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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ted" / "Edward" Edmund SHEAHAN

Born 1878 in Rochester, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of John SHEAHAN and Ellen WALSH [15]
Resided at Narra Tarra in Chapman Valley in 1909 [86: 20-May-1909]
In May 1909 his application to purchase the 356 acre Lot 7 of the Dudawa Estate was approved [86: 29-May-1909]
Farmer in Dudawa, East Arrino 1910-1929 [6] [44]
     His farm was the 356 acre Lot 7 of the Dudawa Estate [44]
     His elder brother "Con" Cornelius SHEAHAN was also a farmer on the Dudawa Estate [44]
Married Esther O'HARA in 1914 [66]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
Donated £1/1/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1925 and 1928 [124]
From 1926-27 he was the owner of a Chevrolet car registered with the Mingenew Road Board with license plate MI-113 [325]
Having sold his farm employed local agent Oswald S. SOWERBY to hold a clearing sale  at 1 p.m. on Friday 15 February 1929 [4]
     Livestock sold at the sale consisted of 400 sheep, nine horses (all right ages), three cows in milk and 60 well bred fowls [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     Machinery, plant and sundries included an 8-foot Sunshine harvester, 5-foot Sunshine harvester, almost new Fordson tractor, [4]
     8-furrow Shearer disc plough, 3-furrow Mouldboard plough, Massey combine, 13-disc McCormack drill, sulky and harness, [4]
     spring tooth cultivator, No. 5 Sunshine chaffcutter, Perkins patent bag-lifter, 2-ton steel wheel lorry, ten sets of trace chains, [4]
     Buffalo drilling machine, 1000-gallon galvanised iron tank, 1926 Chevrolet car, quantity of white gum and jam fence posts, [4]
     15 tons of new season's wheaten hay, collars, hames and winkers for eight horses, gramophone and a quantity of furniture [4]
Contractor and Plumber Three Springs 1932-1946 [6] [19]
Resided with his wife in an attractive wood and iron dwelling in the Three Springs townsite [P2]
Caretaker of Water Supplier for the Three Springs Road Board in 1933 and 1934[5: 16-Nov-1934]
Constructed a new tank at the town dam in Three Springs for the Three Springs Road Board in December 1934 [5: 14-Dec-1934]
Winner of Rummy at the Card Party at the home Mrs Emma T. TURNER in Arrino on the evening of 7 August 1935 [5: 9-Aug-1935]
His wife Esther passed away at the age of 51 years on 30 October 1942 and was buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery [24]
Resided of late in Kellerberrin [2]
Father of Joseph, Norah, Edmund and Thomas [P2]
Died 5 July 1946; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, SC, 356) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edmund Sheahan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from [reference list]

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