Ina Lloyd, formerly Hall, nee Hooper, was born in Brompton where her father worked as a mechanical blacksmith. Her older sister became a teacher but Ina was not interested in study, preferring an active social life during her teenage years. She took the opportunity to leave high school at fourteen when she missed four weeks during the influenza epidemic and decided to become a milliner and tailoress, mainly, she remembers, so that she'd be able to make better clothes for herself than she could afford to buy. However she found the work unsteady and at 18 decided to train as a comptometrist (working a high-speed calculator) and worked for four years at Eudunda Farmers before marrying in 1927. Mrs Lloyd's first husband died in 1941 and she remarried in 1946. She had gone back 'on the Comp' during the Depression and worked (not continuously) in later years. Mrs Lloyd had a child by each marriage.
State Library of South Australia (31st May 2017). Ina Lois Lloyd. In Website State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 21st Nov 2018 18:14, from https://digital.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/nodes/view/914