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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Frank" Vincent Hoult Frankis LANE

Born 4 March 1904 in Wellington, New Zealand [P193]
Purchased from Henry J. PAGE a farm in Three Springs, Western Australia in mid 1926 [9: 30-Jul-1926]
Farmer of Poneke Farm in Three Springs from May 1926 [P193]
Although most of the district rushed to help combat the blaze, a fire "totally devastated" his farm on 5 November 1926 [31: 12-Nov-1926]
Purchased a new Fordson tractor from Three Springs agent C. W. F. PEARN in mid January 1928 [4: 14-Jan-1928]
In February 1929 purchased a new Wallis tractor from Carnamah agent Rupert H. LAFFAN [4: 9-Feb-1929]
Following a visit saw his sister off at the railway platform in Three Springs on Monday 20 May 1929 [4: 25-May-1929]
Sold one bale of wool for 11½d. per pound through Westralian Farmers Ltd at a sale in Perth on 18 October 1929 [4: 19-Oct-1929]
Won 1st prize for Green Oats at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held in Three Springs on 22 September 1932 [5: 30-Sep-1932]
In October 1933 sold through Westralian Farmers Ltd three bales of wool at 14½d. per pound [5: 13-Oct-1933]
Owner of the six year old draught stallion registered under the name of Boxer in 1934-35 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Won 2nd prize for Green Oats for Hay at the Three Springs Agricultural Show held on Thursday 19 September 1935 [5: 27-Sep-1935]
In 1935 purchased a new Sunshine harvester from local agent Oswald S. SOWERBY [5: 15-Nov-1935]
Attended the demonstration of the 1936 Massey Harris 25-40 tractor on J. K. HEBITON's farm in TS on 22 August 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the meeting in Three Springs about extending telephonic facilities to East Three Springs on 9 March 1937 [5: 12-Mar-1937]
Loaned his truck to help cart 80 loads of sand, gravel and stones for the nursing quarters in Three Springs in April 1937 [5: 30-Apr-1937]
Part of the impromptu band that led a procession to the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs on 27 August 1937 [5:3-Sep-1937]
Sold 14 shorn wethers at 17/10 and 19 shorn lambs at 16/7 per head through Elder Smith & Co Ltd on 15 September 1937 [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Married Ella Hannah HOWARD on 19 February 1938 at Christ Church in the Perth suburb of Claremont [4: 26-Feb-1938]
     His best man was Ella's brother "Archie" Merlie E. HOWARD [4]
     Their wedding reception was held in Claremont at the home his sister Dulcie and brother-in-law Samuel MACKAY [4]
     During the evening of their wedding they left on the Great Western Express on a honeymoon trip to Sydney NSW [4]
     After spending about a month with relatives in the Eastern States they returned to Three Springs [4]
He was man-powered during the Second World War, and prevented from enlisting in the Armed Forces [P193]
Lieutenant W72054 of the Three Springs Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16] [P193]
Resided in Three Springs until 1982 [P193]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Greenwood [2]
Father of James and Glendon [P193]
Died 21 February 1985; cremated at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Vincent Hoult Frankis Lane' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 May 2022 from [reference list]

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