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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Joe" Albert Ernest ROJO

Born 22 July 1913 in Marvel Loch, Western Australia [16]
Son of Charles William ROJO and Catherine TIESTE [4: 22-Mar-1941]
Grocer in Three Springs 1938-1942 and 1946-1962 [19]
Storekeeper of the Thrift Stores in Three Springs in partnership with Alan H. FRANKLIN as "Franklin & Rojo" in 1941 and 1942 [6]
In March 1941 his engagement to Miss Ivy M. HOWARD of Three Springs was announced in the local newspaper [4: 22-Mar-1941]
At the time of his engagement his mother a widow and was living in Box Hill, Victoria [4: 22-Mar-1941]
Prior to entering military training in the Eastern States he was farewelled in Three Springs on Saturday 18 January 1942 [4: 24-Jan-1942]
     The evening consisted of dancing, supper and speeches, and during the latter he was presented with a wallet of bank notes [4]
     He had become "quite a popular figure in the community" and he was wished all the best for his military career and a safe return [4]
     Responded to the speeches in thanks, adding he would be leaving many good friends and hoped to later return to Three Springs [4]
Resided in Three Springs until enlisting in the Australian Army on 19 January 1942 [16]
     Married Ivy May HOWARD on 16 March 1943 at Saint James Anglican Church in Three Springs [4: 3-Apr-1943]
     His best man was Norman V. FOGARTY, who was married to Ivy's sister Mary [4: 3-Apr-1943]
     Corporal WX19162 in the Australian Army's 2/23 Australian Field Park Company during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 6 February 1946 [16] and returned to Three Springs [19]
Storekeeper in Three Springs for at least the years 1947-1949 as part of the firm "Franklin & Rojo" [6]
Casket-bearer at the funeral of Mrs Fanny Jane BRIMSON of TS at the Three Springs Cemetery on 29 April 1946 [4: 4-May-1946]
Speaker at the Valedictory Social for stationmaster Herbert E. REYNOLDS in Three Springs during November 1949 [4: 19-Nov-1949]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Dianella [2]
Died 4 March 1972; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, 27, 12) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Ernest Rojo' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/albert-ernest-rojo [sources]




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