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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ivy May HOWARD / ROJO

Born 2 June 1921 [98]
Daughter of Patrick Samuel HOWARD and Maud Rachel HERBERT [84]
Resided with her parents in Three Springs [84]
Baptised by Frederick S. P. CHRISTIANSEN of the Wesley Manse in Dongara on 10 July 1922 [84]
Began her school in July 1926 at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs[98]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 as a "Dutch Girl" [4: 14-Dec-1929]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 28 November 1930 as a "Nurse" [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Member of the Three Springs Methodist Church Sunday School in 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 21 December 1933 as a "Modern License" [4: 23-Dec-1933]
Won a 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing and a 2nd prize for Writing at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Performed part of the action song "Quakeresses" at the Dominican Convent School's Annual Concert on 21 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Attended the hugely successful Annual Catholic Ball in Three Springs on 3 June 1937 in apricot satin with bouquet rose [5: 11-Jun-1937]
In March 1941 her engagement to local storekeeper Albert E. ROJO was announced in the local newspaper [4: 22-Mar-1941]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Married Albert Ernest ROJO on 16 March 1943 at Saint James Anglican Church in Three Springs [4: 3-Apr-1943]
     She entered the Church on the arm of local farmer Cecil M. MALEY, who was a lifelong friend of her family [4]
     Wore a white cloque gown with long pointed sleeves and high neckline, with a draped bodice falling gracefully into a long train [4]
     Also wore a beautiful veil over her face, which was loaned by Albert's sister, and carried a bouquet of white roses [4]
     Her bridesmaid was lifelong friend Miss Lillian A. LUSCOMBE, and her trainbearer was her young niece Helen LETCH [4]
Resided in Three Springs while her husband was on active service with the Australian Imperial Force 1943-1946 [16] [19]
Following her husband's return they resided in Three Springs until about 1962[19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ivy May Howard / Rojo' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ivy-may-howard [reference list]




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