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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jim" Robert James McBride EVANS

Born 25 August 1906 in Glenelg, South Australia [55]
Son of Ernest Drummond EVANS and Alice Finnis MCBRIDE [55]
He and his brother Kenneth L. EVANS purchased 7,100 acres of farmland in Three Springs in March 1928 [4: 17-Mar-1928]
The 7,100 acres was purchased through WILLIAMS Bros of Northam for 50/- per acre from Frank E. ROBERTS [4: 17-Mar-1928]
Farmer near Five Gums in There Springs [4: 2-Jun-1928] [19]
Married Viola May STONE in Perth in 1932 [66]
Received 5th prize for Zone 1 in the Royal Agricultural Society's 50-acre Crop Competition in 1933 [5: 22-Dec-1933]
The local paper reported on 10 November 1933 that there was a parcel for "Evans Bros" at the Carnamah railway station [5: 10-Nov-1933]
He and Miss Gladys S. WYLIE of Carnamah travelled to Perth by car on Monday 9 March 1936 [5: 13-Mar-1936]
At the Reunion of South Australians in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 he and his wife won the Cigarette Race [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the meeting in Three Springs about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs on 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Attended the Flock Inspection & Wool Demonstration at Wongyarra Farm in Carnamah on Saturday afternoon 28 August 1937 [5]
     Supported by George L. READING of Five Gums he thanked William A. T. SRAGENT and others for the afternoon [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Private W72110 in Three Springs' local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Farmed in Three Springs until 1944 [6]
Later resided in Nannine [2]
Died 5 July 1955; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Gardens, Section G, Family Shrub, 2) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert James McBride Evans' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 February 2019 from  [ sources ]

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