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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ebner" Evander William FRANKLIN

Born 19 March 1879 in Canowie, South Australia [55]
Son of George FRANKLIN and Mary MCLEOD [55]
Departed Adelaide, South Australia on the steamship Grosser Kurfurst with his elder brother Edward [70]
They arrived on the steamship Grosser Kurfurst in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 January 1903 [70]
Gardener in Kojarena east-northeast of Geraldton 1903-1906 [50]
With his brothers Charles and Edward took up the 408 acre Lot 3 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area in Three Springs in 1906 [44] [152]
     The Kadathinni Agricultural Area was 10,000 acres in size and was initially intended to be a State Experimental Farm [120: 5-Oct-1933]
     Initially Charles began farming in Three Springs while he and Edward continued market gardening at Kojarena [79: 23-Aug-1973]
     He joined Charles in Three Springs later in 1906 and Edward returned to South Australia [79: 23-Aug-1973]
Farmer in Three Springs in partnership with his brothers Charles and Edward as "Franklin Bros" from 1906 [44] [152]
     They started farming with £70 capital and borrowed additional money from the Agricultural Bank [152]
     He and his brothers were among the first to commence farming in Three Springs [31: 11-Jun-1911] [120: 26-Dec-1929]
     Initially farmed as "Franklin Bros" with his brothers Charles and Edward and later just with his brother Charles until C.1916 [44]
     Rates for the farm were in all three of their names until 1909-10 and then just in his and Evander's from 1910-11 onwards [44]
     "Franklin Bros" purchased a Massey-Harris binder in October 1908 [9: 23-Oct-1908]
     They grew 250 acres of crop on their farm in Three Springs in 1910 [9: 17-Jun-1910]
     On 18 June 1909 purchased a further 595 acres in Three Springs from The Midland Railway Company for £512/9/9 [27]
     The 595 acres consisted of Lots M471 and M472 of Victoria Location 1933, and was payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
     A photograph of Sullivan's Early wheat they grew appeared inThe Western Mail newspaper on 11 December 1909 [120: 11-Dec-1909]
     They exhibited sheaves of Carmichael wheat, Sullivan's Early wheat and Algerian oats at the Moora Show in 1910 [9: 28-Oct-1910]
     In 1910 potatoes grown on their Three Springs farm were being sold at Stephen SHERIDAN's store in Three Springs [31: 23-Nov-1910]
     During the 1915-16 financial year they purchased the 362 acre Lot 1 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area from Gilford HAINES [44]
     In 1917 he and his brother Charles had 500 acres of crop planted on their farm/s [10: 19-Jun-1917]
Married Henrietta BONE in 1910 [66]
Farmer of Canowie Farm in Three Springs [P114]
     After dissolving partnership with his brother he was the owner of 770 acres in Lots 1 and 3 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area [44]
     His Lots 1 and 3 consisted of 300 acres of first class land and the rest sandplain and cost 10/- and 14/- per acre [152]
     His brother Charles became the owner of their remaining 595 acres in Lots M471 and M472 of Victoria Location 1933 [44]
     In 1910 his brother had shifted to his part of their land holdings, which he named Wattle Grove Farm [P295]
Extended his farm to a total of 1,178 acres with the purchase of the 408 acre Lot 2 of the Kadathinni Agricultural Area [44]
His early settlement and farming efforts along with others of his time helped prove the potential wealth of Three Springs [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Member of the committee formed in July 1910 to obtain an Agricultural Hall for Three Springs [9: 22-Jul-1910]
     In mid 1911 was appointed one of three trustees to make plans for the construction of the Agricultural Hall [9: 2-Jun-1911]
     In 1916 he was Chairman of the Three Springs Hall Committee, which oversaw the management of the Hall [10: 25-Aug-1916]
     Member of the Hall Committee that managed the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs until at least 1919-20 [9: 29-Aug-1919]
Following the death of John HEARN of Arrino there was an extraordinary election called for the Upper Irwin Road Board [9: 2-Sep-1910]
     He was nominated to fill the vacancy, and his candidature was endorsed by the Kadathinni Farmers & Progress Association [9]
     At a ratepayers meeting in Three Springs on 25 August 1910 it was unanimously decided to support him in the election [9]
