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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Elsie SWEETMAN / STOKES

Born 1891 in Dongara, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of "Ben" William Benjamin SWEETMAN and Elizabeth PAYNE [15]
Resided with her parents on farmland in Arrino 1904-1919 [19] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Organised the very successful concert which was held at the railway goods shed in Arrino on Friday 11 September 1914 [10]
     At the concert ferself and her sisters Isabella and Laurie performed the dialogue "Wanted a General Servant" [10: 18-Sep-1914]
     The Concert, which also consisted of solos, duets and dancing, raised £5/10/0 for the Circuit Fund of the Methodist Church [10]
Secretary of the committee that conducted the Patriotic Concert held at the railway goods shed in Arrino on 18 December 1914 [10]
     At the concert herself and Arnold S. COPE sang the song "Red, Red Roses," which mightily pleased the audience [10: 25-Dec-1914]
     Along with her sister Helena and Harold and John COPE performed the humorous play "Men's and Women's Rights" [10]
Won the Stepping 100 Yards competition at the Annual Sports Meeting held in Arrino on Easter Monday 1 April 1915 [10: 9-Apr-1915]
Married "Syd" Sydney George STOKES in Perth in 1917 [66]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino 1917-1950 [19]
Spent a holiday in Carnamah during August of 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Member of the Arrino branch of the Country Women's Association in 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Attended the Divisional Meeting of the Country Women's Association held in Morawa on Friday 22 March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Won a clock at the Euchre & Bridge Evening conducted by C.W.A. at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 28 May 1935 [5: 31-May-1935]
During July 1935 spent another holiday in Carnamah staying with her sister Mrs Helena M. GREEN [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Mary J. STEPHEN of Arrino and Mingenew at the Mingenew Cemetery on 15 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
     The sons, daughters and relatives of Mary STEPHEN extended special thanks to her in a bereavement notice in The Irwin Index [4]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Later resided in Narrogin [2]
Mother of Sydney, Joan, Ruth, Isabelle, Bernard and Peggy [161]
Died 28 March 1981; ashes buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, DA, 210A) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elsie Sweetman / Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/elsie-sweetman  [ sources ]




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