James Brown

M, b. circa 1880

James Brown

M, b. circa 1870

James Henry Brown

M, b. 14 September 1876, d. 18 May 1960
  • James Henry Brown was born on 14 September 1876 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • James Henry Brown was baptized on 25 September 1876 in Methodist Church, Crow's Nest.
  • At the age of 22 years, 8 months and 23 days, James Henry Brown married Rose Elizabeth Gillies, daughter of Francis Gillies and Mary Robinson, on 6 June 1899 in Methodist Church, Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. James was a farmer.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1905 and 1926 living at Thornville. James was a farmer.
  • James Henry Brown enrolled his son Francis James Brown in Pinelands State School on 1 April 1908. James was a teamster at Pinelands.
    ; Frank was 8 years old. His father was a teamster at Pinelands.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Thornville. James was a farmer. Their daughter Margaret most likely lived with them.
  • James Henry Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of his mother, Margaret Boden in February 1930. "OBITUARY MRS EDWARD BROWN
    One of the oldest identities of Crows Nest in the person of Mrs Edward Brown (Margaret) passed away at her home on Sunday (writes our Crows Nest correspondent). She was born in County Armagh, Ireland 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Boden. She came to Queensland over 60 years ago and was married to Mr Edward Brown in Toowoomba shortly afterwards. She had lived in and around Crows Nest ever since. They were to have celebrated their diamond wedding this year. Her kindly and gentle nature endeared her to the hearts of all, and the older residents of the district speak in glowing terms of the many thoughtful acts of Mrs. Brown, in the old pioneering days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and five sons, Messrs. J.R.W. Brown (West Australia) Thomas (Brisbane) H. Brown (Wondai), S Brown (Kilburnie) E. Brown (Highfields) and two daughters Mrs Chas Brewer (Pinelands) and Mrs James Gibbs (Crows Nest) one daughter, Mrs Margaret Hess died a few years ago. The late Mrs Brown and Mr Brown have 47 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Crows Nest Cemetery on Monday. The flag at the Soldiers Memorial was flown at half mast as a mark of respect."
  • James Henry Brown was listed as the next of kin of Richard David Brown when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 24 March 1942 in Brisbane. He was living at Wutul at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin was James Brown, his father. His service number was QX30793. He was discharged on 22 Sep 1945 with the rank of Private in the 2nd/6th Battalion.
  • James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.
  • On 2 September 1946,his wife, Rose Elizabeth Gillies died in Queensland at age 65.
  • James Henry Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at 81a North Street, Toowoomba. James was a grazier.
  • James Henry Brown died on 18 May 1960 in Queensland at age 83.
  • He was buried on 20 May 1960 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00D-0041.

Children of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies

Jane Brown

F, b. circa 1830
  • Jane Brown was born circa 1830.
  • Jane Brown married Arthur Hill circa 1855.

Child of Jane Brown and Arthur Hill

John Brown

M, b. circa 1850
  • John Brown was born circa 1850.
  • John Brown married Louisa Clipsham in 1875.
  • John Brown lived in Pechey.

Child of John Brown and Louisa Clipsham

John Brown

M, b. 1858, d. 20 June 1920
  • John Brown was born in 1858. He was the son of Frederick Brown and Mary Motley.
  • At the age of 54 years, John Brown married Edith Sarah Matilda Pickup, daughter of James Pickup and Sarah Ann Jane Stacey, on 18 May 1912 in Queensland.
  • John Brown died on 20 June 1920 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00B-0019.

John Henry Brown

M, b. 9 October 1903, d. 7 April 1975
  • John Henry Brown was born on 9 October 1903 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • At the age of 23 years, 8 months and 27 days, John Henry Brown married Ada Angelina Otto, daughter of Adolf Otto and Maria Polzin, on 6 July 1927 in Queensland.
  • John Henry Brown and Ada Angelina Otto appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1932 living at Thornville. John was a farmer.
  • John Henry Brown and Ada Angelina Otto appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1934 and 1937 living at Emu Creek. John was a farmer.
  • Around 1939, John and Ada's children attended Jubilee Vale State School.
  • John Henry Brown and Ada Angelina Otto appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1972 living at Rocky Creek, Yarraman. John was a farmer.
  • John Henry Brown died on 7 April 1975 in Queensland at age 71.
  • He was buried on 9 April 1975 in Yarraman Cemetery. LUTH1-00C-0003.

