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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Phoebe Elizabeth MORCOMBE / HUNT

Born 8 July 1891 in Prospect, South Australia [55]
Daughter of Thomas Yelland MORCOMBE and Fanny RIDGWAY [55]
Following the death of their mother was the next of kin for her brother Arnold of the A.I.F. during the First World War [30: item 7986380]
In 1918 she was living with her sister Mrs Frances R. MILNER at 39 Barwood Avenue in Prospect, South Australia [30: item 7986380]
Married Price Willis HUNT on 27 August 1921 in Walkerville, South Australia [55]
Resided with her husband and children on Kilby Farm in Waddy Forest, Western Australia 1927-1946 [--]
She and her husband had Rev. Stephen LEWIS of Perth stay with them in Waddy Forest for a week in March 1934 [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Along with her family and niece Margaret MORCOMBE departed Waddy on 6 February 1935 for a holiday at the beach [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Supplier of music at Heinie and Mina BOTHE's Golden Wedding celebration at the Coorow Hotel on 26 February 1935 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
During May 1935 Connie LIVERMORE of Perth spent a holiday staying with her and her husband in Waddy Forest [5: 31-May-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of William B. SHERIDAN of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Along with her husband and children left Waddy on Monday 17 February 1936 for a few weeks holiday at the beach [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Organised a Surprise 21st Birthday party for her niece Nance FOLLAND of Waddy Forest on Monday 17 August 1936 [5: 21-Aug-1936]
After spending a week in Perth herself, her husband and their children returned to Waddy Forest on 12 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
In January 1937 she was receiving medical attention at the Mount Hospital in Perth [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Following a short sojourn in Perth she returned to Waddy Forest on Monday night 18 January 1937 [5: 22-Jan-1937]
In early February 1937 herself, her husband and their children spent a holiday in Geraldton [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Travelled to Perth in March 1937 to see her nephew Sub-Lieutenant MILNER who was in Fremantle en route to England [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Attended the Surprise Linen Tea for Miss Mary E. GREENWOOD at Maryland Farm in Waddy Forest on 22 July 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Attended the funeral of her brother-in-law Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Foundation Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) in 1946 [P343]
The branch was formed at a gathering of about 60 ladies which she, her sister Susie and Wylie HOGBIN had convened [P343]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bentley [2]
Mother of Reata, Kevin, June and Marion [14]
Died 21 August 1970; buried at the Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park in the Perth suburb of Padbury (Acacia Court, Plot 1008) [2]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 4 April 1947:
Notes in Passing
"Apart from the fact that it meant saying farewell to an honoured and respected resident in the person of Mrs P.W. Hunt, the function held at the Coorow hall on Wednesday, March 26 was a very happy and informal occasion.
The afternoon was arranged by the ladies of the Coorow and Waddy Forest districts, and hosted by Mrs K.E. Jones. Mrs B. Bothe, Mrs A. McGilp and Mrs V. Broun spoke in eulogistic terms of Mrs Hunt's willingness at all times to assist in any good cause. To Mrs N. Hyde fell the pleasant duty of presenting a handsome coffee table, as a farewell gift.
Items were rendered during the afternoon by Miss E. Melvin, Mrs R. Bothe, Miss Millard and Mrs N. Hyde. After a very sumptuous afternoon tea interspersed with plenty of chatter, the gathering concluded with all wishing Mrs Hunt and family every happiness in their new home and the singing of Auld Lang Syne."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Phoebe Elizabeth Morcombe / Hunt' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from [reference list]

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