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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Joe" Joseph Edgbert BROWN

Born 1871 in Wehla, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of John BROWN and Jessie SIMMONS [15]
Married (1) Josephine KEYS in 1895 in Victoria, Australia [15]
Married (2) Annie PRICE in 1901 in Cue, Western Australia [15]
They lived in Mount Magnet, Cue and conducted wayside hotels on the Murchison stock route [81: 14-Jul-1946]
Hotelkeeper of the Oxford Hotel in Chidlow's Well in 1904 [39: 22-Aug-1904]
Miner in Bulong in 1905 [6]
Publican in Chidlow's Well in 1906 [50]
Ran the Burlington Hotel in Bunbury [81: 14-Jul-1946]
Hotelkeeper in Brunswick in 1910 [50]
Farmer in Perenjori [81: 14-Jul-1946]
Grocer and Storekeeper in Carnamah in 1912 [6] [81: 22-Sep-1912]
     He "started a generals store, with a large and varied assortment of merchandise" [31: 1-May-1912]
     By May it was "astonishing to see the amount of good that go out of his tore each week" and he was erecting larger premises [31]
     Many people left their mail with him an extra penny for it to be posted, as the local post office was a mile out of town [31]
     In less than three weeks people left 118 letters for him to post, which he then to the office at Macpherson's Carnamah House [31]
     He was described as an identify from Brunswick near Melbourne who was "a live man, a sport, and a hustler" [31: 1-May-1912]
     His sons Joseph and Gilbert and a daughter of his attended the Carnamah State School in 1912 [97]
     He went before the Police Court in Three Springs during September 1912 accused of supplying liquor to an Aboriginal man [81]
     The court found him guilty on three charges and fined him £62 or six months imprisonment in default of payment [81: 22-Sep-1912]
In June 1912, while still in Carnamah, he advertised for sale an eight-roomed house on Town Lot 6 in Chidlow's Well [39]
     The block had a "splendid position" with a frontage of 99 feet to two street and was opposite the Chidlow's Well railway station [39]
     He called for tenders for the purchase of the block, which had to be accompanied by a 5 per cent deposit [39: 12-Jun-1912]
Copper Miner in Whim Creek [81: 14-Jul-1946]
Could be the Joseph E. BROWN who was residing in James Street, Perth in 1914[6]
Miner of Jasper Street in Watsonia in 1916 [50]
Worked with shearing and droving teams and then worked in Kendenup and in Pemberton [81: 14-Jul-1946]
Horse-Driver in Pemberton in 1925 [50]
Father of Joseph, Gilbert, Ann, David, William, Edward, George, Jack, Jessie, Ethel, Florrie, Arthur, Robert and Hazel [39: 13-Jul-1946]
Resided in Pemberton until his death [120: 14-Jun-1934]
Died 31 May 1934 [120: 14-Jun-1934]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Joseph Edgbert Brown' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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