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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


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Herman Eakins COPE

Born 8 May 1900 in Walkaway, Western Australia [16]
Son of Charles Crowther COPE and Elizabeth EAKINS [P95]
His father was a Fettler, Ganger and later Stationmaster for the Midland Railway Company [P95]
Grew up in Mogumber and was educated at the Mogumber State School [P95]
In 1913 and 1914 resided with his parents in Arrino, where his father was the local Railway Stationmaster [9] [10] [19]
Won the Boys Under 12 race at the sports gathering held in Arrino on New Year's Day in 1913 [9: 17-Jan-1913]
Accompanist "to perfection" at the Concert held at the railway goods shed in Arrino on Friday 11 September 1914 [10: 18-Sep-1914]
Cashed a cheque for 17/- at the PARKIN family's The Supply Stores in Yarra Street, Carnamah in August 1917 [92]
Farmer with his brother Harold in Boyanup, Western Australia C.1920 [P95]
On 15 October 1921, in partnership with Aubrey Hubert BACK, purchased 773 acres of prospective farmland in Carnamah [27]
The 733 acres was Lot M1079 of Victoria Location 1935, situated on the south side of what is now Waters Road [27] [62]
The land was purchased from the Midland Railway Company for £638, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer and Grazier in Carnamah in 1921 and 1922 [27] [44]
Cancelled the purchase on the 773 acres on 24 November 1922, and the Midland Railway Company wrote off the £606 owing [27]
Following his cancellation on the farm the Midland Railway Company subsequently re-sold it to James WOODHOUSE [27]
Worked as a Fencing Contractor and Well Sinker in Carnamah with his brother Harold [P95]
Later a tomato grower at Bluff Point in Geraldton [P95]
Married Alice Margaret NEIL on 11 January 1930 at Saint Mark's Church in the Perth suburb of Bassendean [P95]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Father of Phylis, Ronald, Margaret, Valma and Lynette [P95]
Died 7 December 1977; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 16, 107) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Herman Eakins Cope' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/herman-eakins-cope [sources]




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