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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Evander Lindsay FRANKLIN

Born 27 February 1912 in Bootenal, Western Australia [16]
Son of Evander William FRANKLIN and Henrietta BONE [P114]
Resided with his parents on Canowie Farm in Three Springs [P114]
Came 2nd in the 8 to 10 Years Boys Running Race at the Peace Celebrations in Three Springs on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Farmer in Three Springs [19]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Among those who travelled from Three Springs to the coast for a day in a truck and two cars on Saturday 23 March 1929 [4: 6-Apr-1929]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Won the Flag Race in the Horse Events section of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Finalist in the Billiard Tournament conducted at Mr BROWNING's Billiard Saloon in Three Springs in 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [4: 16-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Also attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Dance conducted by the Carnamah Toc H at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 24 February 1934 [5: 2-Mar-1934]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Parkinson Tennis Club's Dance held on Saturday 14 April 1934 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 20-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Playing Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1934, 1935 and 1937 [5: 15-Jun-1934, 24-May-1935, 14-May-1937]
     At the end of the 1935 season received the Medal for the Three Springs Football Club's Most Improved Player [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Social Committee Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1936 and 1937 [5: 8-May-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 June 1934 to raise funds for Church organ repairs [5: 6-Jul-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Three Springs Football Club's Victory Ball held in Three Springs on Tuesday 24 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball in Carnamah on 7 December 1935 as "Bon Rosa Cigars" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Tennis Club in 1935-36, and a Committee Member in 1936-37 [5: 8-Nov-1935, 18-Sep-1936]
Attended the Surprise Party for Miss Joyce E. BASTIAN at The Oaks Farm in Three Springs on 12 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
Member of the No. 2 Troop of the "C" Squadron of the motorised 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment in 1939 [P15]
     The No. 2 Troop was a local militia unit made of people from the North Midlands and trained in Carnamah once a fortnight [P15]
Married Elma Joyce HUMPHRYS on 25 February 1941 in Mingenew [P114]
In December 1941 he was called into full-time camp with the 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment [0: image 04063]
     His neighbouring farmers and some contract carters joined forces and finished his harvest for him [0: image 04063]
Supplier of music at the Valedictory Social for Rev. Charles and Mrs Hilda WALSH in Three Springs on 11 May 1942 [4: 16-May-1942]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 20 June 1942 [16]
     He and five other local soldiers were honoured at a Social & Dance held in Three Springs on Monday 20 September 1943 [4]
      Following dancing and speeches he and the other five soldiers were presented with a cheques for £3 [4: 25-Sep-1943]
     Sergeant WX29727 in the Australian Army's 25 Calvary Regiment during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 25 August 1944 [16]
Farmer of Moonlight Farm in Three Springs [P118]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 18 May 1945 [96]
Served on the Board of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs 1948-1974 and was Chairman 1969-1972 [109]
Speaker at the Valedictory Social for stationmaster Herbert E. REYNOLDS in Three Springs during November 1949 [4: 19-Nov-1949]
Speaker at the Farewell Smoke Social tendered to postmaster Jack ARMSTRONG in Three Springs on 12 March 1953 [4: 21-Mar-1953]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Woodlands [2]
Died 8 September 1974; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Sir T. Meagher Gardens, Lawn 5A, 37) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Evander Lindsay Franklin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/evander-lindsay-franklin [sources]




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