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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

Rev. Walter Benjamin KENWORTHY

Born 1892 in Victoria Plains, Western Australia [15]
Son of Albert Edward KENWORTHY and Clara WILTON [15]
Married Maggie Elizabeth LEACH in 1914 [66]
Student at Saint John College in Perth in 1916 [50]
He was based in Quairading before shifting to Dongara in about 1925 [50]
Anglican Rector based in Dongara from 1924 [4: 19-Feb-1927, 11-Feb-1928] [332]
    He resided at The Rectory in Dongara [19] and in 1928 his parish was referred to as Dongara-Mingenew [4: 11-Feb-1928]
    His parish included Dongara, Mingenew, Three Springs, Carnamah, Winchester and Coorow [4: 4-Feb-1928]
    He traversed his very large parish by car and was regularly accompanied by his wife on such trips [4: 4-Feb-1928]
His sixth baptism in Dongara was his own daughter, Gloria, who was born on 3 May 1926 [332]
Officiated at the funeral of John H. DAVIES of Carnamah at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 8 February 1925 [24]
Officiated at the marriage of Harold J. COPE and Madeline ROOKE on 24 September 1925 at the Carnamah Hall [9: 2-Oct-1925]
Officiated at the funeral of William J. HOWARD of Three Springs at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 27 December 1925 [24]
Officiated at the marriage of Edmund K. WELLS and Margaret A. KROSCHEL in Carnamah on 8 February 1927 [4: 19-Feb-1927]
Officiated at the funeral of Mrs Martha L. J. DAVIES of Carnamah at the Three Springs General Cemetery on 1 April 1927 [24]
Officiated at the double wedding held at BOWMAN's residence in Carnamah on 5 April 1927 [39: 12-Apr-1927]
      The contracting parties were Helen K. BOWMAN and James W. DIXON, and Violet N. BOWMAN and Ivan JOHNSON [39]
Officiated at the first burial at the Winchester Cemetery in Carnamah, of Mrs Rachel Alston LAWSON on 20 June 1927 [1] [4: 25-Jun-1927]
Officiated at the marriage of Kathleen HÄUSSLER and Harry ZUEGG at the church in Carnamah on 7 February 1928 [4: 11-Feb-1928]
Left Dongara in February 1928 after accepting a position in the Koolunga district in South Australia [4: 4-Feb-1928]
Died 27 December 1948 in South Australia [243]
Uncle of Harold Nairn KENWORTHY of Dudawa, East Arrino and of Frank Wilton KENWORTHY of Three Springs [15] [19]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Walter Benjamin Kenworthy' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 1 October 2020 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/walter-benjamin-kenworthy [sources]




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