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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Gladys Eva COOK / MORTIMER

Born 1897 in Dandaragan, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of James COOK and Eliza Ann BURNETT [15]
Married "Bert" Albert Joseph MORTIMER in Perth in 1925 [9: 9-Apr-1925]
Resided in Carnamah from April 1925 until August 1930 [9: 24-Apr-1925] [4: 23-Aug-1930]
On Saturday 9 May 1925 over 200 people attended a reception at the Carnamah Hall welcoming her to the district [9: 15-May-1925]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 6 August 1925 in evening dress of cream embossed broche [9: 21-Aug-1925]
One of the three costume judges at the Masquerade Ball held in Carnamah on Saturday 14 May 1927 [4: 21-May-1927]
Co-organiser of a social evening for soon to be married Olive M. PARKIN at the Carnamah Hall in July 1927 [9: 29-Jul-1927]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding and reception in Carnamah on 27 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the wedding of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN at the Carnamah Hall on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball on 18 May 1929 in a frock of fine thread lace over forgetmenot blue taffeta [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 8 August 1929 in delphinium and gold chenille georgette [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Helped organise and attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 3 October 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929-30 [4: 8-Mar-1930]
On 16 August 1930 at the Carnamah Hall was tendered a farewell function by the residents of Carnamah and district [4: 23-Aug-1930]
Along with her husband and daughter Isla left Carnamah in August 1930 and shifted to Gingin [4: 23-Aug-1930]
Resided in Gingin from August 1930 until July 1933, when her husband was transferred back to Carnamah [4: 23-Aug-1930] [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Shifted back to Carnamah on Saturday 22 July 1933 [5: 28-Jul-1933]
Helped run the Sweets stall at the Carnamah Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Member in 1934, Vice Captain in 1935 and Committee Member in 1936 of the Carnamah Golf Club [4: 14-Jul-1934, 5-Apr-1935, 26-Jun-1936]
Won the euchre competition at the Bridge Party held at the Carnamah Hostel on Wednesday 20 June 1934 [5: 22-Jun-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1934-35 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Won the Ladies Golf Approach & Put at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Following a vacancy she was elected a member of the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance Committee on 14 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Helped organise the Carnamah Golf Club's Annual Dance for presentations at the Carnamah Hall on 24 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Herself and her two daughters spent a four week holiday in Moora and the Perth suburb of Cottesloe in January 1936 [5: 10-Jan-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Mid-Winter Ball on 11 July 1936 dressed in Reseda crepe de chine [5: 17-Jul-1936]
Herself and her daughter Lurline made a brief trip to Perth during the last week of July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association in 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
After spending the weekend in Perth herself, her husband and their daughters returned to Carnamah on 24 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Won 1st prizes for Sponge Sandwich and Cream Puffs at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in black marocain [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
After a holiday herself and her daughters arrived back in Carnamah on Saturday evening 16 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Attended the C.W.A. Valedictory for Mrs Barbara K. PLUNKETT in Carnamah on the afternoon of 17 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Following her husband's transfer left Carnamah and shifted to Watheroo on Monday 8 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
They resided in Watheroo 1937-1947 and later in Moora [61] [166]
A month after leaving Carnamah herself and her daughters arrived for a holiday on Thursday evening 8 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
During their holiday in Carnamah in April 1937 they stayed with Mrs V. Doris and Anstruther P. TUCKER on Yarra Yarra Farm [5]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [2]
Mother of Isla and Lurline [166]
Died 12 October 1991; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC, Garden of Remembrance, 8, 102) [2]


From The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper, Wednesday 26 November 1924:
"The engagement is announced of Miss Gladys Cook, youngest daughter of Mr James Cook, of Dandaragan, to Bert Mortimer, of Carnamah, son of Mr and Mrs Mortimer of Gingin."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Gladys Eva Cook / Mortimer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 September 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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