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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Ruby Frances DODD / COPE / SHIRLEY

Born 1901 in Arrino, Western Australia [15]
Daughter of Edwin Banwell DODD and Emma PAYNE [15]
Resided with her parents in Arrino, where her father was a storekeeper and farmer [P2]
Along with four other girls performed "Wanted a General Servant" at the Concert held in Arrino on 11 September 1914 [10: 18-Sep-1914]
Recited "The Burial of Sir John Moore" at the Patriotic Concert held at the goods shed in Arrino on 18 December 1914 [10: 25-Dec-1914]
Came 2nd in the Single Ladies Race at the Annual Sports Meeting held in Arrino on Easter Monday 1 April 1915 [10: 9-Apr-1915]
Married (1) Arnold Samuel COPE in Fremantle in 1916 [66]
Resided with her husband for a short time in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [30]
Her husband Arnold enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force later in 1916 and shortly afterwards left for service abroad [30]
During the war she resided in Midland Junction; in Bayley Street, North Fremantle; and at 111 Stirling Street in Perth [30]
Her husband died of wounds in France on 8 August 1918 [30: item 3415964]
Married (2) Albert SHIRLEY in 1919 [15]
She had lived with the SHIRLEY family in North Fremantle during part of the First World War [P95]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Manning [2]
Mother of Ronald COPE and Gwendoline Joan SHIRLEY [P95]
Died 9 November 1956; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (Anglican, A4, 472) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ruby Frances Dodd / Cope / Shirley' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from [reference list]

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