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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

George William QUINNELL

Born 1872 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England [20] [21]
Son of yardman George QUINNELL and Susan BROTHERHOOD [20] [21]
By 1881 he was living with his widowed mother, siblings Clara, Alice and Edward, and grandmother Maria QUINNELL [20]
At the time of the 1881 British Census they were living at Saint Stephens Cottages in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England [20]
Departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Parisian on 1 May 1890 bound for Quebec, Canada but later returned to England [203]
In 1901 was working as a Bricklayer and living with his mother, sister Alice and brother Fred at 10 Vernon Road, Tunbridge Wells [20]
Married Matilda JOHNSON in 1902 in Kent, England [21]
In 1904, when their daughter Ivy was baptised, they were living at 5 Albert Cottages in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England [539]
He was working as Bricklayer and living with his wife and daughter at 88 Queens Road in Tunbridge Wells in 1911 [20]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orvieto on 20 December 1912 to settle in Western Australia [203]
     After a voyage a month on the Orvieto he arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 21 January 1913 [338]
     His wife and daughter remained in England for 15 months before sailing to join him in Western Australia [203]
He was working as a Trucker and they were living on Clayton Street in the Perth suburb of Bellevue in 1916 and 1917 [50]
Later in 1917 they were living in Coorow [50]
Line Repairer / Railway Fettler with the Midland Railway Company in Coorow 1919-1921 [6] [215]
     Donated 5/- to the appeal for William B. and Sarah J. HAMMOND of Wannamal who lost their house in a fire in 1919 [10: 23-May-1919]
Railway Fettler and Labourer with the Midland Railway Company in Winchester 1922-1927 [19] [44]
Purchased from the Midland Railway Company Lot 10 of the Winchester townsite for £25 on 24 March 1922 [27]
     Around 1924 he built a general store and house on his Lot 10, which was on Choral Street in the Winchester townsite [P89]
     The general store, which was Winchester's first, was run by his daughter Ivy and later by her husband Herbert B. BOYS [P89]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
After 10.5 years with the Midland Railway Company he entered casual employment with Western Australian Government Railways [389]
     Railway Labourer in Goodwood from 26 March 1928 to 18 January 1929 [389]
     Railway Labourer in Mundaring from 23 April 1929 [389]
     Railway Labourer in Bellevue from 14 May 1929 to 27 June 1929 [389]
     Railway Labourer in Midland Junction from 1 July 1929 to 9 August 1929 [389]
     Railway Repairer in North Dandalup from 13 August 1929 [389] until 1936 [50]
He was working as Labourer and living with his wife at 70 Garrett Road in the Perth suburb of Bayswater in 1937 [50]
In 1943 they were living on Irwin Street in the Perth suburb of Bellevue [50]
Later relocated to Geraldton with his wife, daughter Ivy and son-in-law Herbert B. BOYS where they grew tomatoes [P89]
Father of Ivy May QUINNELL [P89]; and foster father of Jack Hynes EARNSHAW [215]
Died 12 April 1958; buried at Utakarra Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia [26]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'George William Quinnell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 April 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/george-william-quinnell [reference list]




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