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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Beth" / "Betty" Elizabeth Bowman DIXON / SUMMERS

Born 6 July 1929 in Subiaco, Western Australia [P1]
Daughter of "Jim" James William DIXON and "Nell" Helen Kay BOWMAN [P1]
Resided with her parents at Lockington on her grandfather's The Home Farm in Carnamah 1929 to C.1935 [P1]
Travelled to England and Scotland with her parents for a holiday in 1930, taking her first steps on the ship on the way there [P130]
Returned with her parents on the Bendigo and arrived back in Western Australia on 7 December 1930 [P1]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on 18 August 1932 dressed as a "Page" [5: 26-Aug-1932]
From C.1935 to 1939 resided with her parents variously at Rothsay, Gulawa, Yalgoo, Carnamah and Fields Find [P131]
Initially educated at Rothsay and the Yalgoo Convent [P1]; Student at the Dominican Ladies Convent School in Dongara in 1937 [99]
Along with her mother and brother shifted back to Carnamah in 1939 and once more resided at Lockington House [P131]
Student at the Inering State School and then a Student at the Carnamah State School [P130]
Around 1940 shifted with his mother into Carnamah town [P1]
Initially resided in a house next to Parkin & Son's power station and then in a house in Caron Street, Carnamah [P1]
Along with her mother and brother left Carnamah in October 1940 and shifted to Perth [0: image 03933]
During the Second World War resided at 26 Arthur Street in Subiaco with her mother, brother, Aunt Vi JOHNSON and cousins [P31]
Completed her regular schooling at a Convent in Leederville and then at a school in Subiaco [P130]
Married Kenneth William Arthur SUMMERS on 11 November 1950 in Nedlands WA [P1]
Mother of Kenneth, Helen and Robert [P1]
Died 22 May 2005 at her home in the Mandurah suburb of Barragup [45]
Privately cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery after a service at Bowra and O'Dea's Chapel in Mandurah on 26 May 2005 [45]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elizabeth Bowman Dixon / Summers' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/elizabeth-bowman-dixon [sources]




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