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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Em" Emily Hope TURNER / SCHIER

Born 8 May 1913 in Fremantle, Western Australia [5: 11-May-1934] [15]
Daughter of Arthur John PROCKTOR and Clara Rose COX [P9]
     Her father, late of Gingin, died at the age of 39 years on 22 April 1913 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
     In 1916 she was living with her widowed mother, brother Bill and sister May at 37 Hulbert Street in Fremantle [50]
     Her mother married "Charlie" Charles William John TURNER in 1916 [66]
One afternoon in October 1916 they left their home in Fremantle and caught the suburban train to Midland Junction [P399]
     That evening they caught the train from Midland Junction up to Carnamah - travelling all night on hard bench seats [P399]
     They were met at the railway station by her stepfather and they then travelled out to his farm with a horse and sulky [P399]
     Her stepfather walked ahead holding the horse, her brother walked behind and her mother, sister and herself in the sulky [P399]
Resided in Carnamah from 1916 until 1973 [P11]
Initially resided in Carnamah with her mother and stepfather on Karragee Farm [P96]
Came 2nd in the 4-6 years Girls Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Attended the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball as "Punchinello" on Saturday 15 October 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
Won prizes for writing and sewing in the school-work section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1927 show [9: 21-Oct-1927]
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]
On Saturday 11 May 1929 attended the surprise party tendered to Mrs Ida B. CROSSING at Ida's home in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball at the town hall on 18 May 1929 in a dress of cyclamen crepe de chine [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Later worked and boarded at Chitter and Flo BROWN's "Carnamah Hostel" boarding house in Caron Street, Carnamah [P96] [P225]
For a period worked in Carnamah cooking meals for Dr and Mrs ROSENTHAL and Sister LAWTON [P11]
She worked as a Waitress and doing other duties at the Carnamah Hotel when it was conducted by Reginald H. SMITH [P283]
Attended the Roman Catholic Church building fund Ball in Carnamah on 24 May 1930 in mauve Swiss embroidered voile [4: 31-May-1930]
Dressed as the "Sunday Times" she attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on Thursday 28 August 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of orange crepe de chine [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Races on 2 October 1930 in a dress of apricot crepe de chine and silver lace [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of blue taffeta [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Show on 22 September 1932 in frock of blue georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1933 [5: 14-Jul-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1933-1935 [4: 7-Jul-1934] [5: 1-Sep-1933, 24-May-1935]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Herself and Dick READING won a prize for dancing at the Monster Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 2 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Received a Surprise 21st Birthday Party at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
Those who attended her surprise party were: her mother, stepfather, sister May, Chitter BROWN, Frank and Daphne ROOKE, [5]
     Misses Billee BREWER, Phyllis BREWER, Ruby CLARK, Billee STOKES, Nan DAVISON, Elsie REAKES, Kitty GILL, [5]
     and Nellie HELLEWELL; and Messrs Doug WALDBY, Stuart FORD, Herb HELLEWELL, Billy CLARK, George CLARK, [5]
     Colin STONE, Harold HARVEY, Cedric STUMP, George BREWER, Jim GOVAN, Andy THOMPSON, Jack MCGOWAN, [5]
     Arthur BOOTH, Bert MILLMORE, Rule WYLIE, Bobbie BRAYSHAW, J. TILLER and J. CHRISTIE [5: 11-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Opening Ball in a black dress lace with autumn shoulder spray on 12 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
On Saturday evening 21 July 1934 attended the Carnamah Hall the Inering School Dance, held to raise money for books [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Surprise Party tendered to John and Doris MCLEAN at their home in Carnamah on Wednesday 3 April 1935 [5: 5-Apr-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 7 December 1935 as "Luxor Tabacco" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Attended the Ball after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 3 September 1936 dressed in pink taffeta [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Most Original with her sister May as "Things of the Past" at the Masquerade Ball in Carnamah on 5 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
After a holiday in the Perth suburb of Inglewood herself and her sister May returned to Carnamah on 11 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 12 May 1937 in red oatmeal satin with diamante trimmings [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]
Boarded at "Wells and Wells" at 10 Macpherson Street, Carnamah in the early 1940s [P22]
Married "Len" John Leonard SCHIER on 4 April 1942 at Saint George's Anglican Church Hall in Carnamah [0: image 04094]
     Her matron of honour was Mrs Edna SIVYER and her bridesmaid her sister May TURNER [0: image 04094]
     Their wedding reception was held at her stepfather and mother's home on Karragee Farm in Carnamah [P9]
Helped run the Carnamah co-op store during Len's absence during part of the Second World War [P275] [0: image 04567]
Member of the Carnamah RSL Women's Auxiliary in 1954 [7: page 193]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Along with her husband ran "Schier's Store" at 7 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from 1952 to 1973 [57] [P275]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1969 [7: page 234]
Resided with her husband and children at 31 Caron Street in Carnamah [P175]
In 1973 she and Len retired to Geraldton [P275]
Mother of Joyce and Evelyn [P275]
Died 1993 in Geraldton, Western Australia [P275]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 3 April 1942:
"St. Georges's Anglican Church, Carnamah, will be the scene of a wedding of local interest on Saturday when Miss Emily Turner, younger daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Turner, of Carnamah, will be married to Mr. L. Schier. A reception will be held in the hall in the evening when a cordial invitation is extended to the public to attend."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Emily Hope Turner / Schier' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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