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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ethel May WILLIAMS / GOULD

Born 20 October 1908 in Picola, Victoria, Australia [P260]
Daughter of Frederick WILLIAMS and Almira MOYLE [54]
Married "Angus" Allan Edwin GOULD on 10 March 1934 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [P260]
Returned with Angus to his farm near Five Gums in Carnamah, Western Australia - arriving in early April 1934 [P260] [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Resided on Ethalan Farm near Five Gums in Carnamah 1934-1960 [P260]
For a number of years pushed a pram through paddocks several miles to visit neighbour Mrs Moreen READING [7: page 71]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1934-35 to 1941-42 and from 1948-49 to 1949-50 [5: 12-Jul-1935] [89]
Her sister Miss A. WILLIAMS and Mr G. GILSON of Victoria spent a holiday staying with her in early August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Ladies Committee Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 4-Oct-1935, 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
In January 1937 herself and her children left on an extended holiday to visit her parents in Melbourne, Victoria [5: 29-Jan-1937]
After the death of her father they arrived back in Carnamah from their extended holiday on Saturday 10 April 1937 [5: 23-Apr-1937]
In late 1940 was visited by her brother R. WILLIAMS who spent a portion of his leave from the Army in Carnamah [0: images 03967]
Mother of Alan, Peggy and Margaret [P260]
Died 18 February 1960 in Carnamah; buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs (Methodist, Row 2, Plot 36) [24]


From The Irwin Index, Friday 28 February 28 1960:
Loved Five Gums Resident Dies After Lengthy Illness
     "Mrs Ethel Mary Gould, who passed away at her home in Five Gums on February 18th after a long illness, was fifty one years of age at the time of her death. She came from Victoria to Carnamah as a bride twenty six years ago and settled with her husband (Mr. A. E. Gould) on his farm at Five Gums, which is 19 miles from Carnamah. It was a big step for a city girl from Melbourne to take, as in those days living conditions in the area were far different from what they are now. There were no refrigerators or modern conveniences, and the mail-man called only once a week. However, the late Mrs Gould proved herself a true member of the community and was always a willing and unselfish worker wherever her services were needed, at home or in the district.
     C.W.A. Interest. In later years her interests had centred on Three Springs where she was actively concerned with the C.W.A. of which branch she was vice-president for some time before illness caused her to retire from her activities. Mrs Gould is survived by her husband, a son (Alan), and two daughters (Peggy and Margaret).
      A service was held on Monday last at the Three Springs Anglican Church prior to the funeral which was conducted by the Methodist Minister (Reverend Mr. Threlfell of Moora). Thirty cars followed the funeral to the Three Springs Cemetery. The casket bearers were Messrs. D. Jackson, R. Robertson, T. Reading and B. Parkin, and the pall bearers were Messrs. C.R. Potter, D. Reading, S. Jackson, P. Di Masi, J. Gilmour sen. and G. Bodycoat.
      Floral Tributes. There were fifty eight beautiful floral tributes which were from the following mourners: - Angus, Alan, Peggy and Margaret; Mother; Reg, Muriel and family; Lal and Alex and family; Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Jackson and Derek; Chris and Glad Potter; Frank and Esther; John and Thelma; Howard, Jan, Kerry and Trevor; Vernon and Nola; Morrie and Dick Reading and family; Ted Dall, Les Alan and family; Lorna, Wilf, Elaine and Ivan Atkinson; Edna, Brian and Pippi Parkin; Muriel, Fritz and Shane; Fergies and Val; the Byrne family; J. Gilmour and family; Elsie and Don Camac and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bussenschutt; Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Robertson and family; Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Smith; Perce and Lola Millard; Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Bodycoat; Mother and Barbara; the Niven family; Mrs. Catto and family; Ken and Thelma Bodycoat; Schier family; Martin Brothers; the Weir family; Mr. and Mrs. T. O. Wittwer and family; F. Lucas and family; Nan and John Bowman; Mr. and Mrs. Grierson and family and Pop; Bert and Stella Turner and family; the Gooch family; Mr. and Mrs. Ned Haig; Mr. and Mrs. L. West; Don and Betty Reynolds; Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Turner; Forrester families; M. S. Aunger and family; Mick Rowland; Don and Ruby Rowland and Allan; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bothe and family; May and Percy Sleaford; Maurice and Val Perry; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Rowland and family; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Perry and family; Harold and Vi Pope and family; J. R. West; Mr. and Mrs. F. Pritchard; Len and Ethel Watson and family; W.A. Heinrich and family and Miss H. Arnold; Five Gums Tennis Club; Three Springs Junior Farmers; E. Gurr; management and staff of Caltex Oil Co.; management and staff of R. & I. Bank; Three Springs Branch of the C.W.A.; and the North Midlands Tennis Association."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ethel May Williams / Gould' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ethel-may-williams [reference list]




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