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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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"Molly" Mary Ellen SHEAHAN / WILLETT

Born 19 March 1916 in Subiaco, Western Australia [39: 1-Apr-1916]
Daughter of "Con" Cornelius SHEAHAN and Amy Frances JONES [5: 2-Feb-1934]
Resided with her parents on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino 1916-1927 [19] [44] [9: 21-Oct-1927] [39: 1-Apr-1916]
Resided with her parents on farmland on the Inering Estate in Carnamah in 1927 and 1928 [9: 21-Oct-1927] [60]
Resided with her parents on farmland on the Yarra Yarra Estate in Carnamah in 1929 [3] [4: 9-Feb-1929] [5: 2-Mar-1934]
     While in Perth on holidays with her parents in early 1929 she was admitted to hospital for heat stroke and poisoning [4: 9-Feb-1929]
     She was admitted to Saint John of God Hospital in the Perth suburb of Subiaco and for a time was paralysed [4: 9-Feb-1929]
Boarding Student at the Dominican Ladies College in Dongara in 1932, 1933 and 1934 [5: 20-Jan-1933, 18-May-1934] [4: 23-Dec-1933]
     Obtained her Junior Certificate in 1932 with English, Geology, Geography, Italian, Music and Drawing [5: 20-Jan-1933]
     In 1932 she also received a credit in Pianoforte and honours in University Theory [5: 20-Jan-1933]
     While in Carnamah she showed the teams of the Carnamah Basketball Club the correct rules on 31 August 1933 [5: 1-Sep-1933]
     Won 2nd prize for a Supper Cloth in the Fancy Work section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 22-Sep-1933]
Left Carnamah by train on Tuesday 19 December 1933 to join in a school girls tour to the Eastern States and Tasmania [5: 22-Dec-1933]
     The trip was through the WA Federation of Parents & Citizens Association and departed on the Karoola on 21 December 1933 [5]
     Her father travelled to Perth to meet her on her return on board the steamship Koolinda on Tuesday 30 January 1934 [5: 2-Feb-1934]
During May 1934 herself and her sister Eileen spent their school holidays in Carnamah [5: 18-May-1934]
     Wore a pink organdie frock with puff sleeves to the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball on 12 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Married Joseph S. WILLETT in Perth in 1938 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [2]
Died 15 June 1981; ashes scattered to the wind at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Saturday 1 April 1916:
"Births - SHEAHAN - On March 19, at Nurse Lloyd's Private Hospital, Coolgardie-street, to Mr. and Mrs. C. Sheahan, of Arrino - a daughter. Mother and child well."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Ellen Sheahan / Willett' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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