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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ethel Ida Pearl ARTHUR / BARRETT

Born 6 March 1895 in Booleroo, South Australia [55]
Daughter of John ARTHUR and Paulina HARRIS [55]
Resided at Cameron Vale and later at Morgandale, both in Booleroo, South Australia [212]
At the second property she later cared for her mother and took over the running of the household [212]
She was Lead Soprano at the Methodist Church in Melrose, South Australia and enjoyed horse riding and tennis [212]
Married Fred Levitt BARRETT on 31 October 1923 at the Methodist Church in Melrose, South Australia [55]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Georgetown and then at Caltowie in South Australia [212]
In 1932 her husband and his brother travelled in two T model Ford truck to the Three Springs district in Western Australia [212]
A short time later herself and her children travelled to Western Australia by train to join Fred in the Three Springs district [212]
Resided with her husband and children in Arrino 1932-1937, the first three years of which they lived in a tent [6] [19] [212]
In 1937 she returned to South Australia with their four children to care for her brother Reg ARTHUR [212]
Returned to Western Australia in 1939, and resided with her husband and children in the Three Springs townsite [212]
From their home in Three Springs she took in washing and ironing to supplement their income [212]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association [212]
Member of the Three Springs Parents & Citizens Association [212]
Later resided on a farm in Rockingham, and then in the township of Rockingham[212]
Mother of Jean, Walter, Adelaide and Maisie [212]
Died 1 June 1978 [212]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ethel Ida Pearl Arthur / Barrett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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