May Askin

F, b. 26 May 1897
  • May Askin was born on 26 May 1897 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • May Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll with Walter Askin and Jessie Agnes Burke in 1922 in Kumbia. Walter was a storekeeper. His sister May lived with them.
  • May was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Leslie Andrew McPhail and Daisy Emma Askin, daughter of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher, on 8 June 1925 in Neil Street Methodist Church, Toowoomba; The Queenslander reported "A quiet but pretty wedding was celebrated, in the Neil-street Methodist Church on Monday morning, when Miss Daisy E. Askin (second youngest daughter of Mrs. K. Askin and the late Mr. R. Askin, of Crow's Nest) was married to Mr. Andrew Leslie M'Phail (youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John M'Phail, of Pierce Creek). The Rev. H. Garrett (Crow's Nest) officiated. The bride who was given away by her brother-in-law, Mr. T. Adams, wore her travelling frock, which was composed of sand crepe Marocain, straight-lined, beautifully beaded frock, with which a close fitting navy blue hat was worn. Miss May Askin (sister of the bride) attended as bridesmaid, and wore a frock of lemon fugi silk, trimmed with pin tucks and stitchery. A small black, satin cloche was also worn. Mr. Albert Barnes was best man. The honeymoon is being spent in Brisbane and at the seaside"
    At the time of their marriage Dailsy lived in Crow's Nest and worked in the library. After their marriage Les and Daisy moved to River Trees in New South Wales and eventually settled in Wilson's Downfall. He signed his portion of the Pierce Creek farm over to his sister Jessie in 1937.
  • At the age of 35 years, 10 months and 20 days, May Askin married Arthur Leslie Bickerton on 15 April 1933 in James Street Church of England, Toowoomba, Queensland, The Brisbane Courier reported -"The marriage of Mr. Arthur Bickerton (second son of Mr. and Mrs. J.
    Bickerton, Mowbray Terrace, East Brisbane) and Miss May Askin daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Askin, Crow's Nest) was solemnised by the Rev. Norman Osborn on April 15 in St. James's Church, Toowoomba. The bride, who was given away by her brother (Mr. T.Askin), was gowned in white mariette, featuring a vandyked flared skirt. Her veil was of pale pink cut tulle, and she carried a bouquet
    of white chrysanthemums. Miss Iris Adams was the only bridesmaid. She was frocked in pale green georgette. Mr. James Gray acted as best man. Later a reception was held in the Cafe
    Alexandra, where Mrs. A. Gleeson received the guests. Subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bickerton left for Sydney and the Blue Mountains, where
    the honeymoon is being spent. Thebride's travelling frock was of browncrinkley crepe, with which she wore abrown felt hat trimmed with blue."
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Kumbia. She carried out home duties. Her husband Arthur was a storekeeper.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1972 and 1980 living at Alice Street, Kingaroy. She carried out home duties. Her husband Arthur was a storekeeper.

May Askin

F, b. 1911

Mildred Florence Askin

F, b. 22 December 1901

Percy Albert Askin

M, b. 31 March 1904, d. 1980
  • Percy Albert Askin was born on 31 March 1904 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce.
  • At the age of 28 years, Percy Albert Askin married Mary Isabella Macdonald in 1933.
  • On 15 February 1954,Percy Albert Askin's father, Henry (Harry) Askin died in Toowoomba, Queensland, at age 78. His death was announced in the Brisbane Telegraph - "Mr Henry Askin, of Jellicoe Street, Toowoomba, and father of Sergeant P. Askin, of the Landsborough police station, has died, aged 78. Mr. Askin was a farmer at Crow's Nest, Cooyar, and Haden before retiring some years ago."
  • Percy Albert Askin died in 1980 in Queensland.

