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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Frederick James BEAUMONT

Born 1878 in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales [20] [21]
In 1901 was working as a baker and boarding with a Mrs Judith BALSAIN in Lanteglos, Cornwall, England [20]
Married Adela Elizabeth WILLIAMS in 1903 in Cornwall, England [21]
By 1909 he and his wife were living on Egan Street in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [6]
Pastrycook at 58 Burt Street in Boulder 1910-1914 and also had a Tearooms at 118 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie in 1911 and 1912 [6]
Resided at 273 Burt Street in Boulder 1912-1914, and by 1915 had left Kalgoorlie-Boulder [6]
Baker in Merredin in 1920 and a Baker in Brookton 1922-1928 [6]
At one time he and his wife resided at 199 William Street in Perth while he worked as a Pastrycook [50]
In May 1928 he and/or his wife purchased A. Leslie TROTTER's bakery business in Carnamah [4: 19-May-1928]
They took over the bakery business at 21 Macpherson Street, Carnamah on 1 June 1928 [4: 19-May-1928]
Resided in Carnamah with his wife Adela 1928-1932 [19]
Baker, Pastrycook, Confectioner and Aerated Water Manufacturer in Carnamah [4: 28-Sep-1929]
Along with his wife Adela ran the bakery and tearooms at 21 Macpherson Street, Carnamah and also manufactured cool drinks [P11]
Did most of the baking, while Adela tendered to the counter and tearooms within their bakery [P11]
The business, advertisements, receipts and telephone all came under his wife's initials (A. E. Beaumont) [11] [60]
In one week of February 1929 two snakes, one brown and the other green, were killed in their bakehouse [4: 9-Feb-1929]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1928, 1929 and 1930 [53]
In April 1929 he and his wife took a number of enjoyable weekend car trips from Carnamah to Northampton [4: 13-Apr-1929]
Judged the Confectionary section of the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Second Annual Show on 30 September 1929 [4: 5-Oct-1929]
Advertised his Ford truck (for £60 cash) in September and then his Dodge car for sale in November 1929 [4: 14-Sep-1929, 23-Nov-1929]
Founding Member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 March 1930 [96]
Member of the Carnamah Business Men's Association - was Inaugural Secretary in 1930 [39: 20-Mar-1930]
Member of the Carnamah Traders Association in 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
During the depression was always short of money and was said to have often sent out cheques without signing them [P99]
     They would send the cheques back and when he returned them the numbers wouldn't match the words for the amount [P99]
     He once remarked that he should change his account to a bank in Darwin as it would take longer for people to cash his cheques [P99]
C.1932 they sold the bakery part of their business to the MELDRUM family, however carried on with their Ice Works [60]
Their "Carnamah Ice Works and Aerated Water Factory" opened for the summer season on 12 October 1932 [5: 14-Oct-1932]
     Over winter extensive alterations and additions had been made to the plant of their ice works factory [5: 14-Oct-1932]
Made a donation to the Carnamah branch of the Country Women's Association in 1932 to help them purchase premises [5: 2-Sep-1932]
In 1932 was the owner of a Dodge Runabout car with license plate CA-108 [4: 12-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]
Baker in Three Springs in 1933 [19]
Catered for the R.S.L. Ball held at the Three Springs Hall on Friday 1 September 1933 [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Later worked as a baker in Geraldton [P139]
Resided of late in the southern coastal Perth suburb of Safety Bay [2]
Died 18 August 1955; ashes dispersed Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick James Beaumont' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/frederick-james-beaumont [sources]




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