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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Arthur Wilfred WATSON

Born 11 August 1914 in Perth, Western Australia [P24] [95]
Son of "Harry" William Henry WATSON and Harriet STIRK [P24]
Arrived in Carnamah with his mother on 20 November 1915 [P24]
Resided with his parents on The Mannas Farm in Carnamah [P24] and was a Student at the Carnamah State School [97]
Won the 4-6 years Boys Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations held in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Received a 2nd prize for Drawing in the children's section of the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Winner of the Three Legged Race in the Children's Sports at the Carnamah Show & Sports Carnival on 4 October 1928 [4: 13-Oct-1928]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-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 Carnamah Lodge of the Manchester Unity Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1934 and 1935 [4: 10-Nov-1934] [5: 3-May-1935]
In January 1935 he was an inmate of Saint John of God Hospital in Perth [5: 18-Jan-1935]
Won the 120 yard Sheffield Handicap race at the R.S.L. Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Easter Monday 22 April 1935 [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Himself and his brother Norm motored to Perth on 3 October 1935 and returned to Carnamah on 5 October 1935 [5: 8-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Came 2nd in the 75 Yards Sprint at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Tuesday 17 March 1936 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Ratepayers & Citizens Association in 1936 [5: 12-Jun-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 16-Oct-1936, 7-May-1937]
Competed as a Senior Rider in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Bike Races in Carnamah on Sunday of each week in 1936 [5: 4-Dec-1936]
Won the Carnamah Athletic Club's Senior Bike Race held during half-time of the football on Sunday 19 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
Won "in great style" the Senior Bike Race conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club on Sunday 6 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Won the One Mile Handicap Sprint Cycle Race at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 10 September 1936 [5: 11 & 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Sports Meeting in Coorow on Boxing Day in 1936, and came 2nd in the Coorow to Carnamah Cycle Race [5: 8-Jan-1937]
Himself and Jack BENTLEY of Carnamah motored to Perth and then sailed for South Australia in February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
After an extended holiday in South Australia himself and Jack arrived back in Carnamah on Saturday night 3 April 1937 [5: 9-Apr-1937]
Inaugural Committee Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937, and Secretary later in 1937 [5: 21-May-1937, 16-Jul-1937]
     To a great ovation himself and Jack BENTLEY left Carnamah on 5 September 1937 to cycle down to Perth [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     They rode to Perth en route to take part in the Beverley Road Race on Saturday 11 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
     After taking part in the Beverley to Perth road race they arrived back in Carnamah on Monday 13 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
In June 1937 purchased a new steel wheel Fordson tractor through the North Midlands Farmers Co-operative Company [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Advertised in July 1937 that he was wanting contract fallowing in the Carnamah or Three Springs Road Board districts [5: 9-Jul-1937]
Member of the Carnamah Badminton Club in 1939 [0: image 03792]
Married (1) Alice BICKERS in Carnamah in 1942 [P24]
Worked as a Carrier and Contractor in Carnamah until shifting to Three Springs in 1944 [0: image 04253]
Carrier in Three Springs [P24]
Married (2) Evelyn Mary LEONARD [P24]
Resided in the stone building at 27 Macpherson Street in Carnamah from 1962 to 1978 [11] [24] [60]
Carrier in Carnamah 1962-1966 and Cartage Contractor in Carnamah 1967-1969 [60]
Had the telephone connected to his home in Carnamah in 1962 - was telephone number Carnamah-78 [60]
Passed away at the age of 64 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Father of Doreen, Karen and Lindsay [95]
Died 10 September 1978 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 145) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Arthur Wilfred Watson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 April 2024 from [reference list]

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