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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Margaret Agnes POOLE / SMITH

Born 6 January 1900 in Bethnal Green, London, England [P283]
Daughter of Thomas Wilfred POOLE and Nora Ellen LOVATT [P283]
In 1901 was living with her parents and sisters Winifred and Frances at 63 Leopold Buildings in Bethnal Green, London, England [20]
She was educated at a Roman Catholic Convent in Taunton, Somerset, England [P283]
Worked for the Prudential Insurance Company in London, England before leaving for Western Australia [P283]
Following her arrival in Western Australia she worked for Perth pharmacist and herbalist Taufik RAAD [P283]
Married Reginald Howard Albert SMITH in Perth in 1926 [66]
They resided in Cowaramup, Busselton, Williams, the Perth suburb of Guildford, Manjimup and then in Carnamah [P283]
Resided with her husband and son at the Carnamah Hotel, 22 Macpherson Street, Carnamah from October 1940 to August 1942 [P283]
Her husband was Licensee of the Carnamah Hotel, and she ran the accommodation portion of the Hotel [0: image 03929]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District War and Patriotic Fund in 1941 [0: image 04014]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Country Women's Association - was President in 1942 [0: image 04073]
She was farewelled by the members of the Carnamah C.W.A. and presented with a gift at their meeting  in August 1942 [0: image 04131
Along with her husband she was again bid farewell at a Smoke Social at the Carnamah Hotel on 17 August 1942 [0: image 04135]
Left Carnamah with husband Reg and son Kevin on 18 August 1942 [0: image 04135]
During the war herself and son Kevin resided with her brother in Bindoon [P283]
She later ran the New Norcia Guest House in New Norcia, and which later became the New Norcia Hotel [P283]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margaret Agnes Poole / Smith' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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