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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Scott" Linley Scott WYLIE

Born 15 July 1876 in Clare, South Australia [55]
Son of John Bartley WYLIE and Susannah Jessie HALLIDAY [55]
Married his first cousin Daisie May TUCKER in 1907 [55] [66]
Farmer in Wagin 1909-1911 [6]
Land & Commission Agent as part of the firm "Ryan & Wylie" in Massingham Street, Kellerberrin in 1913 and 1914 [6]
Estate Agent and Tobacconist in Kellerberrin 1915-1923 [6] [50]
Purchased the General Store at 2 Macpherson Street in the Carnamah townsite from the DAVIESON family [51]
He had shifted to Carnamah by February of 1924 [81: 3-Feb-1924]
General Storekeeper and Commission Agent in Carnamah 1924-1927 [6] [4: 25-Sep-1926] [60]
     He was the Carnamah district distributor of Chevrolet cars & trucks, Oakland cars and GMC trucks [4: 25-Sep-1926]
     In January 1925 sold 26 new cars, mainly Chevrolet, to people within the Carnamah Road Board district [9: 22-Jan-1926]
     Acted as an undertaker for the burial of 20 day old June THOMAS at the Three Springs General Cemetery in 1925 [24]
     His elder brother Raymond R. WYLIE arrived in Carnamah in 1926 and they then ran the business in Carnamah together [P270]
     In 1926 was an agent for the Union Insurance Society, Dalgety & Co, Gordon Motorcycle Co, [4: 25-Sep-1926]
     Massey Harris (farming machinery), Bunning Bros (timber, houses etc) and  National Mutual Life Assurance [4: 25-Sep-1926]
     His store was known as "Wylie's Store" and was telephone number Carnamah-4 [4: 21-May-1927] [60]
     From 1925-26 to 1927-28 had a Chevrolet car or truck licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with plate CA-29 [325]
     Resided in a house near his general store in Carnamah until selling the store to Eva COWDEROY [P6]
In May 1927 sold the general store and its premises at 2 Macpherson Street, Carnamah to Mrs Eva COWDEROY [4: 21-May-1927]
     Following the sale of the general store he remained in Carnamah as a Commission Agent [6] [P9]
     In May 1927 employed the services of Eric J. CLARKE of Guildford to build a showroom and garage in Carnamah [4: 28-May-1927]
     His new showroom and garage were built on the north east corner of Boojerabba and Macpherson Streets [3] [4: 25-Jun-1927]
     He then resided within his premises at 17 Macpherson Street, on the north east corner of Boojerabba and Macpherson Streets [P6]
     From the same premises he sold items and ran his agency business and sold items [3] [P135]
     His new premises were telephone number Carnamah-29 [60]
     In 1927 was a dealer for the General Motor Corporation (Chevrolet cars and trucks, Oldsmobile cars and Buick cars) [4: 7-May-1927]
     He was the local dealer for the entire Carnamah Road Board district which extended from Marchagee to Three Springs [4: 7-May-1927]
     Often had a new demonstration car at his Carnamah showroom [4: 17-Mar-1928]
     He had an Oldsmobile car in 1927-28, which was licensed with the Carnamah District Road Board with numberplate CA-232 [325]
In September 1928 took over from C. E. Iram THOMPSON the G.M.C. Service Station in Carnamah [4: 1-Sep-1928, 29-Sep-1928]
     He initially had the G.M.C. Service Station run by its previous proprietor Charles E. I. THOMPSON [4: 1-Jun-1929]
     In 1929 his service station was known as "Scott Wylie's Garage and Authorised General Motors Service Station" [4: 28-Sep-1929]
     Employed a mechanic to run his garage which did repairs to all makes of cars [4: 28-Sep-1929]
General Motors Dealer and seller of Buick and Chevrolet cars and trucks in Carnamah in 1929 and 1930 [4: 5-Oct-1929, 30-Aug-1930]
     In 1929 also sold used cars, his advertisements using the phrase "many models, many makes, many prices" [4: 23-Nov-1929]
     As the local dealer for General Motors sold various models of Chevrolet cars for between £205 and £315 each in 1929 [4: 16-Feb-1929]
As a part of his business he established one of the two first oil depots in Carnamah in 1928 [4: 22-Sep-1928]
    In 1928 became a small and large quantity supplier of Black Cross and Pennant kerosene, RCD oil and Shell petrol and oil [4]
Conducted a trade exhibit of his business at the Carnamah Show in Centenary Park on 19 September 1929 [4: 28-Sep-1929]
     Among the items on display in his trade exhibit were a new sports model Master Buick car and a 30 cwt Chevrolet truck [4]
     Also conducted a trade exhibit of his business at the Three Springs Agricultural Society's Show on 30 September 1929 [4: 5-Oct-1929]
Through his business he sold Irwin R. COUSINS' farm in Winchester to Howard H. CHAPPEL in October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Vice President of the Picnic Race Meeting held in Three Springs on Saint Patrick's Day Tuesday 17 March 1925 [124]
Along with his wife and children spent Christmas at Dongara Beach in 1927 [4: 7-Jan-1928]
From 1927 to 1930 had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
During that period he appears to have been one of Henry Parkin & Sons best customers [53]
In March 1928 was a passenger in his Chev car driving back to Carnamah from Three Springs when the car struck a small tree [4]
     The car swerved off the road and into a clump of York Gums and he was thrown into the windscreen [4: 17-Mar-1928]
     He received a bad cut to the lip which necessitated seven stitches from Dr M. A. MAYRHOFER of Three Springs [4: 17-Mar-1928]
     The driver of the car, insurance agent Mr MCKENZIE, was severely bruised but also escaped serious injury [4: 17-Mar-1928]
     The car was towed to Carnamah by Thomas H. PARKIN who expressed the opinion it was damaged beyond repair [4: 17-Mar-1928]
Made a donation to the Carnamah Football Club to aid them in raising funds to send a team to Geraldton in 1928 [4: 22-Sep-1928]
In 1929 he purchased through his own agency a new Chevrolet four door sedan car for his own use [4: 9-Nov-1929]
Following the death from leukaemia of their son Normie in August 1929 his wife no longer wanted to live in Carnamah [P211]
By mid 1932 they had left Carnamah and were living in Donnybrook [3]
     He sold his shop/house and garage at 17 Macpherson Street in Carnamah to Robert MACKIE [3] [5: 22-Jul-1932]
     His former home and agency premises in Carnamah had by this time been "vacant for some time" [12: 23-Jun-1932]
     His home and agency was converted into a general store and leased to Stanley L. HIDDEN [12: 23-Jun-1932]
Prospector at Spargoville via Coolgardie in 1936 [50]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of East Cannington [2]
Father of Bob, Laurie and Normie [P135]
Died 31 May 1955; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Wesleyan, IC, 396) [2]

From The Irwin Index newspaper, Saturday 31 August 1929:
Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Wylie, of Carnamah, desire to tender their sincere thanks to all relatives and friends for letters, telegrams, cards, personal expressions of sympathy and floral tributes received in their recent sad bereavement through the death of their beloved son , Normie, aged 10½ years."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Linley Scott Wylie' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 July 2024 from [reference list]

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