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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Robert William GRANT

Born 1900 in South Yarra, Victoria, Australia [54]
Son of John GRANT and Mary Ann Owens OLIVER [54]
Prior to shifting to Carnamah he had worked as a farmland in Koolanooka [19]
Carpenter in Carnamah 1921-1928 [6]
Farmhand in Carnamah 1923-1927 [19]
He helped his brother "Jack" John Alexander GRANT build houses in Carnamah [P10]
Signed the petition in February 1923 for the Irwin Licensing Court to grant a hotel license for Carnamah [10: 9-Mar-1923]
Groomsman at the wedding of Lionel O. FERGUSON and Beatrice M. PARKIN on 25 August 1925 in Carnamah [9: 11-Sep-1925]
His brother Jack married Olive May PARKIN of Carnamah in 1921 and he would visit the PARKIN family with his brother [P413]
     He would pretend to be interested in the older PARKIN girls but was really waiting for the daughter Millie to get older [P413]
Married "Millie" Mildred Maud PARKIN on 12 August 1927 at the Presbyterian Church in Carnamah [7: page 239]
     His best man was A. FERGUSON and his groomsman "Tom" Thomas H. PARKIN [4: 20-Aug-1927]
     Their wedding was officiated at by Methodist Minister Rev. Sydney H. S. SAGGERS of Three Springs [4: 20-Aug-1927]
     He and his wife were the first couple to be married in the then newly constructed Carnamah Presbyterian Church [7: page 239]
After marrying they resided on Woodlyn Farm in Perenjori [P413], which he farmed with his brother Jack until at least 1930 [19] [P413]
Later shifted back to Carnamah and resided in the Carnamah townsite [P4]
Labourer in Carnamah 1933-1937 [5] [6]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Monster Ball on 2 September 1933 in a dress of dainty pink georgette [5: 8-Sep-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Church of England's New Year Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 30 December 1933 [5: 5-Jan-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Flannel Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 3 February 1934 [5: 9-Feb-1934]
In August 1934 built a tip body onto his new 30-cwt Chevrolet truck [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Sent a wreath for the grave of Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son [53]
Mainly worked away from Carnamah in 1935, 1936 and 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
In 1936 he worked for the Main Road Board in Mount Magnet, during which time his wife and son remained in Carnamah [5]
Returned to Carnamah in late December 1936 to spend the Christmas holidays with his wife and son [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Placed a "For Sale" notice in The North Midland Times newspaper in February to sell... [5: 5-Feb-1937]
     No. 2 Metter's stove in good order, galvanised bath with white inside and legs, child's cot, Colonial oven and quantity of fowls [5]
Along with his wife and son left Carnamah and shifted to Perth on Tuesday 16 February 1937 [5: 19-Feb-1937]
They shifted to Mill Point Road in South Perth and he worked for the Country Roads Board [P18] and as a Cartage Contractor [P413]
Following the death of his niece Mrs Yvonne G. FRENCH in 1955 he and his wife raised Yvonne's daughter Yvette [P413]
Along with his wife and Yvette spent all their holidays staying on his brother Jack's farm in Perenjori [P413]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Applecross [2]
Father of "Monty" Montague Robert GRANT and father to Yvette Cheryll FRENCH [P413]
Died 3 August 1993; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Lawn, R, 1960) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Robert William Grant' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 21 July 2024 from [reference list]

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