Denis Gavin1

M, b. 1827, d. 1913
  • Denis Gavin was born in 1827 in Ireland.1,2
  • Denis Gavin married Ellen Murphy circa 1850.3
  • Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy immigrated to Moreton Bay in 1855. Denis age shown as 23 and Eleanor age shown as 24 travelled with their daughter Mary 2, on the Fortune.4
  • On 28 March 1896,his wife, Ellen Murphy died in Queensland.5
  • At the age of 71 years, Denis Gavin married Jenny (Jane) Minns in 1898 in Queensland.1
  • Denis Gavin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Crow's Nest. He was a labourer and Jane carried out home duties.6
  • Denis Gavin died in 1913 in Queensland.2

Children of Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1898     C633     Denis     Gavin;     Jenny     Minns.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1913     C4274     Denis     Gavin     -      - ** born Ireland aged 86 years.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1945     C395     James     Gavin;     Dennis;      Ellen Murphy.
  4. NSW State Archives, NSW Immigration Index Moreton Bay 1848 - 59.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1896     C1343     Ellen     Gavin     ;James Murphy ;     Ann - ** born Ireland aged 74 years.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Crows Nest 1903-1908.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1945/C395     James     Gavin;     Dennis;     Ellen Murphy.

Denis John Gavin1

M, b. 1884, d. 1937
  • Denis John Gavin was born in 1884 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • On 3 August 1930,Denis John Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."2
  • Denis John Gavin died in 1937 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1884/C2767     Denis John     Gavin     ;James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1937/C2378     Denis John     Gavin;     James;     Mary Drift.

Ellen Gavin1

F, b. 1887
  • Ellen Gavin was born in 1887 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • On 3 August 1930,Ellen Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1887     C2347     Ellen     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.

George Gavin1

M, b. 1890, d. 1890

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890     C8553     George     Gavin;     James;     Mary Drift.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1890     C2914     George     Gavin;     James Gavin ;     Mary Drift.

George Michael Gavin1

M, b. 1898, d. 1981
  • George Michael Gavin was born in 1898 in Toowoomba, Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • George Michael Gavin began military service on 6 August 1915 in Toowoomba. His service number was 1566 and he joined the 15/5th Light Horse. He stated he was 18 years 3 months old. He was a stockman by trade and gave his next of kin as his father James. He served in the Jordon Valley where he contracted malaria . He was returned to Australia in 1918 and discharged on 3 Apr 1919.2
  • On 24 May 1919 A welcome home for returned soldiers was given by the Crow's Nest Branch of the HACLS. Privates McKee, G. Gavin and A. Coman were presented with shaving outfits.3
  • On 3 August 1930,George Michael Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."4
  • George Michael Gavin died in 1981 in Queensland.5

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C3292     George     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record George Gavin.
  3. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Monday 26 May 1919 p 7 Article.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1981     2230     George Michael     Gavin;     James;      Mary Drift.

