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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Bill" William REYNOLDS

Born 2 July 1928 in Fremantle, Western Australia [P1]
Son of "Fred" Norman Wilfred REYNOLDS and Edith WHALLY [P1]
Resided with his parents in their home next to their general store on Yarra Street in Carnamah 1928-1952 [P1]
Educated at the Carnamah State School starting in 1934 [P1] [5: 16-Feb-1934]
After leaving school he worked in his father's general store on Yarra Street in Carnamah [P1]
     Later entered into partnership with his father and brother Don, trading under the name of "N. W. & S. Reynolds & Sons" [P99]
     Following their father's death in 1972 himself and Don continued to run the store together until retiring in 1996 [P99]
Married Margaret Elsie WELLS in Carnamah on 12 April 1952 [P1]
     His best man was his eldest brother Norm and his groomsman was his elder brother Don [4: 19-Apr-1952]
     They resided at 22 Caron Street in Carnamah from their marriage in 1952 [3] until their retirement in 1996 [P1]
     Received electricity at their home from local firm Henry Parkin & Son; in 1952 electricity for the month of July cost £1/6/4 [53]
     In 1962 or 1963 they had the telephone connected to their home, and were number Carnamah-46 [60]
Won a 2nd prize for Writing at the Carnamah Agricultural Show at Centenary Park on Thursday 6 September 1934 [5: 14-Sep-1934]
Attended the inaugural Combined School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district in Carnamah on Saturday 19 October 1935 [5]
     Won the 7 years Boys Running Race; came 2nd in the 6-7 years Boys Sack Race and the 6-7 years Egg & Spoon Race [5: 25-Oct-1935]
Won the 7-8 years Boys Race at the Carnamah R.S.L. Easter Sports Meeting in Carnamah on Monday 13 April 1936 [5: 17-Apr-1936]
Attended the Inter-School Sports of the Carnamah Road Board district at Centenary Park in Carnamah on Friday 2 October 1936 [5]
     He tied for 1st in the 8 & 9 Years Boys Sack Race and came 3rd in the 8 Years Boys Running Race [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended and received a Coronation Medal at the Coronation Celebrations at Centenary Park in Carnamah on 12 May 1937 [5]
     The festivities celebrated the coronation of King George VI of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth [5]
     Won the 9 Years Boys Running Race and with Charles D. CLARK won the 6 to 8 Years Boys Three Legged Race [5: 14-May-1937]
     Came 2nd in the 6-8 Years Boys Sack Race and 6-8 Years Boys Tyre Race, and 3rd in the  6-8 Years Boys Ball & Spoon Race [5]
Junior Member of the Carnamah Cycle Club in 1937 [5: 23-Jul-1937]
Best Dressed Boy as "King" at the Children's Fancy Dress Ball at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 15 October 1938 [5: 21-Oct-1938]
Member of the Carnamah Police Boys' Club - broke his collar bone while on the Club's gymnasium in November 1944 [5: 1-Dec-1944]
Member of Carnamah's branch of the Red Cross Society [141]
Assistant Secretary of the Carnamah Football Club in 1947 [5: 25-Apr-1947]
Member of the Carnamah Repertory Club 1947-1976 [5: 5-Sep-1947] [7: page 236] [72]
He was one of over sixty people from Carnamah who holidayed at the coastal town of Dongara during December 1948 [86: 30-Dec-1948]
Financial Member of the Carnamah District Agricultural Society in 1946 and -1971[13]
Attended the "Day of Pioneers" luncheon held at the Shire Council Chambers in Carnamah on 13 October 1982 [253]
Member and later Life Member of the Carnamah Bowling Club - was Vice President in 1986-87 [7: pages 205, 206]
Himself and his wife retired in 1996, sold their home in Carnamah and moved to the coastal town of Jurien [P1]
Resided at 3 Bower Street in Jurien from 1996 until his death in 2012 [P1]
     Attended the official opening of the restored Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah on Saturday 23 October 2004 [270]
     Attended "Bert" Albert L. TURNER's surprise 80th Birthday Party at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 25 June 2005 [P8]
     Attended the 80th Birthday of his sister-in-law Mrs Vida E. WHITEHURST at the Bowling Club in Carnamah on 31 May 2008 [P1]
Father of Adrian, Michael and Rodney [P1]
Died 16 August 2012 in Perth [P1]

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Reynolds' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 2 July 2022 from [reference list]

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