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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Daisy" Fannie GOOCH / SEWELL

Born 1893 in Sale, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of Charles Henry GOOCH and Lucy Alice Brough ABBOTT [54]
Resided with her parents at Sale in the Gippsland region of Victoria until shifting with them to Western Australia [478: 6-Sep-1926]
Resided with her parents on Binderrie Farm in Three Springs, Western Australia 1916-1920 [19] [50]
Resided on Clarkson Street in Port Denison in 1921, and in Dongara in 1922 [50]
Resided with her brother "Syd" Sydney C. GOOCH on Binderrie Farm in Three Springs in 1923 [86: 27-Nov-1923]
     While walking through scrub on 22 September 1923 taking her brother his lunch a "strange steer" charged her [86: 27-Nov-1923]
     The steer knocked her over resulting in a fractured collar bone and bruises about her head, and fortunately then left her alone [86]
     It turned out the steer had also attacked her brother that same day, but had only torn his clothes [86]
     The steer belonged to Herbert C. MARKHAM of Bowgada, and had presumably strayed from his property to Three Springs [86]
     She was taken into Three Springs and received medical attention from Dr James P. MCALEER [86]
Married "Frank" John Frank SEWELL on Tuesday 20 July 1926 at Saint John's Church in Dongara [478: 6-Sep-1926]
     She entered the church on the arm of her brother Syd "charmingly attired in a dress of white floral brocaded silk morocain [478]
     Her veil was worked in silver, adorned with a coronet of orange blossom and had originally been worn at her parents' wedding [478]
     Her bridesmaid was Vida Charlotte DOWNES of Yandanooka while the best man was Carnamah farmer Edmund K. WELLS [478]
Resided in Three Springs with her husband, where he worked as a farmhand, 1926-1941 [19]
     Along with her new baby she travelled from Three Springs to Dongara for a few weeks holiday by the sea [4: 2-Jun-1928]
     She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     Donor at the Gift Evening held for the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on Wednesday 1 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
     Donated cakes for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs for the 1929-30 holidays [4: 8-Feb-1930]
     In 1931 her address was Rozel in Three Springs [50]
     Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
     Held a Basket Social at her home in Three Springs to raise funds for the Three Springs C.W.A. on 10 January 1935 [4: 19-Jan-1935]
     Won 2nd prize for Bead in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Lady in waiting at the wedding of her brother Sydney C. GOOCH and Priscilla H. VINCE in Three Springs on 17 June 1936 [5]
     Following her brother and sister-in-law's wedding she hosted their wedding reception at her home in Three Springs [5: 19-Jun-1936]
     During the 1930s she had a couple of boarders stay at their home in Three Springs, one of whom was Alexander POWER [P42]
Herself and her husband were living in Coorow in 1948 [19]
In 1958, following her husband's death, she was living in Narembeen [30: item 8078946]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Rossmoyne [2]
Died 14 February 1990; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Seventh Day Adventist, BA, 71) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Fannie Gooch / Sewell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/fannie-gooch [sources]




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