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George Henry Rainsford


Birth
Date: 25 January 1873
Place: South Richmond Street, Dublin, Ireland
Arrival in WA
To WA by 1908
Parents
Son of Thomas and Jane Rickalby
Marriage and Family
Married 18 February 1896, Parish Church, (Church of Ireland), Shillelagh, Wicklow County, Ireland to Ruth (Saul) Ellison, (born circa 1874), daughter of John Joseph and Alice Saul
Children: four sons and two daughters
Widowed 23 February 1939
Death
Date: 16 April 1940
Place: Forrest St, Boulder, Western Australia
Cemetery: Boulder General Cemetery, Western Australia
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Real estate agent and auctioneer
Employment History
Merchant living in Dublin in 1896
Auctioneer and land agent in Boulder City
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Boulder Municipal Council 1913
Mayor of Boulder 1924–1928
Kalgoorlie Municipal Council 1933–1940
Party
National
Date Elected
11 February 1928
Inaugural Speech
No inaugural speech given
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Year Retired/Resigned
1934
Electorate
South
Parliamentary Service
State

Electorates
  • MLC South Province 11 February 1928 (by-election)–21 May 1928. Did not take his seat in the Legislative Council
  • Contested Kalgoorlie 26 March 1927, South Province 12 May 1928, North East Province 10 May 1930, 17 March 1934 (by-election)
Commonwealth

Electorates
  • Kalgoorlie (House of Representatives) 19 December 1931
References
Black, David and Geoffrey Bolton. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 166.
The Western Australia post office directory(1910–1940)