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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Elsie Mary PROUT / WOODBURY

Born 1884 in Tavistock, Devon, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Richard PROUT and Elizabeth SPRY [20] [21]
Her father was a butcher and following his death her mother worked as a grocer, butcher and storekeeper from home [20]
In 1891 was living with her mother, uncle Henry SPRY and sisters Ada and Dorothy at 3 West Street in Tavistock, Devon, England [20]
Later resided at 13 Brook Street in Tavistock with her mother, sisters Emlyn, Ada and Dorothy and grandmother Mary Ann SPRY [20]
By 1901, at the age of 16 years, she was working as an Elementary School Teacher [20]
Married "Archibald" Henry Archibald WOODBURY in 1911 in Devon, England [21]
     She departed from Liverpool, England on the steamship Afric on 21 December 1912 bound for Albany, Western Australia [203]
She and her husband resided d at the State School in Three Springs, Western Australia 1917-1926 [6] [10] [73]
     Sewing Mistress at the Three Springs State School 1917-1922 and in 1924, on an annual salary of £15 and later £20 [73]
     Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1917 and 1919 [10: 23-Nov-1917, 27-Jun-1919]
     Won the Married Ladies Running Race at the Peace Celebrations held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
     Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
During her husband's leave in 1923 she, her husband and their son Colin spent five months in England [203] [204]
     They departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Plymouth, England on 27 January 1923 [204]
     Resided at 13 Chapel Street in Tavistock, Devon, England and at 14 East Reach in Taunton, Somerset, England [203] [204]
     They departed London, England on the steamship Jervis Bay on 5 June 1923 and arrived back in Fremantle on 6 July 1923 [63] [203]
In 1926 she owned a Chevrolet car registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-70 [325]
Resided at the State School in Dongara in 1927 [19]
She travelled down to Perth by the Friday train on 23 September 1927 to meet her mother was was arriving from England [4: 17-Sep-1927]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [2]
Died 1 January 1955; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZN, 586) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elsie Mary Prout / Woodbury' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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