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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Margaret Sibbison JAMES / BATEMAN

Born 1900 in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia [54]
Daughter of John Robert JAMES and Margaret Burt HYND [54]
Married "Bert" Albert Edward Parker BATEMAN in Perth in 1928 [66]
She and her husband shifted to Three Springs in about 1928 after purchasing S. Frank MALEY's Pundari Farm [P119]
They initially resided in a house on Pundari Farm and then in 1929 had a house built on their second property, Dalyesford Farm [P119]
Resided with her husband on Daylesford Farm in Three Springs from 1929 [P119]
Once settled in Three Springs her husband's children, who had been living with their grandparents, came to live with them [P119]
Her stepdaughter Rita said that if no one had told her she would never have thought of Margaret as anyone but her mother [P119]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Ball on 25 September 1930 in cream georgette and silver lace [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a frock of green silk voile [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the Show Ball after the Three Springs Agricultural Show on the evening of Thursday 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association [P119]
Resided with her husband on farmland in Three Springs however by 1964 were living in Mayrhofer Street, Three Springs [60]
They had left the farm and shifted into the Three Springs townsite after a cyclone blew down their farmhouse [P119]
Resident of Three Springs until her death in 1974 [2]
Stepmother of Gweneth, Ronald and Rita [P119]
Mother of Albert, Lawrence and Norman [P119]
Died 30 August 1974 at the C.W.A. Home in Perth; buried Three Springs General CemeteryJames in Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 61) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Margaret Sibbison James / Bateman' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 May 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/margaret-sibbison-james [sources]




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