Mary Hart1

F, b. circa 1825
  • Mary Hart was born circa 1825.1
  • Mary Hart married James Brooks circa 1860.1

Child of Mary Hart and James Brooks

Citations

  1. Judy, "E-mail Judy Elliott," e-mail to Audrey, 14 June 2009.

Mary Hart1

F, b. 1839, d. 23 March 1919
  • Mary Hart was born in 1839. She was the daughter of William Hart and Johanna Hayes.1,2
  • Mary Hart married Denis Murphy circa 1860.1
  • Mary Hart died on 23 March 1919 in Queensland.2,3
  • She was buried on 24 March 1919 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. RC3-001-0052.3

Children of Mary Hart and Denis Murphy

Citations

  1. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1919     C1230     Mary     Murphy;     William Hart ;     Johanna Hayes.
  3. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1905     C1931     James     Murphy;     Denis Murphy ;     Mary Hart.
  5. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1948     B17987     John     Murphy;     Denis ;     Mary Hart.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1875     C3910     Denis     Murphy;     Denis     ;Mary Hart.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1943/C2625     Margaret     Collins;     Denis Murphy;     Mary Hart.

Meryl Mavis Hart1,2

F, b. circa 1917, d. 21 June 1978
  • Meryl Mavis Hart was born circa 1917. She was the daughter of     Nicholas Judge Hart and
    Margaret Willey.1,2
  • Meryl Mavis Hart married Alan George Plant, son of George Henry Plant and Annie Miller Richardson, circa 1935.1
  • Meryl Mavis Hart died on 21 June 1978 in Queensland.1,2
  • She was buried on 23 June 1978 in Cabarlah Cemetery.1

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Headstone Inscription.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1978/C3357     Meryl Mavis     Plant;     Nicholas Judge Hart     ;Margaret Willey.

Norah Hart1

F, b. circa 1880

Child of Norah Hart and William George Lammas

Citations

  1. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Marriages 1908/4742     Norah      Hart      ;William George      Lammas.
  2. NZ Births Marriages Deaths, online https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/home/, Births 1909/5095     Lammas      Doris Mary ;     Norah;     William George.

Fredrick Hartge1

M
  • Fredrick Hartge witnessed the burial of Mary Stuart on 24 December 1877 in Liverpool Cemetery, Sydney; Presbyterian Section.1

Citations

  1. Mary McGregor (nee Stuart), Death Certificte of Mary McGregor (nee Stuart).

Allen Harth1

M, b. 1900, d. 1973

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1900     C3173     Allen     Harth     Christian Frederich;     Lena Ehrich.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1921     C934     Elsey Irene     Harth     ;Leonhardt     Baumann.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1973     C7262     Allan     Harth;     Christian Harth;      Lena Ehrlich.

Alma Isabell Harth1

F, b. 1904

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1904     C2559     Alma Isabella     Harth;     John     ;Anna Catharine Magdalena Peters.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1931     C3515     Alma Isabel     Harth;     Eric George     Holden.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1937.

Ann Maria Harth1

F, b. April 1880, d. 1 January 1881

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1881     C703     Anna Maria     Harth;     John Harth;      WIlhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1880     C1557     Anna Maria     Harth;     John     ;Wilhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  3. Chapelhill Family History, online http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/FamilyHistory/Photos/

Annie Beatrice Harth1

F, b. 1898

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C3079     Annie Beatrice     Harth;     John     ;Anna Catharina Magdalena Peters.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage1922     C828     Annie Beatrice     Harth;     Henry Friedrich     Dormbusch.

Annie Elsie (Anna Louisa) Harth1

F, b. 30 July 1895, d. 24 March 1982
  • Annie Elsie (Anna Louisa) Harth was born on 30 July 1895 in Goombungee, Queensland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.1
  • At the age of 24 years, 1 month and 12 days, Annie Elsie (Anna Louisa) Harth married Marshall May on 11 September 1919 in Queensland.2,3
  • Annie Elsie (Anna Louisa) Harth died on 24 March 1982 in Queensland at age 86.2,4

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1895     C5661     Annie Elise     Harth;     Konrad;     Hermine Zickomski.
  2. Robin Astbury, "Fam Desc Sht , Harth."
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1919     C2627     Marshall     May     ;Anna Louisa     Harth.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1982     2231     Anna Louisa     May;     Konrad Harth     ;Hermine Zeckomski.

