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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William Harold MELVIN

Born 12 April 1876 in Adelaide, South Australia [55]
Son of William MELVIN and Martha THREADGOLD [55]
Married Catherine Helena JOHNSON in 1897 in Norseman, Western Australia [15]
His wife Nancy, of North Perth, passed away at the age of 50 years 25 August 1925 and was buried at the Karrakatta Cemetery [2]
Owner of 2,253 acres of land in Coorow - Victoria Location 1116 and Lots M1311 M1312 and M1528 of Victoria Location 2023 [3]
He was the owner of the 2,253 acres by 1932, with the previous and first owner being Arthur H. SWEETAPPLE [3] [27]
His sons Jack and Tim farmed his and their own land in Coorow in partnership as "Melvin Bros" [3]
In later years his sons Jack and Tim became the joint freeholders of his 2,253 acres in Coorow [3]
Vice Patron of the Coorow-Waddy Forest Districts Agricultural Society in 1933, 1936 and 1937 [5: 23-Dec-1932, 13-Mar-1936, 20-Nov-1936]
Travelled from Perth to Coorow to attend the Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show on Thursday 7 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
     Donated trophies for the show - for Fancy Work, Confectionery and a joint trophy for Horse, Cattle, Sheep & Grain-Fodder [5]
In 1936 he donated two trophies for the fifth annual Coorow-Waddy Agricultural Show held on 3 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the funeral of Coorow stationmaster William C. Cox at the Karrakatta Cemetery in Perth on 4 November 1937 [5: 12-Nov-1937]
Resided of late in the Perth suburb of North Perth [2]
Father of Olive Mary, "Jack" William John, Colin Douglas, Nancy May and "Tim" Harold Threadgold [15] [55]
Died 25 September 1953; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, KC, 28) [2]


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Harold Melvin' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 4 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-harold-melvin [reference list]




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