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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

John MAHER

Born C.1860 [29]
Married Emily MAGGS in New Norcia in 1882 [15]
He worked for the Midland Railway Company, who operated a privately owned railway from Midland Junction to Walkaway [50]
Railway Employee in Watheroo in 1903 [50]
Railway Fettler in Winchester in 1908 and 1909 [19]
The Mingenew Police Court fined him £1 and costs on the charge of disorderly conduct on 2 January 1909 [9: 22-Jan-1909]
Railway Fettler / Line Repairer in Three Springs 1910-1912 [6] [50]
Played for the losing married men in a Married verses Single cricket match held in Three Springs on 4 February 1912 [9: 1-Mar-1912]
He could be the "John Henry Maher" who was Night Railway Stationmaster in Watheroo in 1913 [50]
When his son John enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in 1915 he was living in Walkaway [30: item 821178]
Railway Fettler in Walkaway in 1916 and in Mingenew in 1917 [9: 25-May-1917] [50]
Railway Fettler in Three Springs 1922-1928 [19]
Father of Lizzie, Henry and Georgina [15]
Died 3 January 1928; buried at the Geraldton Cemetery in Geraldton, Western Australia (which is now Apex Pioneer Memorial Park) [29]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'John Maher' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 3 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/john-maher [reference list]




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