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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Lena" Helena DAVIES / MCDOWALL

Born 1902 [203]
Daughter of Hugh DAVIES and Jane Janet ROBERTS [21] [39: 8-May-1952]
She was one of eight children with elder siblings Janet, John, Margaret, Thomas, Gwilym and younger Caradoc and Ed [20] [39: 8-May-1952]
The entire family was booked to depart on the steamship Gothic on 29 February 1912 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
She departed on the Gothic with her mother and all of her siblings except Caradoc and they arrived in Fremantle on 10 April 1912 [23]
Her father and brother Caradoc followed on the steamship Belgic which departed Liverpool, England on 27 April 1912 [203]
Resided in Coorow, Western Australia in 1931, 1932 [19] and 1933 [81: 9-Apr-1933]
     Her brothers "Will" Gwilym H. DAVIES, "Car" Caradoc DAVIES and "Ed" David I. DAVIES were farmers in Coorow [19]
Married "Jack" John Charles MCDOWALL in 1933 at Wesley Church in Perth [81: 9-Apr-1933]
     She wore "a graceful ankle-length frock of ivory satin, with long sleeves puffed at the elbow, and godets of georgette frills" [81]
     Her bridesmaids were Jack's sister Miss Elise M. A. MCDOWALL and Miss Alwyn WILLIAMS [81]
     The best man was her brother "Car" Carodoc DAVIES and the groomsman was her brother "Ed" David I. DAVIES [81]
Her brother Caradoc married her sister-in-law Elsie M. A. MCDOWALL in 1935 [66]
In 1949 her husband was working as an Accountant and they were living at 16 Wright Street in Perth [50]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Helena Davies / McDowall' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/lena-helena-davies [reference list]




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