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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


Surname

William Peter REYNOLDS

Born 1884 in Greenough, Western Australia [15]
Son of James REYNOLDS and Catherine DESMOND [15]
Married Stella May POLLETT in 1909 [66]
Railway Fettler in Dongara 1914-1917 [19]
Railway Night Stationmaster in Watheroo 1918-1923 [19] [50] [166]
Around the same period he also worked as Night Stationmaster in Mingenew [4: 4-Jun-1927]
Railway Stationmaster in Muchea 1925-1927 [4: 4-Jun-1927] [50]
Railway Stationmaster in Mingenew 1927-1932 [4: 4-Jun-1927] [19]
Railway Stationmaster in Watheroo 1933-1937 [86: 20-Jun-1933] [50]
Released the Geraldton Homing Club's pigeons in Watheroo to race the 133 miles to Geraldton on 17 June 1933 [86: 20-Jun-1933]
Later resided at 774 Albany Highway in the Perth suburb of Victoria Park [39: 8-Jan-1952]
Father of Stella, Hilary, Laurence and Audrey [39: 8-Jan-1952]
Died 7 January 1952; buried Karrakatta Cemetery, Perth WA (Roman Catholic, KC, 280) [2]


From The West Australian newspaper, Tuesday 8 January 1952:
"Deaths - REYNOLDS (William Peter): On Jan. 7, 1942, at his residence, 774 Albany-highway, Victoria Park, beloved husband of Stella May (Mrs P. Brennan), Hilary (Mrs Martin), Laurence, Audrey (Mrs L. Kent), fond father-in-law of Olive, Paddy and Len, loving grandfather 12 grandchildren; aged 67 years."


Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Peter Reynolds' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from www.carnamah.com.au/bio/william-peter-reynolds [reference list]




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