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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ruby Elizabeth ASHTON / ROWLAND

Born 25 June 1903 in East Fremantle, Western Australia [P80]
Daughter of Alfred ASHTON and Agnes BRADBURY [15]
Resided with her parents in Fremantle - in Sewell Street, Plympton 1903-1908 and then 127 Glyde Street, Plympton 1909 onwards [6]
Educated at the East Fremantle Primary School and then at the Princess May School in Fremantle [P80]
Worked in Perth at the office of E. A. Coleman and then at the Mills & Wares factory before shifting to Carnamah [P80]
Maid and House Help for Louis and Ettie PARKER at their home at 5 Macpherson Street in Carnamah [P6] [P80]
Attended the Masquerade Ball held in Carnamah on Saturday 14 May 1927 and won a prize for her "Tin Tex" costume [4: 21-May-1927]
Member of the Carnamah Girls Club in 1927 and 1928 [4: 31-Mar-1928] [81: 12-Jun-1927]
Resided with the PARKER family at 5 Macpherson Street in Carnamah until getting married in 1928 [P80]
Married "Don" Donald Frederick Allan ROWLAND in Fremantle on 3 March 1928 [66] [P80]
Resided with her husband in a two roomed house on Glen Rock Farm in Carnamah [P80]
They later resided on John LAWSON's Mayfield Farm in Winchester for one year and then shifted to Irwin [P80]
Attended Charles ROBERTSON and Winifred LANG's wedding dance on 27 March 1928 at the Carnamah Hall [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Attended the Euchre Party & Dances held regularly at the Winchester School in August and September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 7 & 21-Sep-1929]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Member of the Winchester Presbyterian Church Ladies Guild [P80]
Along with her husband and son Allan left the Carnamah district and shifted to her husband's family home in Irwin [P80]
Her husband farmed a few paddocks and worked as a farmhand and shearer and she ran the Irwin Post Office from their home [P80]
They resided in Irwin until returning to Carnamah in 1942 [P80]
Resided in a house on Frank ROOKE's Kilburn Farm and then in one on Bill TURNER's Kapella Farm, both in Carnamah [P80]
In 1947 her husband purchased the house off Kapella Farm and had it moved to 20 Railway Avenue in the Carnamah townsite [P80]
Resided at 20 Railway Avenue in Carnamah 1947-1980 [P80]
Assisted her husband Don on their small 70 acre sheep and pig farm on the Carnamah-Bunjil Road [64]
Member of Carnamah's Golf, Hockey and Bowling clubs and the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association [P80]
Left Carnamah in 1980 and shifted to the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs [147]
Resided at the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs from 23 May 1980 to 8 February 1990 [147]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
In 1990 shifted to the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs and resided there until her death at the age of 94 years [P80]
Mother of Allan and Valerie [14]
Died 2 October 1997 in Three Springs; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row T, Plot 12) [1]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ruby Elizabeth Ashton / Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ruby-elizabeth-ashton [sources]




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