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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jean Margaret JOHNSON / BARRALET / INGLIS / LEAHY

Born 2 February 1928 in Mount Lawley, Western Australia [39: 10-Feb-1928]
Daughter of Ivan JOHNSON and "Vi" Violet Nasmyth BOWMAN [P31]
Resided with her parents on her father's Avalon Farm in Winchester 1928-1930 [P31]
Baptised by Rev. Alexander CROW at the Presbyterian Church in Carnamah on Sunday 25 March 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928]
She was born on 2 February however her birth certificate said 2 January and was never corrected so she used the 2nd January [P69]
Resided with her parents at Lockington House on Lot M1017 of her grandfather's The Home Farm in Carnamah 1930-1933 [P31]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Carnamah on 18 August 1932 dressed as a "Christmas Cracker" [5: 26-Aug-1932]
Resided with her parents in a house on Charles ROBERTSON's Woodbine Farm in Carnamah 1933-1937 [P31]
Won 1st prize for a Crayon Drawing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 2 November 1935 dressed as a "Nurse" [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Won the Girls Apple Eating Competition at the Easter Sports Meeting  at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Awarded a 2nd prize for Needlework in the Educational section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
She was the Most Originally Dressed Girl as a "Dutch Girl" at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah in 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
Resided with her parents at 13 Caron Street  [P69] in the Carnamah townsite 1937-1941 [P31]
Sat for the Sunday School Examinations in 1937, passed with honours and came 11th in the State for her age division [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Girl Guides in 1940 [0: images 03970]
Won one 1st and one 2nd prize in the girl's portion of the cookery section at the Carnamah Show in 1940 [0: image 03897]
Student the Carnamah State School until 1940 and then as a boarder at Dominican Ladies College in Dongara in 1941 [P31]
At the end of the school year in 1941 she shifted to Perth to join her mother and siblings who'd left Carnamah earlier in 1941 [P31]
Resided with her mother and siblings at 29 Arthur Street in the Perth suburb of Subiaco from 1942 onwards [P31]
Completed her education with two years at the Perth Central Girls School on James Street in Perth [P31]
After leaving school secured employment working for Elder Smith & Company [P31]
Married (1) George BARRALET on 27 January 1945 in Perth (Div) [P31]
Resided with her husband and later son Roy in South Africa from September to 1945 to May 1949 when they returned to Perth [P31]
Married (2) "Larry" Laurence INGLIS on 11 January 1956 in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn (Div) [P31]
Worked at Rosenthore Jewellers and then for Ray Hall BP service stations [P31]
Married (3) "Ray" Raymond Vincent LEAHY in Perth on 29 December 1964 [P31]
She and her husband Ray resided for a number of years at Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia [P31]
In Darwin she worked for a freight company, then the Public Service and then for the Veterans Affairs [P31]
Retired with her husband Ray to the Perth hills suburb of Glen Forrest [P31]
Member of the Glen Forrest Ladies Bowling Club and very involved in the Hills Community Support Group [P31]
Later resided in retirement with her husband Ray at 480 Guildford Road in the Perth suburb of Bayswater [P31]
Mother of Roy BARRALET and Tracy INGLIS [P31]
Died from lung cancer on 9 September 2001 in the Perth suburb of Bayswater; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [P1]


From The West Australian newspaper, Friday 10 February 1928:
Births
JOHNSON - On February 2, 1928, at Nurse Binet's Rosetta Lodge, Beaufort-street, to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Johnson, Avalon, Winchester - a daughter (Jean Margaret)."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jean Margaret Johnson / Barralet / Inglis / Leahy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/jean-margaret-johnson [sources]




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