Richard Askin

M, b. 9 May 1850, d. 12 June 1919
  • Richard Askin was born on 9 May 1850 in Shrewbury, Shopshire, England. He was the son of Richard Askin, a coal maker and ANN France.
  • At the age of 21 years, 2 months and 17 days, Richard Askin married Emma Thatcher, daughter of Abraham Thatcher and Mary Davies, on 26 July 1871 in Shrewbury, Shopshire, England. At the time of his marriage he was a railway brakesman and Emma was a dressmaker. Richard and Emma lived in Shopshire, where Thomas was born, for a few years before moving down to Crewe in Cheshire where Mary Ann and Henry were born. They then moved back to Shopshire. Ada and Arthur were born there before the family left for Australia.
  • Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher immigrated to Queensland on 2 April 1883. Richard and Emma, both 32, travelled with their five children Thomas 10, Mary 8, Henry 7, Ada 4 and Arthur 2 on the Duke of Devonshire. According to Richard's obituary the family spent time in Cambooya before moving to Mount Pleasant, Geham and then Crow's Nest.
  • Richard Askin witnessed the marriage of John Barnes and Harriet Ann Thatcher on 3 May 1883 in Queensland; They were married at the residence of Richard Askin, North Street, Toowoomba. Harriet was the sister of the Rev Thatcher and Emma Thatcher, Richard Askin's wife.
    John and Harriet lived in a tent until he built a house of bush timber. Here they carried on dairying and cattle raising until retiring.
  • Richard Askin, as the father of the bride, attended the wedding of William James Barnes and Mary Ann (Polly) Askin on 20 September 1896 in Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • On 8 October 1898, The Queenslander published a list of selectors whose Agricultural Homestead applications had been accepted. Richard had selected 120 acres at Emu Creek.
  • Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Mount Pleasant Post Office. Richard's occupation was given as a lengthsman.
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 30 August 1905. Richard Askin was engaged in clearing
    scrub at Mount Pleasant near Crow's Nest, this morning, when he was bitten on the calf of his left leg by a snake. A ligature was applied, and whisky was
    freely given to Askin, who was conveyed
    by train to Toowoomba and met by Dr. Freshney and the Ambulance Brigade. Askin was convoyed to a boarding-house in
    the city, and was reported to-night to be progressing favourably.
  • Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Emu Creek. Richard was a farmer. Their sons Albert and Walter were teamsters at Emu Creek. Their daughter Annie carried out home duties. Son Arthur also worked as a teamster at Emu Creek & lived there with his wife Ellen.
  • Richard Askin was listed as the next of kin of Walter Askin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 October 1914. He joined the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Service Number 464. He was a teamster, born Crow's Nest and gave his father, Richard of Crow's Nest as his next of kin. Walter served in the middle east and Palestine in the ranks and as a driver. he also served in the Desert Column. Promoted to Corporal. He was admitted to hospital on several occasions with bronchitis and influenza. He was discharges 3 Dec 1918.
  • Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1916 living at Crow's Nest. Richard was a farmer.
  • Richard Askin was listed as the next of kin of Albert (Bert) Askin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 2 August 1918 in Toowoomba. He joined the 2nd Light Horse, Service Number 1700 . He was a labourer, born Toowoomba and gave his father, Richard of Crow's Nest as his next of kin. Albert served in the middle east as a farrier and driver in the Field Ambulance. He was returned to Australia on 29 Apr 1919.
  • Richard Askin died on 12 June 1919 in Queensland at age 69. According to his death certificate he suffered from apoplexy and asthenia.
  • He was buried on 14 June 1919 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00B-0022.
  • On 14 June 1919 Richard Askin's obituary appeared in Darling Downs Gazette. It read:- The death of Mr Richard Askin, of Crow's Nest, has occurred, at the age of 69. He leaves a wife and 11 children. Mr Askin was employed by the Railway Department for many years, and was highly respected in the district, The funeral took place today, and was largely attended. Rev. W. 0. Kleindunst conducted as service in the Methodist Church, and read the burial service at the graveside.
  • On 20 June 1919 Richard Askin's second obituary appeared in The Daily Mail. It read:- Much regret was felt in Crow's Nest and district today when it was known that Mr Richard Askin, an old resident of the district had passed away at the age of 69. Mr and Mrs. Askin came to the district 30 years ago, and prior to that, on arrival from England, had lived at Cambooya, Mount Pleasant and Pechey. A few years ago they took up their residence in Crow's Nest. Both have experienced failing health for the past few years, Mr Askin being practically helpless for the last year. He had severe stroke, and was unconscious until his death, which took place at the residence of his daughter, Mrs A Gleeson. The funeral was very largely attended. Mr Askin leaves a widow and 11 children. Two of his sons have served with the AIF.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Richard & Emma's names were amongst them.

