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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George William PETTIT

Born 1885 in Irwin, Western Australia [15]
Son of William PETTIT and Mary Jane ELLIS [15]
Baptised at the home of his parents in Irwin on 6 August 1886 by J. G. MITCHELL of the Dongara Methodist Circuit [84]
His father passed away at the age of 37 years in 1893 and in 1894 his mother married William STEPHEN [15]
Married Mary Ann PASCOE in 1906 [66]
Farmer and Labourer in Three Springs 1911-1919 [6] [19] [50]
Sang a song at the Social hosted by Charlie and Winifred THOMAS at the schoolroom in Three Springs on 30 July 1910 [9: 12-Aug-1910]
In April 1915 their young child ate a cigarette butt and in attempting to blow bumbles swallowed water through a wooden pipe [10]
     After telephoning Dr MYLES of Moora he caught the train to Three Springs and arrived in time to render medical assistance [10]
     Their child survived however suffered from tobacco poisoning which affected his heart [10: 9-Apr-1915]
Won Tilting at the Ring in the ring events at the Three Springs Day held in Three Springs on 26 September 1917 [10: 5-Oct-1917]
He and Jack LYNCH won the Tug of War on Horseback at the Three Springs Peace Celebrations on 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Farmhand in Mingenew in 1921 and 1922 [50]
Father of Hughie, Victor, Kenneth, Jean and Arthur [P2]
Died 1924 [15]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George William Pettit' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 July 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-william-pettit [sources]




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