Augusta Johanna Harth1

F, b. 1877, d. 27 October 1959
  • Augusta Johanna Harth was born in 1877 in Queensland.2
  • She was the daughter of Johann Harth and Wilhelmina Maria Charlotte (Marie) Kruger.3
  • At the age of 17 years, Augusta Johanna Harth married William Cumner in 1894 in Queensland.1,4
  • Augusta Johanna Harth and William Cumner appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Goombungee. William was a farmer.5
  • Augusta Johanna Harth died on 27 October 1959 in Queensland.1,3
  • She was buried on 28 October 1959 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE9-002-0009.1

Children of Augusta Johanna Harth and William Cumner

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1877     C1409     Auguste Johanne     Harth     ;John     ;Wilhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1959     C5957     Auguste Johanne     Cumner;     John Harth ;     Wilhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1894     C506     William     Cumner;     Auguste Johanne     Harth.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1925.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1894     C8854     Violet     Cumner     ;William     ;Auguste Johanne Harth.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1896     C3054     Maud Beatrice     Cumner;     William;     Auguste Johanne Harth.     
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1900     C3071     Lauria Grace     Cumner;     William     ;Auguste Johanne Harth.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1900     C3071     Constance Grace     Cumner;     William;     Auguste Johanne Harth.     
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1910     C11190     Florence May     Cumner;     William;     Auguste Johanne Harth.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1936     C2160     Leslie Arnold     Cumner;     William;      Augusta Johanna Harth.

Bentley Harth1

M, b. 17 May 1909, d. 2 January 2004
  • Bentley Harth was born on 17 May 1909 in Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of Christian Frederick Harth and Helene (Lena) Ehrlich.1
  • At the age of 21 years, Bentley Harth married Constance Muriel Wheeldon in 1931 in Queensland.3
  • Bentley Harth died on 2 January 2004 at age 94.2
  • He was buried on 7 January 2004 in Pittsworth Cemetery. LAWS1-006-0289.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1909     C11142     Bentley     Harth     ;Christian Freidrich;     Lena Herlich.
  2. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1931     C3587     Bentley     Harth;     Constance Muriel     Wheeldon.

Bright Georgina Harth1

F, b. 1909, d. July 1996
  • Bright Georgina Harth was born in 1909 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.1
  • After their sister Emily's court case it appears that a number of her family members moved to Sydney with Emily - Dorothea and her husband Joseph Wood, Olga and Bright and later Ruby.

  • Bright Georgina Harth died in July 1996.2
  • She was buried on 5 July 1996 in Field of Mars Cemetery, West Ryde, New South Wales. General Lawn 497.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1909     C10664     Bright Georgina     Harth     ;Konrad     ;Hermine Zickomski.
  2. Australian Cemeteries Index, online http://cemindex.arkangles.com/cemetery-inscriptions.php

Carl Herman Rudolph Harth1

M, b. 18 August 1892, d. 1 December 1894
  • Carl Herman Rudolph Harth was born on 18 August 1892 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.1
  • Carl Herman Rudolph Harth died on 1 December 1894 in Queensland at age 2.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1892     C3558     Carl Herman Rudolph     Harth     ;Konrad     ;Hermenia Szecumski.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1894     C1959     Carl Herman Rudolph     Harth;     Konrad Harth      ;Hermina Zickomski.

Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth1

F, b. 1902, d. 3 February 1944
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth was born in 1902 in Queensland.1,2
  • She was the daughter of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.3
  • At the age of 21 years, Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth married Herbert Henry Holden, son of Henry (Harry) Holden and Emiline Auguste Otto, in 1923 in Queensland.1,4
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth and Herbert Henry Holden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Silverleigh. Herbert was a farmer.5
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth and Herbert Henry Holden appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at an unknown place . Herbert was a farmer of Highland Plain. Cicely gave her address as Silverleigh. She carried out home duties.6
  • Cecilia May (Ciceriy) Harth died on 3 February 1944 in Queensland.1,3
  • She was buried on 4 February 1944 in Goombungee Cemetery. CE1-00L-0002.1

Citations

  1. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1902     C2978     Cicily May     Harth;     John Henry     ;Magdalena Peters.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1944     C1086     Cecily May     Holden;     John Henry Harth      ;Anna Magdalene Katherine Peters.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1923     C1715     Cicely     Harth;     Herbert Henry     Holden.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1926.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Crow's Nest 1937.

Christian Frederick Harth1

M, b. 1872, d. 1968

Children of Christian Frederick Harth and Helene (Lena) Ehrlich

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1968     B96402     Christian Frederick     Harth;     John Harth      ;Wilhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1872     C3184     Christian Frederick     Harth;     John     ;Wilhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1920     C5130     John     Harth;     Christian Frederick Harth      ;Lena Ehrlich.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1894     C453     Christian Friedrich     Harth;     Lena     Ehrlich.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1925.
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1930.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1952     C5592     Lena     Harth     ;August Ehrlich ;     Lena Stang.
  8. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1895     C3272     William     Harth;     Christian;     Lena Elrich.
  9. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1897     C3026     Ernest     Harth     ;Chritian Friedrich;     Lena Ehrlich.
  10. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C3138     Elsey Irene     Harth;     Christian Friedrich     ;Lena Ehrlich.
  11. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1900     C3173     Allen     Harth     Christian Frederich;     Lena Ehrich.
  12. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1902     C2813     Herbert     Harth     ;Christian Friedrich     ;Eleanor Ehrlick.
  13. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1904     C2872     Nellie Alice     Harth;     Christian Friedrich     ;Lena Ehrlich.
  14. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1906     C2961     John     Harth;     Christian Friedrich;     Lena Ehrlich.
  15. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1908     C10172     George     Harth;     Christian Freidrich;     Lena Herlich.
  16. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1909     C11142     Bentley     Harth     ;Christian Freidrich;     Lena Herlich.
  17. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1911     C11974     Stanley     Harth     ;Christian Friedrich;     Lena Ehrlich.
  18. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1912     C13375     Reginald     Harth;     Christian Friedrich     ;Lena Ehrlich.
  19. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1921     C3344     Myrtle     Harth     ;Christian Frederick Harth      ;Lena Ehrlich.

Christian Nicholas Harth1

M, b. 1895, d. 2 August 1916
  • Christian Nicholas Harth was born in 1895 in Goombungee.1
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.1
  • Christian Nicholas Harth enlisted in the AIF on 8 September 1915 in Toowoomba. He was a 21 year old farmer, born Goombungee and gave his next of kin as his father J. H. Harth of Green Hill Goombungee. He was a private in the 2nd Pioneer Battalion and served in France.2
  • Christian Nicholas Harth died in the field on 2 August 1916 in France of wounds received in action.1
  • He was buried in Poziers Cemetery.2

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1922     F3759     Christian Nicholas     Harth;     John Henry Harth      ;Anna Catharina Magdalena Peters.     
  2. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record of Christian Nicholas Harth.

Cleve Cecil Harth1

M, b. 1911

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1911     C12555     Cleve Cecil     Harth;     John Henry;     Anna Catherina Magdalena Peters.

Dorothea Helena Harth1

F, b. 1905, d. 28 February 1993
  • Dorothea Helena Harth was born in 1905 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.1
  • At the age of 23 years, Dorothea Helena Harth married Joseph Emmanuel Wood in 1928 in Queensland.2
  • She witnessed the Note of Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth; After their sister Emily's court case it appears that a number of her family members moved to Sydney with Emily - Dorothea and her husband Joseph Wood, Olga and Bright and later Ruby.
  • Dorothea Helena Harth died on 28 February 1993 in Sydney, New South Wales.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1905     C5344     Dorathea Helena     Harth;     Konrad     ;Hermine Zickomski.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1928     C1856     Joseph Emanuel     Wood;     Dorothea Helena     Harth.
  3. Robin Astbury, "Fam Desc Sht , Harth."