Children of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher

Roy Askin

M, b. 18 July 1904, d. 22 May 1972
  • Roy Askin was born on 18 July 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton.
  • Roy Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. He was a carpenter.
  • At the age of 25 years, 9 months and 22 days, Roy Askin married Marjory Ellen Sattler on 10 May 1930 in Queensland. The Daily Standard reported [not very accurately] on the wedding. "On May 10, at the Neil-street Methodist Church, Geham, the wedding took place of Mr. R. Askin (second son of Mr. and Mrs. L. Askin, Crow's Nest) and Miss Marjorie Sattler (youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
    H. Sattler, Geham). Rev. J. Stirling (Crow's Nest) officiated.
    The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in corded brocaded taffeta, adorned with a shoulder posy of lily of the valley; her veil, which was worn with a wreath of orange blossoms, was lent by Mrs. R. L. Askin, and fell In soft folds below the uneven hemline of her gown. She carried a bouquet of sweet peas and jonquils, tied with white satin streamers.
    Miss Iris Adams, who was bridesmaid, wore a deep cream mariette frock, with a pointed hip yoke, and finished with a shoulder posy of yellow roses. She carried a bouquet of yellow chrysanthemums tied with satin streamers.
    Mr. Cyril Askin was best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Cafe Alexandria. Mrs. Sattler, who received the guests, wore a frock of brown brocaded morocain and a hat to harmonise. Mrs. L. Askin was frocked in navy blue crepe de Chino, worn with a hat to tone.
    On leaving for the honeymoon, which is being spent in Brisbane, Mrs. R. Askin wore a tweed tailored costume, with a velour hat to harmonise."
  • Roy Askin and Marjory Ellen Sattler appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1934 and 1972 living at Emu Creek Road, Crow's Nest. Roy was a carpenter.
  • Askin Family Photo - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy
    Front Mildred, Florence, Maud.
  • Roy Askin died on 22 May 1972 in Queensland at age 67.
  • He was buried on 24 May 1972 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00H-0040.

Thomas Askin

M, b. 4 March 1872, d. May 1961
  • Thomas Askin was born on 4 March 1872 in Atcham, Shropshire.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Thomas Askin immigrated on 2 April 1883 to Queensland with Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher. Richard and Emma, both 32, travelled with their five children Thomas 10, Mary 8, Henry 7, Ada 4 and Arthur 2 on the Duke of Devonshire. According to Richard's obituary the family spent time in Cambooya before moving to Mount Pleasant, Geham and then Crow's Nest.
  • Thomas Askin selected land - He selected Portion 199v, Parish of Djuan, and area of 160 acres
    in 1893 in Djuan.
  • At the age of 25 years, 10 months and 1 day, Thomas Askin married Florence Maude Newton, daughter of Henry Newton and Louisa Pearce, on 5 January 1898 in Queensland.
  • Thomas Askin appeared on the Legislative Assembly - Aubigny Electoral Roll in 1900 living at Pechey. His qualification to vote was that he was a carpenter aged 26 living on freehold Portion 119v, Parish of Djuan as of 25 Jun 1898.
  • In 1901 Thomas Askin lived at Djuan, Crow's Nest. According to the Queensland Post Office Directory for Crow's Nest he was a carpenter.
  • He was a member of the first Crow's Nest Band in 1902; Band members were Raymond White, Frederick Williams, Alf Colthrup, James Gleeson, Walter George Benton, Norman White, John William Brass, Thomas Askin, Alfred William Blinco, Tim Gleeson, Anthony Lavery, James Connolly, James Nathanial Cole and HENDY.
  • He and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a carpenter.
  • Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a carpenter. His sister Daisy Emma may have lived with them or she may have lived with her brother William, a labourer and his wife Florence Lillian who also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a carpenter.
  • In 1926 Thomas won the contract for dismantling the Presbyterian Church at Geham.
  • Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. He was a carpenter.
  • Thomas Askin gave the bride away at the wedding of May Askin on 15 April 1933 in James Street Church of England, Toowoomba, Queensland; Arthur Leslie Bickerton.
  • In 1936, Thomas Askin built a new home on for Johann Franz Polzin in Doctor's Creek. Timber growing on the property was hauled by a home made log-junker to make the house blocks.
  • Askin Family Photo - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy
    Front Mildred, Florence, Maud.
  • In December 1954,his wife, Florence Maude Newton died in Queensland.
  • Thomas Askin died in May 1961 in Queensland at age 89.
  • He was buried on 22 May 1961 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00M-0011.

