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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John George RUSSELL

Born C.1873 [332]
Son of James RUSSELL and Mary Ann O'GRADY [332]
Married Frances Teresa LOOKE in Dongara [15] on 26 October 1905 [332]
Contractor in Mingenew 1909-1913 [50]
Contractor in Carnamah in 1916 and 1917 [6] [34]
Cleared and made ready for the plough 193 acres in Carnamah for the Midland Railway Company for £265/7/6 (27/6 per acre) [34]
He was bitten by a snake on Thursday 9 March 1916 while stacking hay on Lot M944 in Carnamah [9: 17-Mar-1916] [34]
After being bitten he drove 2½ miles home to receive first aid but made no progress so was taken to the hospital in Moora [9: 17-Mar-1916]
Within a week he had returned home to Carnamah and was reported to have been "getting on well" [9: 17-Mar-1916]
The Midland Railway Company paid him £2/5/- for labour during harvesting on Lot M944 in Carnamah in early 1916 [34]
In March 1917 he was working for Carnamah farmer and contractor John BOWMAN [92]
Cashed a cheque for £5 wages from John BOWMAN at "The Supply Stores" in Yarra Street, Carnamah in March 1917 [92]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John George Russell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-george-russell [reference list]




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