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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Bill" Norman William SAGGERS

Born 13 March 1903 in Geraldton, Western Australia [P376]
Son of Norman SAGGERS and Edith Jane POWELL [15]
Butcher in Geraldton in 1923 [6]
Butcher in Katanning and then Mingenew in 1925 and 1926 [50] [60]
He had the telephone connected to his business or home in 1926 - was telephone number Mingenew-25 [60]
Butcher in Three Springs in 1926 and 1927 [6] [4: 11-Jun-1927] [60]
During his time in Three Springs he was telephone number Three Springs-11 [60]
In 1927-28 he owned a Ford car, van or truck registered with the Carnamah District Road Board with license plate CA-97 [325]
He'd wait for the train to arrive at Three Springs at 3 a.m., sleeping on an old bed beside his butcher's shop [P492]
When the train arrived he'd walk over to meet it and then carry big lumps of beef from the train back to his shop [P492]
His butchering business in Three Springs was taken over by his brother Arnold E. SAGGERS in late June 1927 [4: 11-Jun-1927]
Butcher in Mingenew in partnership with his father in 1929 and 1930 [4: 8-Feb-1930]
He was among the 400 people who attended the Matrons and Benedicts Ball held in Three Springs on 31 August 1928 [4: 8-Sep-1928]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Prize donor for the Mingenew Younger Set's Fancy Dress Ball held in Mingenew on Thursday 10 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
In February 1930 sold his share of the butchering business in Mingenew to his brother-in-law Horace E. THOMAS [4: 8-Feb-1930]
Left the Mingenew district in February 1930 after purchasing a business in Toodyay [4: 8-Feb-1930]
In 1932 he was a butcher in Northam as a partner in the firm Saggers & Thompson [39: 9-Sep-1932]
Married Ethel May TURNER in Perth in 1933 [66]
Worked as a butcher in Perth for many years [50] and was said to have been a good and very neat butcher [P492]
Resided at 68 Manchester Street in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park in 1937 and 1938 [50] [84]
Later resided at 37 Collins Street in South Perth and then at 98 Mathieson Road in the Perth suburb of Belmont [50]
Lived at 698 Canning Highway in the Perth suburb of Applecross and later at 72 Manchester Street in Victoria Park [50]
He later worked helping his youngest son, who was a butcher in the Perth suburb of Fremantle
His daughter-in-law described him as "a lovely man, tall, decent, honest, faithful loyal and loved a drink" [P492]
Resided in retirement in the Perth suburb of Bentley - at 11 Graham Crescent and later at the Richard Cleaver Lodge [50]
Father of Brian, Raymond [84] and Rodney [39: 18-Dec-1946]
Died 31 August 1997; buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn, R, 629) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Norman William Saggers' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 May 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/norman-william-saggers [sources]




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