John Robert William (Jack) Brown

M, b. 21 February 1871, d. 7 June 1967
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown was born on 21 February 1871 in Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown may have commenced school in March 1877 at Crow's Nest Provisional School. His brother Edward 2, and John 6 were listed as future students for the proposed school but, according to the book, 125th Anniversary of Crow's Nest State School, only Edward started at the new school. This may be an error and should have been John. The teacher was William Jenkinson who was untrained and had to cope with an under-equipped school. There were no blackboards, slates, books etc. He left a few months later and was replaced by David Moylan.
  • When the Perseverance Creek School was opened in November 1880, the first day pupils were John Ryan, William Diamond, Alf Ernest Bidgood, Miriam Case, Kate Diamond, Rachel Diamond, Ann Hebbel, Margaret Hebbel, Jacob Hebbel, Emily White, Mary Ryan, and George Case. The first head teacher was Thomas Walls and the School Committee consisted of Joseph Cossart (Secretary - his eldest child was only four at the time), Alf Bidgood, John Hebbel, James and John McQuillan.
    The following year Alice Brown, Joseph Cronk, John Brown, Edward Brown, Alice Cronk, Minnie Humberdross, Emma Humberdross and John Kynoch were enrolled.
  • At the age of 26 years, John Robert William (Jack) Brown married Mary Kettelwell Maguire, daughter of Edward Maguire and Hannah Colcough, in 1898 in Queensland.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown and Mary Kettelwell Maguire appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Douglas. He was a farmer as was his father Edward and brothers James and Samuel.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of his mother, Margaret Boden in February 1930. "OBITUARY MRS EDWARD BROWN
    One of the oldest identities of Crows Nest in the person of Mrs Edward Brown (Margaret) passed away at her home on Sunday (writes our Crows Nest correspondent). She was born in County Armagh, Ireland 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Boden. She came to Queensland over 60 years ago and was married to Mr Edward Brown in Toowoomba shortly afterwards. She had lived in and around Crows Nest ever since. They were to have celebrated their diamond wedding this year. Her kindly and gentle nature endeared her to the hearts of all, and the older residents of the district speak in glowing terms of the many thoughtful acts of Mrs. Brown, in the old pioneering days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and five sons, Messrs. J.R.W. Brown (West Australia) Thomas (Brisbane) H. Brown (Wondai), S Brown (Kilburnie) E. Brown (Highfields) and two daughters Mrs Chas Brewer (Pinelands) and Mrs James Gibbs (Crows Nest) one daughter, Mrs Margaret Hess died a few years ago. The late Mrs Brown and Mr Brown have 47 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Crows Nest Cemetery on Monday. The flag at the Soldiers Memorial was flown at half mast as a mark of respect."
  • On 5 September 1935,his wife, Mary Kettelwell Maguire died in Queensland.
  • John Robert William (Jack) Brown died on 7 June 1967 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 96.
  • He was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00C-0012.

Madge Brown

F, b. 25 January 1917, d. 17 November 1993
  • Madge Brown was born on 25 January 1917.
  • She was the daughter of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • Madge Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll with James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies in 1943 in Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.
  • At the age of 28 years, 2 months and 17 days, Madge Brown married Leopold Morris Smith, son of Fred Smith and Roma Douglas Tigell, on 11 April 1945.
  • Madge Brown died on 17 November 1993 at age 76.

