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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Frank" Francis Burfoot O'GRADY

Born 21 June 1915 in Fremantle, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Darby" Standish Darby O'GRADY and Alice Maud DALE [4: 18-Mar-1933]
Farmer in Carnamah [19]
Best man at the wedding of his brother Stan and Eva WATSON at the Carnamah Church Hall on 11 March 1933 [4: 18-Mar-1933]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Monday 23 July 1934 [5: 27-Jul-1934]
Member of the Billeroo Cricket Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 23-Nov-1934, 15-Nov-1935, 30-Oct-1936]
Also a member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 15-Feb-1935]
Returned to Carnamah in later April 1935 after spending a short vacation in Perth [5: 26-Apr-1935]
Won a minor prize in the Charity Consultations lottery in March 1935 [5: 29-Mar-1935]
Booby Prize Winner at the Bridge, Social & Dance held at the home of Roger and Margaret CLARK on 25 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1935 [4: 1-Jun-1935] [5: 31-May-1935]
Travelled from Carnamah to Perth by train on Tuesday 22 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Attended the Carnamah Girls Club's Masquerade Ball at the Carnamah Hall on 7 December 1935 as "Rizla Papers" [5: 13-Dec-1935]
He was among those from Carnamah who travelled to Perth in early October 1936 to attend the Royal Show [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Farmer in Carnamah in partnership with his brothers from the early 1930s until 1937 [6] [7: page 63]
Following Stan's departure continued farming in Carnamah until 1941 [0: image 02935]
He, Joseph G. DRISCOLL and William A. TURNER collectively shore 403 sheep on Friday 28 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
    The shearing, which was done on Peter M. BONNERUP's Minjin Farm in Carnamah, was claimed to be a local shearing record [5]
Signatory of a petition to the Carnamah District Road Board in September 1936 requesting the extension of a road [5: 25-Sep-1936]
     They wanted the road between Lots M1090 and M1091 extended between M1084 and M1085, and M1086 and M1087 [3] [5]
     If extended the road would then have intersected with the Carnamah East Road (now known as the Carnamah-Bunjil Road) [5]
     The Road Board requested a deputation on the matter, but appear to have in the end decided against extending the road [5] [62]
After a visit to Perth returned to Carnamah as a passenger with local newsagent John A. KENNY on 15 October 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
The North Midland Times newspaper reported that he visited Geraldton over the first weekend of June 1937 [5: 11-Jun-1937]
Married Hilda Sophia LOCK in 1938 [66]
Resided in Carnamah until 1941 [19]
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force on 7 August 1941 [16]
     Corporal 45522 in the Royal Australian Air Force's 4 Aircraft Depot during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Royal Australian Air Force on 22 November 1945 [16]
Motor Mechanic in Three Springs in 1955 and 1956 [19]
     He was the O'Grady of "O'Grady & Murray" proprietors of the Motor Garage Service Station in Three Springs [4: 1-Oct-1955]
     They performed repairs to automotive and agricultural machinery; sold tyres, tubes, Willard batteries and Champion spark plugs; [4]
     Dealers of International Harvesters; and Agents for Dalgety & Company Limited and the Union Assurance Society Limited [4]
By later 1956 he had left Three Springs and was the proprietor of a garage at Bluff Point in Geraldton [96]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 17 August 1956 [96]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Hilton [2]
Died 14 June 2004; buried Fremantle Cemetery, Perth suburb of Palmyra (General Lawn, Lawn R, 60) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis Burfoot O'Grady' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 July 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/francis-burfoot-ogrady [sources]




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