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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Charlie" Joseph Charles HUMPHRYS

Born 20 May 1887 in Wokurna, South Australia [55]
Son of Benjamin HUMPHRYS and Charlotte HEATH [55]
Married Clarissa Eleanor BARR on 20 April 1910 at the Church of Christ in Bews, South Australia [55]
Resided in the Yorke Valley district of South Australia for 14 years [235: 17-Jan-1934]
Prior to leaving their home in Maitland he, his wife and their sons Joffre and Ian were given a farewell in January 1934 [235: 17-Jan-1934]
     The large crowd who attended their farewell "bore testimony to their popularity and esteem in the Yorke district" [235]
     He and his wife were presented with a leather suitcase while their sons received a shaving set and silver serviette ring [235]
Moved with his family from Maitland, South Australia to Carnamah, Western Australia in January or February 1934 [5: 16-Feb-1934]
Farm Manager for Mrs Florence G. FRANCIS of a farm on the Caron Road in Carnamah 1934-1937 [P46]
     He named the farm Celojium which he made up using his family's names [P46]
     The farm was 1,401 acres in size and consisted of Lots M1030 and M1031 of Victoria Locations 1935 [3]
The local newspaper reported on 25 May 1934 that there was a parcel for him at the Carnamah Railway Station [5: 25-May-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club in 1935 [5: 5-Jul-1935]
In 1935 the Rev. David H. DYKE conducted periodical Presbyterian services at his home on Celojium Farm [5: 19-Jul-1935, 18-Oct-1935]
"Francis & Humphrys" sold 80 suckers for 15/- and 7 lambs for 13/4 per head at the Midland Market in August 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
In September 1935 he sold 52 suckers for 13/2 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market [5: 13-Sep-1935]
Later in September "Francis & Humphrys" sold another 28 suckers for 12/7 and 45 suckers for 10/6 per head [5: 20 & 27-Sep-1935]
Committee Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1935 and 1936[5: 22-Nov-1935] [58]
Accompanied Winchester farmer William J. PETHICK to Perth on 6 October 1935 to attend the Perth Royal Show [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Sold 74 ewes for 7/1 per head through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market on Tuesday 8 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Mr W. HARFORD of the Cresco Fertiliser Works in Perth and his wife stayed with them in Carnamah in October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
One of twelve who attended the Annual Meeting of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society on 15 November 1935 [5: 22-Nov-1935]
With a plot of Ford wheat came 4th in the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop competition in 1935 [5: 20-Dec-1935]
He and his son Joffre were both independently injured when repairing a windlass during January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the Surprise 21st Birthday for Miss Eileen R. PERRY in Carnamah on Saturday evening 18 July 1936 [5: 24-Jul-1936]
"Francis & Humphrys" sold 144 sheep through Dalgety & Co Ltd at the Midland Market in September and October 1936 [5]
     The 144 sheep consisted of 90 suckers at 10/8, 40 suckers at 9/4 and 14 ewes at 6/10 [5: 2 & 23-Oct-1936]
Attended the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Inaugural Sale of the North Midlands Stud Stockbreeders Association in Carnamah on 18 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
At the sale "Francis & Humphrys" purchased a Merino ram for 8 guineas from William A. T. SARGENT of Wongyarra, Carnamah [5]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
"Francis & Humphrys" sold four bales of wool at 15½d. per pound through Dalgety & Co Ltd at on 26 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Attended the public meeting about the creation of stockyards in Carnamah on Saturday evening 14 November 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
He "took an active interest in public affairs; especially in connection with the agricultural society" in Carnamah [5: 19-Mar-1937]
He and his wife left Carnamah in March 1937 and shifted to a farm at Strawberry in the Mingenew district [5: 19-Mar-1937]
Farmer at Strawberry in the Mingenew district [19]
He was the owner of 5,049 acres of farmland in Strawberry - Victoria Locations 1186, 1849, 2321, 2415, 2710, 3465, 4580, 5697 [44]
His son Joffre managed Celojium Farm in Carnamah until October 1937 [P114]
He returned to Carnamah in October 1937 to carry out the harvest on Celojium Farm [0: image 03703]
Committee Member of the Mingenew District Agricultural Society in 1946 [261]
Section Leader / Steward of the Flower & Plant section at the Mingenew Agricultural Show on Thursday 26 September 1946 [261]
Father of Reo Wallace, Elma Joyce, Joffre Barr and Ian Gilbert [P114]
Died 11 September 1954 in Maitland, South Australia [P114]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Joseph Charles Humphrys' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 9 August 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/joseph-charles-humphrys [reference list]




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