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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Robert Gordon SKINNER

Born 1887 in Islington, London, England [20] [21] [70]
Son of printer compositor William SKINNER and Adelaide Matilda FOSTER [20] [21]
In 1891 was living with his parents and siblings Claude, Bertha, Hubert and Ethel at 214 Essex Road in Islington, London, England [20]
Departed from Anvers, Belgium on the steamship Yorck and arrived in Fremantle, Western Australia on 2 January 1909 [70]
Labourer in Meckering, Western Australia 1910-1913 [50]
Sharefarmer on James E. & Edith G. HUNTER's Wylam Farm at Winchester in the Carnamah district 1919-1922 [19] [50]
Married Rose Guinevere MELVILLE on 15 December 1922 at the Registry Office in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah [32] [446: 3-Oct-1938]
In 1933 and 1935 he was working as a Cook and living his wife at 55 Gladstone Street in Kogarah [50]
Farmer of Wallah Farm in Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia in 1936 [50]
In 1938 he was working for the Yallaroi Shire Council and living with his wife and two children in Warialda, New South Wales [446]
While working with a team of men on clearing a road near North Star he was accidentally and instantly killed when a tree fell on him [446]
Died 26 September 1938 in North Star, New South Wales, Australia [446: 3-Oct-1938]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Gordon Skinner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 24 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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