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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Charles MATTHEWS

Married Ella Amelia HALLAM [15] on 13 March 1901 in Glenorchy, Tasmania, Australia [P178]
In 1905 they were living on Doyle Street in Kanowna, Western Australia [6]
Storekeeper in Coorow in 1911 [7: page 85] [50]
He moved from Coorow to Carnamah in about September of 1911 to manage a store belonging to Reynolds & Beardon [7: page 85]
His children hadn't lived 't in Coorow but if a school opened in Carnamah he intended to bring them up [7: page 85]
Branch Manager of Reynolds & Beardon's store in Carnamah in 1911 and 1912 [7: page 85] [129: 9-Feb-1912]
Served as secretary of the Carnamah Progress Association [129: 9-Feb-1912]
During his time in Carnamah it was remarked that he "had become a friend to all, black and white" [129: 9-Feb-1912]
A large group of people gathered at the railway goods shed in Carnamah on Saturday 3 February 1912 to bid him farewell [129: 9-Feb-1912]
Speeches at his farewell regretted his departure and thanked him for the good work he had done for the store and district [129: 9-Feb-1912]
After speeches, musical items and dancing continued until midnight when the evening concluded with the singing of Auld Lang Syne [129]
Left Carnamah in February 1912 after resigning from his position with Reynolds & Beardon [129: 9-Feb-1912]
In 1916 and 1917 he was working as an Insurance Agent and living with his wife on York Road in Perth suburb of Midland Junction [50]
They later lived at 36 Newcastle Road in Midland Junction [39: 2-Jun-1938]
Father of Marjorie Irene, Charles William John, Rose Rebe and Norman Arthur [7: page 85] [39: 2-Jun-1938]
Died suddenly on 1 June 1938 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia [39: 2-Jun-1938]
His wife passed away aged 75 years on 29 September 1950 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth [2]
Also known as Charles KITTO [P178]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles Matthews' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charles-matthews [reference list]




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