John Matthew Arthur

M, b. 1869, d. 19 July 1939
  • John Matthew Arthur was born in 1869 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Robert Young Arthur and Elizabeth Dorrough.
  • At the age of 26 years, John Matthew Arthur married Sarah Jane Livingstone, daughter of John Melrose Livingstone and Sarah Maria Lynn, in 1895 in New South Wales.
  • John Matthew Arthur and Sarah Jane Livingstone appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Plainby. John was a farmer as was his brother Henry and Uncle Matthew.
  • John Matthew Arthur was listed as the next of kin of Leslie Raymond Arthur when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 August 1914 in Enoggera. His service number was 292 and he gave his next of kin as his father John Matthew Arthur, a farmer of Plainby. He was 19 years old and had been born at Crow's Nest.
  • John Matthew Arthur died on 19 July 1939 in New South Wales. His obituary read:- " The death took place at Toowoomba (Q.) of Mr. J. M. Arthur (70) who was a well known resident of the Richmond River district for many years. Born at Saddleback, near Kiama, the deceased came with his parents and other members of the family to the Dunoon district in the year 1881. There they assisted in the pioneering of the "big scrub" country.
    The late Mr. Arthur was an ardent supporter of the Methodist Church, and was a member of a band of young men who helped to pioneer the movement in the early days when cottage meetings were conducted. Together with the late "Dad" Richardson, who died some two years ago, he sat for his examination as local preacher, which work he carried on for 50 years.
    After following the occupation of farming at Dunoon for many years, deceased disposed of his interests there and went to Crow's Nest (Q), where he acquired a farm. He sold this a few years ago and, after mov ing to Toowoomba, was in business there until the time of his death.
    He is survived by five brothers, Messrs. W. J. Arthur (Lismore), H. E Arthur (Crow's Nest), S. K. Arthur (Lillian Rock), A. G. Arthur and W A. Arthur (Mullumbimby). Step sisters are Mrs. John Hewitson (Lismore) and Mrs. Jarman (Eltham.)"
  • He was buried on 20 July 1939 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of John Matthew Arthur and Sarah Jane Livingstone

John R Arthur

M, b. 1901

Leslie Raymond Arthur

M, b. 1897, d. 7 August 1915
  • Leslie Raymond Arthur was born in 1897 in New South Wales. (His service records show he was born in July 1895 in Crow's Nest.)
  • He was the son of John Matthew Arthur and Sarah Jane Livingstone.
  • Leslie Raymond Arthur enlisted in the 2nd Light Horse on 16 August 1914 in Enoggera. His service number was 292 and he gave his next of kin as his father John Matthew Arthur, a farmer of Plainby. He was 19 years old and had been born at Crow's Nest.
  • Leslie Raymond Arthur died on 7 August 1915 in Turkey. He is buried in Shrapnel Gully.

Margaret Arthur

F, b. 1879, d. 1954
  • Margaret Arthur was born in 1879 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Gavin Arthur and Alice Sargeant.
  • At the age of 21 years, Margaret Arthur married Henry Edward Arthur, son of Robert Young Arthur and Elizabeth Dorrough, in 1900 in New South Wales.
  • In 1907,their son, Cecil E Arthur died in New South Wales.
  • Margaret Arthur and Henry Edward Arthur appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Plainby. Henry was a farmer as was his brothers John and Uncle Matthew. Another brother, Alexander was a labourer at Plainby.
  • Margaret Arthur and Henry Edward Arthur appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Crow's Nest. Henry was a farmer. Margaret carried out home duties. Their daughter Edie most likely lived with them as did their uncle Matthew.
  • Margaret Arthur and Henry Edward Arthur appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest. Henry was a carpenter.
  • In 1952,her husband, Henry Edward Arthur died in Queensland.
  • Margaret Arthur died in 1954.
  • She was buried on 21 June 1954 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Margaret Arthur and Henry Edward Arthur

