Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Charles Joseph Moore Lewis
Birth
Date 7 August 1870 Place Geelong, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
1896 came to WA
Parents
Son of Alfred James Moore, accountant, and Sarah Ann Osbourne
Marriage and Family
Married 15 October 1902, St George’s Cathedral, Perth to Clara Hillier (born circa 1880 and died 4 March 1961), daughter of Walter Chenille and Marion Masham
Children: two sons and six daughters
Death
Date 21 November 1935Place Maylands, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Educated Kangaroo Flat, Victoria
Occupation
Railway worker
Employment History
Assisted father in grocery store at Bendigo
Farrier
1887–1890 coach-building trade
1890–1896 conductor with Melbourne Tramway Company
1896 worked in foundry, WA
1897–1911 Traffic Department, WA Railways rising to post of acting Stationmaster
Returned to railways after 1914
House
MLA
Party
Labor
Date Elected
3 October 1911
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1914
Electorate
Canning
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Canning 3 October 1911–21 October 1914
  • Contested Canning 21 October 1914
Background/Membership
Founded Amalgamated Society of Railway Employees, chairman Perth branch, 1901–1911 secretary and general treasurer
Organiser Railway Provident Fund
1909 attended Federal Railway Workers’ Conference Launceston, Tasmania
References
Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol. 1, p. 347.
Black, David. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930, p. 122.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 4 November 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00116348
West Australian, 5 October 1911.
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