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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Cecil Francis TAYLOR

Born 1895 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [20] [21]
Son of James Francis TAYLOR and Cicely OGLE [20] [21]
In 1901 was living with his father, who worked as a dentist, and his mother at 17 Brighton Green in Elswick, Northumberland [20]
Said to have served with the Armed Forces during the First World War [P27]
Married Cicely HEALY in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [P27]
Himself and Cicely were first cousins, his mother Cicely OGLE and her mother Mary Annie OGLE being sisters [20] [21]
During the 1923-24 financial year purchased 1,464 acres of farmland in Carnamah, Western Australia [44]
The 1,464 acres consisted of Victoria Location 3328, 3353, 3430, 3431 and 3436 and had been purchased from GREEN Bros [44]
Farmer of Minawaha Farm in Carnamah, Western Australia 1924-1932 [19] [P7]
The name or word Minawaha is apparently of Aboriginal origin with something to do with water [P7]
On arrival his house wasn't finished so built a small humpy using railway sleepers as a temporary shelter [P27]
A spark from the copper burnt down their house in early September 1924 [P27]
While a new house was built himself and son Jim camped in a humpy on the farm and his wife Cecily and Joyce stayed in Perth [P27]
Employed the services of Henry PARKIN of Carnamah who made cement bricks and built a house of two rooms and a kitchen [P7]
Regularly played bridge into the early hours of the morning with Donald and Bessie MACPHERSON at Carnamah House [P27]
They used to keep five bags of wheat from harvest which they'd then take to Dongara to be milled [P27]
From the five bags of wheat they would get flour, bran and pollard - the latter being used as an ingredient for rabbit poisoning [P27]
Going to Dongara they saw a strange light known as the Bootenal Light, which would speed up or slow down if they did [P27]
Purchased a 1927-28 model Chrysler car, which contained license plate CA-115[P27]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
Didn't run sheep or cattle on his farm, and in 1932 planted 270 acres of crop[P7]
He lost his farm to an Insurance Company, who sold it to Cyril RAYNER on 7 August 1932 [P7]
Left the Carnamah district during the last week of 1932 [5: 2-Sep-1932] [P7]
Prospector in Kanowna in 1936 [50]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Willagee [2]
Father of Jim and Joyce [P27]
Died 2 October 1983; cremated at the Fremantle Cemetery in the Perth suburb of Palmyra [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cecil Francis Taylor' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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