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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Elsie Daisy Elizabeth REAKES / WYLIE

Born 1914 in England [21]
Daughter of Robert William REAKES and Keturah Amelia E. FINK [21]
Departed London, England with her mother on the steamship Borda on 17 September 1914 bound for Adelaide, South Australia [203]
Shop Assistant for "Pop" William DAVISON at the Pioneer Bakery at 21 Macpherson Street in Carnamah, Western Australia [P9]
Resided in a room of the home of William and Caroline DAVISON, which adjoined the bakery at 21 Macpherson Street [P9]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 16-Oct-1936] [56]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance, which was held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
On 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dress of apricot crepe de chine [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Party held at the home of John and Doris MCLEAN in Carnamah on the night of Monday 9 July 1934 [5: 13-Jul-1934]
Attended the Inering School Dance held at the Carnamah Hall to raise money for books on Saturday 21 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Badminton Club Party at John and Doris MCLEAN's home in Carnamah on Monday 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club 1934-1936 [5: 24-Aug-1934, 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Premiership Ball in Carnamah on 20 October 1934 in a red spotted muslin dress with ruching trimmings [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Herself and Helen COWBROUGH organised a surprise birthday party for Nan DAVISON on 10 February 1935 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Attended the Surprise Party given to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1935 and 1936 [5: 3-May-1935], 23-Oct-1936
Herself and Phyl BREWER won the trophy for the Parkinson Tennis Club's Ladies Mixed Doubles for the 1934-35 season [5: 5-Jul-1935]
Won 2nd prize for a Cushion in the Fancywork section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 in a gown of apricot marocain with floral trimming [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 in a group dressed as a "Coster Bill" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 29 February 1936 in a pink floral georgette [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Girls Club in 1936 [5: 8-May-1936]
Attended the Anglican Church Mid-Winter Ball in Carnamah on 11 July 1936 in shell marocain with rose velvet trimmings [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Attended the C.W.A. Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 25 July 1936 dressed as a "Footballer" [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Played for the victorious Carnamah Badminton Club in their match against the Carnamah Social Club on 5 August 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
As part of the Carnamah Girls Club conducted the very successful "A Night in Iceland" in Carnamah on 15 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 dressed in pink marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Catholic Church's Back to Childhood Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 17 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Holidayed in Perth for a week towards the end of March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 18 April 1937 in pale pink moracascade with frill trimmings [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday 12 May 1937 dressed in tangerine crinkled crepe [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]
Dressmaker at 9 Caron St, Carnamah in 1937 [0: image 02883]
Performed all classes of dressmaking and sewing [0: image 02883]
In 1937 she was telephone number Carnamah-29 and her postal address was P.O. Box 17 at the Carnamah Post Office [0: image 02883]
Resided in Carnamah until at least 1940 [0: image 03060]
Married former Carnamah resident "Bob" Lionel Ross WYLIE in Perth in 1944 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth hills suburb of Kalamunda [2]
Died 1 June 1993; buried Guildford Cemetery, Perth suburb of Guildford (Anglican, D, 374) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elsie Daisy Elizabeth Reakes / Wylie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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