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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Tom" Thomas Hardy TROTTER

Born 1863 in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England [20] [21]
Son of innkeeper Thomas Hardy TROTTER and Emma SMITH [20] [21]
His mother had worked as a housekeeper for her widower brother-in-law James MERRIMAN, who she married in 1853 [20] [21]
Following the death of James his mother worked as a Beehouse Keeper before marrying again in 1863 [20] [21]
In 1871 he was living with his parents and siblings Elizabeth, Alfred, Kate, Flora and Charles at Greyhound Inn in Mitcheldean [20]
His mother passed away later in 1871, and in 1874 his father married their domestic employee Mary Ann MEEK [20] [21]
By his stepmother the family grew with another two children, William and Clara [20]
In 1876 his father died at the age of 47 years, and the following year his stepmother married Henry PALMER [21]
His stepmother left England with her new husband and two children and shifted to Llanwonno, Glamorgan, Wales [20]
He and his sister Kate were taken in by their uncle and aunt John Brit TROTTER and Mary Eliza TROTTER nee BENNETT [20] [21]
They were living with their uncle, aunt and cousins on Townsend Street in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, England in 1881 [20]
He later left England and spent time at Kanowna on the Goldfields in Western Australia [372: 21-Oct-1905]
Baker and Confectioner on Perth Road in Albany in 1905 [372: 21-Oct-1905]
By 1906 he was working as a Fruiterer in Albany, Western Australia [50]
Barman at Bullfinch near Southern Cross in 1912 and 1913 [50]
Barman at the Mundaring Hotel at Mundaring in the Perth hills in 1916 and 1917 [50]
Invalid Pensioner in Carnamah 1927-1930 [19]
Believed to have lived in Carnamah with his nephew A. Leslie TROTTER, who was the local baker 1924-1928 [4: 19-May-1928] [9: 4-Apr-1924]
When he died his nephew placed a death notice in The West Australian newspaper referring to him as his "beloved uncle" [39: 16-Jul-1931]
Died 14 July 1931 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia [39: 16-Jul-1931]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Hardy Trotter' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 7 July 2022 from [reference list]

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