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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Dave" David James MCCANN

Born 25 July 1894 in Gingin, Western Australia [16]
Son of Arthur James McCANN and Margaret BAYLISS [15]
Farmhand on Homewood Farm in Moora in 1921 and 1922 [50]
     Member of the Moora Rifle Club in 1922 [10: 30-Jun-1922]
Clearer and Farmhand in Waddy Forest and Coorow in 1923 [19] [50]
     Did the majority of the clearing on George N. GREENWOOD's Maryland Farm (Lot M1303) in Waddy Forest [P141]
Purchased 960 acres of virgin land from the Midland Railway Company in partnership with his brother John on 15 October 1924 [27]
     The 960 acres was Lot M1507 of Victoria Location M1507 and cost £888 (18/6 per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
     They sold their partially paid off 960 acre Lot M1507 to F. W. Gustav LIEBE on 23 October 1925 [27]
Farmer in Coorow [3]
     His farm in Coorow was the 912 acre Victoria Location 8243[3]
     He was the first farmer to deliver wheat to the Coorow Railway Siding for the 1934 harvest [5: 16-Nov-1934]
     In 1934 sold his wheat through the wheat agency of John Darling & Sons [5: 16-Nov-1934]
     Sold 45 lambs at 15/1 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Wednesday 10 February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
On 19 February 1934 he travelled from Waddy Forest to Moora to receive treatment for a bad splinter in his ankle [5: 23-Feb-1934]
Purchased a four valve Lyric wireless set (radio) in July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Coorow Rifle Club 1935-1937 [5: 1-Nov-1935, 25-Sep-1936, 4-Jun-1937]
Attended the Coorow Rifle Club's Grand Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday 26 October 1935 [5: 1-Nov-1935]
He was among those from Waddy Forest who travelled to Perth for the Perth Royal Show in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 13 November 1936 - was Worshipful Master in 1949 [96] [153]
Member of the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Member of the Waddy Forest Group of Toc H in 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Explained the meaning of the Rush Light Ceremony which opened the Toc H Social Evening in Coorow on 24 June 1937 [5: 2-Jul-1937]
Steward of the Grain & Fodder section of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society's Annual Show in 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
In 1937 the Carnamah District Road Board cleared half a mile to further his McCann's Road in Waddy Forest [5: 20-Aug-1937]
Sold four bales of wool through Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd at 16¼d. per pound in September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Attended the funeral of Waddy Forest farmer Stanley L. FOLLAND at the Moora Cemetery on Monday 25 August 1941 [4: 30-Aug-1941]
Lance Corporal in Coorow's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Married Joan Ellen READ in Perth in 1947 [66]
Sold his 912 acre Victoria Location 8243 in Coorow to C. A. and J. R. MITCHELL on 1 February 1959 [3]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [2]
Died 24 July 1986; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn 2, Rose Memorial, GGD, 16) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'David James McCann' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/david-james-mccann [reference list]




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