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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Merv" Albert Mervyn COUSINS

Born 1913 [15]
Son of Albert Henry COUSINS and Elizabeth DODD [P2]
Member of the Arrino Football Club 1933-1937 - was Vice Captain in 1937 [5: 18-Aug-1933, 25-May-1934, 19-Jun-1936, 14-May-1937]
In 1934 he left Arrino and shifted to Midland Junction [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Played football for the Swan Districts Football Club in 1934, his first match with them being favourably commented on [5: 30-Mar-1934]
After some time in Perth he returned to Arrino on Saturday 12 May 1934 [5: 18-May-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1934-35 [5: 1-Mar-1935]
He was a passenger in Alex BARR's car to Perth one night in April 1936 when an owl smashed through the windscreen [5: 24-Apr-1936]
In March 1937 he was living on or near the farm of Albert A. V. C. SMITH in Arrino [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Suspended for five football matches for striking and abusive language by the Protests & Disputes Board on 2 July 1937 [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Married Ruby Maud CONNOLLY of Arrino [P2]
Farmer in Arrino 1940-1946 [6]
Farmer of Carinya Farm in Mingenew 1947-1960 [19] [P296]
In 1960 sold his farm in Mingenew to Edgar J. STEVENS, who had been share-farming in Three Springs [P296]
Father of Brian, Colin and Pam [P121]
Died of cancer on 17 August 1963; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA[2] [P2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Mervyn Cousins' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 30 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/albert-mervyn-cousins [sources]




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