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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Norman SOMERS

Born 1892 in Toodyay, Western Australia [15]
Son of wheelwright Jonathan SOMERS and Catherine THOMAS [15] [50]
Married "Fielda" Chatfielder BROWN in 1921 in Perth [66]
In 1925 he was working as a Traveller and living at 5 Laura Street in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [50]
Along with his wife and children arrived in Carnamah in May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Superintendent of the Shell Oil Company depot in Carnamah 1929-1933 - he was the depot's first superintendent [5] [6] [19]
Saw in the new year of 1930 with the singing of Auld Lang Syne at the Church of England's Dance at the Carnamah Hall [86: 4-Jan-1930]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1932 and 1933 - was Vice President in 1932 [4: 9-Jul-1932] [5: 17-Mar-1933]
Made a donation of 2/9 to the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1932[13]
Served on the School Board of the Carnamah State School  in 1933 [5: 17-Mar-1933]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club - was Vice President in 1933 [5: 2-Jun-1933] [72]
Represented the Carnamah Football Club at meetings of the North Midlands Football Association in 1933 [5: 21-Jul-1933]
In mid 1933 he received notification that he had been transferred to Moora [5: 30-Jun-1933]
     James K. FORRESTER and John BOWMAN of Carnamah started a petition requesting he not be transferred [5]
     A large number of residents of the Carnamah district signed the petition which was sent to the Shell Oil Company  [5]
The petition was unsuccessful and he left Carnamah and shifted to Moora on Friday 30 June 1933 [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Himself and his wife expressed their regret at leaving Carnamah [5: 30-Jun-1933]
Returned to Carnamah on Saturday 15 July 1933 to attend a Valedictory Social at which Carnamah bid them farewell [5: 7-Jul-1933]
Himself and his wife had been very popular during their sojourn in Carnamah and a large number of people attended their farewell [5]
At their farewell speeches were made among dancing and they were presented with a very fine cutlery set [5: 21-Jul-1933]
Superintendent of the Shell Oil Company depot in Moora from 1933 until at least 1936 [5: 30-Jun-1933] [50]
Himself and his wife resided in Gardiner Street, Moora [50]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Nedlands [2]
Father of Thomas, Betty and Max [4: 12-Dec-1931, 4-Mar-1933]
Died 2 February 1968; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, Lawn 2, 215) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman Somers' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 23 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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