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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Lloyd WILLIAMS

Born 1907 in Perth, Western Australia [15]
Son of Michael Davey WILLIAMS and Geraldine MURPHY [15]
Hairdresser in Coorow 1928-1933 [19] [39: 17-Sep-1928]
He was reported to have opened a hairdressing business in Coorow in September 1928 [39: 17-Sep-1928]
In 1928, in addition to seeing clients in Coorow, he also visited Waddy Forest twice a week [39: 17-Sep-1928]
General Agent, Hairdresser and Tobacconist in Coorow in partnership with his brother Gerald as "G. D. & L. Williams" [4: 19-Oct-1929]
They employed local builder Augustus F. L. CROFT to build them premises in Commercial Street, Coorow in 1929 [110]
In 1929 they were agents for Nitrolyte batteries, Nitrolyte for battery charging, Rapson and Firestone tyres, West Cycles Ltd., [4]
     A.J.C. and Velocette motorcycles, Patterson & Co., Atkin W.A. Ltd., B.E.S. sparking plugs, Salvitis Licks, Phonographs Ltd., [4]
     Columbia gramophones, and Columbia and Regal records at city prices [4: 19-Oct-1929]
During the Great Depression he and his brother went bankrupt and their estate was put under the care of a trustee [86: 20-Feb-1932]
     Their trustee was Carnamah accountant John G. HUNTER [86], who absconded with money stolen from his clients [P399]
He was one of 98 people from the Coorow district who signed a petition in 1929 for a local hotel license to be granted [39: 6-Feb-1929]
Married Grace Margaret Mary GRIFFITHS in Perth in 1930 [66]
Member of the Coorow Football Club in 1930 [86: 10-May-1930]
Member of the Coorow-Waddy Football Club in 1932 and was the Club's Secretary in 1933 [5: 5-Aug-1932] [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Exhibited in the Poultry and Vegetable sections of the first Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 8 September 1932 [5]
     Received 1st prize for Beetroot, both 1st and 2nd for Cabbage; and 2nd for a female Rhode Island Red [5: 16-Sep-1932]
A still born child of his was born in Carnamah on 27 November 1932 and buried at the Winchester Cemetery [1]
Began advertising his hairdressing and tobacconist business in The North Midland Times newspaper on 11 August 1933 [5: 11-Aug-1933]
Paid a £1 Vermin Bonus by the Carnamah District Road Board on 8 November 1933 for killing two foxes [300: page 41]
Within his premises also had a billiard saloon including two billiard tables and sold mercery and a variety of fancy goods [5: 18-Aug-1933]
Specialised in ladies hairdressing including waving, singeing, shampooing, manicuring, massages and hair cutting [5: 18-Aug-1933]
After six years in business at Coorow he left in March 1934 and shifted to Perth [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Tenders were called and closed on 29 March 1934 for the selling of his and his brother's assigned estate in Coorow [39: 17-Mar-1934]
     Their assets being sold included their shop, hairdressing and billiard saloon at Lot 47 in the Coorow townsite, billiard tables [39]
     and equipment, a Wizard lighting plant, 2000-gallon tank, barbers' chairs and equipment, 20 jam posts and other trade stock [39]
In July 1934 obtained a clearance to transfer from the Coorow Football Club to the Geraldton Railway A Club [5: 20-Jul-1934]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Lloyd Williams' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 October 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/lloyd-williams [sources]




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