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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Ellen HOWARD / FOGARTY

Born 27 June 1917 in Dongara, Western Australia [98]
Daughter of Patrick Samuel HOWARD and Maud Rachel HERBERT [98]
Resided with her parents in Three Springs, where her father was an employee on the Midland Railway line [19] [98]
Began her schooling in May 1923 at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs[98]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 as "Yellow & Black Pierrette" [4: 14-Dec-1929]
Attended the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held Three Springs on 28 November 1930 as the "Financial Depression" [4: 6-Dec-1930]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 in a gown of white georgette [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Member of the Younger Set of the Three Springs branch of the Country Women's Association - was Secretary in 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Younger Set's Leap Year Ball held in Three Springs on Friday 21 February 1936 [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Attended the Surprise Party for Miss Joyce E. BASTIAN at The Oaks Farm in Three Springs on 12 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended the farewell to Josephine M. FITZGERALD at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday evening 27 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the Annual Catholic Ball at the Yandanooka Hall in Yandanooka on 24 June 1937 dressed in black crepe-de-chine [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Grace to Victor HERMAN in the Perth suburb of Nedlands on 19 June 1938 [4: 2-Jul-1938]
Listed on electoral rolls in 1939 and 1941 as a "Domestic" in Three Springs [19]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Married "Norm" Norman Vincent FOGARTY in 1942 [66]
Resided with her husband in Three Springs [19]
Hosted the wedding breakfast after her sister Ivy's wedding to Albert E. ROJO in Three Springs on 16 March 1943 [4: 3-Apr-1943]
Her husband Norm passed away at the age of 45 years on 10 December 1959 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
She resided in Three Springs until at least 1964 [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Ellen Howard / Fogarty' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-ellen-howard [sources]




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