In 1910 wrote to the editor of The Midlands Advertiser outlining Three Springs' need for a second Justice of the Peace [9: 28-Oct-1910]
Member of the Kadathinni Farmers & Progress Association - was Secretary in 1910 and 1911 [9: 13-Jan-1911, 24-Mar-1911]
Came 2nd in the 440 Yards Running Race at the Sports Meeting held in Three Springs on Easter Monday 17 April 1911 [9: 21-Apr-1911]
Wrote a letter to the editor of The Midlands Advertiser newspaper about the Agricultural Hall to be built in Three Springs [9: 21-Jul-1911]
     Although it would be cheaper to have it built of wood and iron he pointed out that it would not last as long as one of stone [9]
     There was also the issue, as he pointed out, that after a few years there would be need for a larger and therefore new hall [9]
     Building a larger hall out of stone would cost much more and after building leave the Hall with a debt of probably £330 [9]
     The debt could be paid off from within five years which was probably the length of time a small wooden one could be of service [9]
Spoke at the Social & Concert held in Three Springs on 24 April 1914 to welcome Rev. J. W. BAYLISS to the district [10: 1-May-1914]
     At the reverend's welcome he also gave a recitation to those present titled "How McDougall Topped the Score" [10: 1-May-1914]
Attended the Concert & Dance held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on 6 June 1914, which profited the Methodist Church [10]
     During the evening recited "Salt Bush Bill" and "The Travelling Post Office" and sang "The Brave Old Oak" [10: 12-Jun-1914]
Chaired / presided over the Concert held in Three Springs in aid of Red Cross funds on Friday evening 15 January 1915 [10: 22-Jan-1915]
Sang "Mr Booze" at a Concert in aid of Methodist Church Funds at Three Springs on Friday 26 February 1915 [10: 5-Mar-1915]
In 1915 he had 300 acres of his farm cleared and cropped, and in 1916 cropped 270 acres [152]
Sang or gave a recitation at the Westralia Red Cross Day Basket Social & Dance held in Three Springs on 30 July 1915 [10: 6-Aug-1915]
Attended the lecture "Factors on Wheat Growing" by a professor at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in 1915 [10: 21-Sep-1915]
Speech giver at the silver wedding anniversary celebration of EK & Isabella BYRNE in Three Springs on 9 October 1915 [10: 15-Oct-1915]
He and Frank HAGAN won the Most Amusing Turnout item at the Sports Day in Three Springs on 18/02/1916 [10: 25-Feb-1916]
Inaugural Member of the Arrino Cemetery Board, which managed the Arrino Cemetery, in 1916 [10: 18-Aug-1916]
Made a speech at the Welcome Home held in Three Springs for Corporal. John L. HEBITON on 9 August 1916 [10: 11-Aug-1916]
Wrote a letter to the editor of The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper in later August 1916 [10: 25-Aug-1916]
     He wrote responding to earlier remarks made by the newspaper's correspondent about the Three Springs Hall Committee [10]
     The correspondent claimed the Committee had put "acid" on the local Red Cross by charging the full hire fee for using the hall [10]
     Although they had been charged full hire he rightly and concisely reputed the harsh and spiteful remarks of the correspondent [10]
     The Committee had given hire reductions to the Red Cross in the past, however on this instance no reduction request was made [10]
     The Hall was managed by a committee and the secretary of the Committee had no authority to issue reductions to anyone [10]
Attended the annual Three Springs Day at Casuarina Park in Three Springs on Wednesday 27 September 1916 [10]
     Won 1st prize for a Collection of Vegetables and with his horse Chain Lightening won the Farmers Race [10: 6-Oct-1916]
Sang "The Lone Trail" at the Red Cross Society Basket Social & Dance held in Three Springs on 22 November 1916 [10: 5-Dec-1916]
Member of the Three Springs Y.M.CA. Committee in 1917 [10: 1-May-1917, 15-Jun-1917]
Chairman of the "Combined Committee" in Three Springs which raised £208/17/6 for the Y.M.C.A. in May 1917 [9: 25-May-1917]
     The £208/17/6 was raised through the collective holding of a Basket Social, Dance and Ugly Woman Competition [9]
Entrant in the Ugly Man Competition held in 1917 to raise money to pay for the gas plant at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs [10]
     Out of the ten competitors he came seventh, his involvement helping to raise the amount of £42/13/4 [10: 6-Jul-1917]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Member of the Three Springs Honour Board Committee in 1917 [10: 20-Jul-1917]
Won the "Melon Race" and received 1st prize for Cauliflowers at the Three Springs Day held on 26 September 1917 [10: 5-Oct-1917]
