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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Linned" Mary Linned ARMSTRONG / SMITH

Born 26 April 1915 in Collie, Western Australia [15] [25]
Daughter of "Jim" James ARMSTRONG and Gladys Ethel BECK [P263]
Arrived in Winchester with her parents in March 1918 [P263]
Resided with her parents on Petan Farm in Winchester [P263]
Student at the Coorow State School conducted from a makeshift hessian and iron room in Coorow in 1921 [215]
Student at the Winchester School run by Miss Winifred M. RAFFAN on Inchgower Farm in Winchester in 1923 [7: page 84]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1927 [25]
Student at the Winchester State School from 2 February 1928 to 26 April 1929[25]
For a period worked for Mrs Agnes S. SHARP on Yarrow Farm a short distance southwest of the Carnamah townsite [P7]
On 19 September 1929 attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Attended the Show Ball following the Carnamah Show on 15 September 1932 in a gown of blue silk marocain [5: 23-Sep-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a dress of apple green georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
She was among the 150 who attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
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 Surprise Party tendered to Mrs Eva and Miss Joyce COWDEROY in Carnamah on Friday 5 January 1934 [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Member of Carnamah's Parkinson Tennis Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [4: 8-Dec-1934, 25-Oct-1935, 5-Apr-1936, 16-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1935-1937 - was Champion of the Associates in 1936 [5: 7-Jun-1935, 27-Nov-1936, 21-May-1937]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 12 September 1935 in a gown of green georgette [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing floral crepe-de-chine [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth on Thursday 5 March 1936 for several weeks vacation [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Played for the combined Carnamah-Parkinson tennis team against Winchester-Waddy-Coorow on Sunday 5 April 1936 [5: 3-Apr-1936]
Won the Ladies Golf Approach & Putt Competition at the R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister May and James C. CHAVE in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley on 17 August 1936 [5]
At May's wedding wore a navy blue crepe de chine frock with hat and shoes to tone and carried a bouquet of carnations [5: 21-Aug-1936]
Won 2nd prize for Plain Cake exhibited in the Confectionary section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in blue figured georgette [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 21 November 1936 [5: 27-Nov-1936]
She and Malinda M. A. HOUSTON departed Carnamah for a holiday in Bunbury on Friday 12 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Competed in the Carnamah Tennis Club's Easter Tennis Tournament at Centenary Park in Carnamah in March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the largely attended Carnamah Tennis Dance at the Carnamah Hall on 17 April 1937 in blue floral georgette [5: 23-Apr-1937]
Attended the Coronation Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Wednesday evening 12 May 1937 in "green crepe de chene" [5: 14-May-1937]
     The ball and its festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
Member of the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1939 and 1940 [0: images 03032 & 03948]
Cook at the Carnamah Hotel at 22 Macpherson Street in Carnamah in 1941 and 1942[P283]
Left the Carnamah district in 1942 with Reginald H. A. SMITH, who prior to leaving had been licensee of the Carnamah Hotel [P283]
Married "Reg" Reginald Howard Albert SMITH [P283]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [2]
Mother of Howard [P283]
Died 4 August 2000; ashes interred at Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, Lawn B, 6) [2]

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

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