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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jim" James Edward ALLEN

Born 3 March 1899 in Strathalbyn, South Australia [55]
Son of Jacob ALLEN and "Nellie" Eleanor Edith STEVENS [P273] [55]
Married Myra Gertrude HARRIS on 26 June 1926 in Unley, South Australia [55]
Farmer in Andrews, South Australia in 1928 [4: 10-Nov-1928]
In partnership with his brother Will purchased Isaac W. KNIGHT's Homesdale Farm in Winchester in September 1928 [81: 30-Sep-1928]
The farm, situated at the southerly end of the Winchester district, was 1025 acres in size and cost £4.17.6 per acre [3] [4: 10-Nov-1928] [62]
The farm's 1025 acres consisted of Lots M910 and M1438, both portions of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
Left South Australia and moved to the farm in Winchester, Western Australia in 1929 [P273]
Farmer of Homesdale / Mi Blu Aven Farm in Winchester in partnership with his brother William ALLEN 1929 to 1932 [P273]
They were telephone number Winchester-2 [60]
Attended the Euchre Party and Dances held in Winchester on 10 August 1929 and 14 September 1929 [4: 17-Aug-1929, 21-Sep-1929]
Committee Member of Winchester's branch of the Primary Producers' Association in 1930 [4: 11-Oct-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Served on the Carnamah District Road Board representing the Winchester Ward in 1931-32 [P273] [7: page 111]
He returned to South Australia in later 1932 [P273]
Farmer in Clare, South Australia [39: 3-Mar-1944]
He and his brother Will officially dissolved their partnership by mutual consent on 10 October 1944 [39: 3-Mar-1944]
Resided of late in the Adelaide suburb of Croydon West [55]
Father of Margaret [55]
Died 11 August 1958 [55]


From The West Australian newspaper, Friday 3 March 1944:
The Partnerships Act, 1895
"Notice is hereby given that the partnership hitherto subsisting between James Edward Allen of Clare in the State of South Australia Farmer and William Allen of Winchester in the State of Western Australia Farmer who carried on business at Clare and Winchester aforesaid as Farmers under the firm name of “J.E. & W. Allen” was Dissolved by mutual consent as from the 10th day of October one thousand nine hundred and forty. The said James Edward Allen will continue to carry on the business of a farmer of Clare aforesaid and will receive and pay all moneys due to and owing by the Partnership in the said State of South Australia and the said William Allen will continue to carry on the business of a farmer at Winchester and will receive and pay all moneys due and owing by the Partnership in the said State of Western Australia. Dated the twenty ninth day of November one thousand nine hundred and forty three. Signed by the said James Edward Allen in the presence of M. Badger, jun, Adelaide, Jas. E. Allen. 14/2/44. Signed by the said William Allen in the presence of F. Bingham, JP, Coorow, W. Allen 29/11/43. PARKER & PARKER, 21 Howard St, Perth, Solicitors for the parties."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Edward Allen' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 August 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/james-edward-allen [sources]




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