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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


George Nicholas POOLE

Born C.1855 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [20]
Son of George and Sarah POOLE [20]
In 1871 was residing with his parents and brother Sidney in Elberton and was working locally as an Agricultural Labourer [20]
Resided in South Australia from 1876 to 1880 and then returned to his native parish of Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [5: 12-Jan-1934]
In 1881 was living in Elberton Village with his widowed mother and was working there as a Baker [20]
Married Mary ENGLAND in 1882 in Gloucestershire, England [21]
In 1891 was living with his wife and their daughters Sarah and Edith in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [20]
Grocer and Farmer in 1891, and just a Farmer in 1901 in Elberton, Gloucestershire, England [20]
In 1901 was living in Elberton Village with his wife and their children Edith, Margaret, Thomas, Frank and William [20]
Departed London, England with his wife and son Frank on the Orsova and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 5 May 1925 [70]
In 1925 purchased 1,590 acres of land in Winchester in partnership with his sons Tom and Frank and son-in-law Frank LONG [27]
The 1,590 acres was Lot M1580 of Victoria Location 2023 and came at a cost of £994, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Elberton Farm in Winchester 1925-1947 [19] [27]
Initially farmed the property with his sons and son-law as "Poole, Sons & Long" and then just with his sons as "Poole & Sons" [3] [27]
Following the departure of his son Tom ran the farm with his son Frank under the trading name of "G.N. & F. Poole" [6]
G. N. & F. POOLE of Winchester were telephone number Carnamah-12W [60]
The local newspaper revealed on 1 June 1934 that a parcel and goods had arrived for him at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Won 2nd prize for his Potatoes in the Vegetable section of the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 9 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
On leaving Winchester he shifted to Donnybrook where his daughter Edith and son-in-law Frank LONG were living [P237]
Father of "Sally" Sarah, Edith, Margaret, "Tom" Thomas, Frank and William [20] [P237]
Buried on 17 March 1949 at the Donnybrook Cemetery in Donnybrook WA (Anglican, A, 98) [228]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 5 January 1934:
"The death occurred at her home at Winchester on Wednesday, December 20, of Mary Poole, aged 78. The deceased was the wife of Mr. G. N. Poole, and mother of Tom and Frank and of Mrs Keown (Perth). The funeral took place on Friday, December the 22nd, the Rev. A. W. Curtis officiating. The pall-bearers were Messrs. J. Lawson, C. Nineham, W. Chapman and H. Fowler. The late Mrs. Poole was a native of Alveston, Gloucestershire, and had lived there nearly all  her life. Her husband, Mr. G. N. Poole, came out to Australia from Alveston in 1876, and lived in South Australia for three or four years. He then returned to Alveston, and remained there farming for a long period, before coming out to Australia with the late Mrs. Poole to join their sons a few years ago. Mr. Poole had spent 61 years altogether in the village of Alveston." [Note: Mary was born in Almondsbury and resided with her husband in Elberton, not Alveston]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Nicholas Poole' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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