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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Louisa DRAPER / READING

Born 1877 in Royston, Hertfordshire, England [20] [21]
Daughter of Edward DRAPER and Mary Ann DRAPER [20] [21]
In 1881 was living in Royston with her widowed mother, brother George and maternal grandparents William and Eliza DRAPER [20]
When the 1891 census was taken she was living with her uncle and aunt John and Elizabeth POWNEY at Holy Trinity in Sussex [20]
Married George Langley READING on 17 September 1899 at the Parish Church in Saint Pancras, London, England [268]
In 1901 was living with her husband George and his mother Caroline at 35 Goldington Street in Saint Pancras, London, England [20]
Their sons Dick and Fred had left England in 1923 and 1926 respectively and settled in Carnamah, Western Australia [P144]
With her husband departed London, England on the Largs Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 13 October 1927 [63]
Resided on sons Wellmeadow Farm near Five Gums in Carnamah 1927-1943 [P144]
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 Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball on Saturday 13 May 1934 in a dress of navy blue marocain [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "navy blue marocain" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club from 1937-38 to 1941-42 [89]
Passed away at the age of 70 years at Margaret NIVEN's Saint Andrew's Hospital in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [P144]
Mother of Dick and Fred [P144]
Died 29 May 1948; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (interment unrecorded) [P144]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Louisa Draper / Reading' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/louisa-draper [reference list]




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