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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Joan Marjorie SHERIDAN / PORT

Born 24 July 1916 in Midland Junction, Western Australia [39: 27-Jul-1916]
Daughter of Stephen SHERIDAN and Ella Amelia WELLS [39: 3-Dec-1938]
Briefly resided with her parents in Gingin [39: 27-Jul-1916] [50]
A short time later they moved to Beaconsfield, where they lived at 22 Agnes Street and then 211 Attfield Street [30: item 8081928]
She was born during the First World War and just before her first birthday her father enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force [30]
Her father embarked for active service abroad in 1917 and served with the 2nd Pioneer Battalion in France [30: item 8081928]
Following her father's return home from the war they lived for a few years on Tamar Street in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [6]
She was the fifth of seven children with siblings Ted, Augie, Mick, Lilian, Noel and Barbara [39: 19-Jun-1941]
By 1923 her father was a farmer on Group Settlement No. 10, which was 11 miles west of Manjimup [6] [81: 23-Jun-1935]
She resided in Carnamah from 1928 until 1934, during which time her parents were still on the Group Settlement [4] [5] [50]
     At a guess she may have lived in Carnamah with her uncle and aunt "Ned" Edmund K. and "Maggie" Margaret A. WELLS [P1]
     Her father's cousin William B. SHERIDAN was also in Carnamah as co-op manager and an agent [5: 31-Jan-1936] [10: 22-Oct-1925] [19]
She attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 13 July 1928 dressed as a Christmas Cracker [9: 20-July-1928]
Participated in the Children's Sports at the Carnamah Show & Sports Carnival on Thursday 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
     She came equal 2nd in the 12-13 year-old Girls Running Race, while she and Margaret J. CLARK won the Three Legged Race [4]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of Mollie JAMES and Robert S. KING at Saint George's Hall in Carnamah on 17 April 1933 [5: 21-Apr-1933]
Returned home to Carnamah towards the end of May 1933 after undergoing an operation for appendicitis [5: 26-May-1933]
Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 in a dress of red georgette [5: 29-Sep-1933]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Also attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
In 1937 she was living with her parents at 403 Newcastle Street in Perth [50]
Married Arnold Wilfred PORT in Perth in 1939 [66]
Her husband enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 4 September 1939, and was a Seaman on the H.M.A.S. Leeuwin [16]
Following her husband's discharge in 1941 [16] he worked as a Carpenter and later as a Greengrocer [50]
She and her husband lived for many years on Sleat Road in the Perth suburb of Canning Bridge, later known as Applecross [50]
They later resided for over a decade at 58 Barbican Street in the Perth suburb of Riverton [50]
Her husband, late of Riverton, passed away at the age of 58 years on 19 October 1973 [2]
She resided at 1 Cosmelia Way in the Perth suburb of Lynwood [50] and later in the Perth suburb of Duncraig [2]
Died 6 January 2011; ashes interred at Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in Perth suburb of Padbury (Cassia Court, Wall 13, 142) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Joan Marjorie Sheridan / Port' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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