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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Roy" Hamlet Roy Burrows JONES

Born 14 August 1894 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [187]
Son of "Hamlet" Alexander Hamlet JONES and Sarah Rose CLINCH [15]
His mother died in 1899 and in 1902 his father married his late mother's sister Janet May CLINCH [15]
Resided with his father and stepmother on Turipa Farm in Coorow [19]
He wrote a letter to the Uncle Bob section of The Midlands Advertiser newspaper, which was published on 12 June 1908 [9: 12-Jun-1908]
     In his letter he mentioned they'd had a nice lot of rain and their crops were coming up [9]
     He also mentioned "I had a nice little pup, and today one of the big dogs bit it and nearly took its eye out." [9]
Student at Saint Ildelphonus College in New Norcia from 8 February 1913 until December 1913 [187]
Farmer and Grazier of Turipa Farm in Coorow [50]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1914 [9: 7-Aug-1914]
He was one of the best players for Coorow in a football match against Three Springs at Coorow in early July 1914 [10: 10-Jul-1914]
His horses Turipa and Leaped Home competed in the races at the Sports Meeting held in Carnamah on 4 May 1916 [10: 16-May-1916]
     Turipa won Trial Stakes and Flying Handicap; Leaped Home was 2nd in the Carnamah Handicap and won the Losers Handicap [10]
With his horse Turipa he won the Forced Handicap race at the Sports Meeting in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day in 1919 [124]
Resided in Coorow until 1921 [19]
Married Margaret Lindsay BURTON in Perth in 1922 [66]
In 1923 he was working in the Insurance Industry and had previously tried his hand at engineering [187]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Died 20 April 1962; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Presbyterian, CC, 502) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Hamlet Roy Burrows Jones' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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