Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Francis Ford Wilson
Birth
Date 29 October 1865 Place Mt Prospect near Creswick, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
Came to WA 1903
Marriage and Family
Married 12 April 1887, Daylesford, Victoria to Annie Andrew (born circa 1864 and died circa December 1942), daughter of Thomas and Grace Goldsworthy
Children: three sons and three daughters
Death
Date 17 June 1919Place Blackboy Hill, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
Son of Frank, engine driver, and Elizabeth
Occupation
Coachbuilder
Employment History
Worked as a wheelwright in 1887, Melbourne
For some years in business at Morwell, Gippsland
1905 resumed trade as coachbuilder at Highgate Hill until death
House
MLA
Local Government Service
North Perth Municipal Council 1909–1914
Party
Labor
Date Elected
28 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
-Wilson, Francis Ford, Address-in-Reply.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1905
Electorate
North Perth
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA North Perth 28 June 1904–27 October 1905
  • Contested North Perth 27 October 1905
Background/Membership
1885 foundation member Blacksmith’s Union (Victoria)
President Victorian Coachbuilders’ Union 1901
Reformed Coachbuilders’ Union in WA
Founded Carter and Drivers’ Union
Member Trades and Labor Council
References
D Black and G Bolton, eds, Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, Parliamentary History Project, Perth, WA, 2001, p. 207.
Further Information
Sunday Times, 22 June 1919.
West Australian, 19 June 1904.
The Western Australia post office directory, (1905–1919)
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