Hon Henry Carson
| || Date: 31 December 1866|
Place: Guildford, Western Australia
|Son of George, mechanic, and Charlotte Hadley |
Marriage and Family
|Married 18 June 1891, St Francis Xavier Church, Geraldton (Roman Catholic) to Mary (Anne) Ryan (born 23 January 1859), daughter of Michael and Margaret Fitzgerald|
Children: one son (plus three sons and one daughter deceased)
Widowed 6 January 1936
|Date: 31 July 1948|
Place: Perth, Western Australia
Cemetery: Karrakatta Cemetery, WA
|Worked as mercantile clerk, draper in various firms at Geraldton and Greenough (1895–1900)|
From 1905–1926 had farming property at Hutt in Ajana district
1911–1914 storekeeper at Northampton
Local Government Service
|Geraldton Municipal Council 1907–1908|
|Liberal until 1911|
Country Party 1914–1922; then Independent
|4 June 1904|
|Carson, Henry, Inaugural Speech.pdf|
|Search for speeches by Henry Carson|
- MLA Geraldton, 4 June 1904–27 October 1905, 11 September 1908–3 October 1911 (re-elected 27 October 1905 but petition lodged against his return and election declared void on 26 October 1906)
- MLC Central Province 22 May 1914–21 May 1920
- Contested Geraldton 21 November 1906 (by-election), 3 October 1911
- Contested Irwin 12 March 1921, Central Province 8 May 1920, 25 November 1922, 8 May 1926, Greenough 15 February 1936
|Retired to North Perth|
Captain Geraldton football and cricket teams
Prominent temperance worker
|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. 43|
R Erickson, ed, The bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians, pre-1829-1888, volume I. A-C, University of Western Australia Press, Nedlands, WA, 1987.
West Australian, 29 June 1904, 14 September 1908, 2 August 1948.
The Western Australia post office directory, Wise & Co, Perth, WA, 1895–1926.
Western Mail, 19 September 1908.