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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" Thomas William Walker POTTS

Born 1875 in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland, England [20] [21]
Son of blacksmith Henry POTTS and Mary Ann [15]
In 1881 he was living with his parents and siblings at 3 Union Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland [20]
He was a Blacksmith's Apprentice in 1891 and was living with his parents in Haltwhistle, Northumberland [20]
Married Rebecca DAVIS in 1898 [21]
In 1901 he was a Blacksmith and was living with his wife and infant daughter at 19 Broomfield Road in Coxlodge, Northumberland [20]
His wife and children departed Liverpool, England on the steamship Waimana on 23 December 1911 bound for Western Australia [203]
In 1914 he was working as a Blacksmith and living with his wife Rebecca on Hubert Street in the Perth suburb of Guildford [50]
Resided at 1 Porter Street in Kalgoorlie in 1916 and 1917, during which time he was working as a Farrier [50]
He continued working as a Farrier and lived on Whitfield Street in the Perth suburb of West Guildford / Bassendean 1917-1943 [50]
For at least a portion of 1921 he was working as a Stockman and was living on William Street in Three Springs [19]
He received approval in June 1931 to erect a temporary workshop on Whitfield Street in Bassendean [129: 9-Jul-1931]
In 1949 and 1954 he was working as a Barman and was living at 32 Weld Street in the Perth suburb of Claremont [50]
Father of Peggy, Harry, Betty, Jim and Frank [39: 14-May-1954]
Died 12 May 1954; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (Crematorium Rose Gardens, WM, 215) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Thomas William Walker Potts' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 20 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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