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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ted" Edward Benjamin FRANKLIN

Born C.1876 [55]
Son of George FRANKLIN and Mary MCLEOD [55]
Departed Adelaide, South Australia on the steamship Grosser Kurfurst with his younger brother Evander [70]
They arrived on the Grosser Kurfurst in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 January 1903 [70]
Gardener in Kojarena east-northeast of Geraldton 1903-1906 [50]
With his brothers Charles and Evander took up the 408 acre Lot 3 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area in Three Springs in 1906 [44] [152]
The Kadathinni Agricultural Area was 10,000 acres in size and was initially intended to be a State Experimental Farm [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Absentee Farmer in Three Springs in partnership with his brothers Charles and Evander as "Franklin Bros" from 1906 [44] [152]
They started farming with £70 capital and borrowed additional money from the Agricultural Bank [152]
He and his brothers were among the first to commence farming in Three Springs[31: 11-Jun-1911] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
The farm in Three Springs was conducted by Charles while he and Evander continued market gardening at Kojarena [79: 23-Aug-1973]
Evander later joined Charles in Three Springs and he returned to South Australia[4: 24-Nov-1966]
Married Sarah Florence VENNING 22 December 1908 in Willochra, South Australia[55]
His wife gave birth to their son Kenneth Edward FRANKLIN on 17 September 1909 near Cowell in South Australia [55]
Rates for the farm in Three Springs were in the names of him his brothers until 1909-10 [44]
From 1910-11 onwards rates for the farm in Three Springs were in the names of just his brothers Charles and Evander [44]
His brother Evander owed a brother £300 in 1916, which may have been to him for buying out his share of the farm [152]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward Benjamin Franklin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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