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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Bruce HOLDEN

Born C.1901 [2]
Married Edith Louisa ARCHER in Perth in 1926 [66]
Garage Proprietor in Coorow in 1928 and 1929, and Storekeeper in Marchagee 1930-1932 [19]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Paid £22/17/9 by the Carnamah District Road Board for undertaking mechanical repairs over the 1933-34 financial year [300: page 19]
Attended the Annual Meeting of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Football Club on Saturday 14 April 1934 [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1934 [5: 25-May-1934]
While helping with chaff cutting on Thursday 26 July 1934 he got his right index finger caught in the cogs of the feeder [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Received treatment at the Carnamah Private Hospital, where it was found necessary to have the first joint of the finger removed [5]
Returned to his home in Waddy Forest on Saturday 28 July 1934 however was unable to use his injured hand for some time [5: 3-Aug-1934]
Left Waddy Forest on Thursday 14 February 1935 after obtaining a job with the firm Wigmore's in Perth [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Gosnells [2]
Died 3 July 1968; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Bruce Holden' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 June 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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