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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


William Henry Godfrey HOWARD

Born 5 June 1881 in Wisley, Surrey, England [16]
Son of farmer John HOWARD and Pricilla GODMAN [20] [21]
He was one of eight children with siblings Florence, John, Ellen, James, Mary, Arthur and Charles [20]
Resided with his parents on a farm in Wisley, Surrey and later on Bridge Farm in Byfleet, Surrey, England
Married Frances Emily GADEN in England in 1905 [21]
Journalist, Editor and Publisher of The Irwin Index newspaper in Mingenew, Western Australia 1928-1942 [16] [19] [120: 5-Oct-1933]
He was assisted with the content of each edition by a reporter in Three Springs and various district correspondents [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Through the early years of the depression the newspaper was four pages, but during 1933 was increased to six pages [120: 5-Oct-1933]
Attended and reported on the Three Springs Agricultural Society's First Annual Show on Thursday 20 September 1928 [4: 29-Sep-1928]
Member of the Mingenew Rifle Club 1928-1936 - was Captain in 1935 and 1936 [4: 14-Jul-1928] [5: 25-Oct-1935, 31-Jul-1936]
Attended the Three Springs Race Club's Race Meeting & Evening Ball held in Three Springs on Thursday 11 April 1929 [4: 20-Apr-1929]
Member of the Mingenew Centenary Celebrations Committee in 1929 [4: 31-Aug-1929]
Attended the funeral of Mingenew pioneer Mrs Ellen OLIVER at the Mingenew Cemetery on 18 December 1929 [86: 21-Dec-1929]
Committee Member of the Mingenew Football Club in 1930 [39: 3-Apr-1930]
Member of the Mingenew Recreation Advisory Committee 1930-1934 [39: 3-Apr-1930] [101: page 129]
Attended the reception tendered by the Three Springs Road Board to the Bishop of Geraldton on 8 November 1930 [4: 15-Nov-1930]
Gave an item at the Mingenew Cricket Club's Social & Dance at the Mingenew Hall on Thursday 11 December 1930 [4: 20-Dec-1930]
Member of the Mingenew Golf Club in 1931 [4: 29-Aug-1931]
Attended the funeral of "Father of Carnamah" Donald MACPHERSON at the Winchester Cemetery on 14 August 1931 [4: 22-Aug-1931]
Member of the Mingenew-Yandanooka Cricket Club in 1931-32 [4: 12-Dec-1931]
In 1932 owned a Whippet car, which was registered with the Mingenew Road Board with license plate MI-200 [4: 12-Nov-1932]
Attended a large meeting in Three Springs to form a North Midlands Chamber of Commerce on 18 November 1932 [4: 26-Nov-1932]
One of the Costumes Judges at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball held in Arrino on Tuesday 12 September 1933 [5: 15-Sep-1933]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Pressman at the Fourth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner in Three Springs on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Represented the Mingenew Rifle Club at the annual shoot for the Shearn Cup in Mingenew on Sunday 20 October 1935 [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Member of the Mingenew Cricket Club in 1935-36 and 1936-37 [5: 21-Feb-1936, 5-Feb-1937]
Attended the funeral of Carnamah agent William B. SHERIDAN at the Winchester Cemetery on 27 January 1936 [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Competed at the Official Opening of the Three Springs Rifle Club's rifle range in Three Springs on Thursday 23 July 1936 [5: 31-Jul-1936]
District Grand Master of the Mingenew Lodge of the Manchester Unity of Oddfellows Friendly Society in 1936 [5: 23-Oct-1936]
Visitor at the Fifth Annual North Midlands R.S.L. Reunion Dinner held in Dongara on Saturday evening 24 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Committee Member of the Mingenew Parents & Citizens Association in 1936 and 1937[4: 29-Aug-1936, 7-Aug-1937]
Attended the North Midlands Cricket Association's dinner at the Commercial Hotel in Three Springs on 21 March 1937 [5: 25-Mar-1937]
Sang a song at the welcome to the Venerable Archdeacon Charles L. RILEY in Three Springs on Tuesday 13 April 1937 [5: 16-Apr-1937]
Attended the reception in Three Springs to Charles G. LATHAM, Leader of the Opposition in WA, on 26 May 1937 [5: 28-May-1937]
Toasted "The Artists" and responded to "The Press" toast at the Carnamah Repertory Club's Concert on 20 August 1937 [5: 27-Aug-1937]
Attended the opening of the Nurse's Quarters in Three Springs and dinner at the Commercial Hotel on 27 August 1937 [5: 3-Sep-1937]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Mary J. STEPHEN of Arrino and Mingenew at the Mingenew Cemetery on 15 August 1939 [4: 19-Aug-1939]
Bombardier W71836 in Mingenew's local Volunteer Defence Corps during the Second World War [16]
Later resided in the Perth suburb of Inglewood [2]
Father of Joyce [39: 23-May-1949]
Died 20 July 1959; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Anglican, ZI, 425) [2]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Henry Godfrey Howard' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 15 April 2024 from [reference list]

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