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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jean" Jeanie LANG / SHARPE

Born 21 April 1895 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland [P12]
Daughter of John LANG and Mary LOCHHEAD [P12]
She was the fourth of six children with elder siblings Archie, Jenny, John, May and Winnie [P12]
Resided with her parents and siblings in Greenock, at the Buchanan Arms Hotel in Kilmacolm and again in Greenock [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 from 1914 [P12]
     Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Wednesday 19 July 1916 dressed as a Red Cross nurse [10: 28-Jul-1916]
     School Teacher of the Carnamah State School in Carnamah in 1918 [73]
     Received £140 for her year as sole teacher of the Carnamah State School [73]
     Attended the annual fete the "Three Springs Day" held in Three Springs on Thursday 26 September 1918 [10: 4-Oct-1918]
     At the dance that followed the Three Springs Day she won the "Belle of the Ball" competition by a margin of over 600 votes [10]
For a period shifted with her sister Jenny to Perth where they boarded and both worked as teachers [P12]
Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Demosthenes and arrived in London, England on 28 December 1920 [204]
Married "Robbie" Robert Henderson SHARPE on 17 March 1921 at Blytheswood in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland [28]
     In 1921 and 1923 they were living at 2 Maryville Avenue, Griffnock in Glasgow [20] [203] [204]
They departed from London, England on the steamship Balranald and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 May 1923 [63]
     During their six-month visit to Australia they spent at least some of their time in Carnamah [86: 4-Oct-1923]
     She judged the Children's section at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah on 20 September 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
     They returned home on the steamship Bendigo, arriving in London, England on 28 December 1923 [204]
Resided at 12 Seyton Avenue, Griffnock and then at 2 Braidhold Crescent, Giffnock in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland [P12]
Her mother and brother John visited Scotland in 1937 and stayed with them at 12 Seyton Avenue [204]
She and her daughters departed Southampton, England on the steamship Moreton Bay on 1 July 1939 [203]
     Upon their departure they gave their address as her husband's business at 65 Bath Street in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland [203]
     Arrived on the Moreton Bay in Fremantle, Western Australia on 31 July 1939 [63] to spend a holiday with family in Carnamah [P22]
     On their return they departed Fremantle on the steamship Ascanius and arrived in Liverpool, England on 1 December 1939 [204]
Mother of Winifred, Aileen and Jean [P12]
Died 24 August 1967 at the Victoria Infirmary in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland [P12]

From The West Australian newspaper, Thursday 31 March 1921:
"SHARPE-LANG - On March 17. 1921, at Burlington House. Bath-street, Glasgow, Scotland, by, the Rev. James Murray M.A., Kilmacolm assisted by Rev. W. D. Hoakinson, Glasgow Robert A. Sharpe. C.E., Glasgow, to Jean second daughter of John Lang, Grianaig, Carnamah., and late of James-street School Perth W.A. (By Cable.)"

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jeanie Lang / Sharpe' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 February 2024 from [reference list]

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