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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Jim" Robert James OVENDEN

Born 18 November 1912 in Bayswater, Western Australia [16]
Married Laura Iris WATLING in Perth in 1940 [66]
Manager of the Millars' Timber & Trading Company yard in Carnamah 1940-1953 [P4] [6] [7: page 155] [19]
The timber yard and his residence were telephone number Carnamah-31 [60]
Lived in a house adjoining the timber yard, both of which were situated on the north side of Macpherson Street [P4]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1941 and 1946[13]
Member of the Carnamah Miniature Rifle Club in 1942-1945 - was Secretary in 1944[0: images 04085, 04261, 04281, 04336]
Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association - was Secretary in 1944 and 1945 [0: images 04310 & 04580]
Board Member and Secretary of the North Midlands District Hospital in Three Springs 1944-1947 [0: image 04497] [109]
The firm he managed ran an advertisement in the Schedule of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society's 1945 Victory Show [13]
     "Jarrah, Karri and Wandoo Building Timbers - for Stations, Farms, Residences, Cottages and Bungalows, Shearing, Milking [13]
      and Implement Sheds - Plans and Estimates Free - Purchase Millars' Timber - Renowned for Quality!" [13]
     "Hard Woods for General Construction. Fencing Posts and Droppers. Specialists in Builders' Joinery, Three-ply and Veneers. [13]
      Builders' Hardware, Rogers' Paints, Varnish, Enamels, Galvanised Iron, Cement, Plaster. [13]
      Manufacturers of "Cardup" Double Pressed Bricks, "Samson" Plaster of Paris and "Samson" Wire Nails." [13]
     "Everything for the Building Trade - Millars' Timber & Trading Company, St. George's House, Perth " [13]
     "Carnamah-Morawa Branch Manager: J. Ovenden, Telephone 31. Prompt Attention to Enquiries and Orders." [13]
After being a patient at the hospital in Three Springs he travelled to Perth for further medical attention in November 1945 [5: 9-Nov-1945]
Pallbearer at the funeral of Mrs A. J. Louise GERSCH of Carnamah at the Three Springs Cemetery on 24 March 1946 [5: 29-Mar-1946]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was Secretary in 1947 [0: image 04466]
Casket-bearer at the funeral of Arrino farmer William H. BURGESS at the Three Springs Cemetery on 28 October 1952 [4: 1-Nov-1952]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of Kelmscott [2]
Father of Melvyn, Marie, Lois and Julie [P380]
Died 2 November 1982; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (General, Lawn 2, 267) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert James Ovenden' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 19 September 2021 from [sources]

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