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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Isabella Gwendoline THOMSON / SMITH

Born 1894 in Nhill, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of James THOMSON and Elizabeth HAY [54]
Married "Neil" James Neilson SMITH in 1919 in Victoria, Australia [54]
Resided with her husband and daughter in a house on the east side of the Three Springs townsite [P2]
Won 1st and 2nd for Cream Puffs in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5]
     Also awarded 1st prize for "the best exhibition of an entirely useless article made useful" [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dance held at the Spring Hostel in Three Springs on Thursday 1 June 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Supplier of music at the Euchre Party and Dance held at the Three Springs Hall Saturday 3 June 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
Attended the R.S.L. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Friday 1 September 1933 in a dress of black velvet [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Herself and Mrs Minnie M. WATSON left Three Springs on Tuesday 2 October 1933 for a weeks holiday in Geraldton [5: 6-Oct-1933]
In a dress of red organdie attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
In a white georgette and silk lace dress attended the Three Springs Golf Club's Annual Ball on Thursday 12 October 1933 [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club from 1933-34 to 1936-37 [5: 10-Nov-1933, 22-Mar-1934, 11-Dec-1936]
     She was a keen supporter of the Three Springs Tennis Club, especially in connection with afternoon teas [5: 29-Jan-1937]
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]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club in 1935 [5: 21-Jun-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Cream Puffs in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Donated special prizes for the Educational section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the Surprise Afternoon Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on 10 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Herself, her husband and their daughter Jean were bid farewell at the tennis courts in Three Springs on Sunday 24 January 1937 [5]
     James J. HOUSE, Captain of the Three Springs Tennis Club, said they'd been good friends and hard workers for the Club [5]
     As a parting gift they were presented with a suitably inscribed nickel plated electric kettle [5: 29-Jan-1937]
They left Three Springs and shifted to the Perth suburb of Cottesloe on Wednesday 27 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Como [2]
Mother of Jean [P2]
Died 3 April 1980; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Niche Wall, WF, 82) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Isabella Gwendoline Thomson / Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/isabella-gwendoline-thomson [sources]




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