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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George BOOTH

Born 1873 in Irwin, Western Australia [15]
Son of George BOOTH and Ellen HUNT [15]
Married Rose Emma BRIDGES in Geraldton on 12 November 1899 [15] [P213]
Through Mrs SCROOPE of Irwin House he donated 5/- to the Anglican Church's fund in aid of orphanages in 1899 [39: 5-Dec-1899]
Railway Labourer and Contractor in Mingenew 1903-1906 [6] [50]
With George MURRAY came 2nd in the 50 Yards Siamese Race at the Railway Picnic in Dongara on 25 April 1904 [39: 27-Apr-1904]
     The Railway Picnic was held annually by the workers of the Watheroo-Walkaway section of the Midland Railway line [39]
Farmhand in Mingenew in 1909 and 1910 [50]
Farmer in Arrino 1912-1914 [50]
     His daughter Gladys May died in Arrino at the age of eight years on 2 June 1913 and was buried at the Mingenew Cemetery [133]
     Resided at Arrino for a number of years before moving with his wife and children to Carnamah in April 1914 [P213]
Resided in Carnamah from 1914 until his death in 1948 [P213]
     Initially resided at the Railway Station in Carnamah and worked for the Midland Railway Company [P213]
     To begin with worked in Carnamah as a railway Length Runner while his wife acted as temporary Station Mistress [P213]
     Around 1915 built his own house on the western side of the railway line and moved out of the Railway Station [P213]
     Caretaker of the Carnamah Railway Station from 1914 until 1928 [6]
     Railway Fettler in Carnamah 1916-1922 [50]
     Foreman of the Carnamah District Road Board road crew until resigning in late 1926 [4: 29-Jan-1927]
     Labourer, Farmhand and Stockman in Carnamah from 1929 onwards [P213] [6]
     He also worked in Carnamah and surrounds as a Well Sinker using a horse and dray as transport [P39]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
He had cattle who used to wander at large through parts of the district near the Carnamah townsite [P300]
His horse Wallajery came 3rd in the Maiden Plate race at the Carnamah Races held on Thursday 11 March 1920 [10: 19-Mar-1920]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Along with Lionel O. FERGUSON won the V.C. Horse Race at the Annual Show & Sports Carnival in Carnamah in 1923 [86: 4-Oct-1923]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in the 1920s [53]
Returned to Carnamah on 11 January 1934 after treatment at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 12-Jan-1934]
Over three weeks in March and April 1934 he erected 3½ miles of boundary fences in Carnamah for W.A.T. SARGENT [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Sent a floral tribute for the grave of local agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
In 1936 cleaned out eight foot of mud and timbered the Winchester Well for the Carnamah District Road Board for £25 [5: 20-Mar-1936]
In September 1936 he seriously ill, and on 28 September 1936 was conveyed to Perth for medical attention [5: 25-Sep-1936, 2-Oct-1936]
His illness necessitated attention from Dr Cecil P. ROSENTHAL of Carnamah and Dr Mario A. MAYRHOFER of Three Springs [5]
He was later conveyed to Perth for further medical attention, and returned to Carnamah much improved in October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Lost part of the verandah from his house during a horrific 36 hour dust storm that raged over 9 and 10 February 1937 [5: 12-Feb-1937]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 [13]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1947 [0: image 04466]
Father of Mary, George, Gladys, Beatrice, John, Edna, Arthur and Doris, and father to Fred [P213]
Died 13 July 1948 in Three Springs; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row E, Plot 1) [1]
Rev. Gilbert S. FOSS officiated at his funeral, which was undertaken by Hugh H. KNIGHT, both of Three Springs [1]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Thursday 15 July 1948:
Obituary - The Late Mr. G. Booth
"On Tuesday morning, July 13, at the North Midlands District Hospital, an old and highly respected resident of the Carnamah district in the person of Mr. George Booth, passed away. Although the deceased had suffered indifferent health for some years, of late he had felt much better and his sudden death came as a shock to his relatives and many friends. The late Mr. Booth spent the greater period of his younger life shearing on the Murchison. He eventually settled down in Carnamah about 33 years ago and ranks amongst the earliest settlers in this district. He worked for a time on the construction of the Midland railway. Deceased was a keen supporter of the local football and was a great lover of horses. He leaves a widow, three sons and three daughters and six grand-children."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Booth' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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