James Gavin1

M, b. 1857, d. 24 February 1945
  • James Gavin was born in 1857. Although his burial record shows that he was 93 when he died, some researchers have James born at Binbain Downs in 1857, which would explain why he wasn't listed on the passenger list for the Fortune in 1855. It seems none of the births of his siblings were registered.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy.4,2
  • At the age of 27 years, James Gavin married Mary Elizabeth Drift in 1884 in Queensland.1
  • James Gavin's wife Mary selected land at Crow's Nest on June 1894. She had a holding of 76 acres.5
  • He and Mary Elizabeth Drift appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Railway Siding, Pechey, Crow's Nest. James was a lengthsman. Their son Denis was a labourer in Crow's Nest.6
  • James Gavin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Pechey, Crow's Nest. James was a lengthsman and Mary carried out home duties. Their son Denis lived in Crow's Nest.7
  • He was listed as the next of kin of James Augustus Gavin when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 9 February 1915 in Enoggera, Brisbane. He was a 29 year, 3 months old station hand and gave his next of kin as his father James Gavin of Pechey (later of Argyle Street, Toowoomba). He enlisted in the 31st Battalion service number 482. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 29 Apr 1916.8
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of George Michael Gavin when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 6 August 1915 in Toowoomba. His service number was 1566 and he joined the 15/5th Light Horse. He stated he was 18 years 3 months old. He was a stockman by trade and gave his next of kin as his father James. He served in the Jordon Valley where he contracted malaria . He was returned to Australia in 1918 and discharged on 3 Apr 1919.9
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of John Joseph Gavin when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 January 1916. He was a police constable aged 23 years 4 months and stated he was born in Brisbane. His service number was 2341 and he was a gunner. He served in France. On 20 Sep 1918 he married Edith Ethel Plank at Shipton Ballinger, England. At the time he stated his father was a Railway Inspector. He contracted bronchial pneumonia and was discharge on 22 Apr 1919.10
  • On 19 July 1916,James Gavin's father, James Augustus Gavin died in France at age 30.11,8
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of Stephen Gavin when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 11 January 1917. He enlisted in the 7/42 Battalion but was discharged for being under age. His parents finallly gave their consent and he served in the Light Horse in Moascar. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Pechey. At the time he enlisted he was a shop assistant working for F. J. Poulgrain of Pechey. He was discharged on 30 Oct 1919.12
  • James Gavin was listed as the next of kin of Patrick Joseph Gavin when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 17 February 1917 in Toowoomba. His service number ws 3261 and he gave his next of kin as his father James. At the time he was a Locomotive Cleaner and stated his age as 19 years, 4 months. He served with the 26/5 Light Horse in Moascar and was discharged on 25 Sep 1919.13
  • In March 1917 James and Mary retired. The Brisbane Courier noted on 25 March :" Mr James Gavin, lengthsman, was presented with a suit case by his fellow employees last Tuesday, on the occasion of his retirement from the railway service. Mr Gavin has been with the department for 28 years. It is noteworthy that he has seven sons wearing the King's uniform-five as soldiers and two as mounted police."
    The on 10 April :- " Mrs James Gavin was entertained by the residents of Pechey and surrounding districts at a social in the Pechey State School, on the occasion of her retirement after 25 years public service (writes our Crow's Nest correspondent).
    Mr Gavin had previously been presented with an inscribed suit case by his fellow employees, he having retired after 28 years service with the Railway Department. An enjoyable programme was rendered, and during the evening the chairman, Mr E Pechey. presented Mrs Gavin with a tea and coffee service on a tray and a silver cake basket. Mr Gavin responded on behalf of his wife."14,15
  • On 3 August 1930,his wife, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."16
  • James Gavin died on 24 February 1945 in Queensland.2
  • He was buried on 26 February 1945 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC3-010-0007.17

Children of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1884/C463     Gavin     James;     Drift     Mary Elizabeth.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1945/C395     James     Gavin;     Dennis;     Ellen Murphy.
  3. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Headstone Inscription.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1896     C1343     Ellen     Gavin     ;James Murphy ;     Ann - ** born Ireland aged 74 years.
  5. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Queenslander (Brisbane, Qld. : 1866 - 1939) Saturday 16 June 1894 p 1149 Article.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Dows Sub Div Crow's Nest 1903.
  7. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs, Sub Div Crows Nest 1908.
  8. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record James Gavin.
  9. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record George Gavin.
  10. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record John Joseph Gavin.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1922     F3161     James Augustus     Gavin;     James Gavin      ;Mary Drift.
  12. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Stephen Gavin.
  13. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Patrick Joseph Gavin.
  14. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 10 April 1917 p 9 Article.
  15. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Monday 26 March 1917 p 8 Article.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.
  17. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  18. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1884/C2767     Denis John     Gavin     ;James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  19. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1886     C2103     James Augustus     Gavin     ;James     ;Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  20. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1887     C2347     Ellen     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  21. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890     C8553     George     Gavin;     James;     Mary Drift.
  22. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892     C3878     John     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  23. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894     C3577     William     Gavin     James;     Mary ;Elizabeth Drift.
  24. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1896     C3478     ALicia Mary     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  25. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C3292     George     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  26. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C3499     Patrick Joseph     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  27. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1901     C3422     Stephen     Gavin     ;James;     Mary Elizabeth.

