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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Norm" Norman Alexander MCNEILL

Born 17 January 1915 in Northam, Western Australia [16]
Son of Hugh Alexander Ferguson MCNEILL and Barbara SHARP [5: 9-Dec-1932]
Resided with his parents on farmland in Dalwallinu until C.1926 and then on York Valley Farm in Arrino [5: 9-Dec-1932]
Before shifting his family sent him and an Aboriginal in a sulky from Dalwallinu to Arrino, which he recalled as being terrifying [P2]
Student at the Arrino State School, however often stayed at home to help his unwell father on the farm [P2]
Farm Manager and later Farmer of York Valley Farm in Arrino [6] [19]
Member of the Arrino Football Club in 1934 and 1936 [5: 25-May-1934, 26-Jun-1936]
Attended the Three Springs C.W.A. Ball at the Three Springs Hall on the evening of Thursday 22 November 1934 [5: 23-Nov-1934]
Member of the Arrino Cricket Club in 1934-35, 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 8-Mar-1935, 15-Nov-1935, 20-Nov-1936]
Groomsman at the wedding of his sister Annie and David E. WHITEHURST in Three Springs on 29 April 1935 [5: 3-May-1935]
Casket-bearer at the funeral of Arrino resident Mrs Isabella ANGEL at the Three Springs Cemetery on 5 January 1943 [4: 9-Jan-1943]
Married Dorothy Hannah BOWTELL on 2 November 1943 [P240]
Casket-bearer at the funeral of Arrino farmer William H. BURGESS at the Three Springs Cemetery on 28 October 1952 [4: 1-Nov-1952]
Resided in Arrino until at least 1975 [19]
Resided of late at the Geraldton Regional Hospital in Geraldton, where he passed away at the age of 84 years [24]
Died 29 June 1999; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 180) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman Alexander Mcneill' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/norman-alexander-mcneill [sources]




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