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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Charlie" Charles Edward WRIGHT

Married Nellie WORGAN in Perth in 1901 [15]
Railway Stationmaster of West Midland in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in 1904 [6]
Resided in Charles Street in the Perth suburb of Guildford for at least the years 1906-1909 [6]
For at least a decade he worked for the Midland Railway Company at various locations along their railway [6] [50]
Railway Stationmaster in Mogumber 1911-1913 [6] [50]
Railway Stationmaster in Three Springs in 1913 and again from later 1914 and in 1915 [6] [10] [50]
     Said to be "a perfect and popular official with the very necessary commodity for one in his position - a keen sense of humour" [10]
     He was also the owner of a farm in Perenjori, which he travelled to by going through bush from Three Springs [10: 21-Jul-1914]
     In mid July 1914, after six months of travelling to the farm, he achieved the feat of getting there in the same day he left [10]
     Took a holiday from his stationmaster duties in December 1914, during which he cleared some of his farm in Perenjori [10: 15-Dec-1914]
     After a time of ringbarking trees he returned to his duties as stationmaster in Three Springs in late January 1915 [10: 26-Jan-1915]
     While at his farm in Perenjori in May 1915 he was bitten by an iguana, white ant or some other creature [10: 28-May-1915]
     In fear that the bite would cause blood poisoning he consulted a local Aboriginal doctor who said he would be very sick [10]
     Began his annual holidays in late May 1915, during at least some of which he spent working on his farm in Perenjori [10: 2-Jul-1915]
     Left Three Springs in mid July 1915 after being transferred to the position of Traffic Inspector in Midland Junction [10: 23-Jul-1915]
     He retained his farm in Perenjori, and continued farming the property until 1922 [6]
Transport Clerk at the Midland Railway Company's Reserve in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in 1916 [6]
     While working in Midland Junction resided at Turton Street in the Perth suburb of Guildford in 1916 and 1917 [6]
     Vice President of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee's Sports Meeting on Saturday 17 March 1917 [124]
Railway Stationmaster in Moora in 1918 and 1919 [6] [9: 5-Dec-1919]
     He was said to have been of very great courtesy to all and one of the Midland Railway Company's most valued employees [9]
     Left the employment of the Midland Railway Company to work for the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company [9]
     He severed his employment with the Company in late 1919 and shortly thereafter shifted to Three Springs [9: 5-Dec-1919] [10: 16-Apr-1920]
Managing Secretary of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company in Three Springs in 1920 and 1921 [6] [10: 16-Apr-1920]
     The Gallon License for the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company's store was held in his name [10: 17-Dec-1920]
     Donated £1/1/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1920 [124]
Storekeeper at the Midland Railway Company's reserve in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction 1921-1930 [6]
     Resided in Kenny Street in the Perth suburb of Guildford in 1921 and Kenny Street in the Perth suburb of Bassendean 1922-1927 [6]
     Resided at 145 Fitzgerald Street in Perth in 1928, and at 275 Walcott Street in North Perth 1929-1932 [6]
Father of at least three children - Charles Clive, Leslie John Quade and Lilian Maud Bertha [15]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Edward Wright' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 October 2017 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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