Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Alfred John Henry Watts
Birth
Date 14 October 1873 Place Salt Lakes, Lowan county, Victoria, Australia
Arrival in WA
To WA 1896
Parents
Son of Alfred, auctioneer and farmer, and Caroline Rokasky
Marriage and Family
Married (1) 16 June 1897, residence of Charles Mulcahy, Perth to Florence Lavinia Snellgrove (born circa 1874), daughter of Edward and Charlotte Lancashire
Children: one daughter
Widowed 31 July 1898
Married (2) 13 September 1899, residence of Mrs Saunders, East Perth to Helen Waimea Annie Saunders (born circa 1876 and died 16 October 1968), daughter of William and Susan Ann Parsons
Children: four sons and four daughters
Death
Date 3 August 1954Place Safety Bay, Western Australia
Cemetery Karrakatta Cemetery, WACause of Death
Religion
Methodist
Education
1893 at college
Occupation
Farmer
Employment History
1890 farmed with brother on selection in Wimmera, Victoria
1895 joined father in land and commission business
To WA 1896 as land agent in Perth and after 1901 in Northam
1901 lecturer for WA Lands Department
1920 fruitgrower at Northam
1922–1937 farmed at Waeel
Land agent and then retired at Safety Bay
House
MLA
Local Government Service
Northam Municipal Council 1908
Party
Labor
Date Elected
28 June 1904
Inaugural Speech
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Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1905
Electorate
Northam
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLA Northam 28 June 1904–27 October 1905
  • Contested Northam 24 October 1905, East Province 12 August 1907 (by-election), Northam 11 September 1908, 3 October 1911
References
The Avon Valley Illustrated, p. 47–48.
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, 2010, p. 203.
Metropolitan Cemeteries Board website. Accessed 27 April 2015. http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/details.php?id=KB00135528
West Australian, 19 June 1904.
The Western Australia post office directory(1902–1937)
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