| || Date: 5 July 1857|
Place: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Arrival in WA
|To Western Australia 1882|
|Son of John, farmer, and Ruth Hounsom |
Marriage and Family
|Married 24 July 1879, North Adelaide, South Australia (residence of Henry Bellingham) to Caroline Henrietta Addison Bellingham (born 19 January 1856 and died 5 May 1944), daughter of Henry and Caroline Elizabeth Addison, sister of GHJ Bellingham|
Children: three sons and two daughters
|Date: 7 May 1926|
Place: St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia
|Educated Whinham’s North Adelaide Grammar School and Prince Alfred College, South Australia|
|Real estate agent and farmer|
|Joined timber merchants Adelaide|
Farming at Yorke Peninsula at time of marriage
Joined Public Service (Railway Department), South Australia
Estate agent and auctioneer at Fremantle and at Albany (by 1883)
Secretary King George’s Sound Coal Co
Sharebroker in Perth by 1889
Also developed farm at Moojebbing on Great Southern Railway
Local Government Service
|Albany Municipal Council 1883|
Katanning Road Board chairman 1898
|22 May 1900|
|Search for speeches by Wesley Maley|
- MLC South-East Province 22 May 1900–7 September 1909 (resigned)
- Contested Williams 20 June 1894, Albany 17 September 1909 (by election)
|First president Australian Natives Association of WA, represented State at its Federal convention in Melbourne 1890|
Member Pastoralists Association of WA and Royal Agricultural Society
1903 tried unsuccessfully to promote company for development of Kimberley
|Battye, JS. The Cyclopedia of Western Australia, vol 2, p. 764–767.|
Bignell, M. A Place to Meet.
Black, David. Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia: volume one 1870-1930.
Erikson, Rica. The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, Volume III.
Twentieth century impressions of Western Australia, p. 25–26.
West Australian, 8 May 1926.