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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Mavis Anna FROST / BARKER

Born 10 January 1914 in Ardrossan, South Australia [55]
Daughter of George Theodore FROST and Anna Edmunda GERSCH [55]
At birth her given names were registered in the reverse order of Anna Mavis [55]
In 1937 her engagement was announced to Max BARKER, who was living in Carnamah, Western Australia [350: 5-Feb-1937] [P156]
Married "Max" Maxwell John BARKER on 29 January 1938 at the Methodist Church in Alford, South Australia [415: 9-Feb-1938]
Following their marriage they lived in Western Australia - at Carnamah and then on farmland in Marchagee [19] [415: 9-Feb-1938]
Member of East Marchagee Tennis Club in 1947-48 [5: 14-Nov-1947, 5-Mar-1948]
Won 1st and 2nd for Cream Puffs and 3rd for Coffee Cake at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
Member of the Marchagee Tennis Club in 1950-51 [4: 9-Dec-1950]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the C.W.A. – was Treasurer 1956-1958 and in 1960 and 1968 [173]
Later resided in Bunbury, Western Australia [2]
Mother of Kevin, Elaine and Doreen [14]
Died 9 March 2011; cremated at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in the Perth suburb of Padbury [2]


From Adelaide's The Chronicle newspaper, Thursday 18 February 1937:
Engagement
"FROST-BARKER - The engagement is announced of Mavis A., the only daughter of Mr and Mrs G.T. Frost of Alford, to Maxwell J., only son of Mr and Mrs J. Barker of Clara street, Wallaroo."


From The Kadina and Wallaroo Times newspaper, Wednesday 9 February 1938:
Marriage - Barker-Frost
"The marriage of Mavis A., only daughter of Mr and Mrs G.T. Frost, Alford, to Maxwell J., only son of Mr and the late Mrs John Barker, Wallaroo, was solemnised at the Alford Methodist Church on Saturday, January 29. The Rev. L.R. Barker officiated, and Miss Edith Philbey was the organist. The church was beautifully decorated by girl friends of the bride. The bride, who entered the church with her father, wore a frock of white crinkle sheer georgette over satin mad with a cowl neck and sleeves. The skirt shirred at the back, merged into a long fish tail train. Her embroidered veil (lent by a friend, Mrs W. Petherick) was held in place with a spray of orange blossom. She carried a sheaf of white gladioli and fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Mabel Helps (cousin of the bride) wore a frock of apple green georgette over satin, made with a full flared skirt and short puff sleeves, She wore a halo of pink flowers, and carried a sheaf of pink gladioli and fern. The bride’s brother (Mr Lyndsay Frost) was best man. During the signing of the register Miss Madge Richardson sang a solo. As the bride left the church a lucky horseshoe was hung on her arm by Mrs Alan Frost of Adelaide. The reception was held in Alford hall, at which about 200 guests were present. After the breakfast the evening was spent with items and in dancing, Mr P. Lower being the M.C. The bride’s mother was frocked in navy oatmeal crepe, with navy accessories. The bridegroom’s sister (Mrs C. Janz) wore a navy floral frock with a navy coat and hat to tone. The bride’s travelling frock was a blue aurora crepe with a fawn coat and hat and fawn accessories. The future home of Mr and Mrs Barker will be at Carnamah, West Australia."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Mavis Anna Frost / Barker' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 6 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/mavis-anna-frost  [ sources ]




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