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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jessie" Clarice Jessie WYLIE / PATTERSON

Born 1915 [15]
Daughter of "Ray" Raymond Robert WYLIE and Rose Clarice PIMM [P142]
Resided with her parents at Kumminin near Goomalling, and was baptised in Bruce Rock in December 1915 [84]
Shifted to Carnamah with her parents in 1924 [P135]
Resided with her parents and siblings in a weatherboard house at 17 Boojerabba Street in the Carnamah townsite [P135]
     Boojerabba Street was part of the initial Carnamah townsite, and was named after an Aboriginal locality northeast of Carnamah [P1]
     The Carnamah District Road Board changed the name from Boojerabba to Robertson Street in March 1932 [39: 26-Mar-1932]
Student at the Carnamah State School 1924-1929 [P135]
Telephonist on the Telephone Exchange at the Carnamah Post Office 1930-1935 [5: 10-May-1935]
Won 1st for Wildflowers, Sewing and a Pencil Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show & Sports Carnival in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Exhibited in the Educational section and competed in the sports at the Carnamah Agricultural Show & Sports Carnival in 1928 [4]
     Won 1st prizes for a Pencil Drawing and for Mapping, and came 2nd in the 12-13 year old girls Running Race [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball on 18 May 1929 in a dress of cream net trimmed with tiny rosebuds [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah in 1929 dressed as a "Telephone" [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Winner of the 13 years and over Girls Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Won 1st prize for Collection of Wildflowers at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of white satin [5: 23-Sep-1932]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
To the Grand Opening Ball she wore a dress of "sapphire blue georgette, with white puff sleeves and effective ruching on skirt" [5]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in mauve organdie with violet trimmings [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Returned to Carnamah on Monday 26 November 1934 after spending a two week holiday in Geraldton [5: 30-Nov-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [5: 12-Oct-1934, 15-Feb-1935, 21-Feb-1936]
Attended the Surprise Party given to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Retired from her position as a telephonist on attaining the age limit for a casual telephonist in May 1935 [5: 10-May-1935]
     The Carnamah Post Office staff made a presentation to her as a token of her services and the esteem in which she was held [5]
Ran the Sweets Stall at the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Fair at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended May ROCCHI's birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a white crepe satin gown with sequins [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 as "Eve" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Won the Grocery Competition at the Methodist Church's Treasure Hunt in Carnamah on Friday evening 10 January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of May ROCCHI and Stuart FORD at Saint Andrew's in Carnamah on Saturday 25 January 1936 [5]
     Wore a picture hat and apricot and eau-de-nil georgette frock with daintily shirred cape, velvet girdle and silver trimmings [5]
     Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Accompanied her brother-in-law Francis ROOKE when he motored to Geraldton on Thursday night 30 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
     When they were about four miles past Mingenew a kangaroo dazzled by their headlights jumped through the windscreen [5]
     Fortunately she quickly opened her door and released the kangaroo, which gave them both a number of cuts and scratches [5]
     Besides a broken windscreen and rear window the runabout was undamaged, and they carried on to Geraldton [5: 7-Feb-1936]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing eau de nil georgette [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Accompanied Mrs Maud V. ILES, Miss Maud V. ILES and Mrs Petronilla ROCCHI to Perth by car on 30 March 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     After spending a short holiday together in Perth the four of them returned to Carnamah on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Motored from Carnamah to Perth with Herbert E. and Edith L. NINEHAM on Friday 3 July 1936 [5: 10 & 17-Jul-1936]
     The three of them plus Carnamah butcher Ernest C. ANDREWS returned to Carnamah a week later on Friday 10 July 1936 [5]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on Saturday 11 July 1936 dressed in eau de nil georgette [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as a "Harem Lady" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
She underwent a minor operation at the Carnamah Private Hospital on Sunday 23 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
     Following recovery from her operation she was discharged from the Carnamah Private Hospital on Tuesday 25 August 1936 [5]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 dressed in ivory satin trimmed with green swansdown [5: 18-Sep-1936]
On 4 December 1936, at which time she wasn't well, she wrote a note and left home during the night [88]
     Her brother-in-law Francis ROOKE reported the matter to the Carnamah Police Station at 8 a.m. on 4 December 1936 [88]
     Seven hours later, at 3 p.m., a report was received that a woman had been seen in a paddock several miles from Carnamah [88]
     Const. Maurice PLUNKETT and the Secretary of the Carnamah District Road Board travelled to the spot and picked her up [88]
     She received medical attention at the Carnamah Private Hospital and was then taken away from Carnamah for a change [88]
Married George Victor PATTERSON in Perth in 1941 [66]
Later resided with her husband George in the southern coastal Perth suburb of Safety Bay [2]
Her husband passed away on 21 November 1968, aged 60 years, and was buried at the Fremantle Cemetery [2]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Joondanna [2]
Died 15 September 1995; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Methodist, BB, 300) [2]
Also known as Jessie Clarice WYLIE [66]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clarice Jessie Wylie / Patterson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/clarice-jessie-wylie [sources]




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