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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Elsie Mary FENTON / SAGGERS

Born 1900 in Menzies, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Michael FENTON and Mary HARRINGTON [15]
Married "Arnie" Arnold Ernest SAGGERS in 1927 [66]
Resided with her husband in Three Springs 1927-1962 [4] [6] [19]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1928 [124]
Donated a roll of corn beef for the luncheon at the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee's Picnic Race Meeting in 1928 [124]
Herself and Mrs Lilian HARRIS ran the luncheon at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day in 1928 [124]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Herself and her husband returned to Three Springs in early February 1929 after spending a holiday in Fremantle [4: 9-Feb-1929]
Ran the refreshment stall at the Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations held in Three Springs on Monday 18 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on Thursday 11 April 1929 in a dress of beaded pink georgette [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Organiser of the Grand Centenary Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Agricultural Hall, Three Springs on 5 September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
In early November 1929 it was reported that she was unwell and an inmate of the Geraldton Hospital in Geraldton [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Donated a duck for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs over Christmas in 1929 [4: 15-Feb-1930]
Herself and her husband spent a holiday in Perth in February 1930 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Attended the Annual Ball after the Three Springs Show in 1930 wearing watermelon pink georgette beaded in silver [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball following the Three Spring Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of deep saxe and old gold voile [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Hosted a Card Party at her home on Monday 7 August 1933 to raise funds for the local Roman Catholic Church [5: 11-Aug-1933]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in primrose satin and silk lace dress [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In a dress of buttercup satin attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
After short holiday in Dongara she returned to Three Springs on Friday 10 November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35 [5: 10-Nov-1933, 12-Apr-1935]
Hosted at their home in Three Springs a send-off to local bank employee Hugh MCHARG on Monday 4 December 1933 [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Departed Three Springs on Tuesday 17 December 1933 to spend about two months holiday in Perth [5: 22-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Travelled to Perth by car with Mrs Frances BARNHART and Miss Rene THOMAS to attend the 1934 Perth Royal Show [5: 5-Oct-1934]
On Tuesday 15 January 1935 travelled by train from Three Springs to Perth for a short holiday [5: 18-Jan-1935]
Herself and Mrs Frances BARNHART spent an enjoyable day in Dongara on Tuesday 26 March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Travelled from Three Springs to Perth by train on Monday 29 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
About 45 people attended a house party she hosted on Monday 22 July 1935 to raise funds for the local Catholic Church [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Herself and Mrs Frances BARNHART, also of Three Springs, spent a holiday in Perth during January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Returned to Three Springs on Saturday 23 May 1936 after spending four months in Perth due to ill health [5: 29-May-1936]
For ten weeks of the four months she had been a patient at Saint John of God Hospital in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [5]
Travelled from Three Springs to Perth on Friday 30 October 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 12 May 1937 in "powder blue French 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]
Assistant Organiser of the outstandingly successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 3 June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Helped organise the Farewell for Barney & Frances BARNHART, which was held in Three Springs on 3 February 1938 [4: 12-Feb-1938]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Herself and her husband had no children, however her niece Rita EDMUNDS lived with them in Three Springs for a year or two [P40]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Applecross [2]
Died 14 November 2002; buried at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (Roman Catholic, Lawn D, 380) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elsie Mary Fenton / Saggers' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/elsie-mary-fenton [sources]




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