Edward Henry Harth1

M, b. 1890, d. 3 August 1917
  • Edward Henry Harth was born in 1890 in Goombungee.1
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.1
  • At the age of 26 years, Edward Henry Harth married Annie Ethel Holden, daughter of Henry (Harry) Holden and Emiline Auguste Otto, on 27 June 1916 in Congregational Church, Queensland. Annie lived at Highland Plain at the time.1,2
  • Edward Henry Harth began military service on 3 July 1916. He gave his wife Annie Ethel of Goombungee as his next of kin. He was 25 years, 10 months old and was born in Goombungee. He was a farmer and contractor.1
  • Edward Henry Harth was killed in action on 3 August 1917 in France. He was a private in the 4/41 Battalion at the time.1
  • He's memorial is in Ypres.1

Citations

  1. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record of Edward Henry Harth.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1916     C2573     Edward Henry     Harth     ;Annie Ethel     Holden.

Elise (Elizabeth) Harth1

F, b. 24 December 1859, d. 23 December 1936
  • Elise (Elizabeth) Harth was born on 24 December 1859 in Ober-Mockstad, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany.1
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Margaretha Ulrich.1
  • At the age of 21 years, 9 months and 20 days, Elise (Elizabeth) Harth married William Thomas Blatchley on 14 October 1881 in Toowoomba, Queensland. They left Toowoomba in 1886/1887.1,2
  • Elise (Elizabeth) Harth died on 23 December 1936 in Diamantina Hospital, South Brisbane, at age 76.1,3
  • She was buried on 24 December 1936 in Balmoral Cemetery, Morningside. Section 16 Grave 57.1,4

Citations

  1. Robin Astbury, "Fam Desc Sht , Harth."
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1881     C399     William Thomas     Blatchly;     Elisa     Harth.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1936     B34025     Elisa     Blatchly;     Conrad Harth     ;Catharina Ulrich.
  4. Brisbane City Council Grave Finder, online http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_899

Ellen Harth1

F, b. 1875, d. 1875

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1875     C2717     Ellen     Harth     ;John Harth ;     Wilhlemine Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1875     C4381     Ellen     Harth;     John     ;Wilhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.

Ellen Charlotte Harth1

F, b. 1901

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1901     C2798     Ellen Charlotte     Harth;     Johann Heinrich;     Anna Catherina Magdalene Peters.     

Elsie Irene Harth1

F, b. 1898

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C3138     Elsey Irene     Harth;     Christian Friedrich     ;Lena Ehrlich.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1921     C934     Elsey Irene     Harth     ;Leonhardt     Baumann.

Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth1

F, b. 26 June 1898, d. 1975

Emily Bertha Harth (1898-1975), daughter of Konrad Harth & Hermine Zeckomski. Photo thannks NZ Truth
  • Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth was born on 26 June 1898 in Queensland.1
  • She was the daughter of Konrad Harth and Hermine Zeckomski.1
  • At the age of 17 years, 3 months and 1 day, Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth married Ambrose Taylor on 27 September 1915 in Brisbane, Queensland. Amborse was a railway guard. They separated around 1921 and their chldren a son born in 1916 and daughter born in 1919 remained in the custody of their father.2,3
  • Cyril Douglas Gowlett - Cyril, a school teacher, was found dead in a room in the Australian Hotel. His friend, a married woman named Emily Bertha Taylor (nee Harth, wife of Ambrose Taylor) was found in another room in the hotel suffering from the effects of poisoning. She claimed they had a suicide pact (they ate chocolates laced with strychnine) because she could not get a divorce from her husband Ambrose Taylor and Cyril's family were against the marriage. She was charged with murder but later this charge was dropped and she was charged with attempted suicide. However this charge was also later dismissed.4
  • On 13 November 1929 The Brisbane Courier reported on the murder of Cyril Gowlett " Emily Bertha Taylor (aged 31 years), on remand, appeared in the Police Court to-day, before Mr. F. C. M. Burne, P.M., to answer a charge that on October 15, at the Australian Hotel, she murdered Cyril Douglas Gowlett, a school teacher. Inspector Loch prosecuted and Mr. E. W. Cleary appeared for the defendant.
    Detective Sergeant Kiernan stated that at about 3.10 a.m. on October 15, he went to the Australian Hotel, and saw Donald Carey (licensee) and his partner, Mildred Deacon Taylor. He went with them to a bedroom upstairs. In a bed he saw the body of a young man, fully dressed. There was no indication of a struggle having taken place on the bed or in the room, and there was nothing to indicate the cause of death. Later he went to a bedroom on the western side of the building, and noticed that a bed in that room had been disturbed, as if some person had been occupying it. He saw on the chair near the side of the bed a tumbler about half full of a liquid, which he took to be water. On a dressing table in the room he saw a lady's handbag, in which he found a sealed letter with the words: "To be opened by the police when I die." The letter gave directions as to the burial of the writer. The letter was signed "Emily." On the floor, near the head of the bed, he found two pieces of tinfoil, with what appeared to be chocolate adhering to it. In a corner of the room, behind the dressing table, he found another piece of tinfoil, and a bottle containing water. Witness saw defendant at the General Hospital, and spoke to her, but she did not reply. He left that institution and returned to the Australian Hotel, where he made a search of the grounds, and found a flask, which appeared to have contained water, on the footpath In Neil-street. He found a piece of white paper wrapped around some tinfoil.
    A letter written by defendant to her sister was read, extracts being: "I am parting from this world, misjudged and misunderstood. I want you all to agree, and use every penny worth I possess. Wearing my things should remind you I am happy and better off, resting at last. There is an envelope with some money in it addressed to mum. Please give it to her for a Christmas present. Do not allow the Taylor family to claim one penny worth of my things. God bless you one and all. Love and good bye all. (Signed) Brokenhearted Em. P.S.-I want my watch buried with me please."
    Detective Kiernan added that in a drawer in a duchess he found a sealed letter, addressed, "Mum," which he opened, and found that it contained £6 in notes.
    At the hospital he saw defendant, and told her he was making inquiries concerning the death of Gowlett. She replied: "Yes; I understand he is dead. I wish I had gone with him, too." Witness said: "I understand you were lovers. Was there a pact between you to die together?" Defendant replied: "No; but I knew he would take his life and mine sooner or later." Witness asked: "Why did you arrive at that conclusion?" Defendant replied: "From remarks he made to me and my finding a letter in his brief bag addressed to another girl. When he returned to where I am staying, at my brother-in-law's, I accused him of writing the letter. I posted the letter I found in his brief bag after I had endorsed on the back of it that she had no right to come between me and Cyril Gowlett. Cyril was very upset when I accused him of writing to the girl, and he remarked that there was now nothing left only that they should die together. We went to Groom Park, and remained until about 11 o'clock. Cyril asked me whether I would go and stay with him at the Australian Hotel. I agreed. I left the park with Cyril, and I went back to Woods' house, where Cyril went inside. He got his suitcase, brief bag, and umbrella, and brought them with him. I remained on the footpath outside. We went to the Australian Hotel, where Cyril engaged separate rooms. After Cyril was shown his room he came to mine, and remained talking to me until about 1 o'clock. Cyril had some chocolates in a white paper packet, and he gave me some, which I ate. He also gave me some from the same packet in Groom Park earlier that night, and I felt a bitter taste from them. Cyril left the room at about 1 o'clock, and when he was leaving he had a packet containing about two or three chocolates in his hand. He also said that he would return again, but I cannot remember if he did or otherwise. Shortly after he left the room I became sick and cold, and my body and limbs began to twitch. After that I do not remember anything further until I was in hospital."
