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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Robert Walter OWEN-DAINTREY

Born 20 June 1858 in North Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Son of William OWEN and Adelaide THOMSON [55]
He was registered at birth as Robert Walter OWEN, but was later known as Robert Walter OWEN-DAINTREY [55]
     His father's name had been Owen DAINTREY, however on coming to Australia he appears to have changed it to William OWEN [P1]
     His father, who was a postal employee in England, had been before the Old Bailey court in London, England on 31 May 1827 [296]
     At the Old Bailey criminal court his father was found not guilty on the charge of stealing a banknote while sorting letters [296]
Married Drucilla Florence NICKLEN on 30 November 1904 at the All Souls Church in Saint Peters, South Australia [55]
Farmer in East Brookton, Western Australia in 1910 [50]
Farmer in Coorow, Western Australia 1915-1925 [19] [34]
     He was manager of Rev. James Middleton MACDONALD's 800 acre farm in Coorow from late 1915 [34]
     The reverend's farm was one of the Midland Railway Company's Ready-Made Farms and consisted of Lots M960 and M962 [27]
     After harvesting his 1915 wheat crop he sold 230 bags of wheat, and retained 120 bags for seed wheat [34]
     Signed the petition and financial guarantee in 1917 for the Midland Railway Company to provide a doctor at Three Springs [34]
     He managed and was power of attorney of the Reverend's farm in Coorow until at least 1917 [34]
     Employed the services of Frank R. HIGGINS to sink a well on the property in Coorow in 1920 [10: 17-Sep-1920]
     Signatory to an application to the Education Department for the closed Coorow State School to be reopened in November 1920 [215]
     He was one of the speakers at the Christmas Tree held in Coorow on Saturday 17 December 1921 [10: 6-Jan-1922]
     For at least the years 1922-1928 he was the freehold owner of Victoria Locations 5566 and 6395 in Buntine [61]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Hawthorn [2]
Father of Paulina, Mary and Richard [15] [55]
Died 8 May 1934; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZB, 271) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert Walter Owen-Daintrey' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 16 December 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/robert-walter-owen-daintrey  [ sources ]




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