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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Grace Marion UNDERWOOD / JAQUET

Born 1894 in Streatham, Surrey, England [20] [21]
Daughter of solicitor Charles Craddock UNDERWOOD and Katherine Anne MIDDLETON [20] [21]
Grew up with her parents and siblings at Goodrest on Somerset Road in Ealing, Middlesex, England [20]
She was one of nine children with siblings Hannah, Charles, Emily, Blanche, Irene, John, Arthur and a sibling who died young [20]
She became a Registered Nurse after studying at the Royal Sussex Country Hospital in Brighton 1917-1920 [441]
In 1922 she was living with her parents at Goodrest on Somerset Road in Ealing, London, England [441]
Married Rev. "Godfrey" Ernest Godrey JAQUET on 19 August 1924 in Ealing, Middlesex, England [P493]
Resided with her husband and later son Donald in Battersea, London, England 1924-1928 [203] [377] [439: 15-Feb-1924]
In February 1928 her husband was appointed the Rector of Three Springs in Western Australia [4: 4-Feb-1928]
They departed London, England on the steamship Beltana and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 April 1928 [338]
They spent their first few weeks in Perth and then drove up to Three Springs [P493]
Upon their arrival in Three Springs they were confronted with blowflies and no running water, just a rainwater tank [P493]
Her husband was the Church of England (Anglican) Rector of the North Midlands based in Three Springs 1928-1932 [4: 19-May-1928] [19]
Resided with her husband, son and later also daughter at The Rectory in Three Springs 1928-1932 [4: 19-May-1928] [19]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Donor at the Gift Evening held for the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on Wednesday 1 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Donated a prize for the Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs in aid of the local Anglican Church on 27 June 1929 [4: 6-Jul-1929]
She and Mrs Mabel SKEWES received the special prize at the Fancy Dress Ball for their dress as "Two Japanese Lanterns" [4]
Foundation Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) in 1929 [206]
Donated flowers for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs over Christmas in 1929 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Along with her husband and children spent a few days holiday in Geraldton in early January 1930 [4: 11-Jan-1930]
Leader of the Three Springs Girls Club in 1930 [39: 16-Oct-1930]
Attended the Church of England Dance held at the Carnamah Hall in Carnamah on Thursday evening 17 April 1930 [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Left Three Springs with her husband and children in June 1932 to spend some time in England [P493]
They departed Fremantle on the steamship Jervis Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 22 July 1932 [204]
After six months they returned to Western Australia on the steamship Esperance Bay, arriving at Fremantle on 18 February 1933 [338]
Following their return they resided in the Perth suburbs of Mount Hawthorn, Nedlands and then Mount Pleasant [P493]
She was one of three hostesses at a Ball held by the Mount Hawthorn Girls Friendly Society in September 1934 [39: 2-Oct-1934]
Member of the Saint Peter's Mount Hawthorn Anglican Ladies Guild - was President in 1934 and 1935 [39: 2-Nov-1934]
Wore a sea green georgette frock to the "Au Revoir" Dance for Archdeacon C.L. RILEY at Subiaco on 28 July 1938 [39: 29-Jul-1938]
Attended the funeral of former Carnamah resident Harry ZUEGG at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 11 November 1941 [39: 12-Nov-1941]
She was active in the hobby of glove making until she took up weaving [120: 28-Jan-1954]
In 1948 she and her family were living in a caravan and two tents on their block in the Perth suburb of Mount Pleasant [120: 22-Apr-1948]
Despite their abode she continued with her hobby of weaving and planned to weave carpets and curtains for their new home [120]
When their house Edgewater on The Esplanade in Mount Pleasant was built, five weaving looms filled two rooms [120: 28-Jan-1954]
Displayed some of her work at the 3rd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Hand Weavers in Perth in December 1948 [120: 8-Dec-1948]
She greeted visitors at the Musical Afternoon in Perth to raise money for Le Fanu House on 28 April 1950 [39: 29-April-1950]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Mother of Donald and Marion [P493]
Died 23 June 1960; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, P, 145) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Grace Marion Underwood / Jaquet' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/grace-marion-underwood [sources]




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