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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Rowell WALTON

Born 34 May 1902 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of Thomas Rowell WALTON and Emily MORRIS [15]
Married Roma Margaret SPEED in 1930 [66]
In 1936 he was working as a Clerk and living at 35 Learoyd Street in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [50]
He was still resident in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 2 December 1941 [16]
Sergeant W31980 in the Australian Army's WA Echelon & Records during the Second World War [16]
Discharged from the Australian Army on 8 February 1946 [16]
In 1967 purchased Stan and Rhonda ASHDOWN's drapery, newsagency and machinery franchisee business in Carnamah [7: page 245]
Shifted to Carnamah with his wife, sons Terri and Hal and daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Val in November 1967 [7: page 245]
Ran the business with his wife, sons Terri and Hal and daughters-in-law Elizabeth and Val until retiring to Perth [7: page 245]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society -1971 [13]
Became a member of the Carnamah Masonic Lodge No.150 WAC on 17 May 1968 [96]
Secretary and Treasurer in 1968 and a Committee Member in 1969 of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society [13] [58]
A new machinery showroom was constructed  in 1971 at 20 and 22 Robertson Street [7: page 245]
In 1974 purchased from Eric WANSBROIUGH 24 and 26 Robertson Street, Carnamah (Lots 62 and 63 of Victoria Location 1936) [3]
All four blocks in Robertson Street were amalgamated to a one acre block on which a workshop was also built [7: page 245]
In 1977 they sold the drapery and newsagency portion of the business to Brian and Beryl FULLSTON [7: page 245]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Father of Thomas, June, "Terri" Terrance, Margaret, Norma and "Hal" Harold [14]
Died 25 July 1985 [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Rowell Walton ' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 13 June 2024 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/rowell-walton [reference list]




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