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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Myrtle BASFORD / GABRIELSON

Born 12 June 1904 [P473]
Daughter of "Harry" Henry Francis BASFORD [39: 29-Nov-1945]
Resided with her parents in Mingenew [225: 9-Apr-1914]
     Won a cash prize of 10 shillings for coming eighth in an Amgoorie & Paou-Chung Tea coupon competition in 1914 [225: 9-Apr-1914]
     Attended the Plain & Fancy Dress Ball in Mingenew on 18 August 1921 dressed as a "Nurse" [86: 30-Aug-1921]
     Attended the Spinsters' Ball at the Mingenew Hall on 9 August 1922 dressed in "net over pink with flower trails" [86: 17-Aug-1922]
Resided in Carnamah in 1926 [50]
     Attended the Grand Plain & Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as "Coconut Ice" [9: 21-Aug-1925]
     Participated in the annual Carnamah kangaroo hunt of September 1925, riding a horse named Taif [9: 18-Sep-1925]
Bridesmaid at the wedding of her father and Annie Margaret JAQUES at Saint James' Church in Moora on 4 August 1926 [9: 13-Aug-1926]
     At the reception she was toasted as "a devoted daughter and a young lady who was most popular with all whom she had met" [9]
Resided in Moora in 1929 [39: 2-May-1929]
     After recovering from a long illness a Social & Dance raised £33/9/10 for her benefit in Moora in April 1929 [39: 2-May-1929]
Married former Carnamah farmer "Roy" Gilbert Archibald Roy GABRIELSON in Perth in 1929 [61] [66]
     Resided with her husband on farmland in Mogumber in 1929 and 1930 [6]
     They lived at 7 Chamberlain Street in North Perth in 1931 and were at 22 London Street in North Perth in 1936 and 1937 [50]
     Later resided at Yarding in the Bruce Rock district and at Broomehill, where her husband worked as a farmhand and stockman [50]
     Her father passed away at the age of 82 at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs on 7 September 1945 [39: 29-Nov-1945]
     They were farming in Muchea by 1946, where she lived until at least her husband's death in 1978 [2] [50]
In late December 1946 advertised for immediate sale eight acres in Lots 267, 268 and 269 in the Mingenew townsite [39: 28-Dec-1946]
     The eight acres had belonged to her father, were in the centre of the Mingenew townsite was known as "the Spring Block" [39]
She was driving onto Great Northern Highway from a side road when her car collided with a truck on 27 December 1947 [39: 29-Dec-1947]
     The truck was badly damaged and one of two children in her car received minor lacerations [39]
In February 1948 advertised for sale two blocks in the Three Springs townsite and six in the Mingenw townsite [86: 17-Feb-1948]
     The six blocks in Mingenew were Lots 169-170 on Linthorne and Oliver Streets, and Lots 204-207 on Fogarty Street [86]
     All six blocks had belonged to her father and stepmother [44]; the Three Springs blocks were Lots 41-42 on Railway Road [86]
Her husband, late of Muchea, passed away at the age of 73 years on 20 January 1978 [2]
In 1980 she was living at 7 Birchington Street in the Perth suburb of Beckenham [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Salter Point [2]
Mother of Fay, Lois, Janet, Rex and Milton [P473]
Died 10 March 2000; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (General, Lawn 2, 74) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Myrtle Basford / Gabrielson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/myrtle-basford  [ sources ]




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