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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Ruby Elaine GRAHAM / HYDE

Born 1904 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Ernest Joseph GRAHAM and Nora Mignon FLOYD [15]
Married Norman Francis HYDE on 19 May 1926 at Saint Mary's Church on Ord Street in West Perth [12-: 17-Jun-1926]
Resided with her husband and later children on Waddy Waddy Farm in Waddy Forest / Coorow [19]
Gave an elocutionary item at the welcome to the newly married SHANAHANs at the Coorow Hall on 13 September 1930 [86: 27-Sep-1930]
During mid August 1935 her mother, Mrs N. GRAHAM of North Perth, spent a holiday staying with her in Waddy Forest [5: 16-Aug-1935]
After spending a few days in Perth herself, her husband and their sons returned to Waddy on Monday 14 October 1935 [5: 18-Oct-1935]
Along with her husband and sons departed Waddy Forest for an extended beachside holiday on Friday 3 January 1936 [5: 10-Jan-1936]
Won 1st prize for Iceland Poppies and 2nd for Bowl of Garden Flowers at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Along with her husband and sons spent a couple of weeks holiday in Perth in September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
After another holidays in Perth they returned to their home in Waddy Forest on Sunday 19 September 1937 [5: 24-Sep-1937]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1945-1949 [5: 20-Apr-1945, 5-Apr-1946, 9-Apr-1948, 31-Mar-1949]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Red Cross Society - was President in 1945-46 [5: 20-Jul-1945]
     Won the Bachelor's Supper at the Coorow-Waddy Forest Red Cross Ball held in Coorow on 14 April 1945 [5: 20-Apr-1945]
     Presented the trophies for the waltzing competition at the Red Cross Dance in Coorow on 20 October 1945 [5: 26-Oct-1945]
     Spoke at the farewell afternoon tea for departing member Mrs Mary O. ROBERTS on 22 December 1945 [5: 11-Jan-1946]
     She donated a huge stocking and with Isa PATTON ran the stall at the branch's Christmas Window in 1945 [5: 30-Nov-1945]
     Gave a recitation at the C.W.A. function in Coorow on 22 May 1946 and at the Christmas meeting in 1949 [5: 7-Jun-1946]
Exhibited in the Coorow-Waddy Forest Red Cross Flower & Vegetable Show held in Coorow on 8 September 1945 [5: 21-Sep-1945]
     Won both 1st and 2nd for Flowering Pot Plant and two 1st prizes for Bowl of Garden Flowers and Ladies' Spray [5]
     Awarded 2nd prizes for Gent's Buttonhole, Collection of Sweet Peas and for Best Artistically Arranged Basket of Flowers [5]
Ladies Committee Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1946 [5: 3-May-1946]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest branch of the Country Women's Association (C.W.A.) 1946-1949 [5: 7-June-1946, 21-Apr-1949]
Entered the Vegetable and Flower sections of the 9th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 5 September 1946 [5: 11-Oct-1946]
     Won 1st for Carrots, Iceland Poppies, Flowering Pot Plant and Floating Flower Bowl; and 2nd for Basket of Garden Flowers [5]
Presented the gift to departing Waddy resident Mrs Phoebe HUNT at an afternoon at the Coorow Hall on 26 March 1947 [5: 4-Apr-1947]
Won prizes across five sections of the 10th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in Coorow on 4 September 1947 [5: 12-Sep-1947]
     Awarded 1st prize for Lettuce in the Vegetable section and 1st prize for Lady's Jumper or Cardigan in the Wool Work section [5]
     In Arts & Crafts she won prizes for photography - 1st and 2nd for Child Studies and 1sts for District Farm Life and Scenery [5]
     Received 2nd for Non-White Hen Eggs in Farm Produce and won the Cyclone Trophy for the Most Points in the Flower section [5]
     In Flowers she won 1st prizes for Basket of Garden Flowers, Six Varieties of Sweet Peas, Collection of Sweat Peas, [5]
     Vase of Iceland Poppies, Vase of Bulbous Flowers, Bowl of Garden Flowers and Floating Bowl [5]
     Also awarded both 1st and 2nd prizes for Lady's Spray and 2nd prizes for Double Geraniums and Daffodils [5]
She and her husband returned to Coorow in February 1948 after a delightful holiday at the Scarborough Hotel [5: 13-Feb-1948]
Received prizes in three sections of the 11th annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 15 September 1948 [5: 23-Sep-1948]
     Tied for 1st prize for Coffee Rolls in the Cookery section and received 2nd prize for Lettuce in the Vegetable section [5]
     In the Flower section won four 2nd prizes for Artistically Arranged Basket of Garden Flowers, Floating Bowl, [5]
     Six Varieties of Sweet Peas, Bowl of One Variety of Garden Flowers and for Floating Bowl [5]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Leederville [2]
Mother of Graham and Colin [P361]
Died 7 February 1984; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 20C, 57) [2]

From The Sunday Times newspaper, Sunday 13 June 1926:
"HYDE – GRAHAM. – On May 19, at West Perth, Norman Francis Hyde to Ruby Elaine Graham."

From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 17 June 1926:
     "In St. Mary's Church, Colin Street, on May 19, Miss Ruby Elaine Graham, only daughter of Mr and Mrs E. J. Graham, of North Perth, was married to Mr Norman Francis Hyde, son of Mr and Mrs C. H. Hyde, of Hyde Park, Dalwallinu, the Rev. H. Hyde, brother of the bridegroom, officiated. The church was tastefully decorated for the occasion by the girl friends of the bride, who also provided a white satin cushion for her to kneel upon.
     The bride wore a gown of French crepe de chine heavily beaded in crystal and silver, caught at the side with a silver rose and a spray of orange blossom, the ensemble being completed with a quaint bonnet effect in tulle and orange blossom, which held a long silk tulle veil. She carried a bouquet of white azaleas, tuber roses and maidenhair fern. The bridesmaid, Miss Margery Sutton, cousin of the bride, was attired in mauve floral georgette trimmed with white fur, and a mauve tulle hat. Her posy was of pink rosebuds and mauve streamers. Mr Jack Locke, of Dalwallinu was best man.
     After the ceremony guests, numbering nearly one hundred, were received by the parents of the bride and bridegroom in the Karrakatta Club, where a reception was held. The bride's mother wore a russet brown gown of chenille georgette with a black hat and she carried a bouquet of yellow gladioli, roses and maidenhair fern. The bridegroom's mother was attired in a black georgette gown with hat to match, and her bouquet was of red roses. Later the happy couple left on a honeymoon to the Eastern States. The bride travelled in an electric blue marocain dress and a hat of old rose velvet."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ruby Elaine Graham / Hyde' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from [reference list]

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