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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jack" John Alexander GRANT

Born 1896 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of John GRANT and Mary Ann Owens OLIVER [54]
Arrived in Perenjori, Western Australia as a teenager in 1915 [506: 2-Sep-1954]
Farmhand in Carnamah, Western Australia 1917-1920 [19] [50]
Manager of Gerard A. NEWMAN's Dalveen Farm near Prowaka Siding in Carnamah during a portion of the 1920s [P10]
     While on Dalveen Farm he had the registered horse and cattle firebrand of 8GV [486]
Carpenter, Builder and Contractor in Carnamah 1920-1928 [6] [9: 5-Mar-1920, 26-Nov-1920, 7-Nov-1924]
     In addition to managing the farm he also, with the help of his brother Robert, built houses around Carnamah [P10]
     He and Henry PARKIN dismantled and re-erected a house in Carnamah from Lot M952 to Victoria Location 7180 in 1920 [P300]
     In September 1920 built a new and modern shearing shed on Arthur G. DARLING's Inering Farm in Carnamah [10: 24-Sep-1920]
     It was reported that "The work put into the shed by Mr J Grant must indeed speak well for his efficiency as a tradesman" [10]
     Advertised in The Midlands Advertiser in 1920 and 1921 - "Plans, Quotes and Estimates Given for Houses" [9: 5-Mar-1920]
     In 1920 and 1921 his carpentry and building business was based at Yarra Street in the Carnamah townsite [9: 5-Mar-1920, 11-Feb-1921]
Married Olive May PARKIN on 5 April 1921 at the Carnamah Hall at 9 Macpherson Street, Carnamah [9: 1-Apr-1921]
     Following their marriage they were living on Gerard A. NEWMAN's Dalveen Farm in Carnamah in 1921 [50]
On 27 July 1920 purchased from the Midland Railway Company two vacant blocks in the Carnamah townsite for £30 [27]
     The two blocks were 9 and 11 Caron Street, Carnamah (Lots 36 and 35 of Victoria Location 1936) [27]
     Kept his two vacant blocks in the Carnamah townsite until 1935-36 when he sold them to his brother-in-law Thomas H. PARKIN [3]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
In 1924 he was the Local Agent for Paterson and Co Ltd and the Guardian Assurance Company [9: 7-Nov-1924]
He could be the 'J. Grant' who attended the Carnamah Race Club's Picnic Race Meeting on 25 September 1924 [86: 27-Sep-1924]
    If so, he came 2nd in the Second Hack Race riding his horse Belladonna and also jockeyed Moidore for Thomas BONHAM [86]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1927 [53]
Farmer at Markham's Well in Perenjori in 1927 [80: 13-Nov-1928]
     By February 1927 he had purchased farmland in Perenjori previously owned by the late Herbert C. MARKHAM [9: 11-Feb-1927]
     He had both a registered cattle earmark and a registered horse and cattle brand for use at Markham's Well in 1927 [80: 13-Nov-1928]
Farmer of Woodlyn Farm in Perenjori from 1928 [19] [39: 10-Nov-1928]
     In 1929 there was a ten year old 33-foot trough made of salmon gum trunk on his farm with a capacity of 500 gallons [120: 7-Feb-1929]
     By 1936 he was the owner of farmland - the 4,766 acre Lot M1257 of Victoria Location 2021 in Perenjori [61]
Member of the Perenjori & District Agricultural Society - was President in 1938 and 1954 [120: 13-Oct-1938] [506: 2-Sep-1954]
Patron of the Perenjori Football Club in 1940 [468: 5-Apr-1940]
Served as a member and as chairman of the Perenjori Road Board [506: 2-Sep-1954]
Resided in Perenjori until his death in 1974 [2]
Father of Yvonne [39: 11-Apr-1932]
Died 27 December 1974; ashes interred at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth (EC Section, Garden of Remembrance, 2, 97) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Alexander Grant' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 June 2022 from [reference list]

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