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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs



Born 1892 in Littleton Upon Severn, Yorkshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Henry James STAFFORD and Laura GOUGH [20] [21]
In 1901 was resident with her parents, brothers Samuel, Arthur, Edward and sister Margaret at Rock House in Littleton [20]
Resided in Littleton Upon Severn in Yorkshire, England until leaving England in 1922 [P237]
Departed Southampton, England on the S.S. Diogenes and arrived in Albany, Western Australia on 22 September 1922 [P237]
Among her luggage was her wedding dress which she had made and wedding presents including china and cutlery [P237]
On arrival immediately travelled from Albany to Perth for her wedding the following day [P237]
Married "Tom" Thomas POOLE on 23 September 1922 in Victoria Park WA [P237]
Initially resided with her husband in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park 1922-1925 [P237]
Gave birth to a son, Leslie Stafford POOLE, however he died on 3 January 1925, aged a few months [P237] [2]
In August 1925 her husband purchased 1590 acres of land at Winchester in partnership with his father, brother and brother-in-law [27]
Resided on Elberton Farm near Billeroo in East Winchester 1925-1934 [P237]
Initially kept two cows, but later walked with her daughter to CHAPMAN's farm each evening to collect a can of separated milk [P237]
On occasion would walk with her daughter and visit neighbouring wives and their children [P237]
Those they visited were Edna FOWLER, May NINEHAM, Edith NINEHAM, Lizzie LAWSON and Ivy LAWSON [P237]
At harvest time sewed up the bags of wheat as they came off the harvester [P237]
Taught her daughter by correspondence prior to her attending the Billeroo State School [P237]
Was the only person in the Billeroo area who owned an organ so it was transported to the Billeroo School Hall for each Sunday [P237]
Played the pedal organ for the two services at the Billeroo Hall and then loaded it back onto a truck or cart and returned home [P237]
Her organ was also taken to social gatherings held at the Billeroo Hall where she played it to accompany singing and solos [P237]
Accompanied her husband into Carnamah town once a month to purchase groceries including sugar and flour by the sack [P237]
In 1932 returned to England with her daughter Daisy for the birth of her third child [P237]
     Was tendered a Farewell and Valedictory Social on 3 August 1932 at the Billeroo School Hall prior to her departure [5: 12-Aug-1932]
     Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Balranald and arrived in London, England on 15 September 1932 [204]
     During their time in England they resided on Stock Farm in Littleton Upon Severn in Yorkshire, England [204]
     Departed Southampton, England on the steamship Jervis Bayand arrived back in Western Australia on 9 June 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933] [63]
Herself, her husband and their children were tendered a Farewell Social at the Billeroo School Hall on Wednesday 10 April 1935 [5]
Their farewell consisted of musical items, games, supper and speeches - which made mention of their sterling qualities as citizens [5]
After a residence of almost ten years left the Winchester district on Monday 15 April 1935 and shifted to Perth [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Along with her husband and children resided in South Perth until 1938, when they returned to England [P237]
On 14 May 1938 they departed Fremantle on the steamship Jervis Bay and about a month later arrived in Southampton, England [P237]
Resided in the counties of Gloucestershire and Somerset in England [P237]
Mother of Leslie, Daisy and Geoffrey [P237]
Died 1972 in England; buried Elberton Churchyard in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [P237]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Laura Daisy Stafford / Poole' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from [reference list]

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