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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Myra Mary RICE / MELVIN

Born 1901 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Edward Thomas RICE and Jane BASSETT [15]
Married "Jack" William John MELVIN in Perth in 1927 [66]
Resided with her husband on Melsom Farm in Coorow 1927-1952 [3] [19]
Won 1st prizes for Turnips and Best Collection of Jams at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
At the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 7 September 1933 won a 2nd prize for Pastry in the Confectionary section [5: 15-Sep-1933]
In May 1934 a Miss R. LEESON spent a holiday staying with her in Coorow [5: 18-May-1934]
Won the Guessing Weight of Sheep at the Sports Meeting at Maley Park in Coorow on New Year's Day 1 January 1936 [5: 3-Jan-1936]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 24-Jul-1936, 25-Jun-1937]
Won 1st prizes for White Bread and Pastry at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in black georgette and gold lame [5: 18-Sep-1936]
In December 1936 advertised for sale a large white oregan dresser with sliding glass doors in good condition for £4/1/5- [5: 18-Dec-1936]
She and her husband departed Coorow on 7 January 1937 to spent a three week long holiday in Perth [5: 15-Jan-1937]
Attended and competed at the Carnamah Golf Club's Season Opening at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 2 May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Sent a wreath for the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1956-57 [4: 15-Mar-1957]
Following the sale of her husband and brother-in-law's farm, she and her husband continued living in Coorow until 1958 [19]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Mother of Betty [91]
Died 28 September 1985; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 3, 213) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Myra Mary Rice / Melvin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/myra-mary-rice [reference list]




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