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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Reuben James BLAKISTON

Born 1890 in Upper Swan, Western Australia [15]
Son of Frederick BLAKISTON and Jane WALDOCK [15]
Married Lily Jane BUNTER in 1919 [66]
Labourer in Yandanooka in 1921 [19]
Station Manager in Yandanooka 1922-1936 [19] [50] [61]
He was one of 133 who signed a petition in 1927 requesting the granting of a Publican's License for Yandanooka [39: 12-Jan-1927]
In 1927-28 he had a Ford car or truck registered with the Mingenew Road Board with licence plate MI-14 [86: 8-Oct-1927] [325]
Passed away at the age of 45 years at the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs [5: 19-Jun-1936] [24]
Father of Keith, Joyce, Christina and Fred [39: 18-Jun-1936]
Died 15 June 1936; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Anglican, Plot 28) [24]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 19 June 1936:
Obituary - The late Mr. R. J. Blakiston
"The death occurred at the Three Springs hospital at 1 p.m. on Monday, June 15 when Mr R. J. Blakiston, of Yandanooka, passed away. Deceased had suffered indifferent health for the past 18 months and had been an inmate of the hospital for about four weeks before his demise. The late Mr Blakiston was about 45 years of age, and had lived a number of years at Yandanooka where he managed the property of Mr Grant of Geraldton. The deceased leaves a wife and four children to mourn their sad loss. The remains were interred in the Three Springs cemetery on Tuesday, the cortege moving from the hospital. The Rev. A. J. Toomey officiated at the grave-side."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Reuben James Blakiston' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2024 from [reference list]

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