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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Wilf" Wilfred Thomas BARTON

Born 20 June 1902 in Paskeville, South Australia [16]
Son of Thomas Henry BARTON and Catherine FRANCIS [55]
Married Feronia Minnie HORMAN on 21 September 1927 in Kadina, South Australia[55]
Along with his wife and child left Paskeville, South Australia in company with the PERRY family and Cyril MARTYN [P242]
He drove his car in convoy with the PERRY family through an overland route to Carnamah, Western Australia [P242]
Cyril MARTYN travelled in his car and they both drove shifts of the journey [P20]
Left Paskeville, South Australia on 26 March 1930 and arrived in Carnamah, Western Australia on at 8 p.m. on 3 April 1930 [P20]
Sharefarmer of Francis Bros' East End Farm in Carnamah in 1930 and 1931 [39: 14-Apr-1932, 1-Jun-1937]
East End Farm was 3,501 acres on the south side of the Caron Road and comprised of Lot M1563 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
He sharefarmed East End Farm in partnership with Thomas H. PERRY as "Barton & Perry" [39: 14-Apr-1932, 1-Jun-1937]
Francis Bros provided the land and machinery while they provided the labour and other requirements [39: 14-Apr-1932, 1-Jun-1937]
They cropped 1,000 acres in 1930 and despite a fair average "were compelled to give up, entirely owing to the low price of wheat" [39]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club in 1930 [4: 23-Aug-1930]
Barton & Perry won 1st prize for Green Wheat for Grain at the Carnamah Agricultural Show on 18 September 1930 [4: 27-Sep-1930]
Member of the Gimlets Cricket Club in 1930-31 [4: 22-Nov-1930]
Barton & Perry had an account with Carnamah blacksmith, wheelwright and motor mechanics Henry Parkin & Son in 1930 [53]
After a relatively short residence in Carnamah he returned to Paskeville, South Australia [P242]
Resided in Paskeville, South Australia until his death in 1960 [P228]
Father of Verna, June, Allan, Patricia and Don [P228]
Died 30 July 1960 in Paskeville, South Australia; buried at Green Plains, South Australia [P228]

Death Notice from South Australia's The Advertiser newspaper, Monday 1st August 1960:
"BARTON - On July 30 (suddenly), at his late residence, Paskeville, Wilfred Thomas, beloved husband of Feronia Barton, and loving father of Verna, June, Allan, Pat and Don, loved father-in-law of Len, Eric, Cyd and Meredith. Aged 58 years."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'Wilfred Thomas Barton' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 27 February 2024 from [reference list]

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