Children of Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton

Vera Pearce Askin

F, b. circa 1919, d. 8 February 2002
  • Vera Pearce Askin was born circa 1919.
  • Vera Pearce Askin married Morris Alfred Woodrow, son of David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson, in 1938 in Queensland.
  • Vera Pearce Askin was listed as the next of kin of Morris Alfred Woodrow when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 7 May 1943 in Brisbane. He was living at Bardon at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Vera. His service number was 124536. He was discharged with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman in the 4th Communications Unit on 24 April 1946.
  • Vera Pearce Askin and Morris Alfred Woodrow appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Wutul. He was a farmer and Vera carried out home duties. Brother Norman also farmed at Wutul while his parents farmed at Thornville.
  • Vera Pearce Askin died on 8 February 2002 in Toowoomba.

Violet (Maud) Askin

F, b. 1906, d. 25 November 2003
  • Violet (Maud) Askin was born in 1906 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton.
  • On 29 September 1926 the results of recently held music examinations were published in The Brisbane Courier - "Music Examinations.-In the practical music examination held recently at St. Joseph's Convent, under the auspices of the Trinity College of Music, London, Dr. C. Edgar Ford, F.T.O.M., F.R.G.O., being the examiner, all the candidates presented were successful. They were:-Pupils of the Sisters of St. Joseph.-Senior division: Nerrie Jefferson. Intermediate: Olive Sondergeld. Junior: Doreen Littleton, Erin Birrer. First steps: Constance McDiarmid. Pupils of Miss M. Askin. Intermediate division: Ellen Andrews. Junior: Mary Strack, Betsy Strack. Preparatory: Dorrie Andrews, Stella Davis. Pupils of Miss A. Gleeson.-Higher local division: Cecily Gleeson. Preparatory:
    Eileen Adams. First steps: Ivy Adams. Pupil of Mrs. Rogash.-Junior division:
    May Lavender."
  • Violet (Maud) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. She was a music teacher.
  • Askin Family Photo - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy
    Front Mildred, Florence, Maud.
  • Violet (Maud) Askin died on 25 November 2003.
  • She was buried on 1 December 2003 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00U-0019.

Walter Askin

M, b. 14 November 1885, d. 13 March 1929
  • Walter Askin was born on 14 November 1885 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Walter Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll with Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher in 1913 in Emu Creek. Richard was a farmer. Their sons Albert and Walter were teamsters at Emu Creek. Their daughter Annie carried out home duties. Son Arthur also worked as a teamster at Emu Creek & lived there with his wife Ellen.
  • Walter Askin enlisted in the AIF on 27 October 1914. He joined the 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, Service Number 464. He was a teamster, born Crow's Nest and gave his father, Richard of Crow's Nest as his next of kin. Walter served in the middle east and Palestine in the ranks and as a driver. he also served in the Desert Column. Promoted to Corporal. He was admitted to hospital on several occasions with bronchitis and influenza. He was discharges 3 Dec 1918.
  • At the age of 33 years, 10 months and 8 days, Walter Askin married Jessie Agnes Burke, daughter of Edward (Ned) Burke and Catherine Smith, on 22 September 1919 in Queensland. They had five daughters.
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 6 January 1920. "“Two returned soldiers, Arthur Tomlinson and Walter Askin, of this district [Crow’s Nest], who recently started a storekeeping business at Kumbia, met with a serious motor cycle accident near that place. While travelling on their machine, with the side car attached carrying a third pas-senger, they ran into an obstacle and smashed the machine. Tomlinson had his collar bone broken, and was badly bruised, and Askin sustained damage to his face and neck. The occupant of the side car sustained a broken elbow, and all were unconscious when found. They were removed to the Kingaroy hospital, where they are progressing favourably."
  • Walter Askin and Jessie Agnes Burke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Kumbia. Walter was a storekeeper. His sister May lived with them.
  • Walter Askin died on 13 March 1929 in Kingaroy, Queensland, at age 43. His death was announced in The Brisbane Courier - "The death of a well-known Kumbia resident In the person of Mr W Askin at the age of 42 years occurred at the District Ho'pltal on March 13 The deceased for a number of years
    had carried on a butchering business at Kumbia He leaves wife and four young daughters. The Interment took place at Crow's Nest."
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00N-0013.

