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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Lucy Alice Brough ABBOTT / GOOCH

Born 1862 in Geelong, Victoria, Australia [15] [132]
Daughter of Thomas Beamont ABBOTT and Elizabeth Frances HOPE [15]
Married Charles Henry GOOCH in 1886 in Victoria, Australia [15]
By 1916 was living with her husband and children on Binderrie Farm in Three Springs, Western Australia [10: 6-Oct-1916] [19] [50]
     Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs on 19 July 1916 in aid of the Red Cross Society [39: 31-Jul-1916]
     To the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball she wore an evening dress of "plum coloured silk, gold and silver trimming" [39: 31-Jul-1916]
     Herself and her daughter Olive spent a holiday in Dudawa, East Arrino during mid October 1916 [10: 24-Oct-1916]
     Donated £2/11/- to increase the funds being raised by the Three Springs branch of the Red Cross Society in 1918 [10: 21-Jun-1918]
     Her husband passed away in mid 1920 at their home in Dongara [10: 9-Jul-1920]
Resided in Dongara / Port Denison, Western Australia 1921-1942 [50] [132]
     Attended the Carnamah Race Club's Race Meeting held at Macpherson Park in Carnamah on Thursday 10 April 1924 [10: 17-Apr-1924]
     In 1927-28 and in 1932 she was the owner of a Chevrolet car licensed with the Irwin Road Board with plate IR-14 [4: 12-Nov-1932] [325]
     Advertised in January 1928 that she was looking for a companion helper capable of driving and understanding a car [4: 14-Jan-1928]
     Attended the Oddfellows Friendly Society's Ball in Dongara on 16 August 1928 in a dress of grey brocaded marocain [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     Judged the Flower and Fancy Work sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Attended the Beach Committee's Dance held at the Dongara Hall in Dongara on Monday evening 28 February 1929 [4: 2-Feb-1929]
     Won 1st prize for a Piece of Crochet Work at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1934 and again in 1935 [5: 21-Sep-1934, 27-Sep-1935]
Mother of Ethel May, Sydney Cornelius, Jack, Lurline, Fannie, Olive and Eric [15] [54]
Died 23 July 1942 on Beach Road in Dongara; buried Dongara Cemetery in Dongara, Western Australia (Anglican, Plot 14) [132]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lucy Alice Brough Abbott / Gooch' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/lucy-alice-brough-abbott [sources]




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