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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Rose Emma BRIDGES / BOOTH

Born 1881 in Irwin, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Mary Jane SLOPER, who married Walter BRIDGES in 1884 [15]
Married George BOOTH in Geraldton in 1899 [15]
In the early 1900s resided with her husband and children in Arrino [P213]
In 1901 caught the train from Arrino to Carnamah and on arrival gave birth to a premature boy who died aged just one day [P213]
Her daughter Gladys May died in Arrino at the age of eight years on 2 June 1913 and was buried at the Mingenew Cemetery [133]
Shifted from Arrino to Carnamah with her husband and their children in April 1914 [P213]
Initially resided at the Carnamah Railway Station and worked as temporary Station Mistress for the Midland Railway Company [P213]
They moved to their own house on the west side of the railway line in the Carnamah townsite in about 1915 [P213]
Her sister and brother-in-law Esther and Ernest HAYES resided in Carnamah in 1916 and 1917 [6] [19]
Won 2nd prize for Home-made Bread exhibited at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Travelled with Norm and Len WATSON from Carnamah to Perth for a short visit on Wednesday 6 February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
During July 1935 she underwent an operation at a hospital in Perth, not returning to Carnamah until late August [5: 26-Jul-1935, 7-Sep-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Monday 13 January 1936, and returned on the Monday 27th [5: 17 & 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Show Ball after the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 10 September 1936 dressed in figured crepe de chene [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Held a Social at her home in aid of Miss Nan DAVISON in the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition on 13 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Along with her daughter Doris left Carnamah in early 1940 to take up residence in Perth [0: image 03889]
In February 1941 returned to live in Carnamah [4: 1-Mar-1941]
Must have left Carnamah yet again, as she once more returned to live in Carnamah in March 1942 [0: image 04084]
Resided in Carnamah until her husband's death in 1948 [1] [19]
Her husband was buried in Plot 1 of Row E at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah and at that time she reserved Plot 2 [1]
Later resided in Mundaring [2]
Mother of Mary, George, Gladys, Beatrice, John, Edna, Arthur and Doris and mother to Fred [P213]
Died 6 October 1959; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, EA, 240) [2]
Plot 2 of Row E at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah remained reserved in her name until 2014 [P1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rose Emma Bridges / Booth' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/rose-emma-bridges [sources]




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