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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Cora May DE BEER / COLPITTS / DOYLE

Born C.1897 [P48]
Daughter of Kilmard X. DE BEER and Susan Catherine Maria BOTHA [P48]
Stepdaughter of John Watson COLPITTS [P201]
Arrived in Western Australia with her mother and stepfather just before the First World War [P201]
Resided with her mother and stepfather on Heppleholme Farm in Winchester from 1914 [P201] until 1925 [19]
Known locally in Winchester-Carnamah as Cora COLPITTS and was enrolled to vote under the name of Cora COLPITTS [P5] [19]
Attended as "Belgium" the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 19 July 1916 in aid of the Red Cross Society [39: 31-Jul-1916]
Candidate for Winchester in the Ugly Woman Competition conducted in Three Springs for the Y.M.C.A. in May 1917 [9: 25-May-1917]
She came ninth in the competition with 1,367 votes which helped raise £208/17/6 for the war efforts of the Y.M.C.A. [9] [34]
Around July 1917 had to travel to Perth to undergo an operation for appendicitis[34]
Won 2nd prize for 1lb of Butter at the Three Springs Annual Picnic meeting on Thursday 25 September 1919 [9: 3-Oct-1919]
Won the Booby Prize at the Euchre Party & Dance at Mrs Annie DAVIESON's in Carnamah on 8 November 1919 [10: 14-Nov-1919]
Attended the Carnamah Race Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 10 April 1924 in a grey voile dress worked with pink flowers [10: 24-Apr-1924]
Married Peter DOYLE in Perth in 1925 [66]
Resided and farmed with her husband in the Bullaring / Yealering district of Western Australia [P201]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cora May De Beer / Colpitts / Doyle' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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