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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Louis ALEXANDER

Born 10 June 1894 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England [16]
Son of grocers porter Robert Edward ALEXANDER and Hannah Maria ACKROYD [20] [21]
He was living with his parents and brothers Harold and Edgar at 109 Belgrave Place, Lumb Lane in Bradford, Yorkshire in 1901 [20]
In 1911 he was working as a Tax Collector Clerk and was living with his parents and two brothers at 33 Lumb Lane in Bradford [20]
Married Hilda HOYLE in 1921 in Yorkshire, England [21]
On 12 August 1927 purchased 1000 acres of virgin land in Carnamah, Western Australia from the Midland Railway Company [27]
The 1,000 acres was Lot M1739 of Victoria Location 2022 and came at a cost of £400, payable by instalments over 15 years [27]
Departed Tilbury, England with wife and sons on the Baradine and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 10 October 1927 [63]
Farmer in Carnamah 1928-1932 [19]
His 1,000 acre farm was situated on the east side of the Carnamah-Perenjori Road[62]
He appears to have resided in Carnamah with his wife Hilda and their children from 1928 to 1932 [19]
Their address in Carnamah was initially care of his wife's brother-in-law Smith Ewart JACKSON [34]
In 1929 had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
The Midland Railway Company rescinded the sale on his farm on 20 July 1936, and days later sold it to Mrs Lola MILLARD [27] [34]
Known to have later resided in the Perth suburbs of Nedlands and Safety Bay [2] [16]
Father of Ernest and Kenneth [16] [63]
Died 17 August 1959; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, N, 122) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Louis Alexander' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 September 2021 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/louis-alexander [sources]




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