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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Frank Wilton KENWORTHY

Born 21 November 1910 in Dongara, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Jack" John Joseph KENWORTHY and Amy NAIRN [P221]
He was baptised by Rev. Ernest GILL, the Church of England rector in Dongara [332]
Educated at a school in the Perth suburb of Middle Swan [P221]
After leaving school at the age 16 or 17 shifted to Carnamah and worked for his uncle "Harold" Charles Harold NAIRN [P221]
Farmhand for his uncle Harold on his farm that was mainly in Three Springs but partially in Carnamah [P3]
Resided in workmen's quarters on Harold's farm and had meals with Harold and his wife Eva [P3]
Resided on the Carnamah portion of Harold's farm from C.1926 to 1934 [P3]
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]
In 1934 when Harold shifted his house to the Three Springs portion of the farm new workmen's quarters were also built there [P3]
Resided on the Three Springs portion of Harold's farm 1934 onwards [P3]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Married "Elena" Ellen Dorothea Helsin SINGLETON, who had worked as a housemaid in Three Springs, in Perth in 1938 [66]
Committee Member in 1937 and Financial Member in 1938 of the Three Springs Agricultural Society [5: 25-Mar-1937] [262]
Assistant Steward of the Ring Events at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Twelfth Annual Show in 1939 [262]
After Harold retired and leased the farm shifted into Three Springs town and worked for the Three Springs Road Board [P3]
Had Post Office Box 33 at the Three Springs Post Office [50]
Enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 January 1942 in Three Springs [16]
Private W20496 in the Australian Army's 29 Garrison Battalion during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 26 January 1944 [16] and then returned to Three Springs [19]
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]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1947 and 1948 [262]
Steward of the Poultry section at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Annual Shows in 1947 and 1948 [262]
Served on the North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry 1950-1952 [167]
Resided in Three Springs until 1958 [19]
On leaving Three Springs shifted to the Perth suburb of Middle Swan and worked for the Middle Swan Road Board [P3]
Father of Hazel [P221]
Died 23 October 1987; ashes interred Midland Cemetery, Perth suburb of Midland (Swan View, Memorial Garden, 2, 14) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frank Wilton Kenworthy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frank-wilton-kenworthy [reference list]




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