Margaret Priscilla Brown

F, b. 8 March 1886, d. 28 July 1922
  • Margaret Priscilla Brown was born on 8 March 1886 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • Between 1889 and 1893 the Brown children attended Pechey Provisional School. Edward snr was listed as a selector at the time, most likely augmenting his income by carting timber.
  • At the age of 26 years and 19 days, Margaret Priscilla Brown married Ernest William Henry (Willie) Hess, son of Wilhelm Hess and Amelia (Emily) Keno, on 27 March 1912 in Queensland.
  • Margaret Priscilla Brown was buried on 28 July 1922 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00C-0029.
  • Margaret Priscilla Brown died on 28 July 1922 in Kingaroy, Queensland, at age 36.

Margaret Rose Brown

F, b. 23 September 1900, d. 15 February 1995

Mary Brown

F, b. 17 December 1914, d. 5 December 2005

Mary Brown

F, b. 1835, d. 1 April 1898
  • Mary Brown was born in 1835. She was the daughter of Thomas Brown and Mary Jennings.
  • Mary Brown married Richard Cooke circa 1860.
  • Mary Brown died on 1 April 1898.
  • She was buried on 3 April 1898 in Goombungee Cemetery.

Children of Mary Brown and Richard Cooke

Mary Ada Brown

F, b. 11 December 1915, d. 16 March 1988
  • Mary Ada Brown was born on 11 December 1915.
  • At the age of 23 years, Mary Ada Brown married Benjamin Eric Kahler, son of Joseph Phillip Kahler and Ann Hebbel, in 1939 in Queensland.
  • Mary Ada Brown died on 16 March 1988 at age 72.
  • She was buried on 18 March 1988 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Mary Ann Elizabetth Brown

F, b. 14 May 1839, d. 28 January 1924
  • Mary Ann Elizabetth Brown was possibly born on 14 May 1839 in Jersey, England. She was the daugther of Thomas Brown.
  • At the age of 27 years, 1 month and 4 days, Mary Ann Elizabetth Brown married Hans Frederick Hartz on 18 June 1866 in Queensland.
  • On 4 August 1894,her husband, Hans Frederick Hartz died in Queensland.
  • At the age of 58 years, 4 months and 2 days, Mary Ann Elizabetth Brown married Matthew Stuart on 16 September 1897 in Queensland.
  • Mary Ann Elizabetth Brown died on 28 January 1924 in Queensland at age 84.

Children of Mary Ann Elizabetth Brown and Hans Frederick Hartz

Maud Ellen Brown

F, b. 1904, d. 9 October 1985

Maud Emily Ann Brown

F, b. 5 July 1907, d. 19 October 1952
  • Maud Emily Ann Brown was born on 5 July 1907. She was the daughter of William Brown and Annie Eliza.
  • At the age of 22 years, Maud Emily Ann Brown married Herbert Walter Munt, son of Walter Munt and Johanna (Fredericka) Anger, in 1930 in Queensland.
  • Maud Emily Ann Brown and Herbert Walter Munt appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at Wutul. Herb was a farmer. His brother Edward also farmed at Wutul.
  • Maud Emily Ann Brown died on 19 October 1952 in Queensland at age 45.
  • She was buried on 21 October 1952 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

May Brown

F, b. 29 February 1912, d. 17 February 2012
  • May Brown was born on 29 February 1912 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • At the age of 20 years, 2 months and 19 days, May Brown married Wilhelm Otto, son of Adolf Otto and Maria Polzin, on 18 May 1932 in Queensland.
  • May Brown and Wilhelm Otto appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1943 living at Haden. Wilhelm was a farmer/farm labourer and May carried out home duties.
  • On 19 March 1983,her husband, Wilhelm Otto died in Queensland at age 82.
  • May Brown died on 17 February 2012 at age 99.
  • On 21 February 2012 May Brown's obituary appeared in The Toowoomba Chronicle. It read:- OTTO, May nee Brown. Late of Crows Nest and formerly of Djuan, passed away on 17th February 2012, aged 99 years (12 days short of 100 years) Beloved Wife of Bill (dec'd). Dearly loved Mother of Brian. Loving Grandmother and great Grandmother. Dearly loved Daughter of JH (Harry) and Rose Elizabeth Brown (both dec'd). Loved Sister in law of Ethel Brown, Maud Brown and Leo Smith.
    Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend May's Funeral, to be held at St Luke's Lutheran Church, 25 Toowoomba Road, Crow's Nest, Service commencing at 10.30am Thursday 23rd February 2012, followed by interment at the Crows Nest Cemetery.
    "In God's Care."
  • She was buried on 23 February 2012 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Rebecca Jane Brown

