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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Elsie Myrtle FOWLER / BRADLEY

Born 13 November 1913 [209]
Daughter of "Don" Donnell Edgar FOWLER and Ethel Blanche DRAPER [209]
Resided with her parents on farmland in Beverley 1913-1924 and on farmland in Waddy Forest 1924-1939 [P120]
Student at the Waddy Forest State School in 1924 [120: 2-Oct-1924]
After primary school she attended Presbyterian Ladies College in the Perth suburb of Peppermint Grove [P120]
Attended the Coorow and Waddy Bachelors' Ball held in Coorow on 19 April 1930 [86: 26-Apr-1930]
    She was reported to have worn shaded orange georgette with draping on side and with spray on shoulder [86: 26-Apr-1930]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 20-Apr-1934, 6-Dec-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
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]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church’s Ball in Carnamah on 26 May 1934 in an ivory satin with godets and scarlet sash [5: 1-Jun-1934]
On 20 October 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club’s Premiership Ball in a floral silk voile dress with puff sleeves [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Her 21st birthday was celelbrated with friends at her parents home in Waddy Forest on Tuesday 13 November 1934 [5: 16-Nov-1934]
Supplier of music at the Anglican Church Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 17 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 wearing power blue crinkled satin [5: 20-Sep-1935]
After spending a short holiday in Arrino with her sister Mrs Irene A. McCANN returned to Waddy on 7 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club’s Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 3 September 1936 dressed in lemon taffeta [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in daffodil taffeta [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON’s birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Attended the Kitchen Tea Evening for Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD at the Waddy Forest Hall on 31 July 1937 [5]
     Herself and her sisters had collected donations to buy kitchen utensils, and during the evening she helped with music [5: 6-Aug-1937]
Attended Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD’s wedding breakfast at the Coorow Hotel on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Resided with her parents on Glen Waddi Farm in Waddy Forest until her marriage in 1939 [5: 21-Apr-1939] [19]
Married Frank Edmund BRADLEY on 25 March 1939 at Saint Mary’s Anglican Church in South Perth [5: 21-Apr-1939]
     Wore a “gown of French woven embossed white satin with long sweeping train and uplift gathered bodice” [5]
     Her two bridesmaids were her sister Dulcie J. FOWLER and friend and future sister-in-law Dorcas L. COLE of Carnamah [5]
Resided with her husband on his and his brother’s farm in Winchester 1939-1976 [19] [P120]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1939-40 [5: 3-Nov-1939]
Foundation member of Winchester’s branch of the Red Cross Society in 1942 [0: image 02972]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club 1950-1957 [4: 9-Dec-1950, 15-Mar-1957]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club 1952-1958 [4: 2-Aug-1952, 11-Jul-1958]
Resided on the corner of Bristol and Central Streets in the Coorow townsite 1977-1989 [19]
Died 2 June 2010 at the Moora District Hospital in Moora; cremated at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in Perth [2] [45]


From The West Australian newspaper, Wednesday 13 October 1937:
Engagement
"Mr and Mrs D.E. Fowler, of Coorow, announce the engagement of their third daughter Elsie Myrtle, to Frank Edmund, youngest son of Mr and Mrs J. Bradley of Winchester."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elsie Myrtle Fowler / Bradley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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