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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Charlie" Charles BOYS

Born 1903 in Croydon, Surrey, England [21]
Son of John William BOYS and Ada Annie SMITH [P462]
His father departed London, England on the steamship Militades for Fremantle, Western Australia on 14 June 1907 [203]
Departed London, England with his mother, brother Herb and sister Emily on the steamship Oruba on 15 November 1907 [203]
They arrived on the steamship Oruba in Fremantle, Western Australia on 19 December 1907 [70]
Resided with his parents in the Perth suburb of Queens Park [P462]
Farmhand on Waddy Waddy Farm in Coorow in 1924 [19]
Shifted to Coorow to work as scrub clearing land on the farm of Donald MCDONALD in Coorow [P462]
Later worked as a fencing contractor in Coorow and Latham, where he met Rose TAMBLYN [P462]
Married "Rosie" Elva Rose Elizabeth TAMBLYN in Perth in 1926 [66]
They shifted to Winchester to help his brother Bert run the Winchester General Store & Post Office [P462]
Resided in Winchester in 1927 and 1928 [53]
During at least part of his sojourn in Winchester he lived in a tent on the Winchester Reserve [P89]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1927 and 1928 [53]
Later moved to a house on a farm in Winchester and worked on at the railway siding as a wheat lumper stacking bags of wheat [P462]
Contractor in Cannington in 1931 [50]
Resided in Perenjori in 1932 [4: 6-Feb-1932]
Drew after three rounds against Edgar J. CLARK Jnr at the Boxing Tournament at the Carnamah Hall on 30 January 1932 [4: 6-Feb-1932]
In 1933 they moved to Carnarvon where he worked as a kangaroo shooter [P462]
He also shot hundreds of rabbits in Carnarvon, the skins of which were stretched and dried before being sold [P462]
Later he worked for two seasons as an engineer on the fishing boat Theo Christie, which operated out of Carnarvon [P462]
His wife and children shifted to Drummond's Cove in Geraldton and after the two seasons he joined them there [P462]
They later shifted to a property on Green Street in Geraldton [P462]
Labourer at Bluff Point in Geraldton in 1943 [50]
He passed away from lung cancer at the government hospital in Geraldton [P462]
Father of William, George, Alma, Shirley, Marie and Dorothy [P462]
Died 26 June 1944; buried at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia [P462]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Boys' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 February 2024 from [reference list]

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