F, b. 1872, d. 25 October 1945
  • Rebecca Jane Brown was born in 1872. She was the daughter of John Brown and Alice Geddes.
  • At the age of 24 years, Rebecca Jane Brown married John Edwin Horrocks, son of John Horrocks and Barbara Graham, in 1896 in Queensland.
  • Rebecca Jane Brown died on 25 October 1945 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 27 October 1945 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Child of Rebecca Jane Brown and John Edwin Horrocks

Richard David Brown

M, b. 29 November 1913, d. 13 November 2003
  • Richard David Brown was born on 29 November 1913 in Crow's Nest, Queensland.
  • He was the son of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • Richard David Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at Thornville. He was a labourer.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 24 March 1942 in Brisbane. He was living at Wutul at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin was James Brown, his father. His service number was QX30793. He was discharged on 22 Sep 1945 with the rank of Private in the 2nd/6th Battalion.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies in 1943 in Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.
  • At the age of 33 years, 10 months and 9 days, Richard David Brown married Ivy Gust, daughter of Friederick (Wilhelm) Gust and Emma Anna Morgenstern, on 8 October 1947.
  • Richard David Brown and Ivy Gust appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1949 and 1968 living at Yarraman. Richard was a farmer.
  • Richard David Brown and Ivy Gust appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1972 living at 18 Lancaster Street, Strathpine, Brisbane. Richard was a labourer.
  • On 3 February 1975,his wife, Ivy Gust died at age 53.
  • Richard David Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1980 living at 18 Lancaster Street, Strathpine, Brisbane.
  • Richard David Brown died on 13 November 2003 in Crow's Nest at age 89.
  • He was buried on 17 November 2003 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Robert Brown

M, b. circa 1860
  • Robert Brown was born circa 1860.
  • His marriage to Ellen Howard was registered in the July 1888 Quarter in Horncastle, Lincolnshire Registration District.
  • There is a death of a Ellen Howard recorded in the Horncastle, Lincolnshire in March 1906, however, this may not be the correct date of death for this Ellen Howard.
  • His marriage to Ada Annie Househam was registered in the December 1912 Quarter in Grimbsy, Lincolnshire Registration District.
  • Robert Brown and Ada Annie Househam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Creek Street, Crow's Nest. Robert was a farmer.
  • Robert Brown and Ada Annie Househam appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Creek Street, Crow's Nest. Robert was a farmer. His sons Arthur, a farmer and William a labourer also lived at Crow's Nest.

Children of Robert Brown and Ellen Howard

Robert Brown

M, b. circa 1892, d. 1952
  • Robert Brown was born circa 1892.
  • He was the son of Robert Brown and Ellen Howard.
  • Robert Brown died in 1952 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Robert Cecil Brown

M, b. circa 1900

Robert Kendall Brown

M, b. 31 July 1907, d. 1981

Ronald Brown

M, b. 9 November 1920, d. 12 March 1989

Ronald and Richard Brown.
  • Ronald Brown was born on 9 November 1920 in Crow's Nest.
  • He was the son of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • Ronald Brown began military service on 24 March 1942 in Crow's Nest. He was living at Wutul at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin was James Brown, his father. His service number was QX30773. He was discharged on 28 Feb 1945 with the rank of Private in the 2nd/6th Battalion.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies in 1943 in Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.
  • Ronald Brown died on 12 March 1989 at age 68.

Rose Ann Brown

F, b. 1863, d. 29 August 1929
  • Rose Ann Brown was born in 1863. She was the daughter of John Brown and Dora Rupp.
  • At the age of 19 years, Rose Ann Brown married William Zimmerle, son of John George Zimmerle and Christina (Sarah) Zoller, in 1882 in Queensland.
  • On 5 August 1902,her husband, William Zimmerle died in Queensland.
  • Rose Ann Brown died on 29 August 1929 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 30 August 1929 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. METH1-006-0002.

