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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Fred" Frederick George Stanley OLDFIELD / BOOTH

Born 5 January 1901 in Mingenew, Western Australia [15] [332]
Son of Sarah Amelia OLDFIELD [15] [332]
His grandfather John OLDFIELD had arrived in Western Australia as Convict No. 1205 on 30 January 1952 [15] [107]
He was baptised by the Church of England rector based in Dongara [332]
In 1914 his mother asked Mrs Rose E. BOOTH of Carnamah if she could look after him while she rushed off to Perth [P213]
His mother never returned to collect him and he spent the rest of his childhood in Carnamah with the BOOTH family [P213]
Student at the first Carnamah State School in 1914 [97]
Member of the Carnamah Sunday School in 1914 [7: page 238]
Assisted the Midland Railway Company with their hay carting from Lot M944 in Carnamah on 7 and 8 September 1916 [34]
In 1919 appears to have worked in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company, receiving £4/8/- wages from them in August [34]
Won the Booby Prize at the Euchre Party & Dance at Mrs Annie DAVIESON's in Carnamah on 8 November 1919 [10: 14-Nov-1919]
Won the Booby Prize at the Euchre Party, Basket Social & Dance held at the State School in Carnamah on 24 June 1920 [10: 16-Jul-1920]
Labourer in Carnamah 1923-1941 [6] [19]
In 1930 worked at a garage in Carnamah where he earned £3 per week [4: 28-Jun-1930]
Returned to Carnamah in late July or early August 1932 after having spent three months in hospital [5: 5-Aug-1932]
In the 1920s, 30s and 40s appears in the Legislative Assembly Electoral Roll and Wise's Postal Directory as Frederick BOOTH [6] [19]
He could be the "Booth" who was a member of the Carnamah Football Club in 1925[9: 28-Aug-1925]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 [5: 7-Aug-1936, 20-Nov-1936]
Later resided in East Perth [2]
Died 22 June 1968; ashes scattered over the rose garden at the Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]
Also known as Frederick BOOTH [6] [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick George Stanley Oldfield / Booth' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frederick-george-stanley-oldfield [sources]




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