James Augustus Gavin1

M, b. December 1885, d. 19 July 1916
  • James Augustus Gavin was born in December 1885 in Jondaryan, Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • James Augustus Gavin and Michael Travers selected land in April 1902 in Crow's Nest. Michael selected 80 acres and James, his cousin 100 acres.3
  • James Augustus Gavin began military service on 9 February 1915 in Enoggera, Brisbane. He was a 29 year, 3 months old station hand and gave his next of kin as his father James Gavin of Pechey (later of Argyle Street, Toowoomba). He enlisted in the 31st Battalion service number 482. He was promoted to Lance Corporal on 29 Apr 1916.2
  • James Augustus Gavin was killed in action on 19 July 1916 in France at age 30.4,2
  • He was buried in Eaton Hill Cemetery, Armentiers.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1886     C2103     James Augustus     Gavin     ;James     ;Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record James Gavin.
  3. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Thursday 3 April 1902 p 6 Article.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1922     F3161     James Augustus     Gavin;     James Gavin      ;Mary Drift.

John Joseph Gavin1

M, b. 1892, d. 1956
  • John Joseph Gavin was born in 1892 in Brisbane, Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • John Joseph Gavin began military service on 27 January 1916. He was a police constable aged 23 years 4 months and stated he was born in Brisbane. His service number was 2341 and he was a gunner. He served in France. On 20 Sep 1918 he married Edith Ethel Plank at Shipton Ballinger, England. At the time he stated his father was a Railway Inspector. He contracted bronchial pneumonia and was discharge on 22 Apr 1919.2
  • On 3 August 1930,John Joseph Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."3
  • John Joseph Gavin died in 1956 in Queensland.4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892     C3878     John     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record John Joseph Gavin.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1956     C1105     John Joseph     Gavin;     James ;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.

Mary Gavin1

F, b. 1853, d. 1882
  • Mary Gavin was born in 1853.1
  • She was the daughter of Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy.1
  • Mary Gavin immigrated in 1855 to Moreton Bay with Denis Gavin and Ellen Murphy. Denis age shown as 23 and Eleanor age shown as 24 travelled with their daughter Mary 2, on the Fortune.1
  • At the age of 17 years, Mary Gavin married Michael Travers in 1870 in Queensland.2,3
  • Mary Gavin died in 1882 in Queensland.4

Children of Mary Gavin and Michael Travers

Citations

  1. NSW State Archives, NSW Immigration Index Moreton Bay 1848 - 59.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1957     B22462     Michael     Travers;     Michael;      Mary Gavin.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1870     C48     Mary     Gavin;     Michael     Travers.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1882     C782     Mary Ann     Travers     ;Denis Gavin      ;Ellen Murphy.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1873     C381     Mary Margaret     Travers;     Michael     ;Mary Gavin.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1874     C423     Jane     Travers;     Michael;     Mary Gavin.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1953     C2294     James     Travers;     Michael ;     Mary Gavin.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1878     C880     Julia     Travers;     Michael;     Mary Gavan.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1902     C2220     George     Travers;     Michael Travers      ;Mary Gavan.

Patrick Joseph Gavin1

M, b. November 1899, d. 1972
  • Patrick Joseph Gavin was born in November 1899 in Toowoomba, Queensland.1
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • Patrick Joseph Gavin began military service on 17 February 1917 in Toowoomba. His service number ws 3261 and he gave his next of kin as his father James. At the time he was a Locomotive Cleaner and stated his age as 19 years, 4 months. He served with the 26/5 Light Horse in Moascar and was discharged on 25 Sep 1919.2
  • On 3 August 1930,Patrick Joseph Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."3
  • Patrick Joseph Gavin died in 1972 in Brisbane, Queensland.4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1899     C3499     Patrick Joseph     Gavin;     James;     Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Patrick Joseph Gavin.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1972     B29067     Patrick Joseph     Gavin     ;James Gavin;      Mary Elizabeth Drift.