He gave evidence to the Royal Commission on the Agricultural Industries of W.A. in Three Springs on 16 December 1916 [152]
     He believed farmers were disadvantaged as they had to pay land tax, rates, railway freights and duties on many commodities [152]
     He was a supporter of farmers co-operating together to buy and sell goods as one instance had already demonstrated the savings [152]
     If he could clear more land he believed he could make a success of farming in Three Springs [152]
In December 1917 he performed double somersaults at the lake left behind in Three Springs by the 1917 floods [9: 21-Dec-1917]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1918 [124]
     Clerk of Course of the horse races at their Sports Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day in 1918 and 1919 [124]
     Steward of the Picnic Race Meetings held in Three Springs to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in 1923, 1924, 1925 and 1928 [124]
     Donated 10/- to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1925 [124]
Attended and spoke at the unveiling of the Three Springs Honour Board on Tuesday 3 June 1919 [9: 6-Jun-1919] [10: 13-Jun-1919]
Inaugural Secretary of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company in 1919[9: 27-Jun-1919]
     In 1929 he was one of the Directors of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company [120: 26-Dec-1929]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
Once again won the Melon Race at the annual picnic meeting, the Three Springs Day, on Thursday 25 September 1919 [10: 3-Oct-1919]
Won 1st prize for Three Heads of Cauliflower at the Three Springs Day held on Thursday 23 September 1920 [10: 15-Oct-1920]
Attended the wedding of Robert A. CALDOW and May I. BYRNE in Three Springs on 5 October 1921 [9: 21-Oct-1921]
Member of the Three Springs Race Club - was Steward at their Annual Race Meetings 1921-1929 [9: 25-Feb-1921] [4: 13-Apr-1929]
One of the leaders of the Three Springs Kangaroo Hunting & Picnic Party of Friday and Saturday 1-2 September 1922 [9]
      They camped out overnight with tents and a campfire, and he supplied music with his accordion [9: 15-Sep-1922]
On 16 May 1923 took out a contract to purchase a further 1,774 acres of virgin land in Three Springs for 3/6 an acre [27]
     The 1,774 acres was Lot M847 of Victoria Location 2022 and was purchased from the Midland Railway Company [27]
     The Company rescinded the sale on 10 June 1924 and later that year sold the block to NAIRN Bros for 5/- per acre [27]
Represented the Three Springs Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1923 [9: 4-May-1923]
Attended and spoke at the farewell to local stationmaster James J. STARLING in Three Springs on Friday 17 July 1925 [9: 24-Jul-1925]
Presided over a gathering organised to show appreciation to Senator LYNCH at the Three Springs Hall on 2 October 1925 [9: 9-Oct-1925]
In the absence of a minister he officiated at a number of the earlier burials at the Three Springs General Cemetery [24]
Presided over a dinner tendered to visiting city pressmen at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in October 1926 [9: 22-Oct-1926]
In 1928 grew 800 acres of wheat crop on his farm [4: 31-Mar-1928]
Inaugural Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928, 17-Sep-1932] [5: 26-May-1933, 13-Apr-1934, 10 & 19-May-1934]
     Vice President in 1928, Joint Secretary in 1932, Vice President in 1933, and President for part of 1934 and 1935-1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
     Proposed one of the toasts at the Official Luncheon of the Society's First Annual Show held on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Representative at meetings of the Victoria District Council of Agricultural Societies in 1936 and 1937 [5: 1-May-1936, 28-May-1937]
     In 1936 himself, James K. HEBITON Snr and William M. CARMODY drew up rules and by-laws for the Society [5: 22-May-1936]
     Presided over the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Dinner held in Three Springs on Thursday 17 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
     Committee Member and Finance Committee Member in 1937, and Vice President 1939-1948 [4: 14-Aug-1937] [5: 30-Apr-1937] [262]
     Donated two trophies for the Best Display Exhibit in the Cut Flowers and Farm & Dairy Produce sections in 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
     Chief Steward of the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Twelfth Annual Show on 14 September 1939 [262]
