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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


James Aloysius O'SHANNESSY

Born C.1866 [2]
Resided in the goldfields before taking up land in Arrino [P2]
Farmer of Merolia Farm in Arrino 1910-1951 [2] [19] [50]
His farm was situated between Three Springs and Arrino a short distance inland from the main road [P2]
He built a nice house on the farm (which had fallen down by 2004) [P2]
In 1910 grew approximately 75 acres of crop on his farm [9: 17-Jun-1910]
Successfully requested in September 1910 that the Upper Irwin Road Board clear a road from Arrino to his property [9: 30-Sep-1910]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in Three Springs 1916-1920 [124]
Donated £5 in 1916, £1/1/- in 1918 and 1925, £2/2/- in 1919, and £3 in 1920 to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee [124]
Married Daisy Margaret HACKETT on 5 November 1913 at Blue Water Farm in Arrino [39: 5-Nov-1938]
They were married at Daisy's family home in Arrino [P2] by Rev. Father Robert SCANLON of Dongara [39: 5-Nov-1938]
He was the fourth in Arrino to have the telephone connected, and was telephone number Arrino-4 [60]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Attended May BERRIGAN's 21st Birthday held at the Agricultural Hall in Three Springs on Friday 12 September 1919 [9: 19-Sep-1919]
In April 1924 unsuccessfully requested for the Carnamah Road Board to make a road through BASTIAN's farm in TS [10: 1-May-1924]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day on Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
In mid October 1929 sold two bales of wool for 12¼d. per pound and four bales for 11d. per pound [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Won 1st prizes for male and female Rhode Island Reds in the Poultry section of the Three Springs Show in 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
Attended the Farewell Evening tendered to local pioneer Mrs Blanche M. KOCH in Three Springs on 3 December 1932 [4: 10-Dec-1932]
In August 1935 complained to the Three Springs Road Board about obstructions on a road near his farm in Arrino [5: 16-Aug-1935]
Won 1st prizes for Middle of Bacon and Green Wheat for Hay at the Three Springs Agricultural Show in 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
In August 1936 requested the Three Springs Road Board clear 40 chains of road from his property towards the railway line [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Purchased a new rubber tyred Fordson tractor and a new Ford V8 sedan car in February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
He purchased both the tractor and the car through the North Midlands Farmers' Co-operative Company in Three Springs [5]
He was one of only six who attended the Annual Ratepayers Meeting of the Three Springs Road Board on 22 March 1937 [5: 2-Apr-1937]
Attended the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Ellen DEE at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Resided in Arrino until his death in 1951 [2]
Father of Norah, James, Constance, Stanley, Margaret and Patricia [P2]
Died 19 March 1951; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, IA, 493) [2]
Following the death of his son his Merolia Farm in Arrino was inherited by his son's nephew Kevin HYNES of Perth [P2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Aloysius O'Shannessy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 14 June 2021 from [sources]

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