Stephen Gavin1

M, b. 1901, d. April 1949
  • Stephen Gavin was born in 1901 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.1
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • Stephen Gavin began military service on 11 January 1917. He enlisted in the 7/42 Battalion but was discharged for being under age. His parents finallly gave their consent and he served in the Light Horse in Moascar. He gave his next of kin as his mother Mary of Pechey. At the time he enlisted he was a shop assistant working for F. J. Poulgrain of Pechey. He was discharged on 30 Oct 1919.2
  • On 3 August 1930,Stephen Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."3
  • Stephen Gavin died in April 1949 in Brisbane, Queensland.4
  • Stephen Gavin's orbituary appeared in the Queensland Times on 9 April 1949. It read:- "Mr. Stephen Gavin, who died at the age of 46 years as the result of an accident at Capalaba on the Cleveland-road was the youngest of nine children, seven sons and two daughters, of Mr. and Mrs James Gavin, who resided a Pechey near Crow's Nest. The late Mr. Gavin received his education at the local school and, at the early age of 16 volunteered for active service In the First World War. He served with the 5th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt and Palestine. He was one of five brothers who enlisted, and one, James, paid the supreme sacrifice.
    After returning from the war, the late Mr. Steve Gavin worked in the Postal Department in Toowoomba. at the Chlllagoe Smelters, and in the Mourilyan Sugar Mills. He worked on the construction of the aerodrome at Amberley. and during the Second World War was attached to the R.A.A.F, in which he served in the ground staff for nine years until he met with his fatal accident. He is survived by his widow (formerly Miss Alice Redmond, of Sandgate), one child, James (10); four brothers, Jack (Toowoomba), William (Dalby), Joseph (Woombye), George (Sandgate); and two sisters, Mrs. Coman (Sandgate) and Mrs. Chaffey (Windsor). The late Mr. Gavin was very popular amongst all who knew him on account of his genial disposition."5

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1901     C3422     Stephen     Gavin     ;James;     Mary Elizabeth.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record Stephen Gavin.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1949     B21172     Stephen     Gavin     ;James      ;Mary Elizabeth Drift.
  5. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954) Saturday 9 April 1949 Edition: DAILY p 5 Article.

William Gavin1

M, b. 1894, d. 1952
  • William Gavin was born in 1894 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of James Gavin and Mary Elizabeth Drift.1
  • On 3 August 1930,William Gavin's mother, Mary Elizabeth Drift died in Queensland. Mary death was reported in The Brisbane Courier on 4 August 1930

    " COOKTOWN, August 4.
    When a motor car containing eight persons toppled over into Saltwater Creek, about eight miles from Cooktown, yesterday morning, Mrs. James Gavin, sen., of Toowoomba, was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued.
    A motor car party, comprising Act- ing-Sergeant Gavin and his wife and three children, Mr. and Mrs. Gavin, sen., and the driver, Mr. C. Ure, left the town on Sunday morning, intending to spend the day with friends on the Endeavour River. When approaching the Saltwater Creek, eight miles from Cooktown, the car refused to negotiate an incline. The driver, Mr. C. Ure, backed the car, and then went forward again. It is surmised that the gears then jammed, and one wheel of the car left the crossing, and the vehicle toppled over into the creek in 4ft. of water. Most of the occupants got clear of the car, but Mrs. Gavin, sen., was drowned. Her husband was in the last stages of exhaustion when rescued, but he revived under treatment, although he suffered from shock, as did all the other members of the party.
    THE LATE MRS. GAVIN.

