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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Clare KOCH / BLACK

Born 1890 in Mooroopna, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of Sophus Edward KOCH and Blanche Maria WILLIAMS [54]
Along with her mother Mrs Blanche KOCH ran the Coffee Palace in Three Springs 1911-1913 [6]
They also ran the first post office in Three Springs from a window on the verandah of their premises [P2]
Sang a song at the Social hosted by Charlie and Winifred THOMAS at the schoolroom in Three Springs on 30 July 1910 [9: 12-Aug-1910]
Sang "Will You Love Me in December" at the Concert & Dance at the schoolroom in Three Springs on 1 September 1910 [9: 9-Sep-1910]
Married Robert BLACK at her mother's home in Three Springs on the evening of Thursday 20 July 1916 [10: 28-Jul-1916]
     She was walked down the aisle by local farmer Ruben CARTER and her sister Dagmar was her bridesmaid [10: 28-Jul-1916]
     Their reception and dance went to 2.30 a.m. Friday, after which they caught the mail train to Dongara for a short honeymoon [10]
She and her husband lived in Three Springs 1916-1943, where her husband worked as a farmhand [19] and carrier [P2]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
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]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 in a brocaded marocain dress with pink and beige lace [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Foundation Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association in 1929 [206]
Presented the Three Springs Anglican Church with fruit and veg at its Harvest Thanksgiving service on 23 March 1930 [4: 29-Mar-1930]
In April 1930 received permission from the Three Springs Road Board to alterations to her local boarding house [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to her mother Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
From 1933 to 1940 was the proprietress of the Coffee Palace in Three Springs (previously run by her mother) [6]
Won 2nd prize for a Female Duck in the Poultry section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Hosted a Card Evening at her home to raise funds for the Three Springs Anglican Church in mid November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Attended the luncheon tendered to Primate of Australia Rev. Henry F. LE FANU in Three Springs on Monday 1 July 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Parents & Citizens Association - was Secretary in 1935 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Hosted a Card Evening at her home in Three Springs in aid of the local Anglican Church on Monday 7 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Secretary of the Country Women's Association's Coronation Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 7 May 1937 [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "black figured georgette" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Later resided in Bunbury [2]
Mother of Jean, Mary, Robert and George [P2]
Died 29 February 1984; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 8, 54) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clare Koch / Black' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 November 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/clare-koch [sources]




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