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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Albie" Albert Victor STOKES

Born 1891 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
Son of George STOKES and Emma Jane WHITBY [15]
He worked on the privately owned Midland Railway, which ran from Midland Junction in Perth to Walkaway near Geraldton [50]
Railway Fettler in Yandanooka in 1913 and 1914 [50]
Married Elsie BROWNING on 25 January 1915 [332]
Railway Fettler in Dongara 1915-1917 [50]
Railway Porter in Moora 1919-1922 [50]
Based in Moora when he was Relieving Stationmaster in Three Springs during December 1921 [10: 13-Jan-1922]
Railway Night Officer in Moora in 1922 [10: 27-Oct-1922]
It was reported that he was off duty suffering from an attack of influenza in October 1922 [10: 27-Oct-1922]
In October 1922 received notice of his transfer and promotion from Night Officer at Moora to Stationmaster at Mogumber [9: 27-Oct-1922]
Railway Stationmaster in Mogumber 1922-1925 [6] [9: 27-Oct-1922]
Railway Stationmaster in Three Springs 1926-1933 [5] [6]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1928 [124]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society - was Assistant Secretary in 1932 and 1933 [5: 7-Oct-1933, 26-May-1933]
Won 1st prizes for Muscovy Drake and Muscovy Duck at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
He and his wife were given a send-off in Three Springs, to which about 150 people attended, on Saturday 23 September 1933 [5]
At their send-off they were presented with a cheque from the residents of Three Springs [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Stationmaster of the Railway Station in Three Springs until being transferred to Dongara in September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933] [19]
Railway Stationmaster in Dongara in 1933 and 1934 [5] [6]
Later resided in Bunbury [2]
Father of Edna, Alma, Arnold and Doris [161]
Died 10 October 1983; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn 2, W4, 14) [2]
First cousin of "Nicholas" Edward Nicholas STOKES who farmed in Dudawa, East Arrino [161]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Albert Victor Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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