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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Charles William Fraser PEARN

He was a Motor Mechanic by trade [50]
Manager of the Greater Perth Motor Parcels Express Co Ltd on the corner of Beaufort and Bulwer Streets in Perth in 1914 [6]
The General Perth Motor Parcels Express Co were general bulk carriers to any address in Perth [6]
Manager or Proprietor of the Carnamah Trading and Agency Company in Carnamah in 1927 [4: 27-Aug-1927]
Authorised Ford Dealer for the Carnamah, Mingenew and Irwin road board districts in 1927 and 1928 [4: 27-Aug-1927, 28-Apr-1928]
He sold Ford vehicles and products throughout his large area, which stretched from Dongara down to Gunyidi [4: 28-Apr-1928]
Injured his thumb in July 1927, which required him to travel to Perth to see a specialist [4: 23-Jul-1927]
Made a number of trips to Perth in August 1927 to have Fordson tractors railed to centres on the Midland railway line [4: 20-Aug-1927]
He was one of the few owners in Carnamah of a wireless set (radio) in 1927 [4: 7-May-1927]
In September 1927 he was appointed the local agent to sell Alladdin lamps, which had "revolutionised country lighting" [4: 17-Sep-1927]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
By January 1928 he had left Carnamah and shifted to Three Springs where he continued as a Ford dealer [4: 14-Jan-1928, 28-Apr-1928]
Himself, his wife and their children spent a holiday at Dongara Beach in mid January 1928 [4: 14-Jan-1928]
By November 1928 he had left Three Springs [4: 10-Nov-1928]
Via a newspaper notice he was summonsed to appear before the Geraldton Court at 10 a.m. on 13 November 1928 [4: 10-Nov-1928]
The summons was a result of £47/17/- he owed the Millars Timber & Trading Company Ltd [4]
His name was listed in the "Missing Friends" column of The Sunday Times newspaper during October 1928 [81: 21-Oct-1928]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles William Fraser Pearn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charles-william-fraser-pearn  [ sources ]




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