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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Ernest Quinlivan BARDEN

Born 1879 in Cundletown, New South Wales, Australia [15]
Son of Patrick QUINLIVAN and Mary Ann ROBSON [32]
Grocer and General Storekeeper in Taree, New South Wales in 1903 and 1904 [50]
     His business failed and in August 1904 his assets were sold from his assigned estate [448: 9-Aug-1904] [527: 8-Mar-1905]
Partner of (1) domestic servant Alice Mary WHITBREAD [348] [526: 14-Jan-1905]
     He had two children with Alice, one of which was a son named Leonard [348] [526: 14-Jan-1905]
In January 1905 he went before the Central Police Court in Sydney on the charge of deserting his two children [526: 14-Jan-1905]
    He and Alice had agreed to financially support one of their children each, however the Court ordered him to support them both [526]
A warrant was issued for his arrest in March 1905 as he failed to comply with the order for the support of his children [527: 8-Mar-1905]
     At the time he was believed to have possibly shifted to New Zealand [527: 8-Mar-1905]
     He was described as 5 feet 6 inches tall with a medium build, dark complexion and a dark moustache [527: 8-Mar-1905]
By 1906 he was in Western Australia and was using the name Ernest Quinlivan BARDEN [66]
Married (2) Violet SMITH in 1906 [66]
He was living in Day Dawn in mid 1907 [499: 22-Jun-1907]
He applied for a mining lease in Black Range to be known as the Violetta Copper Lease on 8 June 1907 [499: 22-Jun-1907]
Storeman in Sandstone 1908-1910 [50] [404: 18-Sep-1808
Auctioneer in Sandstone in 1912 [404: 13-Jun-1912]
His wife Violet passed away at the age of 32 years in 1912 [15]
Partner of (3) Janet Elsie NAIRN [15]
Store Manager in Dongara 1916-1922 [50]
Storeman in Three Springs in 1924 [98]
His children William and Betty were students at the Dominican Convent School in Three Springs from May to December 1924 [98]
At the end of 1924, or in early 1925, left Three Springs and shifted to Mullewa [98]
Business Manager in Mullewa 1925-1963 [50]
Father of William Dominic, Betty Magdalene and Bernard Joseph [15]
Died 26 March 1963 in Geraldton; buried at Mullewa Cemetery in Mullewa, Western Australia [15 [29]

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