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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Eva Mildred WATSON / O'GRADY / CHRISTMAS

Born 1912 in Kalamunda, Western Australia [P24]
Daughter of "Harry" William Henry WATSON and Harriet STIRK [P24]
Arrived in Carnamah with her mother on 20 November 1915 [P24]
Resided with his parents on The Mannas Farm in Carnamah [P24] and attended the Carnamah State School [P5]
Won the 6-8 years Girls Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Awarded a 1st prize for Writing in the children's section of the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball on 18 May 1929 in a dress of reseda crepe de chine, pink shoulder flower [4: 25-May-1929]
On 8 August 1929 attended in powder blue crepe de chine the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Hall  [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball in Carnamah on 3 October 1929 in a blue crepe de chine dress [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4]
Attended the Carnamah Show Ball in September 1930 in a frock of pink crepe de chine with flared flounces [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of wine georgette [5: 19-Aug-1932]
On 15 September 1932 attended in a gown of blue georgette the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Springs Show on 22 September 1932 in frock of floral georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Married (1) "Stan" Dudley Standish O'GRADY on 11 March 1933 at the Carnamah Church Hall [4: 18-Mar-1933]
     Entered the church on the arm of her father; her bridesmaid was her sister, Miss Mavis D. WATSON [4: 18-Mar-1933]
     Wore a frock of white georgette, daintily pintucked with a fully flared skirt and sleeves of white silk lace [4: 18-Mar-1933]
     Her veil was of embroidered silk net and was held in place with a coronet of orange blossom [4: 18-Mar-1933]
     Their wedding breakfast was held at her parents' home, where they received numerous valuable present [4: 18-Mar-1933]
     After the breakfast they left Carnamah by car on a tour of the south-western portion of Western Australia [4: 18-Mar-1933]
Resided with her husband at 15 Yarra Street in the Carnamah townsite [3]
Helped run the Fancywork stall at the Carnamah Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Herself and her husband departed Carnamah by car on Sunday 11 February 1934 for a holiday in Mandurah [5: 16-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]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
     Wore a dress of "ankle length powder blue crepe de chine, with very effective sleeve style of pleated marocain" [5]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club from 1934-35 to 1936-37 [5: 30-Nov-1934, 16-Oct-1936, 5-Mar-1937] [56]
     She was a Committee Member of the Parkinson Tennis Club for the 1935-36 season [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Herself and her husband departed Carnamah by car on Wednesday 16 January 1935 for a holiday trip to the South West [5: 18-Jan-1935]
After a holiday in Mandurah herself, her husband and their daughter returned to Carnamah on 9 February 1936 [5: 14-Feb-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 dressed in pink marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
In February 1937 herself, her husband and their daughter holidayed at Albany for three weeks [5: 12 & 26-Feb-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in pale pink crepe de chine [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Along with her husband and daughter left Carnamah and shifted to the Perth suburb of Como in 1937 or 1938 [6] [0: image 02924]
Resided with her husband and daughter at 56 Preston Street in the Perth suburb of Como [3]
Her husband Stan, late of Como WA, passed away at the age of 79 years on 1 April 1981 [2]
Married (2) "Bert" Herbert George CHRISTMAS [P24]
Her husband Herbert, late of the Perth suburb of Como, passed away at the age of 92 years on 22 May 1999 [2]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kingsley [2]
Mother of Winnie [5: 1-Dec-1933]
Died 5 February 2002; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (MC Section, Niche Wall, W2, 17) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Eva Mildred Watson / O'Grady / Christmas' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/eva-mildred-watson [sources]




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