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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

James Kiltey ASH

Born C.1872 [2]
Son of William J. ASH and Ellen KILTEY [39: 18-Oct-1950] [120: 25-Mar-1920]
His father worked for the druggist firm Elliot Bros in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia [120: 25-Mar-1920]
Married Matilda WALKER in Queensland in 1894 [74]
He and his wife initially resided in Queensland, where their daughters Rhoda Helen and Gertrude Minnie Storrie were both born [74]
By 1900, when their son Gerald Arthur Walker was born, they had shifted to Western Australia [15]
He was working as a Contractor in 1903 and 1906 [50]
Resided in the Perth suburb of Guildford - on Hubert Street in 1903 and on Stephen Street in 1906 [50]
Carpenter in Carnamah in 1930 [4: 7-Jun-1930]
In 1930 he was living in the garage of a house rented by Robert F. BICKERDIKE in Caron Street, Carnamah [4: 31-May-1930]
On the morning of Monday 16 May 1930 the laundry, garage and a portion of the house was destroyed by fire [4]
The fire was believed to have started from the copper in the laundry, which adjoined the garage in which he lived [4]
The house was saved by a willing band of helpers however the garage was already lost by the time help had arrived [4]
He lost the entire of his household and personal effects and all of his carpentry tools in the fire [4: 7-Jun-1930]
A number of Carnamah citizens arranged a Benefit Concert which raised £11/9/- to buy him new tools [4: 7-Jun-1930]
He placed a thank you notice in The Irwin Index newspaper thanking all of the patrons of the Benefit Concert [4: 7-Jun-1930]
In the notice he especially thanks George F. BROWN, Neil M. GRAHAM, Geoffrey K. RYDER and Normal W. REYNOLDS [4]
In 1935 his wife Matilda was living at 254 Saint George's Terrace in Perth and he was living in Moora [39: 14-Aug-1935]
Carpenter in Koojan 1943-1949 [50]
Later resided at the Home of Peace in the Perth suburb of Subiaco [2]
Father of Rhoda, Gertrude and Gerald [39: 18-Oct-1950]
Died 15 October 1950; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Presbyterian, HA, 299) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Kiltey Ash' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/james-kiltey-ash [sources]




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