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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jenny" Janet McDougall LANG / MCGILP

Born 19 October 1888 in Greenock, Renfrew, Scotland [28]
Daughter of John LANG and Mary LOCHHEAD [28]
She was the second of six children with an elder brother Archie and younger siblings John, Jean, May and Winnie [P12]
Resided with her parents and siblings in Greenock and at the Buchanan Arms Hotel in Kilmacolm, Renfrew, Scotland [P12]
Attended the Glasgow West End School of Cookery and became a qualified school teacher in cookery, laundry and housewifery [P12]
Departed London, England with her parents on the steamship Otway and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 12 May 1914 [P43]
Shortly after their arrival in Western Australia she settled with her parents on farmland in Carnamah [P12]
Her father had purchased the 475 acre Lot M945 Ready-Made Farm in Carnamah from the Midland Railway Company [27] [34]
Resided with her parents and siblings on Grianaig Farm near Prowaka Siding in Carnamah [P12]
Member of the Carnamah Sunday School in 1914 [7: page 238]
Prepared and donated a basket for the Basket & Book Social held at the railway goods shed in Carnamah on 18 November 1915 [9]
     The baskets were auctioned to raise money for "patriotic and other funds" with hers going for the most at 21/- [9: 26-Nov-1915]
She helped cater for 180 people at the luncheon of the Carnamah Races on Easter Monday 9 April 1917 [9: 27-Apr-1917]
For a period, along with her sister Jean, boarded in Perth where they both worked as school teachers [P12]
Married "Mac" Angus Archibald Nicol MCGILP on 7 April 1920 at Grianaig Farm in Carnamah [P12]
     She was given away by her father and wore a charming bridal frock of ivory crepe de chine [10: 16-Apr-1920]
     Her veil was Georgette embroidered Brussels net held by orange blossoms; carried a bouquet of Easter lilies and white asters [10]
     Best man and bridesmaid at their wedding were Carnamah pioneer Donald MACPHERSON and her sister Mary L. LANG [10]
Resided with her husband on Waddy Waddy Farm and later on Polaris Farm, both in Waddy Forest 1920-1956 [P12]
Attended the Carnamah Race Club's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 10 April 1924 wearing cream crepe de chene georgette [10: 24-Apr-1924]
Foundation Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest District Agricultural Society 1932-1948 [4: 9-Apr-1932] [150]
Exhibited and won prizes in four sections of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
     Won 1st prizes for a Collection of Roses, Peas, Shortbread and for a Knitted Woollen Article [5]
     Awarded 2nd prizes for Plain Scones, Decorated Cake and Brown Hen Eggs [5]
The next week won 1st prizes for Roses and Peas at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 15 September 1932 [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Successfully exhibited in the Second Annual Coorow Agricultural Show at Maley Park, Coorow on 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
     Won prizes for Fancy Scones and Lemons, and 2nd prizes for Fancy Cakes and a Decorated Cake in Confectionary section [5]
     Won 2nd prize for female White Turkey in the Poultry section and 2nd prize for an Embroidered Cushion in the Fancy Work [5]
With Mrs Chris FORRESTER judged the Confectionary section at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
She and her husband attended the opening of the East Marchagee Hall in Marchagee on Saturday 11 November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
On 24 January 1934 departed Waddy Forest with her husband and children for their annual holiday at Rockingham [5: 26-Jan-1934]
Exhibited in the Confectionary and Farm Produce sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 30 August 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
     Won 1st prizes for Decorated Cake, Shortbread, Preserves, Butter and Brown Hen Eggs and 2nd for Fancy Cakes and Biscuits [5]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Along with her husband and children departed Waddy Forest on Wednesday 23 January 1935 for a holiday in Rockingham [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Attended her parents Golden Wedding Celebration at Grianaig Farm in Carnamah on Sunday 18 August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Won prizes in the Poultry, Vegetables and Confectionary sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 15-Sep-1935]
     In Poultry received 1st prize for Muscovy Drake and 2nd for male Black Orpington; and 2nd for Peas in the Vegetables section [5]
     Awarded 1st prizes for Fancy Scones, Shortbread and Marmalade, and 2nd for Coffee Rolls and Lemons in Confectionary [5]
Judged the Confectionary section of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 20 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Chief mourner at the funeral of her sister "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
She and her husband travelled to Perth on Sunday 8 December 1935 to attend the Scotch College presentation night [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Along with her husband and children motored from Waddy Forest to Perth on Monday 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
After spending a number of weeks in Perth she returned to her home in Waddy Forest on Thursday 27 August 1936 [5: 28-Aug-1936]
Judged the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1936 [5]
     Exhibited in the Farm Produce and Flower sections of the Show, winning 1st prize for Brown Hen Eggs and 2nd for 12 Pansies [5]
     Wearing biscuit lace she attended the Show Ball held at the Coorow Hall on the evening of the Show [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Judged the Confectionary section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Show on 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
Travelled to Perth in May 1937 to bid farewell to her mother and brother John before they departed for Scotland [5: 21-May-1937]
With Mrs Henrietta FRANKLIN of Three Springs judged the Confectionary at the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Judged the Cookery and Knitting sections of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Shows in 1940 and 1941 [0: image 03897] [13]
President of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Red Cross Society in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 04106 / 7]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Agricultural Society and Patriotic Funds Committee in 1945 [0: image 04319]
Judge of the Flower and Knitting sections at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Victory Show in 1945 [13] [0: image 04367]
Judged the Confectionary section at the Mingenew District Agricultural Society's 1945 show [261]
Judge of the Knitting section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1947 [13]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the R.S.L. Women's Auxiliary in 1951[4: 7-Apr-1951]
Judged the Handicrafts section at the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1954 [0: image 04751]
Employed the services of Coorow builder E. Clive HUNTER to build her a house[P320]
Resided in Main Street in the Coorow townsite from 1956 to 1973 [P12]
In 1961 she had Margaret Mary JAMES as a housekeeper at her home in Coorow [19]
Left Coorow and shifted to the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs on 6 October 1973 [147]
Shifted to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1978, where she died in her 90th year [P12]
Mother of Sandy, Maisie, John and Tups [P12]
Died 31 March 1978; buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, Western Australia (Row F, Plot 13) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Janet McDougall Lang / McGilp' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/janet-mcdougall-lang [sources]




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