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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John GLYNN

Born C.1864 [2]
Married Mary BREW in 1899 in Guildford [15]
Railway Stationmaster in Muchea until being transferred to Three Springs in 1915 [6] [10: 23-Jul-1915]
Along with his wife and children shifted to Three Springs in early August 1915 [10: 6-Aug-1915]
Railway Stationmaster in Three Springs for some of August 1915 [10: 23-Jul-1915]
In late August 1915 he was an inmate of the Moora Hospital in Moora receiving treatment for a severe attack of gastritis [10: 27-Aug-1915]
He had been moved to the Perth Hospital by early September 1915, where it was reported he was "lying dangerously ill" [129: 3-Sep-1915]
Father of Dorothy, Kathleen, Veronica and Eileen [390: 18-Sep-1915]
Died 14 September 1915; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, EC, 189B) [2] [10: 21-Sep-1915]


From The W.A. Record newspaper, Saturday 18 September 1915:
Three Springs
"General regret was expressed here on Tuesday when the sad news of the death of our new and popular stationmaster, Mr John Glynn, arrived here from Perth, and widespread sympathy has been expressed for Mrs Glynn and four daughters in the bereavement. Deceased, was frequently visited by the Cathedral priests in his last illness, was born of Irish parents in Parramatta, N.S.W., 51 years ago, had been in this State 20 years. In Parkerville, Boyanup, Midland, Laverton and Muchea he gained the esteem of the people as a capable and conscientious railway officer, and was the recipient of many valuable tokens of public confidence and respect, including a watch and chain from the citizens of Midland after a residence of yen years in that suburb. His brother is stationmaster at Hornsby, N.S.W., and his three sisters, Mrs James, Mrs T. O'Donnell, and Mrs T. Davis, reside in Sydney. Another brother, who was postmaster at Goulburn, died last year. A Requiem Mass was celebrated by Father Lunch at Maylands on Wednesday morning, at which Mrs Glynn and family were present. Father P. Masterson, of Cottesloe, officiated at the funeral in Karrakatta, at which there was a large attendance. The chief mourners were Mrs M. Glynn (widow), Misses Dorothy, Kathleen, Veronica, and Eileen Glynn (daughters), Mrs R. Beaumont (cousin). The pall-bearers were Messrs G. W. Stead, (general manager Midland Railway), A. Jamieson (Mayor of Midland Junction), H. D. Gibbs (chief account Midland Railway), J. Thomas (goods agent), and Mr W. Yeo (relief officer Midland Railway), R. Beaumont (Maylands). Messrs J. Ellis, V. Rodda, W. Elsegood, W. Montague, J. T. Davies, W. Fitzgerald, W. Talbot, J. Kennedy (representing Muchea gang), W. Rann, R. Dewar, J. G. Grenville, A. J. Culligan, J. Henderson, A. McGavin, W. Truscott, E. Elliott, H. Marshall, S. Myles, E. Wiseby, A. Beer, A. Ford, F. Wooller, W. Hess, Miss Horan and Mrs Jamieson were among those present. Numerous wreaths were received, including one very handsome wreath from the Midland Railway Officers' Association, also letters and telegrams of sympathy were received. R.I.P."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Glynn' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 8 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-glynn [reference list]




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