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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mary Jane PRESTON / HARRIS

Married "Bill" William HARRIS in 1885 in Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Resided in Three Springs, Western Australia 1912-1928, where her husband was a Storekeeper and Farmer [6] [19]
Donated poultry to be sold at a Basket Social & Dance held in Three Springs in aid of the Red Cross on 30 July 1915 [10: 6-Aug-1915]
Wore a cream voile dress to the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 19 July 1916 in aid of the Red Cross [39: 31-Jul-1916]
Won 1st prizes for Jams and Bacon at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Wednesday 26 September 1917 [10: 5-Oct-1917]
Herself and Mrs Minnie WATSON served the supper at the Red Cross Gala Day held in Three Springs on 23 May 1918 [10: 31-May-1918]
Donated a quantity of fruit to the Basket Social & Dance in Three Springs in aid of Church funds on 10 February 1919 [9: 21-Feb-1919]
Awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Three Varieties of Jam at the Three Springs Day on Thursday 25 September 1919 [10: 3-Oct-1919]
Won 2nd prize for Butter at the annual picnic and show, the Three Springs Day, held on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Donated salads and cake for the Refreshment Stall at the Picnic Race Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day in 1925 [124]
In 1928 donated a prize to the Art Union formed to obtain artworks for the proposed new hospital in Three Springs [4: 2-Jun-1928]
She and Mrs Elsie SAGGERS ran the refreshment stall at the 1929 Saint Patrick's Day Celebrations in Three Springs [4: 30-Mar-1929]
Donated a prize for the Fancy Dress Ball held in Three Springs in aid of the local Anglican Church on 27 June 1929 [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Resided in Perenjori, Western Australia 1929-1937, where her husband was a Storekeeper & Commission Agent [6] [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Midland [2]
Mother of Dick and Elsie [39: 12-Sep-1936]
Died 13 May 1953; buried at the Midland Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Midland (Anglican, E, 10) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mary Jane Preston / Harris' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mary-jane-preston [sources]




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