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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Margaret Isabel Charteris LAWSON / FOWLER

Born 22 December 1931 [P180] in West Leederville, Western Australia [39: 29-Dec-1931]
Daughter of David LAWSON and Margaret Dorothy DEMPSTER [P133]
Her father had been a dairyman in Scotland before travelling to Western Australia on the steamship Orama in 1912 [203]
She was a granddaughter of Mrs Rachel A. LAWSON who was the first person buried at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah [P23]
Niece of Mrs Agnes S. SHARP, John LAWSON, William M. C. LAWSON and Thomas LAWSON of Carnamah and Winchester [P23]
Resided with her parents on Bibining Farm in Kununoppin [50]
Later worked as a Clerk and lived with her parents at 31 Essex Street in the Perth suburb of Wembley [50]
Married Cecil Harold FOWLER in Perth in 1958 [66]
Resided in the Carnamah district for forty years, from her marriage in 1958 [50] until her death in 1998 [2]
Lived with her husband and later children on Castleside Farm in Winchester and then on Elberton Farm in Carnamah [3] [19]
Castleside Farm in Winchester  had previously been the farm of her uncle Thomas LAWSON from 1925 until his death in 1947 [3]
Member of the Carnamah Hockey Club in 1960, and in 1977 was made a Life Member[7: pages 202, 204]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society - was Secretary 1969-1971[141]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
Founding Committee Member of the Carnamah Historical Society in 1983 [7: page 251]
After moving off the farm herself and her husband resided at Lot 103 Lucas Drive in the Carnamah townsite [19]
Later rented and resided in the house adjoining the bank at 8 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P1]
Worked for a number of years at the Ampol Service Station on Yarra Street in Carnamah [P1]
In her last days, while battling cancer, sge resided with her son Ian and his family on Elberton Farm in Carnamah [P1]
Resided in Carnamah until her death in 1998 [2]
Mother of Ian and Judith [P180]
Died 30 June 1998; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Garden of Remembrance, 4D, 2) [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 29 December 1931:
Births
"LAWSON - On December 22, at Niola Hospital, Cambridge-street, West Leederville, to Mr. and Mrs. D. Lawson, of Kununoppin - a daughter. Both well."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margaret Isabel Charteris Lawson / Fowler' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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