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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Charles BREWER

Born 1862 in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Son of John BREWER and Jane CLARKE [32]
Married Martha Adeline SMITH in 1888 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia [32]
Hotelkeeper of the Café Anglais Hotel on William Street in Perth in 1910 [50]
His wife, late of the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley, died at the age of 52 years on 15 March 1916 [2]
Proprietor with his son Charles of the Commercial Hotel in Moora, Western Australia 1916-1921 [9: 6-May-1921, 20-Apr-1923]
Left Moora in 1921 after transferring the licence and business of the Commercial Hotel into his son Charles' name [9: 6-May-1921]
His son-in-law Nathaniel MCKENZIE ran the hotel in Three Springs 1921-1927 and was then a farmer in Three Springs [6] [10] [19]
The hotel in Carnamah was owned and run by his son Charles from 1928 until 1932[4: 31-Mar-1928] [6] [61]
In July 1931 he had returned to his home in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe after recovering from a severe operation [39: 18-Jul-1931]
Resided of late at 5 Loma Street in the Perth suburb of Cottesloe [225: 14-Oct-1925]
Father of Charles, Muriel, George and Frederick [32]
Died 14 October 1931; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, AA, 47)[2]
He owned a farm in Three Springs and following his death his estate applied for a £1,500 loan to keep it running [39:22-Mar-1932]


From The West Australian newspaper, Friday 16 October 1931:
Funeral - The Late Mr. C Brewer
"The funeral of the late Mr. Charles Brewer, of 5 Loma-street, Cottesloe, took place in the Church of England Cemetery, Karrakatta, yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of friends Mr. Brewer was a retired publican and was at one time a well known identity of the Eastern Goldfields. The chief mourners were Messrs. Charles, George and Fred Brewer, (sons), N. McKenzie (son-in-law) and P. McKenzie (grandson). The pall-bearers were Messrs. A. E. Turner, J. Goatcher, G. Davies, P. Clare, L. W. Lohrmann and J. Stone. Among others present were Messrs. G. Woodhouse (Swan Brewery), L. D. Seaton (Lavan, Walsh and Seaton), G. Griffin (Maylands Lodge Freemasons), J. Knight (Goldfields' Association), J. Routman, E. Miller, P. Lancaster, N. V. Bremner, F. R. Pearson, Ivan Campbell, A. E. Cleaver, F. Morgan, C. Newman, O. F. Gamble, B. Anderson, W. Little, B. J. Arnold, F. Beaumin, G. T. Brown, Mesdames J. W. Johnson, P. Lancaster and E. Cleaver. The Rev. G. B. Holland officiated at the graveside. Numerous wreaths and floral tributes were received by the bereaved relatives, in addition to widespread expressions of sympathy. The funeral arrangements were in the hands of Donald J. Chipper and Son."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Brewer' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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