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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Sissy" Gladys Eileen STOKES / MUTTER

Born 10 August 1917 in Three Springs, Western Australia [24] [161]
Daughter of "Nick" Edward Nicholas STOKES and Alice Catherine FITZGERALD [161]
Resided with her parents on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino and was educated at the Dudawa State School [P118]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club from 1934-35 to 1936-37 - was Doubles Champion in 1934-35 [5: 28-Jun-1935, 15-Nov-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on New Year's Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
She was among those from Dudawa and Arrino who holidayed in Dongara in mid January 1936 [5: 17-Jan-1936]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 dressed in pink floral georgette [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Married "Ken" Wilfred Kenneth MUTTER on Tuesday 6 September 1938 at Saint James Anglican Church in Three Springs [P118]
     She entered the Church on the arm of her father "prettily gowned in white satin and wearing a necklet of pearls" [4: 10-Sep-1938]
     Her bridesmaids were Ken's sister Miss Dulcie MUTTER and Misses Isobel and Claudine MALEY, all of Arrino [4: 10-Sep-1938]
     Their wedding reception was held at her parents' home in Dudawa, which was followed by a dance at the Arrino Hall [P118]
Resided with her husband and children on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Following their retirement in 1973 herself and her husband shifted to a house in Jarrah Street, Geraldton [P118]
They resided in Geraldton until 1998 when they shifted to Three Springs [P118]
Later resided at Nazareth House in Geraldton, where she passed away at the age of 85 years [24]
Mother of Roy, Gary and Kerry [161]
Died 5 June 2003; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Uniting, Plot 197) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gladys Eileen Stokes / Mutter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2022 from [reference list]

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