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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Ida Blanche BRUMBY / CROSSING / SHEARD

Born C.1883 [55]
Daughter of John Robert BRUMBY [55]
Married (1) Charles CROSSING on 11 June 1902 at the Methodist Church in Norwood, South Australia [55]
By 1903 they were living in Norseman, Western Australia where her husband worked as a Butcher [50]
They resided in Norseman until at least 1916 and by 1923 were living in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2] [50]
Her husband Charles, late of Subiaco, died aged 50 years on 24 September 1923 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
Resided in Carnamah with her son Noel CROSSING, who was the local dentist, in 1929 [19]
In April 1929 Miss A. MCLACHLAN of York spent a holiday staying with her in Carnamah [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 2 April 1929 in a dress of black georgette [4: 27-Apr-1929]
In May 1929 Miss GLADSTONE of Yalingup and Miss HAYES of Perth spent a holiday with her in Carnamah [4: 18-May-1929]
On the evening of Saturday 11 May 1929 she was tendered a surprise party at her home in Carnamah [4: 25-May-1929]
     The party was organised by Roger and Margaret CLARK while Albert and Eva COWDEROY lent their piano for the occasion [4]
     Those who attended her surprise party were her son Noel, Roger and Margaret CLARK, Thomas and Violet JOHNSTON, [4]
     Frank and Mary BADRICK, Arnold and Gar BIERMANN, Lionel and Maud FERGUSON, Noel and Violet BELL, [4]
     Miss Hayes (her visitor), Ruby CLARK, Emily TURNER, Elsie PARKIN, Tom PARKIN, Albert COWDEROY, [4]
     Harry ROBINSON, Robert SMITH, Charles ROBERTSON, Harry COOK, Cyril RUTLEDGE, and Paul SHEARD [4]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 18 May 1929 in a dress or royal blue georgette [4: 25-May-1929]
One of the Costume Judges at the Carnamah Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in July 1929 [4: 13-Jul-1929]
Also one of the Costume Judges at the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall on 8 August 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Judge of the Waltzing Competition at the Carnamah Football Club's dance in August 1929 [4: 31-Aug-1929]
Attended a social evening to bid her farewell at the home of Mrs Mary BADRICK in Carnamah on 10 September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
     Those who attended her farewell were Frank and Mary BADRICK, Mrs Ettie PARKER, Roger and Margaret CLARK, [4]
     Arnold and Gar BIERMANN, Neil and Olga GRAHAM, Chitter and Florence BROWN, Eileen BERRIGAN and Paul SHEARD [4]
Attended the Card Evening held at the home of Mrs Johanna BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 12 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
    The Card Evening was held just prior to her departure from Carnamah and she was the evening's guest of honour [4]
Left Carnamah in September 1929 and shifted to Perth [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Married (2) Paul Senior SHEARD in Perth in 1929 [66]
Following their marriage returned to Carnamah with her husband on Saturday 12 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
On the evening of her return she was welcomed back to Carnamah by her friends at the home of Tom and Johanna BERRIGAN [4]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929 [4: 23-Nov-1929]
Along with her husband was tendered a farewell afternoon tea by the Carnamah Tennis Club on 19 December 1929 [4]
     At the valedictory and farewell afternoon tea they were presented with a pyrex dish in a silver stand [4]
     John BURNS spoke of their popularity and the way in which they had assisted the Carnamah Tennis Club [4: 28-Dec-1929]
Left Carnamah in December 1929 [4: 28-Dec-1929]
Herself and her husband were invited but unable to attend Kelva BADRICK's baptism in Carnamah in September 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Resided with her husband in Nanson in 1931 and 1932 [4: 16-May-1931] [19]
In 1931 Mrs Mary BADRICK and her daughter Kelva of Carnamah stayed with them in Nanson for four months [4: 16-May-1931]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 17 October 1955; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, CA, 87A)[2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ida Blanche Brumby / Crossing / Sheard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ida-blanche-brumby  [ sources ]




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