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Offline bevj

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W.A. Electoral Rolls, a quick question
« on: Friday 28 September 18 20:33 BST (UK) »
This may be a silly question, but I don't know how dates ran for these records.
My great, great uncle was murdered in Jandakot in August 1911.  Is it possible that he would still be on the Electoral Roll for 1912?  The place and occupation both fit so I would be surprised if it was not the same man!
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Bev
Weedon - Hertfordshire and W. Australia
Herbertson, Congalton, Paterson - Scotland
Reed, Elmer - Hunts.
Branson - Bucks. and Birmingham
Warren, Ball, Jones - Birmingham
Fuller, Bourne, Sheepwash - Kent
Brittain - Beds. and W. Australia

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Re: W.A. Electoral Rolls, a quick question
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 September 18 01:36 BST (UK) »
Samuel WEEDON is not a common name.
Unless one of his four sons also had that name, residence and occupation, I would have to agree, his name had not been removed from the roll after the September inquiry.

Sue
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Re: W.A. Electoral Rolls, a quick question
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 September 18 05:49 BST (UK) »
I worked on the polls in the 1980s, 1990s & people still came in and asked if "abc" was still on the rolls as he died last year. Often times that person was still there. We used to annotate the paper record & it would be checked later by the returning officer.

I think today, there is much more matching with registry death records, but back in 1911, not so much.


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Re: W.A. Electoral Rolls, a quick question
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 29 September 18 12:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you both, and good detective work, Sue - though I suppose there weren't too many murders in Jandakot in August 1911 :) None of Sam's sons lived in Jandakot or worked as gardeners.  His ex-brother in law was supposed to be the murderer, but there was not enough evidence to arrest him.
I can't see an entry for him after 1912 so by the next count, his death must have been recorded.
Thanks again
Bev
Weedon - Hertfordshire and W. Australia
Herbertson, Congalton, Paterson - Scotland
Reed, Elmer - Hunts.
Branson - Bucks. and Birmingham
Warren, Ball, Jones - Birmingham
Fuller, Bourne, Sheepwash - Kent
Brittain - Beds. and W. Australia