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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jenny" Janet Cochran Malcolm BAIN / HEBITON

Born 19 September 1873 in Belfast, County Down, Northern Ireland [20] [33]
Daughter of pastry cook George BAIN and Jane MALCOLM [33]
She was one of at least ten children, with siblings George, Martha James, William, Donald, Jane, Maggie, Mary and Sommerville [20]
In 1881 she was living with her parents and siblings at 130 Mathieson Street in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland [20]
In 1891 she was a Domestic Servant for Robert and Mary GALLOWAY at 3 Queen Square, Govan in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland [20]
Married James Kinnear HEBITON in 1902 in Fremantle, Western Australia [15]
Resided with her husband on Inverberg Farm in Three Springs [19]
Provided refreshments at her home for Samuel F. MOORE M.L.A. during his tour of Three Springs on 30 September 1910 [31: 7-Oct-1910]
In late 1910 her brother Donald Macdiarmid BAIN, along with his wife Isabella and daughter Jane, immigrated to Western Australia [203]
     Her brother secured employment on the Midland Railway and worked in nearby Dongara, Coorow and Watheroo [6] [50]
Wore a white muslin with black velvet evening dress to the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 19 July 1916 [39: 31-Jul-1916]
Organiser of the Westralia Red Cross Day Basket Social & Dance held in Three Springs on Friday 30 July 1915 [10: 6-Aug-1915]
     Herself and Miss Winifred M. THOMAS jointly organised the very successful event, which raised over £60 for the Red Cross [10]
     During the evening she purchased a donated bag of wheat for 20/- however donated it back so it could be sold again [10]
Won 1st prize for Butter at the Three Springs Day at Casuarina Park in Three Springs on Wednesday 27 September 1916 [10: 6-Oct-1916]
Runner-up with 7,425 votes of the Ugly Woman Competition conducted in Three Springs for the Y.M.C.A. in May 1917 [9: 25-May-1917]
     Her candidature in the competition contributed to the raising of £208/17/6 for the war efforts being carried out by the Y.M.C.A. [9]
Resided in Three Springs until her death in 1921 [2]
Mother of Don, Jim and George [120: 20-Jan-1921]
Died 12 January 1921; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, CA, 246) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Janet Cochran Malcolm Bain / Hebiton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/janet-cochran-malcolm-bain [sources]




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