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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Ned" / "Ken" Kenneth Michael STOKES

Born 29 August 1921 in Geraldton, Western Australia [16]
Son of "Nick" Edward Nicholas STOKES and Alice Catherine FITZGERALD [161]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Dudawa, East Arrino [19]
Baptised by Rev. Father Mark L. HART at Saint Paul's Roman Catholic Church in Three Springs on 19 November 1922 [91]
At his baptism his sponsors / appointed Godparents were William FITZGERALD and Lena FITZGERALD [91]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 19-Apr-1935]
Represented Dudawa in a cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club in Arrino on Saturday 16 February 1935 [5: 22-Feb-1935]
Member of the Arrino Tennis Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 20-Dec-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Represented the Arrino Tennis Club in their lost cricket match against the Arrino Cricket Club on 13 December 1936 [5: 18-Dec-1936]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1937 [5: 25-Jul-1937]
Private W20370 in the Australian Army's 17 Works Company during the Second World War [16]
Married Mabel Agnes O'BRIEN on 30 September 1947 [161]
Farmer in Dudawa, East Arrino 1947-1953 [6] [19]
After selling his farm in Arrino he later purchased and ran the General Store and Post Office in Yandanooka [P117]
Father of Pamela, Gregory, Bevan, Veronica and Peter [161]
Died 4 March 1967 in Yandanooka; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Roman Catholic, Plot 56) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Kenneth Michael Stokes' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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