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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bessie" Elizabeth Mary SHARP / PATERSON

Born 15 May 1905 in Kent, England [P38]
Daughter of George SHARP and Emma Elizabeth PEPPER [P38]
Her father departed London, England on the steamship Geelong bound for Albany, Western Australia on 13 October 1910 [203]
Departed Liverpool, England with her mother and sister on the Belgic on 23 September 1911 for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
Her mother, late of Perth, passed away at the age of 30 years on 5 October 1912 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
When her father enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in 1915 she was listed as his next of kin [30: item 8080248]
Her address during the First World War was care of Alice BEVAN at 85 Stone Street in the Perth suburb of West Perth [30: item 8080248]
After the war resided with her father on Yarrow Farm on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah [P38]
Married "Tom" Thomas Forrest PATERSON in Perth in 1925 [66]
Initially resided with her husband in a house between her father's Yarrow Farm and the Carnamah townsite [P38]
They later resided at 3 Robertson Street, on the east corner of Robertson and Lang Streets, in the Carnamah townsite [P38]
For the birth of her first child she travelled to Wyalkatchem to be with her sister Mrs F. Nellie AVERY [P38]
Won 2nd prize for a Five Piece Toilet Set Worked in Coloured Embroidery at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of blue rayon [5: 23-Sep-1932]
In late May 1933 she was reported to be convalescent following an operation for appendicitis [5: 26-May-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Presbyterian Ladies Guild in 1934 [105]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1934-1937 - was a Committee Member in 1937 [4: 7-Jul-1934] [5: 24-May-1935, 3-Jul-1936, 21-May-1937]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [5: 15-Dec-1933] [4: 15-Nov-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Helped run the Work Stall at the Presbyterian Church's Fair at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 18 May 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Afternoon Tea Cakes at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Along with her husband and children spent an enjoyable holiday at Dongara during February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-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]
Won 1st prize for Jams and 2nd for Fancy Scones and Afternoon Tea Cakes at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
After holidaying with them in Carnamah her sister Mrs F. Nellie AVERY returned to Manmanning on 18 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "biscuit floral georgette" [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]
Later a member of the Carnamah Tennis Club [P38]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Superintendent of the Carnamah Presbyterian Church's Sunday School in 1945 [0: image 04384]
Left Carnamah during the first half of the 1950s and shifted to the southern coastal Perth suburb of Rockingham [P38]
In October 1955 spent a week with her son John and daughter-in-law Elaine in Carnamah [0: image 04782]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Rockingham until her death in 1975 [2]
Mother of John Forrest, Maureen Elizabeth and Donald Thomas [P38]
Died 26 October 1975; ashes interred Fremantle Cemetery, Perth WA (Frontage A, Rose Memorial, A, 6) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elizabeth Mary Sharp / Paterson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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