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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John BICKERS

Born 31 January 1885 in Hackney, South Australia [55]
Son of Tom John BICKERS and Alma TAPLEY [55]
Farmer of Opawa Farm in Mingenew, Western Australia 1913-1919 [6] [50]
He appears to have leased Opawa Farm in Mingenew from its owner Edward J. KERR [61]
Married Ruby Eileen WILLIAMS in Perth on 5 August 1914 [39: 6-Aug-1954] [66]
Farm Manager of Lockier Farm in Mingenew in 1920 [19]
Farmer of Boronga Farm in Caron, South Perenjori 1921-1943 [19] [39: 20-Mar-1943, 6-Jan-1951] [50]
     His farm consisted of or included Victoria Location 3894 [61]
     Committee Member of the Caron Parents & Citizens Association in 1929 [39: 29-Oct-1929]
     In October 1929 he purchased a new Doge one-ton truck which was "fitted with a well-type body" [81: 20-Oct-1929]
     Member of the Perenjori branch of the Wheatgrowers Union 1935-1937, and President in 1938 [5: 15-Nov-1935, 16-Apr-1937] [39: 15-Jan-1938]
     Won 1st prizes for male and female White Leghorns in the Poultry section of the Perenjori Agricultural Show in 1933 [120: 12-Oct-1933]
     Attended the Zone Meeting of the North Midlands Wheatgrowers Union in Perenjori on Sunday 3 November 1935 [5: 15-Nov-1935]
     Member of the Five Gums Tennis Club in 1935-36 [5: 20-Dec-1935, 20-Mar-1936]
     Member of the Caron Football Club - was Vice President in 1936 [39: 17-Apr-1936]
     Member of the North Midlands Zone Council of the Wheatgrowers Union in 1937 [5: 8-Jan-1937]
     Delegate representing the Caron Football Club at meetings of the Morawa-Perenjori Football Association in 1937 [39: 23-Apr-1937]
     Attended the official opening, blessing and luncheon of the new Catholic Church in Perenjori on 5 December 1937 [39: 11-Dec-1937]
     Elected to the Perenjori District Road Board representing the Caron Ward at on election on 18 April 1936 [39: 24-Apr-1936]
     He represented the Perenjori District Road Board at a meeting of the Bunjil Progress Association on 2 July 1938 [39: 7-Jul-1938]
     Member of the Caron Cricket Club - was President in 1938-39 [39: 7-Oct-1938]
Left Caron and shifted to Meekatharra during the year 1943 [39: 20-Mar-1943] [81:19-Dec-1943]
Prospector in Meekatharra, but by 1949 was a pensioner in East Pingelly [50]
Resided in the Perth hills suburb of Kalamunda in 1950 [39: 17-Oct-1950]
In August 1954 he and his wife celebrated their Ruby (40th) wedding anniversary [39: 6-Aug-1954]
Resided in Yealering in 1954 and 1955 [2] [39: 6-Aug-1954]
Father of "Tom" Joseph Thomas, "Marie" Agnes Marie, "Jack" John, Alice, "Jim" James Francis and Irma Joy [P431]
Died 12 March 1955; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Anglican, ZM, 602) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Bickers' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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