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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Thomas Shirley STAYT

Born 1884 in Canada [2] [20]
Son of farmer Thomas Moore STAYT and Margaret GRIFFIN [20] [21]
In 1891 was living with his parents and brothers Claude and George at Lobbington Hall in Butlers Marston, Warwickshire, England [20]
His mother passed away at the age of 38 years in 1899 and in 1901 his father married his aunt Leah Etheline GRIFFIN [21]
In 1901 was living with his parents, two brothers and sister Mabel on Swell Hill Farm in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, England [20]
He was an Ironmonger's Apprentice in 1901 and later gave his occupation as an Architect [20] [70] [203]
Married Nellie BAKER in 1905 in London, England [21]
Departed London, England with his wife and their son Thomas Claude STAYT on the steamship Gothic on 29 February 1912 [203]
After a voyage of just over a month they arrived on the Gothic in Fremantle, Western Australia on 10 April 1912 [70]
In 1916 he was working as a Commission Traveller and living at Leamington on Davies Road in the Perth suburb of Claremont [50]
Salesman for the Vacuum Oil Company based in Moora 1934-1936 [5: 30-Nov-1934] [50]
During his time based in Moore he and his wife resided on Gardiner Street [50]
Won the bridge competition at the Bridge and Euchre Evening at the Convent in Three Springs on 21 August 1933 [5: 25-Aug-1933]
Attended a conference of Vacuum Oil Company officials at the Carnamah Hotel in Carnamah on 23 November 1934 [5: 30-Nov-1934]
His 27 year old son was accidentally wounded in the stomach in March 1935, and received treatment in Katanning [5: 15-Mar-1935]
Donated a trophy to the Coorow Golf Club in 1935, which was won in a stroke competition by Mrs Eliza LAMPARD [5: 16-Aug-1935]
On behalf of the Vacuum Oil Company successfully requested for a fuel bowser in Coorow to be moved to a new site [5: 23-Aug-1935]
      The bowser in question was moved from outside Robert J. WELLS store to in front of the North Midlands Farmers Co-op store [5]
Helped transport children of the Carnamah State School to Three Springs for inter-school sports on Friday 27 September 1935 [5]
     After the inter-school sports he and Mrs Florence E. BREWER entertained the children with light refreshments [5: 4-Oct-1935]
Donated the Ladies Bridge Prize for the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association's Card Evening on 17 October 1935 [5: 11-Oct-1935]
Competitor in the Billiard Tournament held in Three Springs in May 1936 to raise funds for the Hospital in Three Springs [5: 8-May-1936]
Speaker at the Farewell Smoke Social to local Co-op manager Harold BARNETT in Three Springs on 14 September 1936 [5: 18-Sep-1936]
Member of the Moora Golf Club 1935-1937 - was Vice President in 1935 [5: 18-Jun-1937] [120: 6-Apr-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Made a contribution for the Reunion of South Australians in the North Midlands held in Carnamah on 26 September 1936 [5: 2-Oct-1936]
Attended the Bucks Party for George A. RAFFAN and Eric J. BRADLEY of Winchester in Coorow on 7 October 1936 [5: 16-Oct-1936]
Donated a trophy to the Coorow Golf Club in 1936, which was won by Miss Mary ROBERTS of Waddy Forest [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Moora Athletic Club - was Vice President in 1937 [120: 11-Mar-1937]
He was among those from Moora who travelled to Coorow to play against the Coorow Golf Club on Sunday 11 July 1937 [5: 16-Jul-1937]
Representative for the Vacuum Oil Company in Carnamah in 1937 [0: image 02887]
He was farewelled at a function at the Carnamah Hotel on 14 December 1937 [0: image 02887]
Left Carnamah in December 1937 after being transferred to Perth [0: image 02887]
Resided at 2 Holland Street in the Perth suburb of Wembley Park 1938-1940 [6]
Resided at 36 Simper Street in the Perth suburb of Wembley Park from 1941 until at least 1949 [6]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Mount Lawley [2]
Died 26 December 1969; ashes interred Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Crematorium Rose Gardens, Niche Wall, WC, 124) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas Shirley Stayt' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 July 2022 from [reference list]

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