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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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]
Departed London, England on the steamship Orvieto on 12 December 1912 bound for Fremantle, Western Australia [203]
His wife and daughter remained in England for 15 months before also sailing to join him in Western Australia [203]
In 1916 he was working as a Trucker and they were living on Clayton Street in the Perth suburb of Bellevue [50]
By 1917 they were living in Coorow [50]
Line Repairer / Railway Fettler in Coorow 1919-1921 [6] [215]
Railway Fettler and Labourer 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]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
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]
Fettler in North Dandalup in 1936 [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 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 23 April 2018 from  [ sources ]

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