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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Ellen CONNELLY / CLARK

Born C.1890 [2]
Daughter of Patrick CONNELLY and Ellen GALLAGHER [P35]
May have resided with her parents in Carnamah in 1908, during which year her father worked locally as a Railway Fettler [19]
Just prior to her marriage resided in Three Springs although her usual residence at the time was Marchagee [P35]
Married "Teddy" Edgar James CLARK in Three Springs on 6 April 1909 [P35]
Resided with her husband in Carnamah from 1909 [P93] until the early 1940s [P35]
Initially resided with husband and children in a roughly built house on Donald MACPHERSON's Yarra Yarra Farm [P93]
After their first home was destroyed by fire they lived in the old three roomed stone cottage on Yarra Yarra Farm until 1919 [P93]
She was to travel to Moora to give birth to one of her children, but it came early and was delivered in Winchester by Sister REID [P93]
Helped cater for 180 people at the luncheon of the Carnamah Races on Easter Monday 9 April 1917 [9: 27-Apr-1917]
In May 1919 donated £1/1/- to the Maternity Ward Building Fund for the Moora District Hospital in Moora [10: 30-May-1919]
Resided with her family in a house at 14 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite in the early 1920s [P93]
Her parents were living in Carnamah 1921-1923, during which time her father again worked locally as a Railway Fettler [6] [19]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Carnamah on 6 August 1925 in an evening dress of cream silk [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Later resided with her husband and children in a house on the eight acre Gov Lot 79 on Yarra Yarra Road, just west of the town [3]
Supervised the supper arrangements at the Carnamah Race Club's Presentation Ball at the town hall in March 1929 [4: 6-Apr-1929]
Attended the Plain and Fancy Dress Ball held at the Carnamah Town Hall on 8 August 1929 in green georgette [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Around 1933 shifted with her husband and children to Gov Lot 77 on Yarra Yarra Road (later renamed Carnamah Street) [3] [P35]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Reported to Const. Maurice PLUNKETT at the Carnamah Police Station at 6:30 p.m. on 16 June 1936 that her house was on fire [88]
     Constable PLUNKETT and local railway stationmaster Albert J. MORTIMER immediately proceeded to her house [88]
     When they arrived the chimney of the house was on fire with the possibility of a wooden wall of the house catching alight [5] [88]
     The fire was very fortunately extinguished without any difficulty or damage to the house [5: 19-Jun-1936] [88]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in figured crepe de chene [5: 18-Sep-1936]
During the Second World War left Carnamah with her husband and resided in Balmoral Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [P35]
Remained in Victoria Park when her husband returned to Carnamah for a short period after the war [P35]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Morley [2]
Mother of Dorothy, Edgar, Ruby, William, George [P35], Herbert [24], John, Ronald, Eileen, Charles and Helen [P35]
Died 8 March 1973; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, PB, 672) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Ellen Connelly / Clark' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-ellen-connelly [sources]




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