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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Elvie" Elvera Grace CONNOLLY / SMITH

Born 1905 in Walkaway, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Robert Walter CONNOLLY and Harriet GOULD [15]
Prior to her marriage resided with her father, sisters and brother Cyril on Cintra Farm in Dudawa, East  Arrino [19]
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]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     In the Ring Events won 1st for Lady's Hunter, 2nd for Lady's Hack, and with Charles B. DODD came 2nd in the Pair of Hacks [4]
Member of the Dudawa Tennis Club in 1928-29 and 1929-30 [4: 20-Apr-1929, 30-Nov-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 4 April 1929 in white crepe de chine with silver bead trimming [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 as a "Dudawa Cowboy" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
In a dress of gold silk lace with posy to tone attended the Arrino Race Club's Ball at the Arrino Hall on 3 April 1930 [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Ball on 25 September 1930 in an ankle length blue satin dress [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1930-31 [4: 8-Nov-1930]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of white georgette [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Owing to illness she travelled to Perth in July 1932 for X-Ray treatment [5: 29-Jul-1932]
Married "Archie" Arthur Albert Victor Cockerill SMITH on Tuesday 11 July 1933 at the Anglican Church in Three Springs [5]
     At their wedding her bridesmaid was her sister Alma while the best man was Arrino farmer Leonard R. BYGRAVE [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 2 September 1933 in an ivory satin dress [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Show on 21 September 1933 in an ivory marocain dress with white cape [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In a dress of red organdie attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club 1933-1939 - was Captain from 1935-36 to 1938-39[5: 8-Dec-1933, 14-Dec-1934, 20-Sep-1935] [4: 1-Oct-1938]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball on 12 May 1934 in a daintily embossed lemon lace dress [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Premiership Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 20 October 1934 in dress of pink lace trimmed with satin [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball held at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 25 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Doubles Champion with her sister in the North Midlands Easter Tennis Tournament in Mingenew in April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936, 8-May-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in black lace with large pink rose at waist [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
During the 1940s herself and her husband left Arrino and shifted to Dongara where they had purchased a small farm [P121]
Resided of late at 106 Port Leander Drive in Port Denison [132]
Died 26 February 1986 at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital, Nedlands; buried Dongara Cemetery, Dongara (Anglican, Plot 99) [132]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Elvera Grace Connolly / Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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