     Steward of the Vegetable section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1948 [262]
Won 2nd prizes for 3 Merino Ewe Lambs and 2-tooth Strong Wool Merino Ewe at the First Three Springs Show in 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
     Attended the Show Ball following the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Gave a congratulatory speech at the Dance in Arrino on 2 October 1928 to celebrate the victory of the Arrino Football Club [4: 6-Oct-1928]
Along with Mrs Maude JAMES organised a weekend camping expedition to Lookanooka Swamp in October 1928 [4]
     The camping party numbered 14, including herself, and during the weekend bagged 24 kangaroos [4: 27-Oct-1928]
Served on the Carnamah District Road Board representing the Three Springs ward 1928-1929 [7: page 113]
     Attended the conference in Three Springs on 2 March 1928 to discuss the formation of a Three Springs Road Board [4: 10-Mar-1928]
     Member of a deputation formed to petition the Government for a Road Board for Three Springs, Arrino and Dudawa [39: 3-Jul-1928]
     A telegram was received in Three Springs by Randolph BARNHART on 28 June 1928 stating their petition had been successful [39]
     Attended his last meeting as a member of the Carnamah District Road Board in January 1929 [4: 26-Jan-1929]
     Expressed his thanks for the courtesy and appreciation he had received from the chairman and members of the Road Board [4]
     Stated his sojourn as a Carnamah District Road Board member had been a pleasant one [4]
     Also revealed he hoped a good relationship would exist between the Carnamah Board and the new Three Springs Road Board [4]
Organised parties of men to thin out the kangaroos on a weekly basis in Three Springs in November 1928 [4: 17-Nov-1928]
In February 1929 purchased a new Oldsmobile car from Carnamah dealer Scott WYLIE[4: 9-Feb-1929]
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]
He had increased his Canowie Farm to 1,400 acres in size by 1929, in addition to a separate block of 5,000 acres [120: 26-Dec-1929]
In 1929 ran 1,000 sheep on the farm and grew 430 acres of wheat crop [120: 26-Dec-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]
Member of the Three Springs Progress Association until resigning in May 1929 - was Chairman in 1926 [9: 22-Oct-1926] [4: 25-May-1929]
Purchased a Case tractor from Westralian Farmers in about July of 1929 [4: 2-Aug-1929]
At a meeting held on 10 August 1929 he was appointed a Trustee of the Three Springs Recreation Reserve No. 12432 [4: 17-Aug-1929]
Spoke of 20 years ago at the Centenary Celebrations at the Three Springs State School on Friday 13 September 1929 [4: 21-Sep-1929]
Exhibited in the Cattle and Sheep sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Second Annual Show on 30 September 1929 [4]
     Won 1st prize for a Fat Beast in the Cattle section and in the Sheep section won 1st prizes for a Ewe and WA bred Ewe [4]
     Won 2nd prizes in the Sheep section for 2-tooth Ewe of Strong Wool, Three Ewes and Three Shorn Fat Wethers [4: 5-Oct-1929]
Attended the funeral of Charles C. MALEY M.L.A. at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 16 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Member of the Committee that built the North Midlands District Hospital Building in Three Springs in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
     Inaugural Board Member of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs in 1929 [120: 26-Dec-1929]
In October 1929 wrote to the Three Springs Road Board suggesting they purchase rabbit poisoning carts to hire to settlers [4: 26-Oct-1929]
Elected as the Member for the Kadathinni Ward on the Three Springs District Road Board in April 1930 [4: 19-Apr-1930]
     Elected by a majority of 33 votes as a member of the Three Springs Road Board for the Womarden Ward in 1932 [5: 25-Nov-1932]
With a plot of Nabawa wheat came 3rd the Three Springs Agricultural Society's 50 acre crop competition in 1930 [4: 29-Nov-1930]
He and his sons went kangaroo shooting in bush west of the Three Springs townsite in early November 1930 [4]
     Among the kangaroos they "bagged" was a unique one with white jaws and a white spot on its forehead [4: 15-Nov-1930]
     They also raised an unguarded eagle's nest where they found two young eagles, a dead rabbit and the skeleton of a wild turkey [4]
Attended the local reception tendered by the Three Springs Road Board to the Bishop of Geraldton on 8 November 1930 [4: 15-Nov-1930]
Member of the Three Springs branch of the Primary Producers Association - was President 1930-1934 [4: 22-Nov-1930] [5: 23-Mar-1934]
