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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Ted" Edward John PEARCE

Born 10 January 1906 in Mingenew, Western Australia [16]
Son of Edwin PEARCE and Louisa Emily PETTIT [P175]
Resided with his parents in Mingenew and later in Arrino [19] [84]
Baptised by Methodist minister J. E. STONE of Dongara on 29 January 1906 [84]
Labourer, Farmhand, Shearer and later Sharefarmer in Arrino [6] [19] [P175]
For a number of years he and Clement H. ROWE share-farmed in partnership as "Pearce & Rowe" [6]
Said to have also for a period share-farmed part of Maurice AUNGER's Oakover Farm in Carnamah [P175]
Travelled from Arrino to Mingenew on 29 September 1929 to take a joyride in a Gypsy Moth aeroplane [86: 12-Oct-1929]
Won the Open Sprint (75 yards) and the Sheffield Handicap (130 yards) at the R.S.L. Sports Day in Arrino in 1932 [5: 11-Nov-1932]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1933 and 1934 [5: 18-Aug-1933, 8-Jun-1934]
Married Coral Beatrice BENTLEY on 2 July 1938 at Maitland Farm in Winchester [P192]
Chief mourner at the funeral of his grandmother Mrs Mary J. STEPHEN at the Mingenew Cemetery on 15 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Private W83497 in Arrino's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
In 1944 shifted from Arrino to Winchester [P175]
Purchased land four miles west of the Winchester townsite that was previously part of L. P. PARKER's Vaughanleoalaric Farm [P175]
The farm was the 3,612 acre Victoria Locations 7921 [3] and his named it Kelvalney using parts of his children's names [P175]
Farmer of Kelvalney Farm in Winchester [P175]
Obtained the telephone in 1953 - was telephone number Winchester-9 until 1959 and then number Carnamah-6D until 1966 [60]
In November 1954 or 1955 a fire raged on the farm for five days and four nights[P175]
Around 1956 purchased an adjoining 500 acre block of Jack BENTLEY's farm [P139]
Committee Member of the Winchester Progress Association in 1955 [0: image 04786]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1955 and -1971[13]
Purchased the house at 31 Caron St from Len SCHIER [P175] in 1973[P275]
Kelvalney had been run by Ted and his son Kelvin [P175]
In 1973 Ted and Coral moved into the house at 33 Caron St and the farm was run by Kelvin [P175]
Resided with wife at 31 Caron Street, Carnamah 1973-1978 [P175] [90]
Worked on the CBH wheat bins in Carnamah 1973 to C.1975 [P175]
Hosted the Winchester Tennis Club's last Christmas party on 13 September 1975 [7: page 59]
Kelvalney farm was sold to the RYAN family in the 1970s [P175]
His postal address was P.O. Box 100 at the Carnamah Post Office [P175]
Father of Kelvin, Rodney and Valerie [14]
Died 10 May 1978; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row T, Plot 4) [1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward John Pearce' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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