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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Steve" Stephen SHERIDAN

Born C.1858 [2]
Married Margaret HUNT in  New Norcia in 1881 [15]
Station Manager in Walebing 1904-1910 [19]
Farmer of Mongaming Farm in Moora 1908-1910 [9: 30-Oct-1908, 1 & 8-Apr-1910]
     In April 1910 sold his 4,656 acre farm along with its stock and plant to William H. S. HARVEY for £9,400 [9: 8-Apr-1910, 18-Aug-1911]
     Prior to leaving the district he was farewelled by about 30 men at a smoke social at the Commercial Hotel in Moora [39: 21-Apr-1910]
     Shifted from Moora to Three Springs during April 1910 [31: 12-Sep-1910]
Storekeeper in Three Springs in 1910 and 1911 [6] [9]
     During September 1910 extensions to his general store in Three Springs were completed [9: 16-Sep-1910]
     Secured a gallon licence to sell alcohol at his store in September 1910, which was "a great boon to the settlers" [9: 9-Sep-1910]
     The store sold groceries, ironmongery, drapery, wine, sprits and other items [9: 17-Mar-1911]
     His store was managed for a period by his son-in-law "Joe" James J. BROWN [6]
     In 1911 the store was taken over and run in partnership by his his son Bill and son-in-law Joe
     His gallon license for the store was transferred to his son-in-law's name on 6 March 1911 [86: 7-Mar-1911]
     Bill and Joe dissolved their partnership on 15 May 1911 and the store was sold to William HARRIS [9: 10-Jun-1911, 21 & 28-Jul-1911]
Inaugural Vice President of the Three Springs Race Club in 1910 and 1911 [9: 23-Dec-1910]
In April 1911 carpenter and building contractor Louis P. MCLAREN was building him a house in Moora [9: 7-Apr-1911]
Member of the Three Springs Cricket Club in 1911-12 [9: 29-Dec-1911, 1-Mar-1912]
Played for the losing married men in a Married verses Single cricket match held in Three Springs on 4 February 1912 [9: 1-Mar-1912]
He was one of 15 guarantors covering the £300 debt for the new Agricultural Hall in Three Springs in 1912 [9: 12-Jul-1912]
Judged the sheaf tossing between Harry BATTEN and Ernie KLOPPER in Three Springs on 16 November 1912 [9: 22-Nov-1912]
William H. S. HARVEY, who'd purchased his farm in Moora in 1910, passed away at the age of 45 years on 16 August 1911 [116]
     HARVEY, whose wife died six weeks earlier, worked hard to further develop the farm but to the detriment of his health [9: 18-Aug-1911]
     At an auction on 8 October 1912 he purchased back his former 4,656 acre farm in Moora for 28/- per acre (£6,518/8/-) [9: 11-Oct-1912]
His wife left Three Springs in December 1912 and returned to live at their former home on Mongaming Farm in Moora [9: 6-Dec-1912]
He leased their "commodious residence" on Touche Street in Three Springs to be used as the Three Springs Post Office [9: 2-Jan-1913]
Farmer of Mongaming Farm in Moora 1912-1925 [9: 11-Oct-1912, 17-Apr-1925] [50]
     Donated 10/6 to the Three Springs Saint Patrick's Day Committee in 1919 [124]
     President of the Moora Football Club in 1921 [9: 23-Sep-1921]
     During May 1924 donated 5/- for the Midlands District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial in Moora [10: 12-Jun-1924]
     After being unwell for considerable time it was reported in February 1923 that he was getting about again [9: 23-Feb-1923]
In 1925 he again sold his farm in Moora and shifted with his wife to the Perth suburb of Queen's Park [9: 17-Apr-1925, 15-Jan-1926]
He visited Bencubbin in April 1925 to visit his daughter Mary and son-in-law Joe BROWN [9: 17-Apr-1925]
Resided in Queen's Park from 1925 until his death at the age of 84 years in 1942 [2] [9: 15-Jan-1926]
Father of Mary, "Kate" Catherine, "Ciss" Margaret, "Bill" William, "Eva" Evangeline, Norah, Ernest, "Babe" Maria and Jack [39: 14-Dec-1953]
Died 11 June 1942; buried at Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Roman Catholic, MC, 159) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Stephen Sheridan' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 25 May 2024 from [reference list]

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