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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1 May 1892 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia [P151]
Daughter of William FAIRCLOUGH and Jane WHITE [P151] [32]
Resided with her parents in Southern Cross 1895-1898, in Boulder 1899-1909, and then in Moora 1910 onwards [6]
Her father worked as a blacksmith, and at Southern Cross and Boulder had been in partnership with three of his brothers [6]
Married "Bill" William Bernard SHERIDAN in Moora in 1917 [66]
She was a candidate in the Popular Girl Competition held in Moora in 1919 in aid of funds for the Moora Town Band [10: 11-Apr-1919]
A Grand Ball was held at the Town Hall in Moora on Wednesday 16 April 1919 in support of her candidature in the competition [10]
Resided with her husband on a farm on the Walebing Road in Moora 1921-1925 [6] [10: 22-Oct-1925]
After selling the farm shifted with her husband and sons from Moora to Carnamah in October 1925 [10: 22-Oct-1925]
Resided with her husband and three sons at 12 Yarra Street in the Carnamah townsite [3]
Won 1st prize for Butter and the Special Prize for Scones at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 30 September 1926 [9: 15-Oct-1926]
Shortly after arriving in Perth in September 1927 for a month-long holiday she took sick and had to undergo an operation [4: 10-Sep-1927]
Received 2nd prize for Plain Scones at the Carnamah Show and Sports Carnival on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Aided the Carnamah Rifle Club in helping to organise and arrange their Annual Ball held in Carnamah in March 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1929-30 [4: 22-Mar-1930]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of pink floral georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Travelled to Moora in January 1933 to spend a few days with her mother [5: 20-Jan-1933]
After arriving back in Carnamah from Moora proceeded with her husband and sons to spend a vacation at Dongara Beach [5: 27-Jan-1933]
She spent a few weeks staying with her mother in Moora for health reasons in June 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Helped run the Cake & Refreshment Stall at the Anglican Church Bazaar held in Carnamah on Saturday 12 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Steward in Charge of the Fancy Work section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1933 [13]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Auction Rummy winner at the Bridge, Social & Dance held at the home of Roger and Margaret CLARK on 25 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1935 and 1936 [5: 14-Jun-1935, 26-Jun-1936] [4: 29-Aug-1936]
Along with her son Bill travelled from Carnamah to Moora by train on Monday 30 September 1935 [5: 4-Oct-1935]
After her husband died on 26 January 1936 she shifted for a short time to Moora, before returning to Carnamah [5: 15-May-1936] [6]
Journeyed from Moora to Carnamah with Anster and Dorrie TUCKER to spend a few days in Carnamah in May 1936 [5: 15-May-1936]
Following her husband's death became the owner of their house at 12 Yarra Street, Carnamah (Lot 16 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
Operated a boarding house from her home at 12 Yarra Street in Carnamah from 1936 until 1942 [6]
Her nephew M. FAIRCLOUGH of Koorda and previously of Moora holidayed with her in Carnamah in January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
After spending a holiday with her in Carnamah her mother returned to Moora on Thursday 29 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
In June 1937 her mother was very ill and was a patient at the Carnamah Private Hospital at 14 Robertson Street, Carnamah [88]
     She wished to remove her mother from the hospital however Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL wouldn't allow her to do so [88]
     On 23 June 1937 she went to the Carnamah Police Station to obtain police assistance to remove her mother from the hospital [88]
     To her misfortune the local Police Constable informed her it was not in their duties to do so [88]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
In 1941 and 1942 her mother was living with her at 12 Yarra Street in Carnamah[0: images 04023 & 04092]
Left the Carnamah district in March 1943 and shifted to Moora [0: image 04215]
Resided in Moora until 1948 and then lived in Walkaway until at least 1953 [3]
Sold her house at 12 Yarra Street in Carnamah to Arnold C. A. BIERMANN in 1953 [3]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Scarborough [2]
Mother of Ross, Max and Bill [14]
Died 16 October 1982; ashes buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah WA (Row C, Plot 1) [2] [14]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 20 September 1938:
Tragic Accident
"On Thursday of last week a tragic accident occurred at Moora when Lewis Fairclough, a young man, accidentally shot himself with fatal results. It appears that on Thursday afternoon the unfortunate young man intimated his intention of going shooting and when he did not return home that evening his mother was not unduly worried as it was thought that he was probably spending the evening with his grandmother. However, when he did not return on Friday morning a search party was organised and his remains were discovered that afternoon. An inquest was held and a verdict of accidental death returned. A widow, mother and one younger brother are left to mourn their loss. The late Mr. Fairclough was in his early twenties and was particularly popular with the young people of the Moora district, being an outstanding athlete. He was a nephew of Mrs. Sheridan, of Carnamah."

The below photograph of "the two Ivys" is of Ivy and her niece Ivy Myrtle FAIRCLOUGH.

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ivy May Fairclough / Sheridan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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