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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" Ignatius John THOMPSON

Born 19 October 1902 in Mogumber, Western Australia [15] [166]
Son of farmer Robert William THOMPSON and Ellen GROVES [15] [166]
Student at the Benedictine Monastery's Marah School on the Marah Mission near Watheroo [166]
Student at the Watheroo State School in Watheroo from 11 October 1915 to 20 December 1917 [166]
Upon leaving Watheroo shifted with his parents to Gillingarra and attended the Gillingarra State School [166]
Farmhand in Carnamah 1925-1933 [5] [19]
Attended the Fancy Dress Ball held in the Carnamah Hall on 6 August 1925 dressed as a Rajah [9: 21-Aug-1925]
Attended the Wedding Dance in Carnamah on 12 August 1927 and travelled home on the back of a truck [4: 20-Aug-1927]
     On the way home the truck he was on the back of jolted on a bump and he was thrown off [4]
     The truck was travelling at 25 miles per hour and he received a number of bad cuts, abrasions and a dislocated elbow [4]
     Received treatment at the Three Springs Hospital however required no further medical attention [4]
Married Dorothy Ellen CLARK of Carnamah in 1928 [66]
Attended the Grand Ball following the Carnamah Show and opening of Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
In 1933-34 purchased Gov Lots 71 and 78 of eight acres each on the western outskirts of the Carnamah townsite [3]
     Purchased the two blocks, which backed onto one another, from Carnamah storekeeper Louis P. PARKER [3]
On 4 August 1933 he was a passenger in Preston STRAHAN's truck when it collided with another truck in Carnamah [5: 11-Aug-1933]
     Fortunately he wasn't injured in the collision, which occurred on the old main road about one mile north of Carnamah [5]
Sold his eight acre Gov Lot 71 in Carnamah to Carl F. W. KROSCHEL during the 1934-35 financial year [3]
Farmhand in Mingenew in 1935 [3] [19]
Rates for his eight acre Gov Lot 78 in Carnamah were sent care of his father-in-law Edgar J. CLARK 1935-1940 [3]
The Carnamah District Road Board had no address to send rates to from 1941-42 onwards [3]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Karrinyup [2]
Father of Kathleen and Ignatius [91]
Died 30 October 1965; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 4, 94) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Ignatius John Thompson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 June 2022 from [reference list]

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