    Detective Kiernan said to defend- ant: "I am inclined to believe that you are misleading me, and I want to tell you that I do not believe what you say as regards Gowlett’s death. It was either agreed between you that you should die together, or that you knew how he came by his death." Defendant replied: "I know that my story is hard to believe, but, nevertheless, it is true." Witness said: "Do you not think that if Gowlett contemplated death he would leave a letter behind him for his mother or some other person?" Defendant re- plied: "No; he had no affection for his mother, and he would not make an explanation to anybody." Witness said: "I ascertained from your mother today that she found strychnine poison in your possession about a week ago, which you had for the purpose of poisoning yourself." Defendant said: "Yes; that is true. My mother found, and destroyed it. I promised her faithfully I would not think of taking my life in any other way; when I got that poison, Cyril and I drove to the quarry, and we were going to take it there, but we decided not to do so." He showed her a letter, the envelope of which was I addressed to the police. She looked at it, and said: "Yes; I wrote that letter yesterday afternoon, as I had a presentiment Cyril was going to kill me, and it was for that reason I wrote it."
    Defendant on another occasion said to witness: "Cyril and I agreed to die together on Monday night. For that purpose he placed strychnine in two chocolates, which he showed to mc on Monday, October 14. in the evening when he came to Woods' place. He had them inside his coat, and he returned them there again. Later that night, at about 9 o'clock, we went together to Groom Park for the purpose of taking the poisoned chocolates. After we had been talking there for some time Cyril decided if we took them in the park it might take some time to die, and we might be picked up by some person, and would not succeed in our object. He then asked me to go to the Australian Hotel, where he would book separate rooms, and that we could take poison there. I consented, and Cyril came to my room, where he remained until about 1 o'clock in the morning. He took from his pocket one of the poisoned chocolates. Cyril left the room, and I took the poisoned chocolate. Shortly afterwards I became sick and cold. Witness asked: "Where did Cyril get the poison, and what kind of poison was it?" Defendant replied: "I do not know; he did not tell me." Witness said: "From what you told me yesterday there is a lot to clear up." Defendant replied: "I want to assist you in the matter, Sergeant, and to tell you the whole truth."
    Detective O'Driscoll said to witness that Mrs. Taylor had told him that she purchased strychnine and chocolates, and gave one of them to Gowlett. Witness asked defendant if that were so, and she replied: "Yes, sergeant. I am now telling the truth. I am sorry for not telling the truth previously, but I was thinking of my mother. At the time my mother took the strychnine from me she did not get it all, as I had previously taken some of it from the packet and hid it in a tin box. It was that strychnine that I used to poison the chocolates with." On October 20, with Detective O'Driscoll, witness went to the hospital, where he saw defendant. O'Driscoll said: "We have now received information from the Government Analyst at Brisbane that Gowlett died from the effects of strychnine poison, and that you had taken strychnine poison. Do you wish to add anything further to your statement as regards that poison?" Defendant replied: "No. What I told you is correct."
    Mr. Cleary cross-examined witness at some length. He said he saw nothing to indicate that deceased had been carried and placed on the bed. When the first statement was taken from the defendant she appeared as if she had gone through an ordeal. Defendant had told him that deceased was worried, because she could not get a divorce so that they could be married. He had told her while teaching at Kingsthorpe that he threatened to take his life on two occasions. She told him that deceased frequently wrote to her from the country, and said that he could not live without her. He heard defendant say she put strychnine into the centre of a ball of chocolate, and that deceased had taken some of that strychnine and put it into a ball of chocolate he had.
    Detective Sergeant O'Driscoll save evidence of statements made to him by the defendant, and the court adjourned till tomorrow morning"

