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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Cora Jean FERGUSON / MARTYN

Born 9 January 1910 in Toodyay, Western Australia [P233]
Daughter of Samuel Thomas FERGUSON and Eleanor COOK [P233]
Grew up in Toodyay however by 1934 was living in Carnamah [56] [P233]
Resided in Carnamah from 1934 to 1970 [P233]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church's Ball in Carnamah on Saturday 26 May 1934 a mauve crepe de chine dress [5: 1-Jun-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]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [56]
Won the Mystery Box of handkerchiefs at the Parkinson Tennis Club Dance in Carnamah on 20 September 1934 [5: 28-Sep-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Married Cyril James Thomas MARTYN in 1935 [66]
Won 2nd prize for Collection of Doyleys in the Fancywork section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 7 December 1935 as an "Elite Milliner" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Herself, her husband and their infant son spent a holiday at Dongara during February 1936 [5: 7 & 21-Feb-1936]
After a serious illness her infant son was discharged from the hospital in Three Springs on Wednesday 4 March 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Returned to Carnamah with her son on 16 May 1936 after an extended holiday with relatives in Toodyay and Perth [5: 22-May-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1936, and a Committee Member in 1937 [4: 29-Aug-1936, 21-May-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 11 July 1936 dressed in ivory crepe [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Played for the defeated Carnamah Social Club in badminton against the Carnamah Badminton Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
During January 1937 Miss S. DONNEGAN of Perenjori holidayed with herself and her family in Carnamah [5: 8 & 22-Jan-1937]
     During her stay her guest competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tournament in Carnamah on New Year's Day [5: 8-Jan-1937]
     In mid January 1937 Miss DONNEGAN accompanied herself and her infant son to Toodyay where they holidayed [5: 22-Jan-1937]
     After an extended holiday in Toodyay and Perth herself and her son returned to Carnamah on 3 March 1937 [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Herself and her husband won the Mixed Handicap Doubles at the Easter Tennis Tournament in Carnamah in 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 17 April 1937 in blue floral dull crepe [5: 23-Apr-1937]
     At the largely attended Dance herself and her husband were presented with their trophy from the Easter Tennis Tournament [5]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 12 May 1937 in "green floral crinkled marocain" [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]
Attended the Official Opening of the new golf links in Three Springs on Sunday 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1937 and 1939 [5: 2-Jul-1937] [489]
Attended the Social of the Carnamah Golf Club Associates at the home of Mrs Millie G. LEITHHEAD on 9 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
On 5 August 1943 was on her way to see her neighbour Mrs Edna FOWLER in a horse and jinker [0: image 04240]
     Was about to adjust the harness when she slipped and badly cut herself on a piece of metal on the jinker [0: image 04240]
     She managed to make it to Mrs FOWLER's and on arrival was immediately rushed to the hospital in Three Springs [0: image 04240]
     Herself and her husband were evidently living on a farm in Winchester in 1943 for Mrs Edna FOWLER to be their neighbour [--]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1951 [0: image 04616]
She helped run the Children's Sunday School in Carnamah in 1952 [0: image 04676]
Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club [P233]
Along with her husband left Carnamah in 1960 and moved to Safety Bay [P233]
In 1972 was living at 3A Torridon Street in the Perth suburb of Ardross [P75]; later resided in Gooseberry Hill [2]
Mother of Colin, Barry and Cliff [P75]
Died 27 September 1985; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]


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




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