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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


William Dudley FENNELL

Born 17 March 1900 in Carnarvon, Western Australia [16]
Son of William George FENNELL and Jane FRAZER [15]
Married (1) Ellen May MCSHERRY in Geraldton in 1927 [4: 2-Jun-1928] [24]
In 1928 his father purchased Cecil B. O'NEILL and James J. O'NEILL's 1,751 acre property in Winchester [27]
The 1.751 acres consisted of Lots M1077 and M1215 of Victoria Location 1937 [27]
The farm had originally been purchased as virgin land by the two O'NEILL's in 1925 and 1926 at a cost of £1020.19.12 [27]
On purchase the farm still had instalments owing to the Midland Railway Company[27]
Settled on the farm in Winchester with his wife Ellen in March 1928 [4: 2-Jun-1928]
Farmer in Winchester in 1928 and 1929 [24] [27] [--]
His wife Ellen passed away on 17 May 1928 and was buried at the Three Springs General Cemetery in Three Springs [24]
In November 1928 purchased a new Shearer harvester from local agent Raymond R. WYLIE [4: 17-Nov-1928]
Decided to leave the district and arranged for local auctioneer Rupert LAFFAN to sell the farm on Wednesday 15 May 1929 [4: 27-Apr-1929]
Advertisements for the sale of his farm reveal it was six miles from the Winchester railway siding [4]
     The property was all fenced, was split into six paddocks, and contained a good well equipped with mill and tank [4]
     Also on the farm was a four roomed galvanised iron house and a machinery shed [4]
At the time of sale 700 acres of the farm had been cleared, 300 acres were on fallow and 250 acres had been planted in crop [4]
600 acres of the farm were first class country and the remainder was good lighter country [4: 27-Apr-1929]
At the auction also sold his plant, machinery, horses, tools, super, seed wheat and seed oats [4: 27-Apr-1929]
The farm, which was partially paid for, was sold to Edgar Louis HUF [27]
Married (2) Camilla Dagmar BROWN in Perth in 1931 [66]
Resided in Carnarvon prior to enlisting in the Australian Army on 16 August 1940[16]
     Private WX8168 in the Australian Army's 2/1 Guard Battalion during the Second World War [16]
     Discharged from the Australian Army on 3 February 1947 [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Bentley [2]
Died 23 June 1984; ashes interred at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth, Western Australia (RC Section, Niche Wall, W1, 77) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Dudley Fennell' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 22 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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