    During Emily Taylor's trial, Cyril's mother showed her animosity toward Emily a number of times stating - "She is absolutely to blame, the she devil....I do not know what to call that thing over there. She is not human.." she had told the defendant "That ends things between you and Cyril right here. God's book forbids divorced people getting married."5
  • After their sister Emily's court case it appears that a number of her family members moved to Sydney with Emily - Dorothea and her husband Joseph Wood, Olga and Bright and later Ruby.
  • In 1947,her husband, Ambrose Taylor died in Brisbane, Queensland.6
  • At the age of 48 years, Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth married Clement Pearce Guy in 1947 in North Sydney, New South Wales. Emily may not have been divorced from Ambrose and it was only on his death that she was free to marry.7,8
  • Emilie Bertha (Emily) Harth died in 1975 in New South Wales.9
  • She was buried in Sandgate Cemetery, Newcastle.8

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1898     C5367     Emilie Bertha     Harth;     Konrad;     Hermine Zickomski.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1915     B17447     Ambrose     Taylor;     Emilie Bertha     Harth.
  3. Papers Past - New Zealand, online http://www.http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz, NZ Truth , Issue 1256, 26 December 1929, Page 3.
  4. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1929     C4840     Cyril Douglas     Gowlett;     William Alfred Gowlett;      Davidina Ward.
  5. Australian Newspapers beta Trove (National Library of Australia), online http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=, The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Wednesday 13 November 1929 p 17 Article.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1947     B10294     Ambrose     Taylor;     Ambrose      ;Elizabeth Charlesworth.
  7. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Marriage 16800/1947      GUY      CLEMENT PEARCE ;     TAYLOR      EMILIE BERTHA;      NORTH SYDNEY.
  8. Robin Astbury, "Fam Desc Sht , Harth."
  9. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 104619/1975      GUY      EMILIE BERTHA ;     KONRAD;      ;HERMINE.

Ernest Harth1

M, b. 1896, d. 1981

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1897     C3026     Ernest     Harth     ;Chritian Friedrich;     Lena Ehrlich.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1920     C2840     Ernest     Harth     ;Dorothea Augusta     Lange.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1981     50484     Ernest     Harth     ;Christian Frederick Harth     ;Lena Ehrlich.

Frederick Johann Harth1

M, b. circa 1890, d. 1963
  • Frederick Johann Harth was born circa 1890.1
  • He was the son of Johann Heinrich Harth and Anna Catherine Magdeline Peters.1
  • Frederick Johann Harth married Mary Ann May Martin in 1913 in Queensland.2
  • Frederick Johann Harth and Mary Ann May Martin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Goombungee. Frederick was a farmer.3
  • Frederick Johann Harth appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Highland Plain. Frederick was a farmer.4
  • Frederick Johann Harth died in 1963 in Queensland.1

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1963     C1224     Friedrich Johann     Harth;     Johann Henrich ;     Anna Catharina Magdalena Peters.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1913     C3544     Friedrich Johann     Harth;     Mary Ann May     Martin.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1925.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1930.

Friedrich Harth1

M, b. 1878, d. 1974

Children of Friedrich Harth and Bertha Wolski

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1909/C2840     Harth     Friedrich;     Wolski     Bertha.
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1878     C1330     Frederick     Harth;     Johann     ;Wilhelmine Maria Charlotte Kruger.     
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1974     C6089     Frederick     Harth;     Johann Harth      ;Wilhelmina Maria Charlotte Kruger.
  4. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1925.
  5. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1930.
  6. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1911     C12013     Ruby Gladys     Harth;     Friedrich     ;Bertha Wolski.
  7. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1912     C4416     Reginald Frederick     Harth;     Friedrich Harth      ;Bertha Wolski.

George Harth1

M, b. 1908, d. 1981
  • George Harth was born in 1908 in Queensland.1
  • He was the son of Christian Frederick Harth and Helene (Lena) Ehrlich.1
  • George Harth appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Greenwood. George was a miner.2
  • George Harth died in 1981 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth 1908     C10172     George     Harth;     Christian Freidrich;     Lena Herlich.
  2. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1930.
  3. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1981     7972     George     Harth     ;Frederick Harth;     Lena Ehrlich.

George Walter Harth1

M, b. circa 1895, d. 1977

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Death 1977     C7388     George Walter     Harth;     John Henry Harth;      Anna Catherina Magdalena Peters.      
  2. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage 1929     C2649     Gladys Bertha     McPhail     ;George Walter     Harth.
  3. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com, Div Darling Downs Sub Div Highfields 1930.