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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Verna" Hazel Verna FOWLER / SIMPSON / VICKERS

Born 23 August 1922 [209]
Daughter of “Don” Donnell Edgar FOWLER and Ethel Blanche DRAPER [P120]
Resided with her parents in Beverley 1922-1924 and then on farmland in Waddy Forest [P120]
Attended the Children’s Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow in July 1933 as a “Bunch of Violets” and was the Most Original Girl [4: 29-Jul-1933]
Won 2nd prizes for Handwork and a Drawing in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended the Children’s Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow on Saturday 6 July 1935 dressed as “Titania” [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Herself and her twin brother Vivian celebrated their 13th birthday at Glen Waddi Farm on Saturday 24 August 1935 [5: 30-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prize for a Worked Apron in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
     At the Combined School Sports came 3rd in the 13 Years Girls Running Race and the 13 Years and under Girls Skipping Race [5]
Won a 2nd prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Attended Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD’s wedding breakfast at the Coorow Hotel on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Attended the Coorow-Waddy Progress Association’s Annual Children’s Sports in Coorow on Thursday 12 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
     Won the Girls Over 9 Years Sack Race and the Girls Over 9 Years Potato Race [5]
     After her twin brother Vivian she came 2nd in the 14 Years Girls & Boys Running Race [5]
     Came 3rd in the Girls 10 Years & Over Skipping Race and in the Girls Over 9 Egg & Spoon Race [5]
Won 2nd prize for Pair of Pyjamas by Girl Under 16 in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5]
     In the Educational section won 1st prizes for Needlework and Design Drawing and a 2nd prize for Writing [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Married (1) “Sonny” John Patrick SIMPSON on 21 August 1948 [P120]
     Resided with her husband on Alexander M. MCGILP’s Lake Nedo Farm in Waddy Forest [P84]
     From about 1960 until 1968 resided with  her husband on Victoria Location 10339 in Eneabba [P120]
     Her husband passed away from cancer the age of 55 years on 5 June 1968 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [P120]
After her husband’s death her brother Edgar helped her sell the farm in Eneabba and she retired to the Perth suburb of Bayswater [P120]
Partner of (2) Jim VICKERS [P120]
Mother of Lorraine, Gregory and Vivienne [P120]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hazel Verna Fowler / Simpson / Vickers' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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