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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jean" Jeanett Paton FERGUSON / TILLY

Born 4 December 1899 in Moonta, South Australia [55]
Daughter of John Paton FERGUSON and Frances Amelia MORRIS [55]
Married Milton Jabez TILLY on 28 July 1927 in Weetulta, South Australia [55]
In 1936 shifted with her husband from South Australia to Coorow, Western Australia [P8]
Resided in Coorow from 1936 until 1995 [P8]
     Resided in the house on Lot 1142, which her husband leased, on the north side of the Coorow-Latham Road 1936-1940 [P8]
     Resided on her husband's Touchna Farm, Lot M1617, between the Midlands Road and Touche Road 1940-1946 [P8]
Purchased the former billiard saloon at Lot 47 Commercial Street in the Coorow townsite from Lloyd WILLIAMS [3]
     Resided in the galvanised iron house (former billiard saloon) at Lot 47 Commercial Street, Coorow from 1946 [P8]
     On 13 June 1946 purchased the vacant and adjacent Lot 48 Commercial Street in Coorow from Mrs Frances E. SCHNEIDER [469]
     Later had a new house built which straddled both Lots 47 and 48 Commercial Street, Coorow [P8]
     Used both the new and old houses for a number of years and then had the old house pulled down and added to the new one [P8]
Won 1st prize for Fancy Cakes at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show at Maley Park in Coorow on 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Exhibited in the Confectionary and Vegetable sections of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     Won 1st prizes for Plain Scones and for Fancy Cakes, and 2nd prize for Carrots [5]
     At the Show Ball held in the evening following the Show she received the V. W. Broun Trophy for the best Fancy Cakes [5]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1946 and 1947 [150]
Steward of the Cookery section at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Tenth Annual Show in 1947 [150]
Later a member of the North Midlands Agricultural Society [P8]
Member of Coorow's branches of the Red Cross Society, Country Women's Association and R.S.L. Ladies' Auxiliary [P8]
Member of the North Midlands Methodist Church / North Midlands Uniting Church [P8]
Resided on Lots 47 and 48 Commercial Street, Coorow until 1995 when she moved to the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs [P8]
Mother of Jill [P8]
Died 7 March 2003; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (VC Section, Niche Wall, W5, 41) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jeanett Paton Ferguson / Tilly' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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