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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


William Arthur ROWLAND

Born 31 March 1869 in Perth, Western Australia [15] [84]
Son of Michael Johnson ROWLAND and Rebecca OWEN [15]
Grandson of Richard ROWLAND and Elizabeth JOHNSON who arrived in Western Australia on the Tranby in  February 1830 [142]
Resided with his parents in Perth and was baptised by Methodist Minister W. LOWE of Perth on 25 June 1869 [84]
Married Rachel Joanna RIDLEY in Irwin in 1889 [15]
Contractor in Irwin, Labourer in Geraldton and then a Labourer in the Perth suburbs of Maylands and Bayswater [50]
Resided in Perth however was holidaying in Carnamah at the time of his death[24]
He was probably holidaying in Carnamah with his brother Frederick or cousins James H. ROWLAND or Clarence A. ROWLAND [19]
Father of William Joseph, George Forrester, Ada Mary and Ivy Rachel [15]
Died 2 April 1942 in Three Springs; buried Three Springs General Cemetery, Three Springs (Methodist, Plot 14) [24]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 17 April 1942:
Bereavement Notice
"The wife and daughters of the late William A. Rowland wish to sincerely thank and relatives and friends for cards and personal expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. Especially do they thank Mr and Mrs J. Leonard, Messrs J. and C. Rowland and families, Dr Mayrhofer, staff of North Midlands Hospital, Mr and Mrs Thomas and Mr and Mrs S. Board; also other Three Springs people who helped in various ways."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Arthur Rowland' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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