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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Flo" Florence May STRAHAN / COX

Born 1895 in Guildford, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of James STRAHAN and Mary Ann BISHOP; step-daughter of George COUSINS [15]
Following the death of her father and later stepfather resided with her mother in Walkaway and then on farmland in Arrino [P2]
Married William Charles COX in 1918 [66]
Came 3rd in the Married Ladies Race at the Arrino Railway Picnic Day held in Arrino on Saturday 29 November 1919 [9: 5-Dec-1919]
Resided with her husband in Coorow, where he was the local Railway Stationmaster 1925-1937 [5: 5-Nov-1937] [19]
Hosted a social evening at her home on 21 May 1930 to further Ivy BINGHAM in the local Popular Girl Competition [4: 31-May-1930]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1930 [86: 21-Jun-1930]
Attended the evening Ball after the Carnamah Races on Thursday 2 October 1930 in a dress of apricot lace [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Exhibited in the Fancywork section of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
     Won 2nd prize for a White Table Centre or Supper Cloth and both 1st and 2nd prizes for an Embroidered Cushion [5]
Won 2nd prize for Sweet Peas in the Flower section of the Fourth Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Official Opening of the Carnamah Golf Course at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 23 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Received 1st prizes for White Bread, 12 Sweet Peas, Six Sweet Peas and Lady's Bouquet at the Coorow Show in 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Exhibited in the Confectionary, Flower and Fancy Work sections of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 14 September 1933 [5]
     Won 1st prizes for Fruit Cake, Pastry and a Embroidered Cushion; and 2nd prizes for Pansies and Three Doyleys [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Awarded 1st prize for Pansies and 2nd for Sweet Peas at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1933-34, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 3-Nov-1933, 25-Oct-1935, 18-Dec-1936]
Conducted the Afternoon Tea stall at the Church of England Bazaar held in Coorow on 18 November 1933 [5: 3-Nov-1933]
Awarded 1st prize for Sweet Peas in the Flower section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 12-Jul-1935, 19-Jun-1936, 11-Jun-1937]
Won 1st prizes for Sweet Peas and Six Pansies at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 5 September 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Played for the combined Winchester-Waddy-Coorow tennis team against Carnamah-Parkinson on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Their son Stan spent a holiday staying with her and her husband in Coorow during May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
Won 1st prize for Fruit Cake and 2nd for Six Pansies at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5]
      Received the W. H. Melvin Trophy for Fruit Cake, and attended the Show Ball dressed in black net [5: 11-Sep-1936, 20-Nov-1936]
After spending an enjoyable holiday in Perth she and her husband returned to Coorow on Wednesday 4 October 1936 [5: 6-Nov-1936]
Winner of the Ladies Approach & Put at the Carnamah Golf Club's Season Opening in Carnamah on 2 May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Won 1sts for Coffee Sponge Sandwich, Six Pansies and Bowl of Garden Flowers at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5]
     At the Show Ball received the Bushells Ltd Trophy for winning 1st prize for Coffee Sponge Sandwich [5: 10-Sep-1937]
In 1960 she was living at 18 Ninth Avenue in the Perth suburb of Maylands [30: item 3437535]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Maylands until her death in 1967 [2]
Mother of Stanley [5: 5-Nov-1937]
Died 12 October 1967; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZC, 80) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Florence May Strahan / Cox' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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