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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"May" Mary Chalmers YOUNGER / WOODHOUSE

Born 4 May 1871 [P181] in Sunderland, Durham, England [20]
Daughter of James YOUNGER and Margaret Inglis GLEN [P181]
Her parents were originally from Scotland, having married in Alloa, Clackmannan on 3 November 1868 [28]
Following her father's death her mother married Robert DEWAR in 1880 [21]
She was living with her mother, stepfather and brother Robert on Hawthorn Road in Coxlodge, Northumberland, England in 1881 [20]
In 1891 she was a governess boarding with Robert S. CARPENTER at 125 Maida Vale in Paddington, London, England [20]
Married medical practitioner Edward Ernest WOODHOUSE in 1896 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with her husband and children Margaret and John at 11 Werlirn Road in Willington, Northumberland, England [20]
Also living with them in 1901 was her brother Robert YOUNGER and their twice widowed mother Margaret [20]
Her husband Edward Ernest WOODHOUSE passed away at the age of 40 years in 1910 [21]
In 1911 she was living with her children Margaret, John, James and Rob in Willington Quay, Northumberland, England [20]
Later resided at 23 Rothbury Terrace, Heaton in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [P181]
Resided at 15 Portland Terrace, Jesmond in Newcastle Upon Tyne prior to leaving England in 1926 [203]
Along with her son Rob she departed from London, England on the steamship Moreton Bay on 9 February 1926 [203]
After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the Moreton Bay in Fremantle, Western Australia on 11 March 1926 [338]
They are believed to have resided on Lot M1079 of her son John's farm in Carnamah [P181]
Attended the Carnamah Agricultural Society's dance on 30 September 1926 in black georgette with oriental trimmings [4: 16-Oct-1926]
Briefly returned to England before embarking once more for Western Australia, this time accompanied by her mother [63]
She and her mother departed London on the steamship Largs Bay and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 8 February 1928 [63]
Resided with her son Rob on his Woongarra Farm in Winchester 1929-1939 [P181] [4] [19]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the annual Carnamah Show on 18 September 1930 in a frock of black silk marocain [4: 4-Oct-1930]
Good friends with Bill & Muriel CURTIS who resided in Coorow 1930-1934, and was known as Auntie Woody to their children [P138]
Attended the Carnamah Roman Catholic Church's Annual Ball on 6 August 1932 in a gown of black marocain [5: 19-Aug-1932]
Returned to Winchester in mid February 1934 after spending a holiday in Perth [5: 23-Feb-1934]
Departed Winchester by train on Monday 2 July 1934 on her way to York for a month's holiday with Bill and Muriel CURTIS [5]
She spent the month in York helping her friend Muriel CURTIS following the birth of her daughter Rosemary [5: 6-Jul-1934] [P138]
During a portion of April 1935 she enjoyed "a rest" staying with Tom and Elsie WHITE in Winchester [5: 12-Apr-1935]
Travelled down to Perth for a holiday in early September 1935 [5: 6-Sep-1935]
Wore black and wine crepe de chine to the Show Ball held after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Resided in Winchester until  about 1939 [19] and then resided in either the Perth suburb of Claremont or Nedlands [P138]
Later resided at 239 Adelaide Terrace in Perth [P181]
In 1945 spent an extended holiday with some of her old friends in Winchester, including Jim and Edith ADAMS [0: image 04353]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Mother of Margaret Glen, John, James Younger and "Rob" Edward Ernest Robert WOODHOUSE [20] [21] [P181]
Died 10 December 1955; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, B, 28) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Chalmers Younger / Woodhouse' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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