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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Florence Isabella Matilda PEARSALL / LUCAS

Born 1885 in Sandhurst, Victoria, Australia [15]
Daughter of Thomas PEARSALL and Elizabeth Mary STEVENSON [15]
By 1912 she had shifted to Western Australia and was living on Albany Road in Williams [50]
Married Frank LUCAS in Perth in 1915 [66]
Resided at 44 Salisbury Street in the Perth suburb of Leederville 1915-1919 while her husband was serving in the A.I.F. [30: item 8206877]
Along with her three sons arrived in Carnamah in June 1923 to join her husband on Lot 2 of the Inering Estate [7: page 67]
Won first and second prize for Jam in the cookery section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Show in 1927 [9: 21-Oct-1927]
At the 1928 Carnamah Show won first prizes for Dish of Peas, Lettuce and Jam, and second prizes for Jam and Carrots [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Won 1st prize for Jam in the Cookery section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1929 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
At the Carnamah Show in 1930 she won 1st prize for Turnips and 2nd prizes for Early Variety Cabbage and Radishes [4: 27-Sep-1930]
In September 1932 it was reported she had a Mrs GUERIN as a guest at her home[5: 2-Sep-1932]
Advertised in July 1933 that she had Black Orpington of a prize winning strain for sale for 7d. 6s. or 5s. per sitting [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Won 1st for female and 2nd for male Black Orpingtons in the Poultry section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
In July 1935 advertised in the local newspaper that she had prize strain Black Orpington cockerels for sale for 7/6 each [5: 19-Jul-1935]
Won 1st prizes for cock and hen Black Orpingtons and 2nd for Butter at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Wedding Social & Dance for Stuart and May FORD at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah on 25 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "pale green marocain" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club during the 1940-41 season [89]
Resided on the farm in Carnamah until her death in 1957 [2]
Mother of Frank, Roy, Stan, Olive and Les [7: page 67]
Died 9 March 1957; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, E, 86) [2]


From The Irwin Index newspaper, Friday 15 March 1957:
Carnamah Death
After a somewhat protracted illness, the death occurred in a metropolitan private hospital on Saturday last of an old and highly respected resident of Carnamah in the person of Mrs. Florence Isabella Matilda Lucas, wife of Mr. Frank Lucas, who has been interested in farming pursuits in that district since shortly after the conclusion of World War I. In addition to the bereaved husband, the late Mrs. Lucas is survived by four sons - Messrs. Frank Lucas, Roy Lucas, Stanley Lucas and Leslie Lucas - all of whom are associated with farming at Carnamah, and one daughter in Mrs. F. Armstrong, who resides at Pingelly. In the presence of relatives and a number of past and present residents of Carnamah and other parts of the North Midlands the funeral of the deceased lady took place in the Karrakatta Crematorium on Monday morning last."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Florence Isabella Matilda Pearsall / Lucas' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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