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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Irene Sibyl GREENWOOD / PATTON

Born 1887 in Hornsey, Middlesex, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Harry GREENWOOD and "Minnie" Merrinah MERRALL [20] [21]
She appears to have grown up in Hornsey, Middlesex, England where his father worked as a Solicitor and Barrister [20]
In 1891 was living with his parents and siblings Amy, Ernest, Arthur, George, Guy and Minnie at 70 Southwood Lane in Hornsey [20]
Later resided with her parents and siblings Amy and Ernest at The Grove in Hornsey, Middlesex, England [20]
Around 1905 she sailed to Western Australia to keep house for brothers George and Guy [P141]
Resided with her brothers George and Guy on Brooklands Farm in Southern Brook near Northam [P141]
She and her brother Guy travelled to England around 1909, and then returned to Southern Brook in 1910 [P141]
Married Malcolm Lake PATTON in 1911 [66]
Resided with her husband and later children on his farm at Southern Brook in the Northam district [P141]
In 1921 her husband purchased 3,707 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest and she purchased 1,050 acres
     Her 1,050 acres in Waddy Forest were purchased from the Midland Railway Company on 30 September 1921 [27]
     The 1,050 acres was Lot M1296 of Victoria Location 2023 and cost £1050/12/- (20/- per acre), payable by instalments [27]
In 1922 they shifted to Waddy Forest to settle on the land her husband had purchased the previous year [P141]
Resided with her husband and children on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest [P141]
From 1925-26 she owned a Dodge car licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with number-plate CA-47 [325]
In 1927 she sold her 1,050 acre Lot M1296 of Victoria Location 2023 to Charles H. GRONOW of Waddy Forest [39: 8-Nov-1927]
     She sold the land as virgin country for £2 per acre, which was double its purchase price in 1921 [9: 27-Jan-1928] [27]
Travelled to Perth for a holiday on Monday 10 June 1935, and returned to Waddy Forest on 24 August 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935, 30-Aug-1935]
During mid October 1935 she travelled from Waddy Forest to the Perth metropolis[5: 18-Oct-1935]
Accompanied by her sons Roy and Norman travelled form Waddy to Perth for a holiday on Thursday 30 January 1936 [5: 7-Feb-1936]
     After their holiday in Perth they returned to their home at Waddy Forest on Saturday 22 February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
She and her husband celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary at their home on Wednesday night 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
     The toast to the health of the bride and bridegroom of 25 years ago was proposed by her brother George N. GREENWOOD [5]
     Among those at their celebration were George & Dolly GREENWOOD, Guy & Maude GREENWOOD, Miss Ivy BINGHAM, [5]
     John & Eliza LAMPARD, William & Christina MITCHELL, Fred & Sarah BINGHAM, her nephew Harry GREENWOOD; [5]
     her nieces Mary, Anne and Dorothy GREENWOOD; Master Vivian FOWLER; and her sons Roy and Norman PATTON [5]
Returned to Waddy Forest on Saturday 9 May 1936 after spending a short holiday in Perth [5: 15-May-1936]
Accompanied by her son Roy she travelled to Perth to receive medical attention on Thursday 25 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
     Purchased six Merino rams at 5 guineas from the Wongyarra Stud operated by Carnamah farmer William A. T. SARGENT [5]
When her children were older she shifted to Perth to enable her children to receive a better education [P141]
     She and her son Norman arrived in Waddy on 10 May 1937 and returned to Perth on 20 May 1937 [5: 14 & 21-May-1937]
     After spending a fortnight on the farm in Waddy Forest she returned to Perth on Tuesday 29 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
     Accompanied by her son Norman arrived in Waddy Forest on Monday 30 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Sold 131 wethers (47 at 24/10, 84 at 21/1) through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on 14 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Following the death of her husband in 1942 she was the owner of his 3,707 acre farm in Waddy Forest [2] [3]
     The farm's 3,707 acres consisted of M1284, M1291 and M1292 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
     In 1960 transferred Lot M1284 (1,999 acres) to her son Norman, and Lots M1291 and M1292 (1,708 acres) to her son Roy [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of West Leederville [2]
Mother of Mary, Joyce, Roy and Norman [P141]
Died 13 June 1975; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 8, 7) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Irene Sibyl Greenwood / Patton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 July 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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