    The late Mrs. Gavin, with her husband, had been on a holiday visit to their son, Police-Sergeant Gavin, of the Cooktown station, and had intended to return to their home this week. The deceased was a native of this State, and for over 30 years was a gatekeeper on the Crow's Nest line. She is survived by six sons and two daughters. Five of the sons saw ser- vice in the late war, one being killed in action. The daughters are Mesdames L. Chaffey (Bowen Hills, Brisbane), and S. Coman (North Ipswich), and the sons Mr. John Gavin (engineer attached to the Willowburn Mental Hospital), Constable William Gavin (Mourilyan Police Station), and Messrs. George Gavin (Barcaldine), Joseph Gavin (Railway Department, Chillagoe), Steven Gavin (Mourilyan), and Sergeant D. Gavin (Cooktown)."2
  • William Gavin died in 1952 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894     C3577     William     Gavin     James;     Mary ;Elizabeth Drift.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1930/C2554     Mary     Gavin;     John Drift;     Alecia Cameron.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1952     C1688     William     Gavin;     James      ;Mary Drift.

Shiela Alma Gawthorn1,2

F, b. 14 April 1919, d. 5 July 2001
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn was born on 14 April 1919 in Ryde, New South Wales. She was the daughter of Michael James Gawthorn and Sylvia Mary Stanford.1,3
  • At the age of 21 years, 1 month and 30 days, Shiela Alma Gawthorn married William James Skelly, son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox, on 13 June 1940 in Queensland.1
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Coongoola. William was a postmaster.4
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at 1 Glasgow Street, Toowoomba. William was a traveller.1
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1954 living at 219 James Street, Toowoomba. William was a commission agent and Alma a saloon proprietress.5
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn and William James Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1968 living at 9 Loftus Street, Brighton.6
  • On 22 August 1970,her husband, William James Skelly died in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 69.7,8
  • Shiela Alma Gawthorn died on 5 July 2001 at age 82.7,3
  • She was buried on 9 July 2001 in Pinaroo Cemetery.7

Citations

  1. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Toowoomba 1949.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1940     C3330     William James     Skelly     ;Shiela Alma     Gawthorn.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Brianstree2015 Family tree.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Maranoa Sub Div Cunnamulla 1943-1948.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Toowoomba 1954.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Lilley Sub Div Sandgate 1968.
  7. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1970     B17528     William James     Skelly     ;Bernard Skelly      ;Elizabeth Fox.

Mary Eleanor Gay1

F, b. 1877

Children of Mary Eleanor Gay and John Nelson Hasse

Citations

  1. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com

Ronald Theodore Gay1

M, b. 1903, d. 1966

Citations

  1. Paul Jones, Primmer Births, Marriage 1944 Grace Jean Primmer; Ronald Theodore Gay; 1717.
  2. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1966/45245     Gay      Ronald Theodore ;     63Y.

Wilfred James Gay1

M, b. 1888, d. 1934

Citations

  1. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Marriage 1920/4442     Ettie Elizabeth      Sutton ;     Wilfrid James      Gay.
  2. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Death 1934/7890     Gay      Wilfred James ;     46Y.

Mabel Geach1

F, b. April 1880
  • Mabel Geach was born in April 1880 in Penzance, Cornwall.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Geach and Mary Ann Warren.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mabel Geach was living in the household of Mary Ann Warren and William Geach in 4 Marine Place, Madron. William is shown as a 30 year old painter born St Austell, living with his wife Mary A aged 30 born Paul and their children Mary A aged 2 born Penzance and Mabel aged 11 months also born in Penzance.3

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Jun 1880 GEACH      Mabel            Penzance      5c     291.
  3. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Census Place Madron - Penzance, Cornwall, England Family History Library Film 1341564.

