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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Vi" Violet Rose DODD / STRAHAN

Born 24 April 1908 in Coomberdale, Western Australia [166]
Daughter of James May DODD and Mary Jane MORELEY [15] [166]
Resided with her parents in Watheroo [166]
Student at the Benedictine Monastery's Marah School on the Marah Mission near Watheroo [166]
After leaving the Marah School she concluded her final schooling was at the Watheroo State School in 1922 and 1923 [166]
Married Preston George STRAHAN in 1929 [66]
Resided with her husband in Arrino 1929-1933 [19]
They resided in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction prior to moving to Watheroo in May 1936 [166]
Later resided in Moora [116]
During a family holiday her son Arthur disappeared beneath the waves near Lancelin on 27 December 1948 [P447]
     Arthur's body was never found but it was thought he'd been taken by a shark [P447]
     A young human hand was found inside a shark caught off Leighton Beach nine days later [P447]
Passed away at the age of 67 years at the Moora District Hospital in Moora [116]
Mother of Dawn, Arthur, Rona, Kathleen, Kenneth and Shirley [P447]
Died 4 September 1974; buried Moora Public Cemetery in Moora, Western Australia (Anglican, Plot 171) [116]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Violet Rose Dodd / Strahan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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