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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Nick" Edward Nicholas STOKES

Born 1885 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
Son of William STOKES and Mary Ann OTWAY [15]
Shifted to Dudawa in East Arrino with his uncle Henry STOKES in 1906 [P118]
His uncle had taken up 860 acres in Lots 23 and 26 of the Dudawa Estate in Dudawa, East Arrino [44]
After Robert and John R. SHEPPARD he and his uncle were the second pair to settle on the Dudawa Estate [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Farmer in Dudawa, East Arrino for at least the years 1909-1965 [19]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1911-12 [9: 29-Dec-1911, 1-Mar-1912]
He was reported to have bowled with "some dash" for Three Springs in their cricket match again Carnamah on 17 December 1911 [9]
Member of the Arrino-Dudawa Cricket Club in 1912-13 [9: 22-Nov-1912]
Won the 'Throwing the Cricket Ball' at the sports gathering held in Arrino on New Year's Day in 1913 [9: 17-Jan-1913]
Inherited the entire estate of his uncle Henry STOKES when he died in 1913, including his 860 acre farm in Dudawa [P118]
Married Alice Catherine FITZGERALD on 29 September 1914 [161] at the Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs [10: 6-Oct-1914]
Following their wedding they motored to Arrino for their wedding breakfast, now more commonly known as a wedding reception [10]
In 1914 "Stokes & Co" planted just over 500 acres of crop on their farm in Dudawa [10: 19-Jun-1914]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1922-23 [9: 12-Jan-1923]
Donated 5/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1925 [124]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
Received 2nd prize for Turnips at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park, Carnamah on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Won 2nd prizes for Border Leicester Ram and Three Fat Wethers at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Lieutenant in the Three Springs Road Board District Bush Fire Brigade in 1933[5: 10-Nov-1933]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1934-35, and a Committee Member in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 5-Apr-1935, 20-Sep-1935, 2-Oct-1936]
Represented Dudawa in a cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club in Arrino on Saturday 16 February 1935 [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Sold 18 bales of wool for 14d. per pound through Westralian Farmers Ltd at a wool sale in Perth on 7 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 15-May-1936]
Member for Arrino on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1935-36 [5: 12-Jul-1935]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
He and his wife were among those from Arrino who travelled to Perth in early October 1936 for the Royal Show [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino resident Robert Walter CONNOLLY at the Three Springs Cemetery on 25 July 1938 [4: 30-Jul-1938]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Isabella ANGEL at the Three Springs Cemetery on 5 January 1943 [4: 9-Jan-1943]
Casket-bearer at the funeral of ex-Arrino farmer Henry Charles STACEY at the Dongara Cemetery on 28 April 1945 [4: 6-Jan-1945]
Following his retirement he continued to reside in Arrino until his death in 1970 [24]
Passed away at the age of 84 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Father of Dolly, Sonny, Sissy, Bill, Ned, Joe, Dina, Doreen, Kevin and Norman[161]
Died 13 January 1970; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 154) [24]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edward Nicholas Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 July 2022 from [reference list]

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