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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Marj" Merrinah Marjory Maude GREENWOOD / HOPKINS

Born 2 November 1917 in Southern Brook, Western Australia [P141]
Daughter of George Netherwood GREENWOOD and "Dolly" Mary Florence Sarah BEARD[P141]
Resided with her parents on Brooklands Farm in Southern Brook until 1922 and then on Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest [P141]
Student at the Waddy Forest State School and then as a boarder at the Dominican Ladies Convent in Dongara [P280]
Received 2nd prizes for Needlework and the Best Worked Apron in the Educational section of Coorow Show in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball on Saturday 20 October 1934 in a dress of blue marocain [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Waddy Forest Tennis Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 19-Oct-1934, 8-Nov-1935, 23-Oct-1936]
Along with her sister Mary spent a fortnight long holiday in the seaside Perth suburb of Cottesloe in early February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Wore green silk lace relieved with spray of flowers to the Carnamah Agricultural Show Ball on 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Attended the Ball at the East Marchagee Hall after the Marchagee-Gunyidi Picnic & Sports Day on 14 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the Mad Hatter's Leap Year Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 29 February 1936, wearing green lace over satin [5: 6-Mar-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 dressed in red matelasse [5: 18-Sep-1936]
After a short visit to Perth she and her sister Mary returned to Waddy Forest on Wednesday 5 May 1937[5: 7-May-1937]
Attended the Silver Wedding Anniversary of Guy & Maude GREENWOOD at Manell Farm in Waddy on 1 June 1937[5: 4-Jun-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea Afternoon for her sister Mary at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her sister Mary to Albert E. MILES at Saint Andrew's Church in Carnamah on 18 August 1937 [5]
     Wore a frock of hyacinth blue taffeta designed on Elizabethan lines with blue picture hats trimmed with rose buds [5]
     After the ceremony she was among those who attended the Wedding Breakfast at the Coorow Hotel [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Married James Patrick HOPKINS on 21 July 1942 at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Perth[P141]
Later resided at Saint Andrew's Nursing Home in the Perth suburb of Balcatta[P141]
Mother of Jillian, James, Joan and Alan [P186]
Died 20 November 2000; buried Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park, Padbury WA (Acacia Court, Plot 4602) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Merrinah Marjory Maude Greenwood / Hopkins' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from [reference list]

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