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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Dobbie" Margaret Dobbie RUMBLE / CLARK

Born 31 January 1891 in Kensington, London, England [20] [P157]
Daughter of police constable John Francis RUMBLE and Margaret Ruth HARDWICK [20] [21]
When the 1891 census was taken she was living with her parents at 37 Kensington Park Gardens in Kensington, London [20]
In 1901 was still living with her parents in Kensington, but at 52 Campden Street [20]
Nurse/Sister in England, and while at work during the war met A.I.F. soldier and gunshot wound victim Roger Wyman CLARK [P157]
Married Roger Wyman CLARK on 8 February 1917 at Saint Mathew's Church in Fulham, London, England [30: item 1967769]
Prior to and following their marriage she resided at 71 Rosebury Road in Fulham, London, England [30: item 1967769]
Left England with her husband and their son on the Konigin Luise, arriving in Fremantle, Western Australia on 2 August 1919 [30]
Resided with her husband and children on Rosebury Row Farm in Carnamah 1920-1956 [3] [19] [120: 9-Jan-1930]
The farm was Victoria Location 7178 situated on the west side of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road [3] [62]
In times of emergency worked as a Nurse and also as Matron at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [P157]
Attended the Carnamah Race Club's Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 10 April 1924 in a dress of navy blue crepe de chene [10: 24-Apr-1924]
The Midlands Advertiser reported on 15 May 1925 that she was doing well after undergoing an operation in Perth [9: 15-May-1925]
One the costume judges at the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 [9: 21-Aug-1925]
     Reported to have attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in an evening dress of grey chemeuse satin with radio lace [9]
Came to the aid of panic stricken Charles W. J. TURNER and delivered his wife Clara's son Albert in Carnamah in 1925 [P96]
She and her husband spent a holiday in Dongara staying with Mrs Eliza J. WALDECK during September 1927 [4: 10-Sep-1927]
     In relation to their holiday The Irwin Index newspaper reported "the first have been given a bad time" [4: 10-Sep-1927]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club 1927-28 to 1936-37 [4: 20-Apr-1929] [5: 10-Aug-1934, 19-Aug-1935, 30-Oct-1936] [7: page 215] [39: 25-Oct-1927]
     Committee Member in 1927-28 and again when her husband was President in 1934-35 and 1935-36 [4] [5] [39]
Along with her husband and children, "a pleasant holiday" was spent at the "popular resort" of Dongara in early 1928 [9: 17-Feb-1928]
Attended the wedding dance for Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN in Carnamah on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the surprise party given to Albert and Eva COWDEROY in Carnamah on 21 March 1929 [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Aided the Carnamah Rifle Club in helping to organise and arrange their ball which was held in Carnamah in March 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
On 6 April 1929 hosted at her home a farewell evening for Jack and Annie LYNCH who were leaving Carnamah [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Cricket Club's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 2 April 1929 in a dress of sea green georgette [4: 27-Apr-1929]
Organised a surprise party which was tendered to Mrs Ida CROSSING at Ida's home in Carnamah on 11 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Ball held at the town hall on 18 May 1929 in a dress of green crepe de chine [4: 25-May-1929]
On 8 August 1929 attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Town Hall dressed as a "Harem Lady" [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Attended the farewell to Mrs Ida CROSSING at the home of Mrs BADRICK in Carnamah on 10 September 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Carnamah Anglican Church's Freak Ball in Carnamah on 3 October 1929 in bottle green crepe de chine [4: 12-Oct-1929]
Attended the Ball in Carnamah in aid of the local Roman Catholic Church's building fund on Thursday 24 May 1930 [4]
     She was noted as wearing "skirt of eau de nil crepe de chine, silver tissue bodice" [4: 31-May-1930]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of eau de nil crepe de chine [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Attended in a skirt of eau de nil crepe de chine with silver bodice and posy the Carnamah Race Ball on 2 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
On Saturday 30 July 1932 hosted a card party at her home which raised £2 for the local Anglican Church [5: 29-Jul-1932, 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Grand Ball at the town hall on Thursday 28 July 1932 in a gown of blue floral georgette [5: 5-Aug-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of blue floral voile [5: 19-Aug-1932]
On the evening of Thursday 15 September 1932 attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Agricultural Show [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Member of Carnamah Repertory Club 1933-1939 - Committee Member 1934-1937 [5: 13-Apr-1934, 22-Mar-1935, 10-Apr-1936, 7-May-1937] [489]
