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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Lionel Rupert GRONOW

Born 13 June 1899 in Raywood, Victoria, Australia [16]
Son of George GRONOW and Mary Anna HOCKING [54]
Grew up on his father's farm in Eaglehawk, Victoria and was educated at a school in Raywood, Victoria [P310]
Along with his father, stepmother and brother Charles left Victoria and shifted to Waddy Forest in Western Australia [P310]
On 29 February 1924 he purchased 1206 acres of virgin land in Waddy Forest from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 1206 acres was Lot M1299 of Victoria 2023 and cost £1055/6/1 (17/6 per acre), payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Farmer of Ingleneuk Farm in Waddy Forest [19]
     The farm initially consisted of his 1,206 acre Lot M1299 and his father's 1,377 acre Lot M1295 [27]
     In 1927 the farm was extended by a further 1,050 acres with Lot M1296 in his brother Charles' name [3] [27] [39: 8-Nov-1927]
     The farm was then a total of 3,633 acres consisting of Lots M1295, M1296 and M1299 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
In early February 1929 he and his brother Charles left Coorow for a holiday in South Australia [4: 9-Feb-1929]
Founding Member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 21 March 1930 [96]
Best man at the wedding of his brother Charles Hyde GRONOW and Lydia CLINCH in Moora on 13 March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Vestry Committee Member of the South Section of the Coorow-Three Springs Anglican Parish in 1935 [5: 17-May-1935]
Returned to Waddy Forest from Perth with a new Pontiac car in mid September 1935[5: 27-Sep-1935]
While repairing a windmill at their farm in Waddy Forest he received a severe hit to his elbow from the well windlass [5: 20-Dec-1935]
Following the injury to his elbow he was an inmate of the Dalwallinu District Hospital in Dalwallinu [5: 20-Dec-1935]
He was discharged from the Dalwallinu Hospital and returned home to Waddy Forest on Wednesday 1 January 1936 [5: 10-Jan-1936]
He and Coorow farmer Charles C. BOTHE comprised the Coorow Anglican Church Vestry in 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Attended the dinner in Coorow tendered to the Archbishop of Perth Henry F. LE FANU on Sunday 20 September 1936 [5: 25-Sep-1936]
Committee Member of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1936 and 1937 [5: 13-Mar-1936] [150]
Organiser of a Bridge & Euchre Evening held in aid of the Anglican Church at the Waddy Forest Hall on 18 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Organised another bridge & Euchre Evening in aid of the Anglican Church, but at the Coorow Hotel on 20 May 1937 [5: 14-May-1937]
Member of the Combined North Midlands Anglican Church Vestry - was Secretary in 1937 [5: 4-Jun-1937]
Secretary of the Back to Childhood Ball held at the Coorow Hall on Saturday evening 14 August 1937 [5: 13-Aug-1937]
Sold his 1,206 acres in Waddy Forest to his brother Charles during the 1940-41 financial year [P310]
Married Muriel CLINCH in 1942 [66]
Farm Manager of a property in Koorda and then in about 1956 purchased the CLINCH family farm West End in Moora [P310]
Farmer & Grazier of West End Farm in Moora [19]
Died 13 December 1976 in Moora; buried at the Moora Public Cemetery in Moora, Western Australia (Anglican, Plot 178) [116]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lionel Rupert Gronow' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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