Represented Three Springs at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association 1930-1934 [4: 12-Jul-1930] [5: 13-Apr-1934]
     Vice President of the North Midlands Football Association in 1934, 1935 and 1936 [5: 13-Apr-1934, 3-May-1935, 8-May-1936]
Organiser of a Gymkhana held in Three Springs in 1930 to raise funds for the North Midlands District Hospital [4: 18-Oct-1930]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Isabella BYRNE of Three Springs on 2 July 1932 at the Moora Cemetery [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Edith PASCOE of Three Springs on 16 July 1932 at the Three Springs Cemetery [5: 22-Jul-1932]
Attended the Commemoration Dinner held at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on Friday 26 August 1932 [5: 9-Sep-1932]
     The dinner was to commemorate Three Springs having the highest average yield for wheat in the State for the 1931-32 season [5]
Won the Swerving Race and 2nd in the Melon Race at the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on 8 September 1932 [5: 16-Sep-1932]
Won 1st prizes for Swedes in the Vegetable section and for a Black & White drawing at the Three Springs Show in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended "The Official Dinner" of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on the evening of Thursday 22 September 1932 [5: 7-Oct-1932]
Speaker at the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
Attended the evening dance at the Three Springs Hall after the R.S.L. Sports Day at Arrino on 5 November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended a large meeting in Three Springs to form a North Midlands Chamber of Commerce on 18 November 1932 [4: 26-Nov-1932]
He and his wife attended the C.W.A. Husbands' Evening at the Three Springs Hall on Saturday 10 December 1932 [4: 17-Dec-1932]
On 9 February 1933 attended the meeting in Carnamah at which Federal Member A. E. GREEN, M.H.R. was entertained [5: 17-Feb-1933]
Member and Vice President of the Three Springs Road Board in 1933 [5: 26-May-1933]
Attended the Farewell Social tendered to Sverre HYTTEN at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs in early July 1933 [5: 7-Jul-1933]
A sample of Comeback wheat he grew was exhibited at the World Grain Show in Regina, Canada in 1933 [5: 4-Aug-1933]
Exhibited a very fine Farm Display at the Sixth Annual Three Springs Agricultural Show on 21 September 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
Won 1st prizes for Jersey Cow and Swede Turnips, and 2nd for Carrots at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1933 [5: 29-Sep-1933]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Ruth Henrietta FOGARTY at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 19 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Vice President of the Three Springs Football Club in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 10-May-1935, 8-May-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
Local agent Oswald S. SOWERBY held a demonstration of the Sunduke scarifier on his farm on  24 August 1935 [5: 2-Aug-1935]
Member of the Three Springs Golf Club 1935-1951 - was President in 1937 and 1951[4: 1-Jun-1935, 7-Apr-1951] [5: 9-Apr-1937]
     In 1936 he was a Committee Member and Vice President of the Three Springs Golf Club [5: 10-Apr-1936]
     He and A. J. Eric BRIDGE won the Men's Foursomes at the opening of the Club's new links on 23 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Represented the Three Springs Agricultural Society at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on Thursday 12 September 1935 [5: 20-Sep-1935]
Exhibited in the Cattle, Wool and Grain & Fodder sections of the Three Springs Agricultural Show on 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
     Won 1st prizes for Strong Wool Merino Ram Fleece and Sheep Skin, and 2nd prizes for Dairy Cow and Green Wheat for Hay [5]
Sold 14 bales of wool in November 1935 - 10 bales at 16½d. per pound, two at 15¾d., and two at 15½d. per pound [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Wrote to the TS Road Board in January 1936 suggesting they sell their old poison carts to farmers and purchase new ones [5: 7-Feb-1936]
     The Board advised him that it was up to farmers to procure efficient poison carts and destroy their own vermin [5: 28-Feb-1936]
Travelled by ship to South Australia in late January 1936 for several weeks vacation [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Among those who attended the Special Ratepayers Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board on Monday 10 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
