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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Florrie" Florence Mary COOK / YORK

Born 1 October 1889 in Dandaragan, Western Australia [P289]
Daughter of Alexander Hermer COOK and Martha Mary LIDDLOW [15]
Prior to getting married she resided in Moora [10: 4-Sep-1914]
Married Walter Richard YORK on Thursday 17 September 1914 at Saint James' Church in Moora [10: 22-Sep-1914]
     Wore a gown of brocaded crepe de chine trimmed with pearl beads and silk trimmings and orange blossoms [10]
     Her dress had been made in Moora by Miss Emma MCNAMARA and Miss Maud COOK [10]
     Her bridesmaids were Miss Emma MCNAMARA, Miss Olive YORK and her sister Miss May COOK [10]
Resided with her husband and later children in Watheroo [P289]
Organised a Plain and Fancy Dress Ball which was held in Watheroo on Saturday 24 October 1925 [9: 30-Oct-1925]
     The Plain and Fancy Dress Ball she organised raised £20 for the building fund of the Moora Hospital [9: 30-Oct-1925]
In 1927-28 she was the owner of a Chevrolet car or truck registered with the Moora Road Board with numberplate M-232 [325]
Shifted from Watheroo to Carnamah with her husband and daughter in 1939 [0: image 04017]
During the 1938-39 financial year purchased from Lou and Ettie PARKER both 5 and 7 Macpherson Street in Carnamah town [3]
     The two blocks were Lots 34 and 33 of Victoria Location 1936 on the north side of Macpherson Street [3]
     There was a large stone house at 5 Macpherson Street and a shop of galvanised iron at 7 Macpherson Street [3]
Resided with her husband and daughter Doris in the stone house at 5 Macpherson Street, Carnamah 1939-1941 [19]
     Is listed as running a Boarding House in Carnamah 1939-1941 so presumably let out rooms of the house [6]
     Leased the shop at 7 Macpherson Street to general storekeeper Eric H. GURR from 1939 to 1946 [--]
Along with her husband and daughter left Carnamah on 15 June 1941 and shifted back to Watheroo [0: image 04017]
Sold the house at 5 Macpherson Street to Eric GURR in 1941 and sold him the shop at 7 Macpherson Street in 1946 [3]
Resided in Watheroo from 1941 until her death in 1971 [P289]
Passed away at the age of 92 years in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [116]
Mother of Doris and Hermer [P289]
Died 10 December 1971; buried Moora Public Cemetery, Moora WA (Anglican, Plot 124) [116]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Florence Mary Cook / York' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/florence-mary-cook [sources]




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