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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Robert Samuel PARSONS

Born C.1873 [29]
Married Caroline MCMAHON nee WILLIMOTT in 1897 in Greenough, Western Australia[15]
His wife had been married to Patrick MCMAHON in Greenough in 1893, however he had died in 1894 aged 25 years [15]
Railway Stationmaster for the Midland Railway Company in Arrino 1902-1906 [6] [19] [50]
Resided with his wife and children at the Arrino Railway Station [50]
Left his employment with the Midland Railway Company to settle on farmland in Carnamah [9: 25-Oct-1907]
He'd taken up 1,000 acres in Carnamah, which was Conditional Purchase lease 10071/55 near the Yarra Yarra Lakes [44]
Farmer and Grazier in Carnamah in 1907 and 1908 [6] [9: 25-Oct-1907] [44]
During March 1907 he advertised his "improved farm" for sale in The West Australian newspaper, but no sale eventuated [39: 19-Mar-1907]
In 1907 he was said to have had the finest crop in the Carnamah district and one of the finest on the Midland Railway line [9: 25-Oct-1907]
During the 1908-09 financial year he sold his 1,000 acres to Miss Margaret MACPHERSON of Carnamah House [44]
Around the same time he took up a new 500 acres in Carnamah with Conditional Purchase lease 1673/56 [44]
Leased and later sold the 500 acres, which became Victoria Location 3328, to William F. H. and Charles H. JAQUES [44] [89: 2-May-1914]
Railway Fettler in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction in 1909 [44]
In 1910 he was working as a Fireman and living on Knight Street in the Perth suburb of Midland Junction [50]
Labourer in Geraldton in 1916 [50]
Father of Henry Samuel, Robert Edward, Sydney Cyril and Annie Maud [15]
Died 20 October 1923 [29]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Samuel Parsons' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-samuel-parsons [sources]




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