     After much discussion it was requested that the Board's members resign and half did causing the Road Board to become defunct [5]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
One of five ratepayers who attended the ratepayers meeting of the Three Springs Road Board on Saturday 20 June 1936 [5: 3-Jul-1936]
Attended and competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
Spoke on behalf of the TS Agricultural Society at the Farewell Social to Harold BARNETT in TS on 14 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
After attending the Perth Royal Show in October 1936 returned to Three Springs by car with Henry W. SMITH [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Sold 35 shorn lambs at 10/1, 41 shorn ewes at 5/10 and 12 shorn ewes at 5/- per head at the Midland Market in 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Attended the Valedictory Social for Miss Rachel M. A. WALLACE in Three Springs on Tuesday 15 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
In February 1937 the Three Springs Road Board recommended he be appointed a Justice of the Peace [5: 5-Mar-1937]
Speaker at the Farewell to Him & Hettie HOUSE at the tennis courts in Three Springs on Sunday 21 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
He was one of only six who attended the Annual Ratepayers Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board on 22 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Among those from Three Springs who attended the season opening of the Coorow Golf Club in Coorow on Sunday 16 May 1937 [5]
     He joked that as a young man he had spent much his time in the bush in South Australia and Western Australia, [5]
     and thought he'd finished with it but now that he'd taken up golf he was again spending a lot of time in the "bush" [5: 21-May-1937]
Spoke for the Agricultural Society at the farewell to the CARMODY family in Three Springs on Monday 12 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Speaker at the Farewell held for EK, Les & Dorine BYRNE and Mervyn WILLIAMS in Three Springs on 16 June 1938 [4: 25-Jun-1938]
Spoke for the Golf Club at the Valedictory Dance tendered to Ray and Molly SHAW in Three Springs on 13 March 1941 [4: 22-Mar-1941]
Attended the Farewell Social & Dance held for Vincent & May TIPPETT in Three Springs on Monday 28 July 1941 [4: 2-Aug-1941]
Speaker at the Farewell Function for departing hotel manager William A. DUNCAN in Three Springs on 12 April 1944 [4: 22-Apr-1944]
Spoke on behalf of the Golf Club at the Farewell Social for Bill & Alba JORDAN in Three Springs on 30 March 1946 [4: 6-Apr-1946]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Fanny Jane BRIMSON of Three Springs at the Three Springs Cemetery on 29 April 1946 [4: 4-May-1946]
By 1950 he had been made a Justice of the Peace for the regional Magisterial District [4: 21-Jan-1950] [22]
     As a Justice of the Peace presided as Magistrate at criminal and traffic cases that went before the Carnamah Police Court [22]
     The Carnamah Police Court dealt with cases involving Carnamah, Winchester, Waddy Forest, Coorow, Marchagee and Gunyidi [22]
     Presided over his first case at Carnamah on 25 September 1952, and a further two cases during the remainder of the year [22]
     He also presided as Magistrate over cases that went before the Three Springs Police Court [4: 21-Jan-1950]
Pallbearer at the funeral of James K. HEBITON Snr of TS at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 10 November 1951 [4: 17-Nov-1951]
Travelled to Perth in October 1955 to attend the Perth Royal Show [5]
He was one of the directors of the North Midlands Farmers' Co-Operative Company Limited in 1956 [4: 19-Apr-1957]
Member of the Three Springs Bowling Club [P114]
His Canowie Farm in Three Springs was later farmed by his son Evander and then by his grandson Mostyn [79: 23-Aug-1973]
Resided at the Lady Brand Lodge in Three Springs from 23 July 1973 to 20 August 1973 [147]
Spent his later years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs, where he passed away at the age of 97 years [24]
Died 7 August 1976 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 39) [24]
His wife Henrietta passed away two and a half months later on 25 October 1976, also aged 97 years [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Evander William Franklin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 29 November 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/evander-william-franklin [sources]




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