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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

James SIMPSON

Born C.1907 [1]
Son of David and Mary SIMPSON [14]
Departed London, England with his parents on steamship Gothic and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 27 January 1913 [70]
Initially resided with his parents and siblings in Irwin and then in Gunyidi, where his father worked as a railway fettler [4: 17-May-1952] [19]
Resided with his parents in Carnamah 1916-1920, Three Springs 1920-1926, and in Winchester 1926 onwards [6] [5: 21-Apr-1939] [19] [98]
Student at the Carnamah State School in 1919 [97]
Came 2nd in the 12-14 years Boys Running Race at the Peace Day Celebrations in Carnamah on Saturday 19 July 1919 [10: 25-Jul-1919]
Resided with his parents and siblings in a house at Lot 51 on the south side of Petan Street in the Winchester townsite [3] [P217]
Attended and won the Gent's prize at the Bridge Evening held at the Winchester School Hall on Saturday 2 July 1932 [5: 8-Jul-1932]
Spent a holiday of a week staying with ATKINSON Bros at Billeroo, East Winchester in November 1932 [5: 18-Nov-1932]
He was a keen student of nature and studied the life histories of several local birds while staying at Billeroo [5: 18-Nov-1932]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Member of the Winchester Tennis Club in 1933-34 [5: 6-Apr-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Resided with his parents in Winchester until leaving and moving to Waddy Forest[5: 5-Jul-1935]
Farmhand for Angus A. N. MCGILP on Polaris Farm in Waddy Forest [P12]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1935 [5: 24-May-1935]
Fell off the back of a truck while returning from a football match in Dalwallinu on Sunday 30 June 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
He was immediately conveyed to the Dalwallinu Hospital, suffering from lacerations to his head and injuries to his spine [5]
Died 8 July 1935 in Dalwallinu; buried Winchester Cemetery, Carnamah (Row K, Plot 3) [1] [5: 19-Jul-1935]
Father MORINO of Dalwallinu officiated at his funeral, which was undertaken by Henry Parkin & Son of Carnamah [1] [5]


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 5 July 1935:
Accident at Dalwallinu
"Waddy Forest Man in Critical Condition. Whilst returning from a football match at Dalwallinu, on a truck last Sunday, Mr James Simpson, of Waddy Forest, late of Winchester, was thrown from the truck and received lacerations to the head and injuries to the spine. The victim was conveyed to the Dalwallinu Hospital, where his condition was reported to be critical."


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 12 July 1935:
Obituary - The Late Mr. James Simpson
"The death occurred on Monday July 8, at the Dalwallinu Hospital when Mr. James Simpson, of Winchester, passed away. Death was due to injuries received in a fall from a motor truck on Sunday, June 30, when the late Mr. Simpson in the company of a number of other men was returning from a football match at Dalwallinu. Mr. Simpson was unconscious when picked up and was conveyed to the Dalwallinu Hospital where he was reported to be in a critical condition, he succumbed to his injuries without regaining consciousness. The late Mr. Simpson, was 28 years of age and had spent 21 years in the Carnamah district, having been a pupil at the Carnamah School. Of a quiet likeable disposition the deceased was a popular favourite wherever he went. The deceased leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. D. Simpson, of Winchester, three sisters, Mrs. K. Kitson of Coorow, Mrs. Jones of Perth and Vera of Winchester and one brother, Jack, of Winchester, to mourn his sad loss. The deepest sympathy is felt for the relatives in their sad bereavement."


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 19 July 1935:
Bereavement Notice
"Mr. and Mrs. D. Simpson and family, of Winchester, desire to express their sincere thanks to all kind friends and relatives for letters, cards, telegrams, floral tributes, acts of kindness and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. Will all please accept this notifications as a personal expression of gratitude."


From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 19 July 1935:
Late Mr. J. Simpson - Funeral at Winchester - A Large Attendance
"The funeral of the late Mr. James Simpson, of Winchester, who died at the Dalwallinu Hospital on Monday, July 8, from injuries received in a fall from a motor truck, took place on Thursday last in the Winchester Cemetery. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends, and the service was conducted by the Rev. Father Morino, of Dalwallinu. The pall-bearers were - Messrs. G. John, F. Whaite, W. O'Callaghan and Williams Bros. Wreathes and floral tributes were sent by the following:- Mr. and Mrs. L. Ferguson and Valda, Mr. and Mrs. W. O'Callaghan, Mr. and Mrs. E. Chapamn and Enid, Mr. and Mrs. F. Bingham and family, Mrs. P. Simpson of Dongara, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Watson, Arthur and Mavis, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Pethick and family, Mr. and Mrs. Baxter D. Bothe, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Fowler and family, Mr. and Mrs. A. A. McGilp and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderson and family, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Hunt; Mr. and Mrs. Williams, family and Grace, Mr. and Mrs. Bowra, Allan and Mervyn, Dave and Jim Graham, Kirwan, Mr. and Mrs. N. R. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. Cox, Mr. and Mrs. Critch, Pat McElwee, Mr. and Mrs. H. Parkin and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Bothe, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Bothe, Mr. and Mrs. F. Kau, Members of the Latham Football and Latham-Maya Football Club."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'James Simpson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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