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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Pat" Aeneas CASEY

Born 8 February 1897 in County Limerick, Ireland [16]
Married Eva Victoria LAMBERT in 1931 in Perth, Western Australia [66]
Farmer in Coorow, Western Australia [19]
     Farmed and jointly owned 2,067 acres of farmland in Coorow in partnership his brother-in-law W. Gordon LAMBERT [3] [19]
     The 2,067 acres consisted of Victoria Location 995 and Lots M963, M1232 and M1357 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
     They'd purchased the farm from Lancelot L. CUTTS on a walk in walk out basis in August 1929 [86: 24-Aug-1929]
     In 1932 "Lambert & Casey" had a Ford truck licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-148 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
     "Lambert & Casey" sold through Westralian Farmers Ltd two bales of wool at 15¼d. per pound in October 1933 [5: 13-Oct-1933]
     They were paid £3 in Vermin Bonuses by the Carnamah District Road Board in the 1933-34 financial year for killing six foxes [300]
     He and Gordon did the Midland Railway Company's rabbit poisoning in Coorow in 1935 [34]
     They dissolved their partnership on 1 September 1939 with his brother-in-law continuing with the farm [39: 9-Feb-1940]
Storekeeper in Coorow, Western Australia [39: 11-Oct-1950]
     In 1937 he and his wife were agents for Sydney Atkinson Motors and Great Southern Flour Mills [120: 14-Oct-1937]
     They were the local depot for Texaco petrol and oils and a dealer for Chevrolet motor vehicles in 1939 [120: 12-Oct-1939]
     Agent in Coorow for Agricultural Parts Ltd, Louis Dreyfus Co, Paterson & Co and a sub-agent for Elder Smith & Co [120: 12-Oct-1939]
     Allowed the opticians Laubman & Pank to use his shop to see clients when they visited Coorow on 7 April 1945 [5: 16-Mar-1945]
     They were later outright agents for Elder Smith & Co and in 1946 were agents for the Caltex Oil Company [5: 23-Aug-1946, 10-Feb-1949]
Won 1st prizes for Swedes and Potatoes in the Vegetable section of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
In the Poultry section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show in 1933 received 1st prize for a male Bronzewing Turkey [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society 1934-1936 [5: 10-Nov-1933, 31-May-1935, 13-Mar-1936]
Member of the Coorow Waddy Forest Progress Association in 1934 [5: 8-Jun-1934]
Received 1st prize for male Bronzewing Turkey and 2nd for female Bronzewing Turkey at the Coorow Show in 1934 [5: 7-Sep-1934]
Won two coat-hangers in a raffle at the Coorow Football Club's Annual Ball at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 1 June 1935 [5: 7-Jun-1935]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Member of the Coorow Golf Club in 1935 and 1937 [5: 12-Jul-1935, 18-Jun-1937]
With his wife, enjoyed a holiday in Perth during the first half of February 1936[5: 14-Feb-1936]
Joint Secretary-Treasurer with William J. GAUNT of the Coorow Golf Club in 1936[5: 27-Mar-1936]
Won 1st prize for Merino Ram in the Sheep section of the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
After spending ten days in Perth returned to Coorow on Monday 24 February 1936 [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
In 1936 he was the Coorow agent for Barnett Glass pneumatic tyres [5: 29-May-1936]
Along with his wife and children spent a holiday in Perth during February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Attended and competed at the Carnamah Golf Club's Season Opening at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 2 May 1937 [5: 7-May-1937]
Private W83499A in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Appointed a Commissioner for Declarations on the recommendation of the Carnamah District Road Board in 1944 [5: 12-Jan-1945]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of Coorow retire Thomas BONHAM at the Winchester Cemetery on 10 August 1945 [5: 24-Aug-1945]
Donated the trophy for the Fairest & Best player in the Coorow Football Club in 1945 [5: 26-Oct-1945]
In August 1946 he and his wife received approval to move a 14 x 24 foot wood, iron and asbestos building in Coorow [5]
     They employed the services of Augustus CROFT and his sons to undertake the work, at a cost of £48 [5: 6-Sep-1946]
Sent a floral tribute for grave of Waddy Forest farmer Price W. HUNT at the Winchester Cemetery in 1946 [5: 20-Sep-1946]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Coorow farmer George HUTCHCRAFT at the Winchester Cemetery on 28 January 1949 [5: 3-Feb-1949]
Resided in Coorow until his death in 1950 [2]
Father of John, Lettie and David [39: 10-Oct-1950]
Died 9 October 1950; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, ZA, 316) [2]
A Requiem Mass was celebrated at Saint Mary's Cathedral in Perth on 11 October 1950 [39: 10-Oct-1950]

From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 10 October 1950:
Deaths. "CASEY: On October 9, 1950, suddenly, at Perth, Aeneas (Pat), dearly beloved husband of Eva Casey, of Coorow, loving father of John, Lettie and David."

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 12 October 1950:
"Our deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. E. V. Casey and family in their very sad bereavement. Mr. Casey who had been ill for some time, passed away last Monday morning at Royal Perth Intermediate Hospital. Mr. Casey's demise came as a great shock to all who knew him, and his loss to the district will be keenly felt."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Aeneas Casey' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2019 from  [ sources ]

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