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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Keith" Francis Keith KITSON

Born 31 December 1904 in Albany, Western Australia [16]
Son of John William KITSON and Alice O'CALLAGHAN [15]
Labourer in Coorow in 1929 [39: 6-Feb-1929]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Resided in Three Springs later in 1929 but by mid 1930 had returned to Coorow [4: 13-Jul-1929, 3-May-1930]
Member of the Three Springs Football Club in 1929 [4: 13-Jul-1929] [86: 3-Aug-1929]
Employee of the Carnamah District Road Board [P84] and in 1933 was Foreman of their Coorow Road Gang [5: 13-Oct-1933]
He was also a Vermin Inspector for the Carnamah District Road Board 1932-1937 [4: 19-Dec-1931] [5: 22-Dec-1933, 20-Dec-1935, 24-Dec-1936]
The Carnamah District Road Board appointed him Pound-Keeper for Coorow in September 1933 [5: 6-Oct-1933]
Member of the Coorow Football Club 1930-1937 [4: 3-May-1930, 18-Jul-1931] [5: 20-Apr-1934, 16-Apr-1937]
     Member in 1930 and 1931, Committee Member in 1934 and 1937, and Selection Committee Member in 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
     Represented the Coorow Football Club at meeting of the North Midlands Football Association in 1930 [4: 3-May-1930]
Married "Peg" Margaret SIMPSON in Perth in 1934 [66]
Around 1932 purchased Lot 83 in Bristol Street, Coorow from J. F. HARLERY [3]
     Employed the services of Clem H. P. GRANT who in August 1933 built a house on his block in Bristol Street [5: 25-Aug-1933]
     Resided with his wife Peg at his house at Lot 83 Bristol Street, Coorow [P84]
Member of the Coorow Tennis Club from 1932-33 until 1935-36 [5: 17-Mar-1933, 25-Oct-1935]
Committee Member of the Coorow Golf Club 1935-1937 [5: 17-May-1935, 19-Jun-1936, 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the Official Opening of the Coorow Golf Club's golf course in Coorow on Sunday 23 June 1935 [5: 28-Jun-1935]
Attended the funeral of Miss "May" Mary L. LANG of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 26 November 1935 [5: 29-Nov-1935]
Attended the Coorow Golf Club's Opening Day for the 1936 season in Coorow on Sunday 17 May 1936 [5: 22-May-1936]
Member of the Coorow Cricket Club in 1936-37 and 1937-38 [5: 30-Oct-1936, 29-Jan-1937, 24-Dec-1937]
Played for the Married Men who almost defeated the Single Men in a cricket match in Coorow on 6 December 1936 [5: 11-Dec-1936]
Played for the again defeated Married Men in a cricket match against Single Men in Coorow on Sunday 11 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Later resided at 201 Heytsbury Road in the Perth suburb of Daglish [3]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Subiaco prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 3 August 1943 [16]
     Sapper 22540 in the Australian Army's 9 Australian Advance Ammunition Depot during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 18 March 1946 [16]
Sold his house in Bristol Street, Coorow to Joan CROFT in 1946 [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Yokine [2]
Father of Patricia [91]
Died 27 February 1981; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 7, 402) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Francis Keith Kitson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from [sources]

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