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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Mike" Michael John RYAN

Born 1857 in Victoria District, Western Australia [15]
Son of John RYAN and Ellen MURPHY [15]
In 1883 at Wheal May near Northampton, Amy Rose PORTER gave birth to his daughter, who was named Daisy [15]
     Amy married "John" William John JACKSON in Northampton in 1884 and his daughter was raised with her stepfather's surname [15]
He married Bridget Josephine MILLER in 1884 in Northampton [15]
Storekeeper with a Gallon License in Walkaway in 1908 [6] [9: 11-Dec-1908]
Storekeeper in Three Springs 1909-1915 [6]
Grocer and Butcher in Three Springs in 1910 and 1911, and just Grocer 1912-1915 [6]
In 1910 and 1911 his general store in Three Springs ran under the trading name of "Ryan Bros" [9: 14-Jan-1910] [31: 30-Jun-1911]
During 1910 he extended his business premise, by adding on an office storeroom and extending his shop [9: 17-Jun-1910]
Once extended he stocked large amounts of groceries, ironmongery and drapery[9: 17-Jun-1910]
In mid 1911 his emporium store in Three Springs was said to have been stocked from "floor to ceiling" [31: 30-Jun-1911]
Foundation Vice President of the Kadathinni Cricket Club in Three Springs in 1909 [9: 20-Aug-1909]
Foundation Committee Member and Treasurer of the Three Springs Race Club in 1910 and 1911 [9: 23-Dec-1910]
Clerk of Scales at the Three Springs Race Club's Inaugural Race Meeting in Three Springs on Thursday 9 March 1911 [9: 10-Feb-1911]
Member of the committee who had the Agricultural Hall built in Three Springs in 1912 [9: 12-Jul-1912]
     He was also one of 15 guarantors who covered the £300 debt to complete and furnish the new Agricultural Hall [9: 12-Jul-1912]
He, his wife and their children were bid goodbye at a function held in Three Springs on Monday 9 August 1915 [10]
"All the town and his wife and best girl" attended their farewell, which consisted of speeches, dancing and singing [10: 13-Aug-1915]
Along with his wife and children left Three Springs in August 1915 and shifted to Northampton [10: 23-Jul-1915]
Father of Gladys Mary, Ellen Martha Bridget, Leah Iris Mary, Gerald Forest and Kathleen Helena May [15]
Died 1917 in Northampton, Western Australia [15]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Michael John Ryan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 May 2024 from [reference list]

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