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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William James TURNER

Shifted from Victoria to Western Australia in 1899, and purchased land west of Arrino in 1904 [P2]
Married Emma Theresa WEBLEY in 1899 in Walkaway, Western Australia [15]
Farmer of Victoria Farm in Arrino 1904-1914 [P2]
He was said to have always been willing to give his time and aid to assist any public movement in Arrino [9: 24-Mar-1911]
Gravelled the Dudawa Road in Arrino for the Upper Irwin Road Board for £3/8/- in June 1910 [9: 10-Jun-1910]
Attended the farewell to William and Florence TIMMS at the railway station in Arrino on Friday 17 March 1911 [9: 24-Mar-1911]
Member of the Arrino and Dudawa Farmers Progress Association in 1911 [9: 14-Apr-1911]
During June 1911 did gravelling on roads in Arrino for the Upper Irwin Road Board, for which he received £2 per chain [9: 2-Jun-1911]
Father of John, William, Emma, Mary, Margaret, Albert and Annie [P2]
Died 9 July 1914 at the Moora Hospital, Moora WA; buried Dongara Cemetery, Dongara WA [10: 14-Jul-1914]


From The Moora Herald and Midland Districts Advocate newspaper, Tuesday 14 July 1914:
"Death at the Hospital - Mr. W. J. Turner, of Arrino, who was an inmate of the Moora Hospital, died in that institution at midnight on Thursday last. He had been ailing for some six months past and finally succumbed to a malignant bowel trouble. Mrs. Turner came to Moora, and had the body conveyed to Dongara, where interment took place. Mr. Turner was well known in the Midlands, where he had for years been connected with the Midland Railway as a district inspector, and subsequently as a farmer at Arrino. Much regret is felt by a large number of friends at his untimely demise, and the sincerest sympathy expressed for Mrs. Turner in her sad bereavement."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William James Turner' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 26 August 2019 from www.carnamah.com.au  [ sources ]




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