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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edith Ada BAKER / POTTER

Born 7 June 1930 in Three Springs, Western Australia [120: 3-Jul-1930]
Daughter of "Mick" Morris Percy BAKER and "Vi" Ada Violet FATHERS [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Resided with her parents in Carnamah from 1930 [19] until 1940 [0: image 03060]
While playing on Monday 1 August 1932 she cracked the bone of her leg [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 as "Frills" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Trainbearer at the wedding of May ROCCHI and Stuart FORD at Saint Andrew's Church in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5]
      As trainbearer she was "dressed in a frilled frock of lemon georgette and wore a large bow of lemon tulle on her hair" [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Won a 2nd prize for Cane & Raffia Work in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Best Dressed 3-6 Year Girl as "Early Victorian" at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Attended and received a Coronation Medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     Won the 6 Years Girls Running Race and with Bridie POWER won the 6 to 8 Years Girls Three Legged Race [5: 14-May-1937]
Later resided with her parents at 42 Blencowe Street in the Perth suburb of West Leederville [39: 15-Feb-1949]
Married Wilfred Gordon POTTER in Perth in 1950 [66]
In 1954 they were living at 68 Churchill Avenue in the Perth suburb of Subiaco and her husband was working as a Bus Driver [50]


From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 24 June 1930:
Births
"BAKER (nee Vi Fathers) - On June 7, 1930, at Three Springs Hospital, to Mr and Mrs Morris Baker, of Carnamah - a daughter (Edith Ada). Both well."


From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 15 February 1949:
Engagements
"Mr and Mrs M. P. Baker, of 42 Blencowe-street, West Leederville, have pleasure in announcing the engagement of their eldest daughter Edith to Wilfred Gordon, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Potter, of 187 Oxford Street, Leederville."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edith Ada Baker / Potter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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