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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George STODDART

Born C.1862 [2]
Married Jane Ann WEMYSS nee JONES in Perth in 1918 [66]
Store Manager in Carnarvon 1925-1929 [6]
Purchased the general storekeeping business of Eva and Albert COWDEROY in Carnamah in June 1929 [4: 15-Jun-1929, 6-Jul-1929]
He took over the store on Monday 17 June 1929 and changed its name from Cowderoy's to Stoddart's [4: 15-Jun-1929, 31-Aug-1929]
Storekeeper of Stoddart's store at 2 Macpherson Street in Carnamah in 1929 and 1930 [4: 28-Sep-1929] [60]
Ran the store from and resided at its 2 Macpherson Street premises, which he leased from Mrs Eva R. COWDEROY [3]
Seller of groceries, ironmongery, boots, shoes, clothing and general merchandise[4: 28-Sep-1929]
Also sold Shell petrol from a bowser out the front of the store, and had stocks of oils for sale [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Founding Member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 March 1930 [96]
Foundation Member and Vice President of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 [4: 10-May-1930]
Telephone number Carnamah-4 in 1929 and 1930 [4: 28-Nov-1929] [60]
In July 1929 installed a petrol bowser outside the store through which he sold Shell petrol [4: 20-Jul-1929]
He was among those who attended the Centenary Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on 26 July 1929 [86: 3-Aug-1929]
     The ball was to celebrate 100 years since the founding of Perth and the establishment of the Swan River Colony [86]
During October 1929 he employed the services of a dressmaker to work at his store [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Their store was broken into during November 1929, however the intruder/s fled when himself and his wife awoke [4: 23-Nov-1929]
Saw in the new year of 1930 with the singing of Auld Lang Syne at the Church of England's Dance at the Carnamah Hall [86: 4-Jan-1930]
In 1930 was an agent for Victoria Insurance Co, Aeromotor Windmills, Yates seeds and Dunlop and Perdriau motor tyres [4: 12-Jul-1930]
He was also an agent for the opticians Laubman and Pank and sold Shell petrol from the bowser outside the store [4: 12-Jul-1930]
Vice President of the Carnamah Football Club in 1930 [4: 15-Mar-1930]
Member of a committee formed in 1930 to help find work for unemployed Carnamah residents [4: 28-Jun-1930]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1929 and 1930 [53]
In July 1930 sold his general storekeeping business in Carnamah to Stanley L. HIDDEN [4: 19-Jul-1930]
His last advertisement for his business in Carnamah appeared in The Irwin Index newspaper on Saturday 12 July 1930 [4: 12-Jul-1930]
By August 1930 he had left Carnamah [4: 16-Aug-1930]
Resided on Albany Road in the Perth suburb of Maddington from as early as 1933 until his death in 1947 [6]
Died 27 September 1947; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Rose Memorial, 3A, 18) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George Stoddart' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-stoddart [sources]




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