Wilfred Douglas Askin

M, b. 24 July 1912, d. 1985
  • Wilfred Douglas Askin was born on 24 July 1912 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Askin and Florence Lillian Douglas.
  • Wilfred Douglas Askin enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 July 1940 in Toowoomba. He was living at Toowoomba at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father William. He gave his birth as 27 Jul 1914 [should have been 1912]. Wilf became a prisioner of war. He was a Driver in the 1 COMPANY AASC - QX16401.
  • Wilfred Douglas Askin died in 1985 in Queensland.

William Askin

M, b. 11 February 1884, d. 22 June 1963
  • William Askin was born on 11 February 1884 in Pechey, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • At the age of 25 years, William Askin married Florence Lillian Douglas, daughter of William Douglas and Ellen Collins Johnson, in 1910 in Queensland.
  • William Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll with Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton in 1913 in Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a carpenter. His sister Daisy Emma may have lived with them or she may have lived with her brother William, a labourer and his wife Florence Lillian who also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • William Askin and Florence Lillian Douglas appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Cooyar. William was a labourer.
  • William Askin was listed as the next of kin of Wilfred Douglas Askin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 July 1940 in Toowoomba. He was living at Toowoomba at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father William. He gave his birth as 27 Jul 1914 [should have been 1912]. Wilf became a prisioner of war. He was a Driver in the 1 COMPANY AASC - QX16401.
  • William Askin died on 22 June 1963 in Queensland at age 79.
  • He was buried on 24 June 1963 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE10-002-0038.

Children of William Askin and Florence Lillian Douglas

William Joseph Askin

M, b. 1910, d. 1911

William Thomas Askin

M, b. 6 November 1923, d. 14 July 2007
  • William Thomas Askin was born on 6 November 1923.
  • He was the son of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce.
  • William Thomas Askin died on 14 July 2007 in Kingaroy at age 83.

William Walter Askin

M, b. 1882, d. before 2 April 1883
  • William Walter Askin was born in 1882.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • William Walter Askin died before 2 April 1883. William's name was shown on the immigration index as an infant. It is assumed he died on the voyage to Australia.

Thomas Garrett Askwith

M, b. 24 May 1911
  • Thomas Garrett Askwith was born on 24 May 1911 in Sandridge, Salisbury Avenue, Cheam, Surry.
  • He was the son of Thomas Nowell Askwith and Ruby Isabell Garrett.
  • Thomas Garrett Askwith was baptized on 1 July 1911 in St Auburn's Abbey.

Thomas Nowell Askwith

M, b. circa 1880

Child of Thomas Nowell Askwith and Ruby Isabell Garrett

Estienne Asselin

M, b. 1532, d. 1617

Alma Ruby Astbury

F, b. 23 May 1922, d. 8 September 1986

Arthur Astbury

M, b. 1915, d. 10 July 1915

George Astbury

M, b. 1891, d. 1891
  • George Astbury died in 1891 in Queensland.
  • He was born in 1891 in Springfield Farm, Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.

George Lawrence Astbury

M, b. 18 August 1916, d. 3 May 2000
  • George Lawrence Astbury was born on 18 August 1916 in Tewes Road, Groomsville.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 20 years and 8 days, George Lawrence Astbury married Frieda Bertha Spieker on 26 August 1936 in Church of Christ, Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 December 1942 in Brisbane. He was living at Maclagan at the time and gave his next of kin as his wife Frieda. He was discharged on 24 Feb 1944 with the rank of Private in the RRD AIF. QX43932.

  • George Lawrence Astbury died on 3 May 2000 in Gympie at age 83.
  • He was buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.

