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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Cecil Aloysius PARKER

Born 1877 in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Son of Patrick Joseph PARKER and Ellen Mary MAHONY [P6]
Contractor in Moora, Western Australia in 1906 [50]
Married Matilda Mary WARD in 1907 [66]
Farmer of Meelyah Farm in Gunyidi 1911-1917 [19]
His property was situated approximately seven and a half miles from the Gunyidi railway siding [10: 22-Feb-1918]
He was the Postal Vote Officer for those near his Meelyah property for the Legislative Council elections on 13 May 1910 [9: 22-Apr-1910]
He put his "very highly improved" farm in Gunyidi and all his machinery up for auction at Moora on 24 August 1917 [10: 21-Aug-1917]
The farm obviously didn't sell as it was once more offered for sale at Dalgety's Buildings in Perth on 14 March 1918 [10: 22-Feb-1918]
He and his wife owned the farm, which consisted of 2,451 acres of Conditional Purchase blocks and a 309 acre grazing lease [10]
The property contained a four roomed wood and iron homestead and shed, and was watered by two wells and three dams [1]
Fencing subdivided the farm into seven paddocks - some of which were six wire fences and the remainder wire netting [10: 8-Mar-1918]
500 acres of the farm were first class cleared land, and the remainder contained Salmon, York Gum and predominantly Jam trees [10]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Glendalough [2]
Died 20 September 1965; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, OC, 484C) [2]
Brother of "Lou" Louis Patrick PARKER, who was the Farmer of Glenwilli Farm in Winchester, South Carnamah 1907-1921 [P5]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cecil Aloysius Parker' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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