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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Harriett STIRK / WATSON

Born 1884 in Guildford, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Frederick STIRK and Elizabeth HART [15]
Married "Harry" William Henry WATSON in 1905 in Kalamunda, Western Australia[15]
Arrived in Carnamah with her three younger children on 20 November 1915 [P24]
Resided on The Mannas Farm on the Carnamah-Perenjori Road in Carnamah 1915-1948 [P24]
Won 1st prize for Butter and 2nd for Plain Scones exhibited at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Attended the local Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball on 6 August 1925 in an evening dress of pale green crepe de chene [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4]
     She was noted as wearing "scarlet and black figured crepe de chine, wide swath effect at hipline" to the Ball [4: 31-May-1930]
Judged the Confectionary section of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Along with her husband, daughter-in-law Ethel and grandson Bobby spent a two week holiday in Perth in January 1935 [5: 18-Jan-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Friday 30 August 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
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]
Herself, her husband, their son Norm and daughter-in-law Bett returned to Carnamah by car on 17 February 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
During January 1937 herself, her son Norm and daughter-in-law Bett holidayed in Perth [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Her niece Leila Maud STIRK of Kalamunda married Carnamah farmer Jack BENTLEY in Perth on 27 January 1940 [P192]
Around 1948 left Carnamah and shifted to the Perth suburb of Guildford, where she resided until her death in 1964 [2] [P24]
Mother of Norm, Len, Eva, Arthur and Mavis [P24]
Died 30 July 1964; buried Guildford Cemetery, in the Perth suburb of Guildford (Anglican, D, 487) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Harriett Stirk / Watson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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