Gordon William Astbury

M, b. 10 February 1918, d. 24 February 2010
  • Gordon William Astbury was born on 10 February 1918 in Tewes Road, Groomsville.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 22 years, 1 month and 13 days, Gordon William Astbury married Eileen Ehrlich, daughter of Walter Edward Ehrlich and Emilie Hartwig, on 23 March 1940 in Coalbank Lutheran Church, Queensland.
  • Gordon William Astbury and Eileen Ehrlich appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Anduramba, Crow's Nest. Gordon was a farmer.
  • At the age of 57 years, 8 months and 29 days, Gordon William Astbury married Betty Margaret Fitzpatrick (formerly Kelly) on 8 November 1975 in St Patrick's Cathederal, Toowoomba.
  • Gordon William Astbury died on 24 February 2010 in Toowoomba at age 92.
  • He was buried on 4 March 2010 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.

Hannah (Annie) Astbury

F, b. 2 June 1892, d. 19 May 1927

Child of Hannah (Annie) Astbury and Robert McKirdy

Irene May Astbury

F, b. 11 May 1915, d. July 1992
  • Irene May Astbury was born on 11 May 1915 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Gertrude (May) Hirning.
  • Irene May Astbury died in July 1992 in Ipswich, Queensland, at age 77.

Jane Astbury

F, b. 1895, d. 15 July 1967
  • Jane Astbury was born in 1895 in Springfield Farm, Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • Jane Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with Mary Ann Benton in 1925 in "Springfield", Pechey. Mary Ann carried out home duties. Her daughter Jane gave her address as Bald Hills, Whichello while son Thomas, a farmer gave his as Springfield Farm. Son William, a labourer was also living at Springfield but his wife May gave her address as Pechey. Son John, a farmer was also living at Pechey. Son Walter was farming at Groomsville with his wife Hermine.
  • At the age of 31 years, Jane Astbury married William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey, son of William John Bailey and Hannah Lacey, in 1926 in Queensland.
  • Jane Astbury and William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Bald Hills. William was a labourer.
  • Jane Astbury and William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at William Street, Crow's Nest. William was listed as a labourer (he was in fact a store owner) and Jane carried out home duties.
  • Jane Astbury and William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at William Street, Crow's Nest. William was still shown as a labourer. Their son was also residing with them. He was a carpenter.
  • Jane Astbury died on 15 July 1967 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 17 July 1967 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

John Astbury

M, b. 1890, d. 14 June 1959
  • John Astbury was born in 1890 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • John Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Astbury and Gertrude (May) Hirning in 1913 in "Springfield", Pechey. William was a farmer. William's mother Mary Ann also lived at Springfield as did his sister Sarah and possibly brother Thomas and possibly brother John. Both were farmers.
  • John Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with Mary Ann Benton in 1925 in "Springfield", Pechey. Mary Ann carried out home duties. Her daughter Jane gave her address as Bald Hills, Whichello while son Thomas, a farmer gave his as Springfield Farm. Son William, a labourer was also living at Springfield but his wife May gave her address as Pechey. Son John, a farmer was also living at Pechey. Son Walter was farming at Groomsville with his wife Hermine.
  • John Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pechey. John was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pechey, Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • John Astbury died on 14 June 1959 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Louisa Astbury

F, b. 1893, d. 1 May 1895
  • Louisa Astbury was born in 1893 in Springfield Farm, Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • Louisa Astbury died on 1 May 1895 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 2 May 1895 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Mary Astbury

F, b. 1889, d. 5 January 1905
  • Mary Astbury was born in 1889 in Springfield Farm, Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • Mary Astbury died on 5 January 1905 in Queensland.
  • She was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Norman Astbury

M, b. 4 June 1909, d. 5 February 1993
  • Norman Astbury was born on 4 June 1909 in Vonhoff Farm, Welke Road, Groomsville, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 13 days, Norman Astbury married Lillian Amelia Ballinger, daughter of George Ballinger and Lily Eliza Booker, on 17 December 1932 in Queensland.
  • Norman Astbury enlisted in the Australian Army on 14 April 1943 in Papua New Guinea. He gave his next of kin as his wife Lilly, and place of living as Groomsville. He was discharged on 1 Apr 1944 with the rank of Private in the 27 Company AASC. QX52534 (Q127025.)
  • On 14 September 1959,his wife, Lillian Amelia Ballinger died in Queensland at age 52.
  • Norman Astbury died on 5 February 1993 in Sunshine Coast at age 83.
  • He was cremated in Buderim Cemetery His ashes were added to Lillian's grave in the Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.