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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Jack" John King Adam ALLAN

Born 10 April 1907 in Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland [16]
Married Jean Gover McCUBBING in 1932 in the Wellington district of Western Australia [66]
General Storekeeper and Commission Agent in Arrino 1935- [120: 15-Oct-1936] [19]
In addition to the usual store lines also sold men's working clothes, haberdashery, stockings, hankies, materials, pins and needles [144]
Recharged batteries and sold meat, which was cut up for sale by his employees Emma T. TURNER and Dulcie M. MUTTER [144]
Sugar, four, bran, pollard, cheese, butter and vinegar all came in bulk in either large bags or big tins [144]
Such items were weighed and measured for sale, and vinegar placed in old bottles after they had been washed and labelled [144]
Agent for Atkins (W.A.) Ltd, Western Australian Insurance Company and Goldsbrough Mort & Co Ltd [120]
Seller of farm implements, could obtain parts for cars and trucks; and stocked Vacuum, Shell and Neptune petrol and oil [120]
He was also the local acquiring agent for wheat buyers John Darling & Son [120]
Initially ran the General Store from its existing premises with attached living quarters [P2]
After a few years employed Dongara builder Alex LETCH to build a new shop and house to the side out of cement bricks [P2]
Gained permission from the Three Springs Road Board to build the new shop on Lot 61 of the Arrino townsite in July 1936 [5: 10-Jul-1936]
In addition to running the store also ran a mail and grocery run to the Bellaranga area once a week [P2]
In October 1935 signed a petition in support of the Three Springs Road Board constructing new tennis courts in Arrino [5: 1-Nov-1935]
Committee Member of the Three Springs Agricultural Society in 1936 [5: 1-May-1936]
Entries for the Novelty Limerick in aid of the North Midlands Popular Girl Competition in 1937 could be left at his store [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino resident Robert Walter CONNOLLY at the Three Springs Cemetery on 25 July 1938 [4: 30-Jul-1938]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs Ellen DEE of Arrino at the Three Springs Cemetery on 16 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Later sold his General Store in Arrino to Donald COVERLEY and purchased a farm in Dudawa, East Arrino [P2]
Farmer in Dudawa, East Arrino [P2]
Gave a elocutionary number at the Valedictory Dance for Ray and Molly SHAW in Three Springs on 13 March 1941 [4: 22-Mar-1941]
Lieutenant W72051 in Arrino's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Isabella ANGEL at the Three Springs Cemetery on 5 January 1943 [4: 9-Jan-1943]
During their time in Arrino he suffered badly with sinus and hay fever [P2]
Not long after the death from leukemia of their son Bruce, which really shattered them, they sold their farm and left the district [P2]
Years later their son Anthony purchased a farm west of Arrino and they visited him relatively regularly [P2]
Father of Bruce, Barbara, Rosemary and Anthony [P2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John King Adam Allan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-king-adam-allan [reference list]




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