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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Homer" Charles William Homer GETHING

Born 1903 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [15]
Son of Charles GETHING and Angelina GARTRELL [15]
Married Hetty MARTIN in 1930 [66]
Truck Driver for the Vacuum Oil Company's depot in Carnamah 1930-1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933] [6]
In July 1933 he became Superintendent and Truck Driver of Vacuum Oil Company depot in Carnamah [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Superintendent / Manager of the Vacuum Oil depot in Carnamah from July 1933 until June 1935 [5: 21-Jul-1933, 7-Jun-1935] [6]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 and 1935 [4: 23-Aug-1930] [5: 24-May-1935]
Attended the baptism reception for Kelva M. BADRCK at 18 Boojerabba Street, Carnamah on Sunday 28 September 1930 [4: 4-Oct-1930]
In 1930 himself and his wife resided in a house in Caron Street, Carnamah belonging to Robert MACKIE [4: 31-May-1930]
On the morning of Monday 16 May 1930 the laundry, garage and a portion of his house were destroyed by fire [4: 31-May-1930]
     The fire was believed to have started from the copper in his laundry or their neighbour's laundry which adjoined theirs [4]
     By the time help was available both laundries and garages, which were built of oiled wood, were a mass of flames [4]
     Within five minutes a large number of helpers had assembled at the two houses, which were threatened of being destroyed [4]
     Those present quickly emptied all furniture and contents from both houses out onto the street out of danger [4]
     By this time the walls of their home were on fire however with the assistance of trucks carting water the houses were saved [4]
     He lost his car, which was inside his garage, and it was uninsured as its insurance policy had expired a couple of weeks earlier [4]
Along with Carnamah newsagent Frank BADRICK he quickly visited Nanson during the first week of February 1932 [12: 11-Feb-1932]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1933 [4: 23-Sep-1933]
With floodwaters about travelled down to Perth with Jack HARMER by car on Saturday 3 June 1933 [5: 9-Jun-1933]
     They ran into a creek in Coomberdale and with water up to the flooring boards they had to get out and push the car through [5]
     On the return journey on Monday 5 June 1933 they drove through a ¼ mile of water near Moora (which was flooded) [5]
     They stopped at the same creek at Coomberdale and decided it was too deep so waited two hours for it to lessen in depth [5]
     After sounding the depth of the water and wading they proceeded with the journey and eventually arrived back in Carnamah [5]
It was reported that he badly strained the muscles of his right side on Tuesday 15 August 1933 [5: 18-Aug-1933]
During a weekend in September 1933 he had a visit in Carnamah from his father and his sister Miss C. GETHING [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Paid a 10/- Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board in December 1933 for helping to control vermin by killing a fox [300]
Along with his wife spent the Christmas holiday in December 1933 at Dongara [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 12 June 1934 [96]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended a conference of Vacuum Oil Company officials at the Carnamah Hotel on Friday 23 November 1934 [5: 30-Nov-1934]
His father and his parents-in-law Mr and Mrs MARTIN spent a few days staying with them in Carnamah in February 1935 [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Along with his wife and daughter Barbara left Carnamah on Sunday 16 June 1935 and shifted to Albany [5: 21-Jun-1935]
Died 18 August 1955; buried at the Merredin Pioneer Cemetery in Merredin, Western Australia (Anglican, Plot 39) [138]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Charles William Homer Gething' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/charles-william-homer-gething [sources]




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