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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Ernest Drummond EVANS

Born 1876 in London, England [268]
Son of William EVANS and Jane [268]
Initially resided with his parents at 30 Markham Street in Chelsea, London, England [268]
He was baptised at the Holy Trinity Church in Upper Chelsea, London, England on 3 September 1876 [268]
Married Alice Finnis MCBRIDE on 7 April 1902 at Saint Paul's Church in Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Chief Staff Officer in the office of the Secretary for Railways in South Australia [39: 20-May-1930]
His sons Ken and Jim purchased 7,100 acres of farmland in Three Springs, Western Australia in March 1928 [4: 17-Mar-1928]
After retiring from the Secretary for Railways in South Australia on 31 March 1930 he travelled to Western Australia [39: 20-May-1930]
Believed to have either briefly resided in, or was on his way to, Three Springs in April 1930 [39: 22-Apr-1930]
He was found dead near the Swan River in East Perth, having died of Lysol poisoning [39: 22-Apr-1930]
An inquest found that he had self-administered the poison but there was nothing to show why he took it [39: 22-Apr-1930]
Father of Kenneth Lionel, Alan Norman, Robert James McBride, Elizabeth Nancy, Alice Mary McBride and Marjorie Florence McBride [55]
Died 20 April 1930 in Perth; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglizan, ZA, 297) [2] [39: 22-Apr-1930]


From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 22 April 1930:
Deaths
"EVANS - On April 20, 1930, suddenly, at Perth, Ernest Drummond, of the South Australian Railways, and of Three Springs, Western Australia, the dearly beloved husband of Alice Evans and fond father of James, William, Kenneth, Mary, Marjorie, aged 54 years. South Australian papers please copy."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ernest Drummond Evans' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/ernest-drummond-evans [sources]




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