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Biographical Dictionary - Coorow, Carnamah, Three Springs


"Stuart" William Stuart FORD

Born 8 July 1903 [16]
Son of Mr and Mrs W. J. FORD, who were of Albany in 1936 and previously of Bunbury [5: 31-Jan-1936]
In 1925 he was working as a Bank Clerk and living at 32 Stanley Street in the Perth suburb of Norwood [6] [50]
Arrived in Carnamah on Friday 17 November 1933 to work at the Bank of Australasia [5: 24-Nov-1933]
Bank Clerk at the Bank of Australasia at 8 Macpherson Street in Carnamah 1933-1940 [5: 24-Nov-1933] [6] [0: image 03061]
In December 1933 he was one of two people from Carnamah who won £2 in the Charities Sweepstakes lottery [5: 8-Dec-1933]
Attended the Carnamah Tennis Club's Dance held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 9 December 1933 [5: 15-Dec-1933]
He was among those from Carnamah who spent the 1933 Christmas holiday at Dongara[5: 18-Aug-1933]
On the evening of Thursday 15 March 1934 attended the Carnamah Race Club's Annual Dance at the Carnamah Hall [5: 16-Mar-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Golf Club's Opening Season Dance at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday 21 April 1934 [5: 27-Apr-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Smoke Social held in Carnamah on Thursday 26 April 1934 [5: 4-May-1934]
Attended Emily H. TURNER's 21st Birthday at Karragee Farm in Carnamah on Tuesday 8 May 1934 [5: 11-May-1934]
On Saturday 12 May 1934 attended the Carnamah Football Club's Grand Opening Ball at the Carnamah Hall [5: 18-May-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Golf Club 1934-1938 - Secretary for half of 1934, in 1935 and 1938 [5: 13 & 20-Jul-1934, 8-Mar-1935] [120: 13-Oct-1938]
     At the wind-up of the 1937 season he received both the Club Plate and Captain's Trophy [5: 17-Sep-1937]
Attended the Repertory Social, of plays, community singing and dancing, held in Carnamah on 15 August 1934 [5: 17-Aug-1934]
Attended the Dance in aid of the Institute for the Blind held at the Carnamah Hall on Saturday evening 18 August 1934 [5: 24-Aug-1934]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Christina B. D. FORRESTER of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on 31 August 1934 [4: 8-Sep-1934]
Relieved at the bank by Kenneth F. LORMAN while on three weeks holiday over late September and early October 1934 [5: 21-Sep-1934]
Attended the Carnamah Football Club's Premiership Ball held at the Carnamah Hall on  Saturday 20 October 1934 [5: 26-Oct-1934]
Member of John BOWMAN's XI who played against the Carnamah Cricket Club at the opening of the 1934-35 season [5: 30-Nov-1934]
Member of the Carnamah Cricket Club in 1934-35 [5: 14-Dec-1934, 11-Jan-1935]
Attended Charlie OLSON's Surprise 70th Birthday at Lou JOHANSEN's farm on Thursday 17 January 1935 [5: 25-Jan-1935]
Played the piano at the Farewell Social to local chemist Douglas WALDBY on 17 January 1935 at the Carnamah Hall [5: 8-Feb-1935]
Commenced annual leave on Monday 27 May 1935, during which he was relieved at the bank by K. F. LORMAN [5: 31-May-1935]
After spending his annual leave in Perth he returned to Carnamah on Friday 14 June 1935 [5: 21-Jun-1935]
Attended May ROCCHI's birthday at her brother's farm in Carnamah on Thursday evening 15 August 1935 [5: 16 & 23-Aug-1935]
     During the evening his engagement to May was announced, and a notice published in the local newspaper the next day [5]
Married "May" Maria ROCCHI at 5: 30 p.m. on Saturday 25 January 1936 at Saint Andrew's Roman Catholic Church, Carnamah [5]