Played Mrs Higgins in "The Boy Comes Home" at the Repertory Club's Inaugural Concert on 21 August 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933] [72]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a dress of black georgette and lace [5: 8-Sep-1933]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Farewell Social to Miss Doris MCLEAN at BERRIGAN's home in Carnamah on Wednesday 11 April 1934 [5: 13-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball in a dress of saxe blue georgette [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 26 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
In mid 1934 donated a trophy to the associates of the Carnamah Golf Club for their most improved player [5: 15-Jun-1934]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Hosted a Bridge Party at her home on Wednesday 22 August 1934 which raised £3 for the Carnamah Tennis Club [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Won 2nd prize for Wheaten Mean Cookery in the Confectionary section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in a dress of red marocain and lace [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Herself and her husband hosted a Social, Bridge & Dance at their home in Carnamah on Thursday 25 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
     The evening was conducted by the Carnamah Cricket Club and through their hospitality they helped the club raise £2/14/3 [5]
Donated a rabbit plane for woodwork grooving to the Carnamah State School in mid June 1935 [5: 14-Jun-1935]
Played Selina Smith in the play "Uncle Joseph" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Fifth Concert on 25 July 1935 [5: 26-Jul-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1935-1937 [5: 17-May-1935, 22-May-1936] [4: 7-Aug-1937]
Won 2nd prize for Wheat Meal Cookery at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
     She was among the 300 people who attended the Show Ball which followed, attending in a gown of marina green velvet [5]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
It was reported in The North Midland Times on 21 February 1936 that she was spending a vacation in Perth [5: 21-Feb-1936]
     After their vacation in Perth herself and her husband returned to Carnamah on Friday 6 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's 1936 season Opening Day at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Sunday 26 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Herself, her husband and Mrs Irene A. GELL motored from Carnamah to Perth on Tuesday 28 April 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Performed at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5]
     As "a rather seasoned artist" performed to advantage the role of an aunt named Mrs Grenfell in one of the two plays [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Wheaten Meal Cookery in the Confectionary section at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 [5]
     Donated special prizes for the Educational section of the Show, and attended the Show Ball dressed in eau de nil satin [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Sang a song at the Annual Birthday Celebration of the Carnamah C.W.A. on Thursday afternoon 26 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
Played Mrs Puddicombe in the play "The Wrong Flat" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 9 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Travelled to Perth with her husband and daughter on Sunday 17 January 1937 for a holiday [5: 22-Jan-1937]
Herself and her daughter caught the train from Carnamah to Perth on Tuesday 9 February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in pink figured georgette [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Sang a song at the farewell afternoon for Miss Isabella M. EASTON in Carnamah on Wednesday 28 April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "marina green velvet" [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]
Admirably played the Cook in "Meet the Family" at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on Friday 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Member and President of the Ladies Committee of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1937 [5: 7 & 28-May-1937]
Made cash donations of 8/3 in 1937 and of £1/1/0 in 1940 to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Herself and her husband returned to England for a holiday for the first and final time in 1938 [P157]
     Departed Fremantle, Western Australia on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Southampton, England on 11 March 1938 [204]
     After their arrival their address was 71 Rosebury Road in London, England - the same address she had lived at in 1917 [204]
     Departed Southampton, England on the Jervis Bay and arrived back in Fremantle, Western Australia on 30 August 1938 [63]
Foundation Committee Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society in 1939 [0: image 03834]
Kept chooks on the farm and sold excess eggs to other families, always drawing faces on the eggs that would have double yokes [P75]
In 1957 retired with her husband to 58 Lochhart Street in the Perth suburb of Como, and resided there 1957-1974 [2] [3] [30: item 1967769]
Mother of Roger and Margaret [P157]
Died 9 May 1974; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 25, 154) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margaret Dobbie Rumble / Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/margaret-dobbie-rumble [sources]




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