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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jum" / "Jumbo" Clement Leonard EVANS

Born 1898 in Menzies, Western Australia [15]
Son of Charles Henry EVANS and Theresa Florence MITCHELL [15]
Arrived in Three Springs in April 1928 [120: 28-Dec-1929]
Manager of the English Scottish & Australian (E. S. & A.) Bank in Three Springs from April 1928 to November 1930 [4] [120]
Resided at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs [19]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Auditor for the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1929 [120]
Member of the Three Springs Race Club - was Treasurer in 1929 [4: 23-Feb-1929]
Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society - was Treasurer in 1929 [120]
Among those who travelled from Three Springs to the coast for a day in a truck and two cars on Saturday 23 March 1929 [4: 6-Apr-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Welcome Home Social for two newly wedded couples on 1 November 1929 [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club - was Treasurer in 1929-30 and "a tower of strength" to the Club [4] [120]
There were "numerous expressions of regret at Three Springs" owing to his transfer and pending departure from the district [4]
Left Three Springs in November 1930 after receiving notice of his transfer to Trayning [4: 18-Nov-1930]
Married Alice Dorothy KELLY in Perth in 1930 [66]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Died 8 September 1979; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, BA, 154)[2]

From The Western Mail newspaper, Thursday 26 December 1929:
Country Towns and Districts - Three Springs and Mingenew - Cereal and Pastoral Wealth - People and Properties
"The Three Springs Tennis Club has been a formidable proposition since Mr. C. L. Evans ("Jumbo") arrived in April, 1928, to assume the management of the first country branch of the E.S. and A. Bank to be established in Western Australia. Mr. Evans, of course, is a star of the first magnitude in the tennis firmament. Although he had practically no practise or training he won the doubles championship of the State this year with Bob Schesinger. In 1928 he won the championship with F. C. Edmondson, while his other victories are legion. Mr. Evans was the honorary secretary of the King's Park Club from 1924-27, previously being assistant secretary for three years. In Three Springs he hold the purse for the race and tennis clubs and the agricultural society. He is also auditor for the hospital."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Clement Leonard Evans' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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