December 1953 in Three Springs; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row B, Plot 5) [1]
Officiating minister at her funeral was Rev. PATRICK and the undertaker G. E. & R. M. KAISER, both of Three Springs [1]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 2 January 1954:
"Carnamah Lady's Death - After a somewhat protracted illness, the death occurred in the North Midlands District Hospital at Three Springs on the 22nd ult. of a well-known resident of Carnamah in the person of Mrs. Clara Rose Turner, wife of Mr. C. W. Turner. In addition to the bereaved husband the deceased lady, who was seventy-two years of age, is survived by two sons (Messrs. William and Bert Turner) and two daughters, the latter being Mesdames M. S. Aunger and L. Schier, of Carnamah. The funeral took place in the Winchester Cemetery on Wednesday of last week and was attended by many residents from all parts of the district."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clara Rose Cox / Procktor / Turner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/clara-rose-cox  [ sources ]




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