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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Leo Malachy SEWARD

Born 1885 in Rochester, Victoria, Australia [15]
Son of Stephen SEWARD and Mary Ellen KELLEHER [15]
Farmer of York Park Farm in Arrino, Western Australia 1914-1919 [6] [19]
In 1914, their first season in Arrino, "Seward Bros" planted 350 acres of crop on their farm [10: 19-Jun-1914]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1914 [9: 26-Jun-1914]
Won Throwing the Hammer and the High Jump at the Annual Sports Meeting in Arrino on Easter Monday 1 April 1915 [10: 9-Apr-1915]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1915 [10: 14-May-1915]
Officially opened the annual fete known as the "Three Springs Day" at Three Springs on Monday 16 September 1915 [10: 24-Sep-1915]
Member of the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1916 and 1917, and Vice President in 1918 [124]
On a visit to Victoria, Australia in 1916 he purchased a Jelbart 8-horsepower tractor [34]
He gave a demonstration of his new tractor at Mr EVANS farm in Moora on Friday 6 October 1916 [34]
Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a resident doctor at Three Springs [34]
Steward of the horse races at the Saint Patrick's Day Sports Meetings in Three Springs on 17 March 1917 and 16 March 1918 [124]
Returned to Arrino by train on 27 July 1917, after being held up in Geraldton owing to floods and rail washaways [10: 3-Aug-1917]
Member of the Upper Irwin Road Board until resigning to the regret of the board in March 1919 [9: 28-Mar-1919]
Later resided in Pingelly [2]
Visitor at the football match between Arrino and Three Springs in Arrino on Sunday 8 July 1923 [9: 13-Jul-1923]
Died 1 April 1941; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, Lawn 3, 118) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Leo Malachy Seward' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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