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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Dorrie" Martha Dorothy SLOPER / ROWLAND

Born 8 December 1893 in Dongara, Western Australia [P13]
Daughter of Charles SLOPER and Emily PETITT [15]
She was baptised at the Wesleyan Church in Dongara on 14 January 1894 [84]
Married "Jim" James Hostley ROWLAND on 19 March 1913 [P13]
Resided with husband and children in the Dongara / Irwin area until 1922 [P13]
In mid 1922, along with her husband and children, shifted to farmland in Carnamah that had been purchased the previous year [P13]
Resided with her husband and children on Billaloo Farm near Billeroo, East Winchester 1922 onwards [P13]
Came 2nd in the Married Ladies Running Race at the Centenary Celebrations held in Carnamah on 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Came 2nd in the Married Ladies Race at the Sports Day & Picnic at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 9 October 1930 [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Also came 2nd in a Married Ladies Race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
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]
Sometime following her husband's death in 1958 her son Wally purchased a house in Carnamah town for them both to live in [P7]
Resided on Billaloo Farm until moving into Carnamah town and living with her son Wally at 20 Caron Street, Carnamah [P7]
Resided in Carnamah from 1922 [P13] until her death in 1970 [1]
Mother of three sons - Alfred John, Walter Hostley and  Phillip Stanley[P249]
Mother of five daughters - Mavis Amelia, "Jean" Dorothy Jean, Fay Rachel, Eunice Joy and Shirley June [P249]
Died 23 February 1970 at the Royal Perth Hospital, Perth; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row H, Plot 12) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Martha Dorothy Sloper / Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/martha-dorothy-sloper [sources]




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