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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Edwin PEARCE

Born C.1864 [15]
Son of William J. PEARCE and Emily [243]
Departed London, England on the ship Chalgrove and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 30 June 1875 [69]
Labourer at Yarragadee in the Mingenew district in 1903 [50]
Married Louisa Emily PETTIT in Strawberry in 1904 [15]
Railway Labourer in Three Springs 1904-1908 [19]
Railway Fettler in Arrino 1908-1910 and Railway Ganger in Arrino 1911-1950 for the Midland Railway Company [19] [50]
Attended and sang at the Concert held at the railway goods shed in Arrino on Friday evening 11 September 1914 [10: 18-Sep-1914]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Ranger and Caretaker of the Arrino Reserve for the Three Springs Road Board in 1932 [5: 4-Nov-1932]
His duties as Ranger and Caretaker of the Arrino Reserve consisted of looking after the reserve and keeping its fences repaired [5]
Among those who protested in 1935 against the Three Springs Road Board spending their rates on tennis courts in Arrino [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Resided at 137 Gregory Street in Geraldton for at least the years 1954-1958 [50]
Died 27 February 1959; buried at the Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia [26]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Edwin Pearce' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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