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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Arnold Arthur EMERY

Born 24 October 1853 in Aston, Warwickshire, England [20] [21] [33: Film 919713]
Son of metal dealer Alfred Holland EMERY and Eliza FREEMAN [20] [21]
He was one of six children with elder siblings Albert, Alice, Alfred and Samuel and a younger brothers Alexander [20]
Was living with his parents at 76 Bath Street in Birmingham in 1861 and at Ivy House on Water Works Street in Aston in 1871 [20]
Married (1) Mary Ann WILLIAMSON on 3 August 1873 at Saint Jude in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England [33: Film 918918]
     Their first four children were baptised in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England on 28 September 1879 [33: Film 154 5509]
     By the birth of their daughter Elsie in 1884 they had left England and were in New Zealand [82]
Labourer of Wingfield Street in Wellington, North Island, New Zealand in 1896[308]
He was working as a Labourer in 1900 and living with his wife in the Lower Hutt suburb of Alicetown in New Zealand [308]
In 1911 he was working as a Groom and living on Miro Miro Road in the Lower Hutt suburb of Normandale in New Zealand [308]
Later worked as a Saddler's Ironmonger and lived at 2 Bay Street in the Lower Hutt suburb of Petone in New Zealand [308]
Worked as a Stud Groom prior to serving as Trooper 12535 in the New Zealand Army during the First World War [307]
During his war service he gave his next of kin as his son Percy whose address was Lower Hutt in Wellington, New Zealand [307]
Departed from the Eastern States of Australia on the steamship Zealandia in 1918 [39: 21-Mar-1918]
Arrived on the steamship Zealandia in Fremantle, Western Australia on Wednesday afternoon 20 March 1918 [39: 21-Mar-1918]
Farm Manager in Marchagee, Western Australia in 1918 and 1919 [50]
     Presumably he managed the Marchagee Estate Farm owned by his brother and previously farmed by his nephew [44]
     His brother was Samuel Charles EMERY and his nephew Charles Holland EMERY [20] [82]
     The farm was 4,727 acres in Victoria Locations 3121, 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 3127, 3128, 3129, 3734, 3735, 3186 and 3187 [44]
Married (2) Amy Louise PRITCHARD in Perth in 1919 [66]
Resided in retirement in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills in New South Wales, Australia [50]
     Lived at 55 High Holborn Street, 493 Crown Street and at 21 Tudor Street in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills [50]
Father of Alice Mabel, Gertrude Alexandra, Alfred Francis Holland and Elizabeth Maude born in England [33: Film 154 5509]
Father of Elsie May, Arnold Arthur and Percy Reginald born in New Zealand [82]
Died 10 May 1934 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [P405]


From The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, Tuesday 29 May 1934:
Coroner's Open Verdict
"The City Coroner (Mr. Farrington) yesterday returned an open verdict after an inquiry into the death of Arnold Arthur Emery, 81, a New Zealand war pensioner, who was found gassed in bed in a house in Tudor-street, Surry Hills, on May 11. Evidence was given that repairs to the gas mains had been taking place in Tudor-street on the two preceding days, and this had necessitated turning off the supply of gas. The coroner said it was possible that Emery was under the influence of liquor, and when he found, on turning on the gas, that only air came through the pipe, he went to bed in disgust, leaving the gas-tap turned on."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arnold Arthur Emery' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/arnold-arthur-emery [sources]




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