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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Annie" Hannah Eliza TURNER / MCCAGH

Born 1914 [15]
Daughter of William James TURNER and Emma Theresa WEBLEY [P2]
Resided with her mother and siblings on Victoria Farm in Arrino [19]
Her father had passed away from cancer about five months before she was born[P2]
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]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball at the Arrino Hall on 4 April 1929 in a dress of pink crepe de chine [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Arrino Race Club's Annual Ball on 3 April 1930 in pale blue handkerchief net with diamante trimming [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a white frock [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Hospital Appeal Grand Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 8 June 1933 in a dress of reseda georgette [5: 16-Jun-1933]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 8-Dec-1933, 22-Feb-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on Saturday 20 October 1934 in a dress of pink marocain [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Competitor in the Parkinson Tennis Club's Open Championship Tournament in Carnamah on Tuesday 1 January 1935 [5: 21-Dec-1934]
Attended the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball held at the Arrino Hall on Tuesday 25 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
She was well known for winning prizes for needlework at shows, and for winning tennis tournaments from Mingenew to Coorow [P2]
Won 1st prize for Collection of Fancy Work at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Also received 2nd prizes for Coloured Table Centre, Piece of White Work, Chutney & Sauces and Pen Painted Table Centre [5]
Ladies' Champion of the Parkinson Tennis Club's Tennis Tournament held in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
In late June 1936 her brother Bill motored her to Perth so she could seek medical attention [5: 3 & 10-Jul-1936]
     It was found that she was suffering from strained muscles of the back, and they returned to Arrino on Saturday 4 July 1936 [5]
Presented with the trophy for the "Ladies Handicap Singles" at the Arrino Tennis Club's Annual Ball on 30 July 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Vice President of the Northern Division of the Country Women's Association in 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended a social afternoon held in Carnamah by the Carnamah branch of the C.W.A. on Wednesday 2 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Cut Flower, Confectionary, Fancy Work and Arts sections of the 1936 Three Springs Agricultural Show [5: 25-Sep-1936]
     Won 1st prize for Geraniums, and in Confectionary received 2nd prizes for Jams, Pickles, Chutneys & Sauces and Swiss Roll [5]
     Awarded 2nd prizes in the Fancy Work section for Table Centre, Pieces of Whitework and for two Collections of Fancy Work [5]
    In Arts won 1st for Pen Painted Table Centre, 1st and 2nd for Pen Painted Cushion Cover, and 2nd for Article in Papier Mache [5]
Once again Ladies' Champion of the Parkinson Tennis Club's Annual Tennis Tournament in Coorow on 1 January 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
After visiting Perth for Easter herself, her brother Bill and sisters Emma and Mary returned to Arrino on 8 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 3 June 1937 dressed in blue georgette [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Attended the Annual Catholic Ball at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka on 24 June 1937 dressed in blue cloque [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Married John Joseph McCAGH on 30 April 1946 at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [4: 18-May-1946]
     She wore a heavy embroidered white slipper satin frock, with a long train over which fell a veil of embroidered Brussels net [4]
     Her bridesmaids were her sister Miss Mary TURNER and Miss Jill DOWNES, and she was given away by her brother John [4]
     Their wedding breakfast was held in Arrino at the home of John and Alice TURNER (her brother and her husband's sister) [4]
     In the evening they had a wedding dance at the Arrino Hall, after which they travelled to Perth by train for their honeymoon [4]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Arrino and at least 1975 and later in Linthorne Street, Mingenew [P2] [19] [24]
Resided of late at Nazareth House in Geraldton [P2]
Mother of Patricia [P2]
Died C.2005; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs [P2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hannah Eliza Turner / McCagh' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2022 from [reference list]

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