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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Marjorie Evelyne PIESING / PARKIN

Born C.1913 [2]
Daughter of Mrs Frederica Mary Ann PIESING [39: 3-Sep-1930]
She was a niece of Gerard Augustus NEWMAN, who was a farmer in Carnamah and Three Springs [225: 19-Oct-1929]
Resided in Perth prior to her marriage [4: 15-Aug-1931]
     She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
     Attended the Show Ball after the Three Springs Show in a dress of blue velvet green stockings on 30 September 1929 [4: 12-Oct-1929]
     Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of violet satin and georgette [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Married "Tom" Thomas Henry PARKIN on 7 August 1931 at the Presbyterian Church in Carnamah [4: 15-Aug-1931]
     Her bridesmaids were Miss Edna MASSLIN of Perth and Miss Ivy L. BINGHAM of Coorow [4]
     Wore a frock of white satin, with coatee and train en suite and a pale pink embroidered veil and orange blossom wreath [4]
     Her bouquet consisted of roses from which hung trails of ribbon and orange blossoms [4]
     Her trial bearer and her assistant were Tom's niece and nephew Valda FERGUSON and Monty GRANT [4]
Resided with her husband in Carnamah 1931-1953 [P18]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a dress of black georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Her friend Edna MASSLIN spent a fortnights holiday staying with her in Carnamah in October 1933 [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Invited about 18 friends to a House Party at her home on 13 October 1933 to bid farewell to Edna before she returned to Perth [5]
     Those who attended the Party were Lionel and Maud FERGUSON, Miss Valda FERGUSON, Horace and Libra MORRISON, [5]
     Mrs Millie GRANT; Colin STONE, Percy TEEDE, Jack RANSOM, Val LEE, Fred RANKIN and Misses Marjorie BARNES, [5]
     Elsie PARKIN, Gladys DIXON, Jean LYNCH, Dulcie FOSTER, Billee BREWER and Maud ILES [5: 20-Oct-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1933 and 1934 [5: 6-Oct-1933, 24-Aug-1934]
Member of the Parkinson Tennis Club in 1933-34 and 1934-35, and a Committee Member in 1935-36 [5: 15-Dec-1933, 23-Aug-1935] [56]
Attended the Badminton Club Party at John and Doris MCLEAN's home in Carnamah on Monday 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on 20 October 1934 in an angle length white satin frock [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Wore royal blue marocain with silver bow to the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Herself and Tom hosted at their home the farewell tendered to Royston C. DRAGE on Saturday 23 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Best Poster Lady at the Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 7 December 1935 dressed as "O.K. Sauce" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Competed in the Parkinson Tennis Club's New Year Tennis Tournament in Carnamah on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Attended the Coronation Ball in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 in "shell pink crinkled crepe with spray of roses at neck" [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]
She was among the 80 who attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening at the Carnamah Hall on 25 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Social Club in 1937 [0: image 03704]
Leader of the Carnamah Girl Guides in 1938 [7: page 224]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Member of the Carnamah Ladies' Miniature Rifle Club in 1941 and 1942 [0: images 03995 & 04116]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1950 [4: 22-Apr-1950]
Along with her husband left Carnamah in 1953 and moved to Perth [P18]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Doubleview [2]
Mother of Ronald, Shirley, Brian and Elizabeth [P18]
Died 5 March 1993; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery, in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn, L, 503) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Marjorie Evelyne Piesing / Parkin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 July 2019 from  [ sources ]

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