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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Charles Alexander WEIR

Born 23 July 1903 in Claremont, Western Australia [15] [P304]
Son of Walter Henry WEIR and Charlotte Emily FINDLAY [15]
Grew up in the Perth suburbs of Swanbourne and West Leederville [P304]
Educated at state schools in the Perth suburbs of Swanbourne and Claremont [P304]
After leaving school he worked as a Telegraph Messenger at the Claremont Post Office in the Perth suburb of Claremont [P304]
Served a seven year apprenticeship as a Moulder with the firm James & Co. Engineering in West Perth [P304]
After his apprenticeship worked for six months as a tradesman moulder for the firm Vickers Hosking in the suburb of Bayswater [P304]
Arrived in Three Springs on 1 March 1926 [P304]
He and his brother Henry W. WEIR had purchased in partnership Lot M1624 in Three Springs [P304]
Farmer of Budjadung Farm in Three Springs 1926-1969 [P304]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Married Kathleen Ethel PIKE on 22 October 1932 at the Methodist Church in West Perth [P304]
Sold one bale of wool for 11¾d. per pound through Goldsbrough Mort & Co on Monday 7 October 1934 [5: 19-Oct-1934]
At the Perth Wool Sale on 7 October 1935 sold one bale of wool for 12¾d. per pound through Goldsbrough Mort & Co [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Sold five bales of wool through Goldsbrough Mort & Co in 1936 - one at 15d., two at 13½d. and two at 12¼d. per pound [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended the meeting in Three Springs about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs on 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 18 January 1946 [96]
Member of the Three Springs Bowling Club [P304]
Father of Douglas [P304]
Died 15 July 1969 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 48) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Alexander Weir' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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