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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Margaret Spence SCOTT / ARMSTRONG

Born 24 January 1924 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Daughter of James Falconer SCOTT and Hannah Spence JOHNSON [P1]
Resided with her parents and sister Catherine at 125 Tower Street in the Perth suburb of Leederville 1924-1931 [6]
From 1931 onwards resided with her parents and sister at 190 Loftus Street in the Perth suburb of Leederville [50]
With her parents holidayed in Carnamah in May 1935 staying with her aunt and uncle Caroline & William DAVISON [5: 24-May-1935]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Leederville until enlisting in the Royal Australian Air Force in Perth on 10 March 1943 [16]
Aircraftwoman 103772 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 5 Personnel Depot Staff during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 24 January 1945 [16]
Gave evidence at the Perth Police Court on 28 January 1947 where Eric BYFORD was committed to trial for bigamy [39: 29-Jan-1947]
BYFORD had married in Victoria in 1944, and on 10 October 1946 she had gone through a form of marriage to him [39: 29-Jan-1947]
In 1949 she was working as a Typist and living with her parents at 190 Loftus Street in the Perth suburb of Leederville [50]
Her engagement to Carnamah farmer Jack ARMSTRONG was announced in The West Australian newspaper on 9 October 1950 [39]
Married "Jack" John Francis ARMSTRONG in Perth in 1951 [66]
Resided in Carnamah 1951-1978 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Forrestfield [2]
Mother of Ashley and Nigel [39: 26-May-1952, 21-Dec-1953]
Died 6 September 1980; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (MC Section, Ground Niche, C, 11) [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 26 January 1924:
Births
"SCOTT - On January 24, at Nurse Stockley's Private Hospital, 590 Newcastle-street, Perth, to Mr. and Mrs. James F. Scott, of 125 Tower-street, Leederville - a daughter (Margaret Spence)."


From The West Australian newspaper, Monday 9 October 1950:
Engagements
"SCOTT – ARMSTRONG: Mr and Mrs J. Scott, of Loftus street, Leederville, have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of their youngest daughter, Margaret, to John, second son of Mr and Mrs J. Armstrong, of Carnamah."


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




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