Mary Annie Geach1

F, b. December 1878
  • Mary Annie Geach's birth was registered in the Penzance, Cornwall Registration District in the December 1878 Quarter.1,2
  • She was the daughter of William Geach and Mary Ann Warren.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Annie Geach was living in the household of Mary Ann Warren and William Geach in 4 Marine Place, Madron. William is shown as a 30 year old painter born St Austell, living with his wife Mary A aged 30 born Paul and their children Mary A aged 2 born Penzance and Mabel aged 11 months also born in Penzance.3

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1878 GEACH      Mary Annie Penzance      5c     260.
  3. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Census Place Madron - Penzance, Cornwall, England Family History Library Film 1341564.

William Geach1

M, b. circa 1850
  • William Geach was born circa 1850 in St Austell, Cornwall.1
  • His marriage to Mary Ann Warren, daughter of Henry Warren and Jane Maddern, was registered in the September 1871 Quarter in Penzance, Cornwall Registration District.1,2
  • William Geach and Mary Ann Warren appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in 4 Marine Place, Madron. William is shown as a 30 year old painter born St Austell, living with his wife Mary A aged 30 born Paul and their children Mary A aged 2 born Penzance and Mabel aged 11 months also born in Penzance.3

Children of William Geach and Mary Ann Warren

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl
  3. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Census Place Madron - Penzance, Cornwall, England Family History Library Film 1341564.

Leila M Geddes1

F, b. circa 1890

Citations

  1. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, 7319/1916 JACKSON FRANCIS G       GEDDES LEILA M       BURWOOD.

Arthur August Gehrke1

M, b. circa 1905

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1927/C1604     Gehrke     Arthur August;     Hartwig     Olive.

Arthur Theophile Geissmann1

M, b. 23 August 1884, d. 21 February 1977

Citations

  1. Ross Geissmann, "Email re Geissmann siblings," e-mail to Audrey, 19 Feb 2012.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1884/B32831     Arthur Theophile     Geissmann;     William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.

Bernard Reinhold Geissmann1

M, b. 16 October 1886, d. 30 August 1974

Citations

  1. Ross Geissmann, "Email re Geissmann siblings," e-mail to Audrey, 19 Feb 2012.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1886/B37631     Bernard Reinhold     Geissmann;     William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.

Colin Egbert Geissmann1

M, b. 10 August 1894, d. 21 June 1960
  • Colin Egbert Geissmann was born on 10 August 1894 in Brisbane, Queensland. Note:- Birth registration shows 1896.1,2
  • He was the son of William Geissmann and Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.1
  • Colin Egbert Geissmann died on 21 June 1960 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 65.1,3

Citations

  1. Ross Geissmann, "Email re Geissmann siblings," e-mail to Audrey, 19 Feb 2012.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1896/B58945     Colin Egbert     Geissman;     William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1960/B38603     Colin Egbert     Geissmann;     William Felix;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.

Elfriede Lousie Geissmann1

F, b. 15 May 1888, d. 5 November 1973

Citations

  1. Ross Geissmann, "Email re Geissmann siblings," e-mail to Audrey, 19 Feb 2012.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1888/B41063     Elfriede Louise     Geissmann;     William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.

Eric Wilfred Geissmann1

M, b. 17 June 1893, d. 6 June 1955

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1922/B30510     Geissmann Eric Wilfred     ;Wilson     Georgena Mary.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1893/B53108     Eric Wilfred Geissmann     ;William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1955/B7955     Eric Wilfred     Geissmann;     William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.

Hilda Gladys Geissmann1

F, b. 22 November 1890, d. 10 June 1988

Citations

  1. Ross Geissmann, "Email re Geissmann siblings," e-mail to Audrey, 19 Feb 2012.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1890/B47248     Hilda Gladys     Geissmann;     William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.

William Geissmann1

M, b. circa 1860

Children of William Geissmann and Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1893/B53108     Eric Wilfred Geissmann     ;William;     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1883/B8113     Geissmann     William;     Reinhold     Bertha Elfriede Dorothea.
  3. Ross Geissmann, "Email re Geissmann siblings," e-mail to Audrey, 19 Feb 2012.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1910/O1054     William Felix     Geissmann;     William;     Elfriede Reinhold.

