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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Lilian Sarah REYNOLDS / BINGHAM

Born 1887 in Wigston, Leicestershire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of boot sawer Gregory REYNOLDS and Betsy WOLLATT [20] [21]
In 1891 was living with her parents at 18 Norfolk Street in Saint Mary, Leicestershire, England [20]
Married Fred BINGHAM in 1911 in Leicestershire, England [21]
With her husband, resided in Wannamal, Western Australia in 1912 and 1913 [114: page 95]
Resided with her husband Fred BINGHAM in Coorow, where he was initially a Fettler and later a Storekeeper [19]
Guaranteed to contribute to the teacher's salary if the attendance at the Coorow State School fell below eight students in 1919 [215]
Signatory to a letter sent to the Director of Education by Mrs Annie M. BATTERSBY of Coorow on 14 March 1921 [215]
     The letter complained about the sporadic nature, including too many closed days, in which the Coorow State School was run [215]
Assisted the Coorow Hall Committee with the Official Opening of the Coorow Agricultural Hall on 1 February 1923 [9: 23-Feb-1923]
She was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
In 1932 they owned a Ford Runabout car registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-307 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1933, 1935 and 1937 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 3-May-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Travelled form Coorow on a visit to Perth in early November 1933 [5: 10-Nov-1933]
She was among those who attended the opening of the East Marchagee Hall on Saturday 11 November 1933 [5: 17-Nov-1933]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in February 1934 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Won 1st prize for Roses and 2nd for Carnations in the Flower section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Donated a trophy to the associated of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935, which was won by Miss Mary ROBERTS [5: 9-Aug-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
She and her husband returned to Coorow after a vacation in Perth on Thursday 20 February 1936 [5: 14 & 28-Feb-1936]
Attended the 25th Wedding Anniversary of Malcolm L. and Irene S. PATTON in Waddy Forest on 1 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Donated the trophy for the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 dressed in blue metal run crepe [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended Roy M. PATTON's birthday at the dam on Longforest Farm in Waddy Forest on Sunday 8 November 1936 [5: 13-Nov-1936]
She and her husband departed Coorow on Sunday 10 January 1937 for a fortnight long holiday in Perth [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
She was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Attended Albert E. MILES and Mary E. GREENWOOD's wedding breakfast at the Coorow Hotel on 18 August 1937 [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1939 [489]
In 1939 she was the agent in Coorow for The West Australian, The Western Mail and The Broadcaster [120: 12-Oct-1939]
     She also the local agent for the H. V. McKay, Massey Harris-Sunshine and Winterbottom Motor Company [120: 12-Oct-1939]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Hollywood [2]
Mother of Ivy Lilian and Evelyn Annie [215]
Died 4 October 1973; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 9N, 61) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lilian Sarah Reynolds / Bingham' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/lilian-sarah-reynolds [sources]




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