     His best man was his brother "Neil" David Neil Matheson FORD[5: 24 & 31-Jan-1936]
     His mother was reported to have attended his wedding "smartly dressed in black marocain swagger suit with posy to tone" [5]
     After the ceremony a small number of family and friends attended the wedding breakfast at his mother-in-law's home [5]
     Later in the evening they had a Social & Dance with 80 of their friends at POPE Bros' home on Koolabba Farm in Carnamah [5]
Among those at their Wedding Social & Dance at Koolabba Farm in Carnamah were Misses Ivy BINGHAM, Daisy BOWMAN, [5]
     Edna BOOTH, Billee BREWER, Phyllis BREWER, Jean LYNCH, Elsie REAKES, Millie UREN, Eileen O'GRADY, [5]
     Vera STEPHENS, Nellie HELLEWELL, Maud ILES, Gladys WYLIE, Jessie WYLIE, Iris WYLIE and Hazel WYLIE; [5]
     Messrs Ray WYLIE, Tom BERRIGAN, Jack BINGHAM, George BRADSHAW, Felix CHATEL, Albert COWDEROY, [5]
     Harold HARVEY, Dick HOLLINGSWORTH, Max BAKER, Darcy LEITHHEAD, William MOORE, Darby O'GRADY, [5]
     Bert MORTIMER; Mrs Libra MORRISON; Mick & Vi BAKER, Arnold & Gar BIERMANN, Bill & Isabel SARGENT, [5]
     Ivan & Vi JOHNSON, John & Maud ILES, Frank & Daphne ROOKE, Jack & Phyllis GILMOUR, Lou & Ettie PARKER, [5]
     Mick & Marion CLUNE, Angus & Ethel GOULD, Norm & Bett WATSON, Richard & Nancy PIKE, [5]
     Ned & Maggie WELLS, Charles & Dorothea METTAM, and Frank & Florence LUCAS [5: 31-Jan-1936]
Following their honeymoon himself and his wife arrived back in Carnamah by car on Friday 14 January 1936 [5: 21-Feb-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social Evening & Play Presentation at the Carnamah Hall on 17 June 1936 [5: 19-Jun-1936]
Attended the funeral of Mrs Florence PRICE of Carnamah at the Winchester Cemetery on Tuesday 1 September 1936 [5: 4-Sep-1936]
Attended the birthday party for hotel licensee Malcolm LESLIE at the Carnamah Hotel on Saturday 5 September 1936 [5: 11-Sep-1936]
Attended the Carnamah Repertory Club's Social including three plays at the Carnamah Hall on Friday 2 October 1936 [5: 9-Oct-1936]
Attended the Farewell Social for departing postmaster R. Arthur LINDSAY at the Carnamah Hotel on 23 October 1936 [5: 30-Oct-1936]
Member of the Carnamah Athletic Club in 1936 [5: 20-Nov-1936]
     In November 1936 he was appointed an Umpire for the weekly bike races conducted by the Carnamah Athletic Club [5: 20-Nov-1936]
     Came 2nd in the Carnamah Athletic Club's Slow Race for Officials on Sunday morning 20 December 1936 [5: 24-Dec-1936]
Auditor for the Carnamah Tennis Club in 1936-37 and 1937-38 [5: 24-Jul-1936, 13-Aug-1937]
Visitor at the R.S.L. Valedictory for his boss Charles A. METTAM at the lounge of the Carnamah Hotel on 28 July 1937 [5: 30-Jul-1937]
The North Midland Times reported that he commenced his annual leave on Tuesday 7 September 1937 [5: 10-Sep-1937]
Also a member of the Carnamah Repertory Club during his time in Carnamah [0: image 03060]
Left Carnamah in 1940 after being transferred to Moora [0: image 03061]

From The North Midland Times newspaper, Friday 16 August 1935:
Engagement - Rocchi - Ford
"The engagement is announced of May, youngest daughter of Mrs P. Rocchi and the late Mr V. Rocchi, of Carnamah, to William Stuart, eldest son of Mr and Mrs W. J. Ford, or Mt. Lawley."

Reference:  Carnamah Historical Society & Museum and North Midlands Project, 'William Stuart Ford' in Biographical Dictionary of Coorow, Carnamah and Three Springs, retrieved 18 August 2019 from  [ sources ]

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