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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" William ATKINSON

Born 29 May 1886 in Perth, Western Australia [16]
Son of William REILLY and Annie ATKINSON [15]
Married (1) Winifred BRIMBLE in Perth in 1905 [15]
His first wife died at the age of 40 years [29] on 19 August 1930 in Geraldton [39: 25-Aug-1930]
Married (2) Frances West WILLIN in 1932 [66]
Senior Linesman for the Post-Master General in Geraldton until being transferred to Carnamah in March 1934 [5: 30-Mar-1934]
Telephone Linesman in Carnamah 1934-1936 and Line Foreman in 1937 [5: 30-Mar-1934, 7-Aug-1936, 25-Mar-1937] [6]
His wife and children left Geraldton and arrived to join him in Carnamah on the night of Tuesday 29 May 1934 [5: 1-Jun-1934]
Committee Member of the Carnamah Parents & Citizens Association in 1935 [5: 23-Aug-1935]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Football Club - was their Goal Umpire in 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
He received a new Chevrolet utility in August 1936 for his work as Telephone Linesman in Carnamah [5: 7-Aug-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
After spending a few days in Perth he returned to Carnamah on Monday 25 January 1937 [5: 29-Jan-1937]
Travelled to Perth on Thursday 25 March 1937 and returned to Carnamah on Wednesday 7 April 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937, 9-Apr-1937]
Following his transfer to Perth he left Carnamah on Friday 11 June 1937 [5: 18-Jun-1937]
Postal Linesman in Leonora in 1943 [50]
In June 1945 he successfully petitioned for divorce from his wife Frances on the grounds of adultery [225: 6-Jun-1945]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Tuart Hill [2]
Father by his first wife of Olive, Pearl, Anne, William, Alice, Leslie, Bertie and Aileen [39: 25-Aug-1930]
Father by his second wife of four children including Frances [39: 13-Sep-1933] [310: 15-Sep-1945]
Died 17 August 1958; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZK, 167)[2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Atkinson' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 28 October 2021 from [sources]

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