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Arthur Frank Gason (1918 - 2001)

Arthur Frank Gason
Born in Geelong, Victoria, Australiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married 1939 (to 1955) in Victoria, Australiamap
[children unknown]
Died in Ararat, Victoria, Australiamap
Profile last modified | Created 10 Jul 2019
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Biography

f=Arthur John Gason, m=Mabel Margaret (Gibson)

In 1946, Arthur Frank Gason started a one man motor trimming business which has grown into what is now known as AF Gason Pty Ltd. Based in Ararat, Gason remains family owned to this day, with fourth generation family members occupying key roles within the business as it continues to grow and serve the Australian community. From the early 1960s to 1980s, Gason grew to be a national market leader in Australia supplying retro-fitted cabins for major tractor manufacturers and importers including Massey Ferguson, John Deere and Ford. As factory fitted cabins became standard equipment on imported tractors, Gason evolved into its current role as a world class designer and manufacturer.

A book of his story - Cab, Sir? : the story of Frank Gason by John Schubert - https://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/246023

Gason, A. F. (Arthur Frank), 1918- | A.F. Gason Pty. Ltd. -- History. | Tractor industry -- Victoria -- Ararat -- Biography. | Agricultural machinery industry -- Victoria -- Ararat -- Biography.

Death date as shown in www.ryersonindex.org - March 2, 2001

Sources

Victoria Birth Index - registration #3736/1918

Victoria Marriage Index - registration #4171/1939

https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/13565488?selectedversion=NBD5637413

https://billiongraves.com/grave/A-F-Frank-Gason/17487564

Research note

Information of his second wife Merle Joan (last name unknown) Gason She was married to Arthur from 1957-2002

Death notice in Herald Sun newspaper - Date listed: 24/7/2002 - GASON. - Merle Joan, on July 22 at Ararat. Much loved wife of Frank (dec.), loving mother of Ann and Greg, stepmother of Les, Jeannette and Margaret. Fond mother-in-law of Adrian, Carolyn, Barbara, Stewart and Geoff and cherished Grandma.



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