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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Alexander Stephen MORGAN

Born 29 October 1911 [P240]
Son of Stephen John Henry MORGAN and Ann WHITEHURST [P240]
Resided with his parents on Mingatarra Farm in Three Springs [P109]
Came 3rd in the 10 to 12 Years Boys Running Race at the Peace Celebrations in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Farmer with his father of Mingatarra Farm in Three Springs [P109]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1927 [4: 25-Jun-1927]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Won 1st prizes for Cauliflower and Lettuce at the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
He and Ethel M. MCNEILL won the Novelty Dance at the Toc H Dance in Carnamah on Saturday 23 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
Died 9 May 1934 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 21) [24]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 11 May 1934:
Farm Tragedy - Thrown from Horse - Young Man Killed
"Alexander Stephen Morgan (22), a well-known and popular young man of Three Springs, died on Wednesday last, as a result of injuries sustained when he fell whilst mounting his horse a few hours previously. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Morgan, who own a farming property a few miles from the town. The accident occurred about six o'clock in the morning. The young man had gone out on his pony, riding with only a bridle and no saddle, to bring in the team horses. When attempting to mount his horse while he was doing this he fell on his head. He felt all aright, however, and was bale to bring in the horses and feed them. Mr. Morgan, on returning to the house, mentioned to his mother that he had had a fall, but it was not till later that he began to feel any ill effect. On his condition becoming worse Dr. Mayrhofer was summoned and the injured man was taken in the Three Springs hospital. Here he passed away shortly after midday through haemorrhage resulting from a fracture of the skull above the right temple. The deceased, who was a prominent member of the Three Springs football team, was the eldest boy of the family, and he and his sisters have been frequent visitors at Carnamah dances. The funeral will take place this (Friday) afternoon at 3 p.m."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Alexander Stephen Morgan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/alexander-stephen-morgan [reference list]




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