Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia



Member Name
Edward William Davies
Principal Honours
Birth
Date 24 September 1855 Place Fremantle, Western Australia
Arrival in WA
Parents
Son of Alfred Alexander, customs officer and farmer, and Hannah Elizabeth Williams
Brother of Arthur Elvin Davies, undertaker, cabinet maker and politician
Marriage and Family
Married 27 December 1875, Wesley Church, Perth to Emma Louisa Kate Murray (born 1855 and died 28 March 1926), daughter of Frederick HW
Children: two sons and one daughter
Death
Date 24 January 1904Place South Fremantle, Western Australia
Cemetery Fremantle Cemetery, Western AustraliaCause of Death
Religion
Church of England
Education
Occupation
Storekeeper, businessperson and real estate agent
Employment History
Apprenticed to T & H Carter, general merchants
Merchant’s clerk 1875
1879 general storekeeper Perth
Circa 1884–1894 moneylender
From 1890 dealt in real estate
Founder and chairman Fremantle Stock Exchange
Director Fremantle Building Society
House
MLC
Local Government Service
Fremantle City Council 1894–1912
Mayor of Fremantle, 1901
Party
Date Elected
16 July 1894
Inaugural Speech
-Davies, Edward William, Inaugural Speech.pdf
Inaugural Video
Speeches
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Valedictory Speech
Year Retired/Resigned
1896
Electorate
West
Parliamentary Service
Electorates
  • MLC West Province 16 July 1894–9 June 1896 (resigned)
Private Member's Bills
Background/Membership
Secretary racing club
President football and cricket clubs
Qualifications
References
David Black, and Geoffrey Bolton, Biographical register of members of the Parliament of Western Australia volume one 1870-1930, Perth: Western Australian Parliamentary History Project, 2001, p. 60.
Further Information
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