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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Cecil Harold FOWLER

Born 3 November 1931 in Perth, Western Australia [P23]
Son of "Harold" Hubert Harold Spencer FOWLER and Edna Burns GRIMM [P23]
Resided with his parents on Fairview Farm in Winchester [P23]
     Educated at the Billeroo State School in East Winchester and at Guildford Grammar School in the Perth suburb of Guildford [P23]
     Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1940 [0: image 03899]
     Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1944 and 1945[0: images 04262 & 04360]
     Was one of the prize winners in the children's section of the 1945 Carnamah Show [0: image 04366]
     Along with his father farmed Fairview Farm and Castleside Farm in Winchester during the later 1940s and 1950s [P23]
Farmer of Castleside Farm in Winchester 1957-1972 [3]
     The farm was the 837 acre Lot M1087 of Victoria Location 1938 [3] on the north side of Billeroo Road [62]
     His father had purchased Castleside Farm from the estate of Thomas LAWSON during the 1947-48 financial year [3]
     During the 1971-72 year he sold Castleside Farm to Vera G. & Kenneth W. McCOOKE and their son Malcolm A. McCOOKE [3]
Farmer of Elberton Farm in Carnamah from 1962 [3] to about 1983 [P23]
     The farm was the 1,590 acre Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 [3] which didn't adjoin his Castleside Farm [62]
      Elberton was located on the south side of Billeroo Road and west side of Bradley Road, and adjoined the corner of the two[62]
      He had purchased Elberton Farm in Carnamah from SINCLAIR Bros during the 1961-62 financial year [3]
      During the 1970-71 financial year extended the farm with the purchase of Victoria Location 9970 from Eileen E. SMITH [3]
      Victoria Location 9970 was located on the south side of Billeroo Road and the east side of Bradley Road [62]
      Bradley Road was all that sat between his existing Lot M1580 and his new Victoria Location 9970 [62]
      The added Victoria Location 9970 was 2,700 acres in size and took his Elberton Farm to a total of 4,290 acres [3]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in the later 1940s [118]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1952 [0: image 04634]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club in 1956 [4: 14-Sep-1956]
Member of the Winchester Cricket Club in 1956-57 [4: 22-Feb-1957]
Married Margaret Isabel Charteris LAWSON in Perth in 1958 [66], but later divorced [P180]
     His Castleside Farm in Winchester had been the farm of his wife's uncle Thomas LAWSON from 1925 to 1947 [19]
     His wife was also a niece of former local farmers Mrs Agnes S. SHARP, John LAWSON and William M. C. LAWSON [P23]
Obtained the telephone in 1958 - was telephone number Carnamah-9R until 1960 and then number Carnamah East 217 [60]
In 1963 had the telephone connected to his workmen's quarters, which became telephone number Carnamah East 226 [60]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1969 [58] and a Financial Member in 1971 [13]
Around 1983 retired to Lot 103 Lucas Drive in the Carnamah townsite with his son Ian taking over the farm [P23]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 2 April 1986 [96]
He had previously been a member of the Coorow Masonic Lodge No.288 WAC [96]
Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club - was the Men's Champion in 1986 [7: page 205]
In 1986 also won the Champion of Champions bowling competition against other players in the North Midlands [7: page 205]
He had P.O. Box 19 at the Carnamah Post Office [50] [96]
Resided at 32 Hacket Street in the southern coastal Perth suburb of Mandurah[P23] and later at 19 Renwick Street in South Perth [183]
Partner of (2) Eunice Joy NIVEN nee ROWLAND [P23]
Resided with Eunice at 160 The Strand in the Perth suburb of Bedford [P23]
Attended the Billeroo State School reunion at the R.S.L. Hall in Grand Promenade, Bedford on 3 June 1990 [183]
Attended the official opening of the restored Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah on Saturday 23 October 2004 [270]
Father of Ian and Judith [P180]
Died 8 March 2012; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah after a service at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Carnamah [45]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Cecil Harold Fowler' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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