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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Fred" Frederick NAIRN

Married Ellen MCGLASHAN in 1887 in Victoria, Australia [54]
Railway Stationmaster for the Midland Railway Company in Gingin, Western Australia 1903-1906 [50]
His family exhibited in the Gingin Methodist Church's Annual Exhibition in Gingin on Wednesday 14 September 1904 [39: 28-Sep-1904]
     He won 1st prize for Stamps, his wife 1st for Scones and his son Fred 1st for Word Competition and 2nd prize for Hen eggs [39]
Packets of Robur Tea contained a ticket guaranteeing the contents were pure tea and that the stated weight was correct [39: 28-Oct-1905]
     Sending in the tickets entered you in a monthly cash draw and in October 1905 he won one of the lesser prizes of 2/6 cash [39]
Resided on Keymer Street in the Perth suburb of Belmont Park from 1906 until 1910 [50] [225: 24-Mar-1908]
     In 1907 he was a Poultry Farmer and in 1910 was working as a Labourer [39:11-Dec-1907] [50]
He gave evidence at the trial of his Belmont neighbour John A. MOORE, who was charged with murder, in 1908 [225: 24-Mar-1908]
     MOORE was charged with murdering his partner Delia CLARKE, known as Mrs MOORE, but claimed he acted in self defence [225]
     His neighbour was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to ten years imprisonment with hard labour [120: 4-Apr-1908]
Railway Fettler in Watheroo, Western Australia 1910-1916 [19] [50]
Railway Fettler in Coorow, Western Australia 1916-1924 [6] [19]
His son Alexander, who was a telegraph linesman in Melbourne, enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in 1915 [30: item 7989749]
    Alex served in the 46th Battalion during the First World War until being wounded and dying of wounds in France on 8 April 1917 [30]
His son Frederick passed away at the age of 31 years on 26 July 1923 in Moreland, Victoria, Australia [120: 2-Aug-1923]
Father of Alexander, Christina and Frederick Thomas [30: item 7989749] [54]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Frederick Nairn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 5 July 2020 from [sources]

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