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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

"Percy" Percival Newton STRAHAN

Born 29 August 1901 in Walkaway, Western Australia [16]
Son of James STRAHAN and Mary Ann BISHOP; stepson of George COUSINS [15]
Following the death of his father and later stepfather resided with his mother in Walkaway and then on farmland in Arrino [P2]
Labourer in Arrino 1924-1934, Farmer in Arrino 1935-1944, and Labourer in Arrino 1945-1948 [6] [19]
Believed to have farmed his mother's property in Arrino [P2]
Tractor Driver for Arthur G. Y. SAUNDERS on York Park Farm in Arrino in the early 1940s [P2]
Later worked as a Bin Attendant for Co-operative Bulk Handling at the wheat bins in Arrino [P2]
Married Olive Winifred WILTON of Irwin [P2] in 1955 [66]
Farmhand in Three Springs from 1949 until at least 1975 [19]
Passed away at the age of 79 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [24]
Father of Judith, Leslie, James and Charles [P2]
Died 13 November 1980; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 174) [24]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Percival Newton Strahan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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