Children of Rose Ann Brown and William Zimmerle

Samuel (Bob) Brown

M, b. 10 July 1878, d. 16 December 1953
  • Samuel (Bob) Brown was born on 10 July 1878 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • Between 1889 and 1893 the Brown children attended Pechey Provisional School. Edward snr was listed as a selector at the time, most likely augmenting his income by carting timber.
  • Samuel (Bob) Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. He was a farmer as was his father Edward and brothers John Robert and Samuel.
  • At the age of 25 years, 8 months and 20 days, Samuel (Bob) Brown married Emily Mathilde Wilhelmine Hess, daughter of Wilhelm Hess and Amelia (Emily) Keno, on 30 March 1904 in St Lukes Church of England, Toowoomba, Queensland.
  • Samuel (Bob) Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of his mother, Margaret Boden in February 1930. "OBITUARY MRS EDWARD BROWN
    One of the oldest identities of Crows Nest in the person of Mrs Edward Brown (Margaret) passed away at her home on Sunday (writes our Crows Nest correspondent). She was born in County Armagh, Ireland 85 years ago and was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Boden. She came to Queensland over 60 years ago and was married to Mr Edward Brown in Toowoomba shortly afterwards. She had lived in and around Crows Nest ever since. They were to have celebrated their diamond wedding this year. Her kindly and gentle nature endeared her to the hearts of all, and the older residents of the district speak in glowing terms of the many thoughtful acts of Mrs. Brown, in the old pioneering days. She leaves to mourn their loss a husband and five sons, Messrs. J.R.W. Brown (West Australia) Thomas (Brisbane) H. Brown (Wondai), S Brown (Kilburnie) E. Brown (Highfields) and two daughters Mrs Chas Brewer (Pinelands) and Mrs James Gibbs (Crows Nest) one daughter, Mrs Margaret Hess died a few years ago. The late Mrs Brown and Mr Brown have 47 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. The funeral took place at the Crows Nest Cemetery on Monday. The flag at the Soldiers Memorial was flown at half mast as a mark of respect."
  • Samuel (Bob) Brown died on 16 December 1953 in Queensland at age 75.
  • He was buried on 17 December 1953 in Drayton and Toowoomba Cemetery. CE4A-003-0025.

Sydney Brown

M, b. 19 November 1918, d. 2 August 1996
  • Sydney Brown was born on 19 November 1918.
  • He was the son of James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies.
  • Sydney Brown appeared on the Electoral Roll with James Henry Brown and Rose Elizabeth Gillies in 1943 in Thornville, Crow's Nest. James was a farmer at Thornville, Rose was listed as living at Wutul. Their sons Richard, Ron (listed on the roll as Roy) and Sydney,labourers also lived at Thornville as did son Frank. Daughter Madge also lived at Thornville.
  • Sydney Brown died on 2 August 1996 at age 77.
  • He was buried on 6 August 1996 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Thomas George Brown

M, b. 14 April 1883, d. 15 April 1962
  • Thomas George Brown was born on 14 April 1883 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward (Ned) Brown and Margaret Boden.
  • Between 1889 and 1893 the Brown children attended Pechey Provisional School. Edward snr was listed as a selector at the time, most likely augmenting his income by carting timber.
  • At the age of 25 years, 11 months and 29 days, Thomas George Brown married Sarah Chambers, daughter of William Thomas Chambers and Elizabeth McDowell, on 12 April 1909 in Queensland.
  • Thomas George Brown was mentioned in the Obituary of Margaret Boden in February 1930. the local Crow's Nest paper.
  • Thomas George Brown died on 15 April 1962 in Queensland at age 79.
  • He was buried on 16 April 1962 in Cabarlah Cemetery. CE1-00H-0006.

Walter Ernest Brown

M, b. 26 November 1906, d. 4 August 1985