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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Eva LENIHAN / NAIRN

Born C.1884 [2]
Married "Harold" Charles Harold NAIRN on 13 April 1913 in Perth, Western Australia [P221]
Resided with her husband on farmland near Prowaka Siding in Carnamah from 1926 to 1934 [P3]
Costume Judge at the Fancy Dress Ball conducted by the Carnamah Girls Club at the Carnamah Hall on 21 August 1926 [39: 7-Sep-1926]
Won first prize for Jam and 2nd prize for Bouquet of Sweet Peas at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
Attended the wedding and reception of Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred M. LANG in Carnamah on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
One of the organisers of a dance held in Carnamah on 25 May 1929 to raise funds for the Carnamah Catholic Church [4: 18-May-1929]
Herself and her husband donated a side of lamb for the patients of the Three Springs Hospital at Christmas in 1929 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4: 31-May-1930]
Held a Bridge Party at her home near Prowaka to raise funds for the local Roman Catholic Church on 3 September 1930 [4: 6-Sep-1930]
Won 2nd prize for Carrots at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Appointed Godmother of the then five year old Terrance J. LYNCH of Carnamah at his baptism on 10 June 1931 [91]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of floral velvet [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Won 2nd prizes for Butter and a Collection of Jams at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 15 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
The following week, on 22 September 1932, won 2nd prize for Jams at the Three Springs Agricultural Show [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Won 1st prize for Butter at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 14 September 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Received 1st prize for Butter and 2nd for Bread exhibited at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
In January 1934 they shifted their house five miles north onto the Three Springs portion of her husband's farm [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Three Springs from 1934 to 1947 [P3]
On 4 May 1934 it was reported that she was a patient at the hospital in Three Springs, but was on the road to recovery [5: 4-May-1934]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Farewell Bridge Evening for Tom & Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on Sunday evening 21 June 1936 [5: 26-Jun-1936]
She was once more a patient at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in early July 1936 [5: 3 & 10-Jul-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Wheatmeal Bread at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in black georgette [5: 11-Jun-1937]
A clearing sale was held on the farm to sell livestock, plant, machinery, household furniture & effects on 5 February 1947 [0: image 04432]
All household furniture and effects sold at the clearing sale were said to have been in "first class order" [4: 1-Feb-1947]
The household items included an oak chest of drawers, box couch, oval mirror, three piece single bed suite, ice chest [4]
     eight piece dining room suite, linoleum squares, five-valve Vogue wireless set, two leather arm chairs, three single iron beds, [4]
     cane chairs, dressing table, meat safes, 20 gallon Sylvia separator, kitchen tables and a dresser [4: 1-Feb-1947]
Resided in Perth from 1947 until her death in 1952 [P3]
In 1948 herself and her husband were living at 58 Napier Street in the coastal Perth suburb of Cottesloe [39: 11-Dec-1948]
Her sister Mrs Frances ANDERSON of Dowerin passed away in Geraldton on 9 December 1948, aged 85 years [29] [39: 11-Dec-1948]
Days before her death she placed a notice in the "In Memoriam" section of The West Australian newspaper: [39: 15-Oct-1952]
     "NAIRN (Harold): Treasured memories of my husband who left me Oct. 15, 1951. From his devoted wife Eva." [39]
Died 24 October 1952; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth (Roman Catholic, BC, 34A) [2]
She was a "dearly beloved friend" of former Carnamah couple "Ron" Veronica E. and "Jack" John MCGOWAN [39: 25-Oct-1952]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eva Lenihan / Nairn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 September 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/eva-lenihan [sources]




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