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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Maude" Edith Maude Wilcocks RYOTT / GREENWOOD

Born 1877 in Belmont, Durham, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Anthony Elliot RYOTT and Amelia Ann WILCOCKS [20] [21]
Baptised on 25 February 1877 in Belmont, Durham, England [33]
In the 1880s and 1890s her father was an Ironworks Clerk and Commercial Clerk however by 1901 was a Private School Tutor [20]
At the time of the 1881 British Census was living with her parents and sister Millicent at Carrville in Saint Giles, Durham, England [20]
By 1891 her mother had died and she was living with her father and sister Millicent at Eden Villa in Saint Giles, Durham, England [20]
Later resided with her father and stepmother Margaret at Woodspeen House in Newbury, Berkshire, England [20]
Married "Guy" Michael Guy GREENWOOD in 1912 [66]
Resided with her husband on Brooklands Farm in Southern Brook near Northam 1912-1922 [P141]
In 1922 shifted with her husband to prospective farmland at Waddy Forest that had been purchased the previous year [P141]
Resided on Manell Farm in Waddy Forest 1922-1942 [0: images 04183, 04462]
Paid a 5/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in June 1936 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300: page 42]
Wrote to the Carnamah District Road Board in August 1934 requesting the clearing of the road from Waddy to their farm [5: 31-Aug-1934]
She and her daughter travelled from Waddy to Perth in early October 1935, and returned home on Saturday 5 October [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Sold 19 lambs at 12/- per head and 27 lambs at 7/10 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 2 October 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Less than a week later sold 55 suckers (41 at 10/10, 12 at 12/10 and 2 at 18/1 per head) through Westralian Farmers Ltd [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Sold a steer for £3/12/6 through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 23 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
She and her husband travelled from Coorow by train for a short holiday in Perth on Friday 19 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
Won 1st for Snapdragons and 2nd for Six Geraniums in the Flower section of the 1936 Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show [5: 11-Sep-1936]
During later September 1936 she spent a holiday in Perth [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Sold 42 sheep (24 suckers at 14/10, 14 suckers at 10/10, 4 ewes at 18/- per head) at the Midland Market in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Sold 45 sheep (21 lambs at 15/10, 20 lambs at 13/10, 4 ewes at 12/- per head) at the Midland Market in November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
At the Midland Market on 6 January 1937 she sold 21 lambs at 13/7 and 24 lambs at 10/- through Elder Smith & Co Ltd [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Celebrated with her husband their Silver Wedding Anniversary at their farmhouse on Tuesday night 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
     Family and friends at the celebration included her husband's brother and sister-in-law George & Dolly GREENWOOD; [5]
     John & Eliza LAMPARD; Fred & Lilian BINGHAM; Miss Verna FOWLER; Miss Ivy BINGHAM; [5]
     their nephew Roy PATTON; and nephew and nieces Harry, Mary, Marjory and Anne GREENWOOD [5]
She and her husband departed Waddy Forest on Tuesday 15 June 1937 for a short holiday in Perth [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Attended the wedding in Carnamah and breakfast in Coorow of Mary E. GREENWOOD and Albert E. MILES on 18 August 1937 [5]
     As aunt of the bride she was reported as "gowned in grey silk marocain with red trimmings and hand-made lace front" [5: 20-Aug-1937]
During September 1937 she and her husband spent a few days in Perth [5: 24-Sep-1937]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Following the death of her husband she left Waddy Forest and shifted to Busselton and resided there 1943-1947 [5: 18-Apr-1947]
Following her husband's death leased and later sold Manell Farm in Waddy Forest to their nephew Harry C. GREENWOOD [3]
Mother of Millicent [14]
Died 4 April 1947 in Busselton; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row D, Plot 8) [1] [14]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 18 April 1947:
Obituary - Vale Mrs. E. M. Greenwood
"The death occurred at Busselton on April 4 of Mrs Edith Maude Greenwood, aged 70 years. Since the death of her late husband, Mr. Michael Guy Greenwood in November, 1942, Mrs. Greenwood has been living in retirement in Busselton to be nearer her daughter and only child Mrs. S. Carroll. The late Mrs. Greenwood was a woman greatly beloved by the early settlers of Waddy Forest. The daughter of an Oxford tutor, she was brought up in a refined atmosphere, and was meticulous in her abservance of the conventions of her age. To be transplanted to the pioneering districts of Western Australia, first at Southern Brook and then at Waddy Forest, was a big change. But Mrs. Greenwood demonstrated that an English lady can reign in a settler's cottage. Though timid by nature and some times the subject of good natured Australian mirth she was dauntless in her courage when others needed help. She would think nothing of walking miles along a bush track to succour a sick neighbour or child. Her chief dread was to meet a bushranger and her armament consisted of a match box full of pepper. To use her own words she "would be a missing quantity by the time the bushranger stopped sneezing." A good conversationalist with a keen sense of humour and withal a firm Christian faith, Mrs. Greenwood had the art of endearing herself to all. Many were the notes that her daughter Millie carried to and from school as she kept in touch with other mothers. Right up to the time of her sudden death, she still wrote often to many friends in the district. The funeral was held at Winchester where the Anglican Rector, Rev. Foss officiated at the graveside in the presence of a large gathering of friends. The chief mourners were Mr. G. N. Greenwood (brother-in-law), Mrs. G. N. Greenwood (sister-in-law), Mrs. Miles (niece), Messrs. H. Greenwood, N. Patton and R. Patton (nephews). The ball bearers were:- Messrs. B. D. Bothe, A. M. McGilp, C. Gronow, D. McCann, B. Lampard, G. Underwood, E. W. Fowler, J. Morcombe. Floral tributes were received from the following:- Millie, Stewart [Carroll] and family; Jim, Marge, Jill and Jimmy [Hopkins]; George, Dolly, Harry and Dorothy [Greenwood]; Bert, Anne, Kaye and Janice [Jones]; Marge, Jim and family; Bert and Mary [Miles]; Lydia, Charles [Hyde] and family; Eleanor and Margaret Gronow; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Melvin and family; Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Peters; Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Rudduck; Mr. and Mrs. R. Wallace and family; Mr. and Mrs. A. McGilp and family; Mr. and Mrs. Baxter Bothe, Dick and Lloyd; The Read Family; The Fowler Twins; Mr. and Mrs. Cole, Fred and Gordon; Irene, Roy, Norman, Mary and Joyce [Patton]; Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Fowler; Clarice and Arnold Rudduck; Ben, Nancy [Lampard] and family; Mr. and Mrs. Tim Melvin and family; Elsie and Frank Bradley; Mrs. Folland, Nance, Gilbert and Fay; Tom and Betty Morcombe; Edgar and Dorcas [Fowler]; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bothe and family; Mr. and Mrs. F J. and H. Kau; Mr. and Mrs. N. G. Hyde and family."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edith Maude Wilcocks Ryott / Greenwood' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 12 December 2018 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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