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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

May Isabella BYRNE / CALDOW / COCKING

Born 30 March 1900 in Wannamal, Western Australia [114]
Daughter of "EK" Edmund Keen BYRNE and Isabella WOODS [P137]
Resided with her parents on West Point Farm in Wannamal 1900-1914 [114]
Student at the Wannamal State School in Wannamal 1906-1913 [114]
Attended the Wannamal District Picnic held at the new Wannamal Hall on Friday 1 November 1912 [114: page 113]
In 1914 shifted with her parents and siblings from Wannamal to her father's farm in Three Springs [114]
Resided with her parents on Eastbourne Farm in Three Springs 1914-1921[P137]
Along with two other young ladies sang "Who's That a Calling?" at a Concert held in Three Springs on 26 February 1915 [10: 5-Mar-1915]
Supplier of music at the Dance held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs in aid of Hall funds on Friday 25 June 1915 [10: 2-Jul-1915]
Attended as a "Spanish Dancer" the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 19 July 1916 in aid of the Red Cross [39: 31-Jul-1916]
Herself and Robert CALDOW came 2nd in the Waltzing Competition at the Gala Day in Three Springs on 23 May 1918 [10: 31-May-1918]
At the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on Thursday 26 September 1918 she won the Single Ladies Race [10: 4-Oct-1918]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1919 [10: 27-Jun-1919]
About 30 people descended unexpectedly at her parents' home to throw her a Surprise Party on Monday 30 June 1919 [10: 4-Jul-1919]
     When the guests arrived at their home she was playing the piano and her parents, brothers and sisters were all reading [10]
     During the party a presentation was made to her, as she was retiring from Sunday School work after three years faithful service [10]
Came 2nd in the Button Race at the Peace Celebrations held in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on 10 December 1919 as "Night," and was proclaimed the best dressed [10: 19-Dec-1919]
Received 2nd prize for Cakes at the local picnic and show, the Three Springs Day, held on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Won the Booby Prize at the Euchre Party & Basket Social held in Three Springs on Wednesday 22 June 1921 [10: 1-Jul-1921]
She was described as a very attractive looking woman full of vitality [P2]
Married (1) Robert Armstrong CALDOW on 5 October 1921 at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs [9: 21-Oct-1921]
     Her bridesmaid was her sister Annie, while the best man was George A. RAFFAN of Inchgower Farm in Winchester [9: 21-Oct-1921]
Resided with her husband and later children on Glencairn Farm in Three Springs 1921-1934 [P426]
She made all of her children's clothing with a treadle sewing machine [P426]
Won 1st prize for Scones exhibited at the Three Springs Day in Three Springs on Thursday 28 September 1922 [9: 20-Oct-1922]
Attended the wedding of Alexander J. F. BROWN and Clara V. BERRIGAN at the Carnamah Hall on 28 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
She was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show and Show Ball on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 20-Sep-1928]
     Exhibited in the Confectionary section, winning 2nd prizes for Swiss Roll and Scones and a 3rd prize for Victoria Sandwich [4]
Herself and her husband spent a holiday in Geraldton in January 1929 [4: 26-Jan-1929]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Races on 11 April 1929 in a dress of tango georgette trimmed with gold sequins [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Donor at the Gift Evening held for the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on Wednesday 1 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Attended the Anglican Church's Fancy Dress Ball in Three Springs on Thursday 27 June 1929 in an "Eastern Costume" [4: 6-Jul-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Organiser of the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 6 December 1929 [4: 23-Nov-1929]
     Herself and Miss Rae WALLACE jointly organised the Ball to raise funds for the local Anglican Church Building Fund [4]
Donated two puddings for the patients of the North Midlands District Hospital, Three Springs over Christmas in 1929 [4: 15-Feb-1930]
Presented the Three Springs Anglican Church with fruit and veg at its Harvest Thanksgiving service on 23 March 1930 [4: 29-Mar-1930]
In a dress of apple green chenille georgette attended the Arrino Race Club's Ball at the Arrino Hall on 3 April 1930 [4: 26-Apr-1930]
Attended the Annual Ball of the TS Show in 1930 wearing "pale green satin and georgette, trial of flowers from shoulder" [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Won 2nd prizes for Scones and Victoria Sandwich at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Grand Show Ball following the Three Spring Agricultural Show in 1932 in a gown of white georgette and lace [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Won the "Nail Driving for Ladies" at the R.S.L. Sports Day at the Arrino Recreation Ground on 5 November 1932 [5: 11-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 R.S.L. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Friday 1 September 1933 in a white georgette and lace dress [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Ball after the Three Springs Show on 21 September 1933 in a dress of white georgette with pink trimmings [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Arrived back in Three Springs on Monday 4 December 1933 after spending a holiday in Dongara [5: 8-Dec-1933]
During early July 1934 Miss J. MCINTYRE of Dongara spent a holiday staying with her in Three Springs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club - was Champion of the Associates in 1934 [5: 9-Nov-1934]
Successfully exhibited in the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on 13 September 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
     Awarded 1st for Fruit Cake, Swiss Roll, Victoria Sandwich and Plain Scones; and 2nd for Arrowroot Sponge and Cream Puffs [5]
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]
Towards the end of 1934 her husband sold his farm in Three Springs and they held a dispersal sale on 14 December 1934 [5: 7-Dec-1934]
At the sale they sold "the entire furniture of a modern home" including dining room suite with extension table and six chairs, [5]
     lounge suite, easy chair, six foot sideboard, dinner sets, tea sets, cut glass ware, curtains, cane suite, eight day clock, baby's cot,[5]
     Blackwood bedroom suite, hallstand, roller top desk, Singer sewing machine, three piece bedroom suite, oak washstands, lino, [5]
     four beds, mattresses, kitchen tables, Brentwood chairs, safe, dresser, stainless steel knives and cutlery, and kitchen utensils [5]
Along with her children left the Three Springs district on Friday 14 December 1934 [5: 14-Dec-1934]
Her husband remained in Three Springs a short while longer getting his successor on their farm more acquainted [5: 14-Dec-1934]
In 1937 was living in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [81: 11-Apr-1937]
Married (2) Henry COCKING in April 1962 [P137]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Floreat Park [2]
Mother of Helen, Jean, Robert, Douglas and William CALDOW [P137]
Died 5 May 1970; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, B, 115) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'May Isabella Byrne / Caldow / Cocking' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/may-isabella-byrne [sources]




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