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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Jessie Gibson McNeill ANDERSON / WRIGHT

Born 23 October 1922 [P397]
Daughter of James ANDERSON and Jessie Gibson MCNEILL [P397]
Along with her parents and uncle David A. ANDERSON departed London, England on the steamship Barrabool on 17 July 1924 [203]
They arrived on the steamship Barrabool in Fremantle, Western Australia on 25 August 1924 [70]
Resided with her parents in Waddy Forest / Latham 1925-1935 [19]
Student at the Waddy Well State School in Waddy Forest [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Won a 1st prize for Writing in the Educational section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Dressed as "League of British Housewives" she led the grand march at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Coorow in 1935 [5: 12 -Jul-1935]
Won 1st for Pyjamas and Darned Woollen Socks in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 [5]
     In the Educational section won 1st prizes for Handwork, Writing, Needlework and Knitted or Crochet Garment [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Won the 12 years and over Girls Potato Race at the Combined School Sports in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Married Frank Charles WRIGHT in Perth in 1945 [66]
Her husband, who'd served in the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War [16], worked as a Labourer and Carpenter [50]
In 1949 they were living at 2 Blair Athol Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [50]
In 1954 they were living on Fulham Street in the Perth suburb of South Belmont[50]
Resided with her husband, and three sons, in the Perth suburb of Kewdale until their retirement [P397]
When they retired they became "grey nomads" and hit the road travelling until their deaths [P397]
Resided of late in Marybrook, between Busselton and Dunsborough [2]
Died 20 August 1997; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Jessie Gibson McNeill Anderson / Wright' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/jessie-gibson-mcneill-anderson [sources]




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