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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Ann MANNING / RANKIN

Born 5 January 1877 in Sanergrove, South Australia [55]
Daughter of John MANNING and Mahala HOWARD [55]
Married Walter James RANKIN on 25 February 1914 in Sandergrove, South Australia [55]
Her husband purchased land in Waddy Forest, Western Australia with her brother George A. MANNING and two other men [P84]
After purchasing the land he returned to South Australia and died before shifting to the property in Waddy Forest [P84]
Inherited her husband's share in the farm and decided to shift over with her daughter May and take up residence on the property [P84]
Resided in a small cottage on Hill View Farm in Waddy Forest 1931-1935 [19] [50] [P84]
The farm was 3,995 acres in size and traded under the name of "Lannam & Co" [3] [P84]
The 3,995 acres consisted of Lots M1534, M1607, M1719 and M1555 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Won 2nd prize for Crochet Doyleys in the Fancy Work section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
At the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1935 she once again won 2nd prize for Crochet Doyleys [5: 13-Sep-1935]
After a short time she sold her share in the farm in Waddy Forest to her brother George A. MANNING [P84]
Left Waddy Forest and shifted to Perth, where she worked as a housekeeper [P84]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Ann Manning / Rankin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-ann-manning [reference list]




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