William Felix Geissmann1

M, b. 26 June 1898, d. 10 July 1973
  • William Felix Geissmann was born on 26 June 1898 in Brisbane, Queensland. NOTE:- His birth is registered in 1910 but has O in the registration number meaning a memo is attached.1,2
  • He was the son of William Geissmann and Bertha Elfriede Dorothea Reinhold.3
  • At the age of 25 years, William Felix Geissmann married Bertha Sophia Wilson, daughter of Ross Wilson and Maria Johnston, in 1924 in Brisbane, Queensland.1
  • William Felix Geissmann enlisted in the Australian Army on 7 March 1941 in Brisbane, Queensland, His service number was QX20810 and he was living at North Tamborine at the time he enlisted. His next of kin was Bertha Geissmann. He was discharged on 26 February 1946 with the rank of Driver in the 2/3 Reserve Motor Transport Company.2
  • William Felix Geissmann died on 10 July 1973 in Tamborine North, Queensland, at age 75.
  • He was buried in North Tamborine Cemetery.

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1924/B33898 Geissmann     William Felix;     Wilson     Bertha Sophia.
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, War Record William Felex Geissmann.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1910/O1054     William Felix     Geissmann;     William;     Elfriede Reinhold.

Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz1

F, b. 1844, d. 16 August 1936
  • Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz was born in 1844. She was the daugther of Close Geitz.1,2
  • At the age of 21 years, Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz married Johann Nicholas Peters in 1865 in Wesselburen, Dithmarschen, Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.1,3
  • On 22 September 1927,her husband, Johann Nicholas Peters died in Queensland at age 82.4,5
  • Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz died on 16 August 1936 in Queensland.2,6
  • She was buried on 17 August 1936 in Goombungee Cemetery.6

Children of Elisibia Catherina Magdelina Geitz and Johann Nicholas Peters

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1887/C4269     Ernst Wilhelm Johann     Peters     ;Johann Nicolaus;     Elizabetha Catharina Magdaline Gertz.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1936/C3499     Elsabea Catherina Magdalena     Peters;     Close Gertz.
  3. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1927/C4599     Johann Nicolaus     Peters;     Johann Andres Peters;     Anna Foss.
  5. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Headstone Inscription.
  6. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1869/C195     Alvina Christina Louisa     Peters;     John Nicholas;     Elsabea Cathariena Magdalena Gertz.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1870/C701     Emma     Peters     ;John Nicolaus     ;Catherine Keartz.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1871/C701     John Nicholas Henry     Peters;     John Nicholas     ;Catherina Magdalena Goertz.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1924/C4332     Wilhelm Detlef Frederick     Peters;     Johann Nicholaus Peters;     Elsalea Catharina Magdalena Geitz.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1875/C4249     Caludius Emil Johannes     Peters     ;Johann Nicolaus     ;Elisabetha Catherina Magdalena Gertz.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1960/B42022     Anna Margaretha Elesbea     Gersekowski;     Johan Nicolaus Peters;     Elizabeth Catharine Magdalena Gertz.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1879/C1506     Geo. Edward Johann     Peters     ;Johann Nicolaus     ;Elizabeth Catharina Magdalena Gertz.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1881/C1290     Maria Margaretha Catherina     Peters;     Johann Nicolaus;     Elizabetha Catharina Magdalene Gertz.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1883/C2709     Nicolaus Wilhelm Edward     Peters;     Johann Nicolaus     ;Elizabetha Catharina Magdalena Gertz.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1883/C2708     Louisa Christina Margaretha     Peters;     Johann Nicolaus     ;Elizabetha Catherina Magdalena Gertz.
  17. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1885/C2728     Nicolaus Christian Johann     Peters;     Johann Nicolaus     ;Elizabetha Catharina Magdalene Gertz.