Matthew Dorrough Arthur

M, b. 1851, d. May 1937
  • Matthew Dorrough Arthur was born in 1851 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Arthur and Margaret Collins.
  • Matthew Dorrough Arthur appeared on the Electoral Roll with Henry Edward Arthur and Margaret Arthur in 1913 in Plainby. Henry was a farmer as was his brothers John and Uncle Matthew. Another brother, Alexander was a labourer at Plainby.
  • Matthew Dorrough Arthur appeared on the Electoral Roll with Henry Edward Arthur and Margaret Arthur in 1925 in Crow's Nest. Henry was a farmer. Margaret carried out home duties. Their daughter Edie most likely lived with them as did their uncle Matthew.
  • Matthew Dorrough Arthur appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. He was a farmer.
  • Matthew Dorrough Arthur possibly died in May 1937.
  • He was buried on 15 May 1937 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Percy Courtney Arthur

M, b. 7 July 1904, d. 9 July 1982
  • Percy Courtney Arthur was born on 7 July 1904 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of Henry Edward Arthur and Margaret Arthur.
  • Percy Courtney Arthur died on 9 July 1982 in Queensland at age 78.
  • He was buried on 12 December 1982 in Pittsworth Cemetery.

Robert Young Arthur

M, b. 1845

Children of Robert Young Arthur and Elizabeth Dorrough

Selby Roy Arthur

M, b. 1903

Stanley Eric Arthur

M, b. 1911

Una Dulcie Jane Arthur

F, b. 1909

William Moles Arthur

M, b. 1857, d. 1932
  • William Moles Arthur was born in 1857 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Arthur and Margaret Collins.
  • William Moles Arthur died in 1932.

Dorothy Gertrude Arthurs

F, b. 1899
  • Dorothy Gertrude Arthurs was born in 1899 in Queensland. She was the daugther of John Acrill Arthur/s and Ellen Blonk Seastron.
  • At the age of 24 years, Dorothy Gertrude Arthurs married Richard Albert Ferguson in 1923 in Queensland.
  • Dorothy Gertrude Arthurs and Richard Albert Ferguson appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Palm Tree. Richard was a labourer.

Cecil Walter Arthy

M, b. 17 December 1906

Clarence Percy Arthy

M, b. 18 October 1908

Elizabeth Annie Arthy

F, b. 5 July 1905

Ellen Benita Hattfield Arthy

F, b. 9 November 1911

Henry Thomas Arthy

M, b. 3 November 1913

Percy Arthy

M

Children of Percy Arthy and Mary Jane (Jane) Slater

Emily A Ashby

F, b. circa 1890
  • Emily A Ashby was born circa 1890.
  • Her marriage to Frank Nathan Tilley was registered in the December 1912 Quarter, Kent Registration District.

Sarah Ashe

F, b. circa 1903

Ada Askin

F, b. June 1878, d. 25 February 1972
  • Her marriage to an unknown person was registered in the June 1878 Quarter in the Atcham, Shropshire Registration District.
  • Ada Askin was the daughter of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Ada 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.
  • Ada Askin witnessed the marriage of Ethel Matilda Perkins and William Parton on 30 December 1896 in Emu Creek, Queensland; The marriage was solomised according to the rights of the Primative Methodist Church by Rev James Moorhouse. William was a carrier. Witnesses to the Marriage were George Parton and Ada Hudson.

  • At the age of 21 years, Ada Askin married Mathew Gleeson, son of Mathew Gleeson and Sarah Walsh, in 1900 in Queensland.
  • Ada Askin and Mathew Gleeson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Matthew was a grazier.
  • Ada Askin and Mathew Gleeson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Littleton Street, Crow's Nest. She carried out home duties and Matthew a grazier.
  • On 8 May 1913,her husband, Mathew Gleeson died in Queensland at age 40.
  • Ada Askin and Olive Emma Gleeson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Nokomis, Littleton Street, Crow's Nest. They carried out home duties.
  • Ada Askin and Mathew Gleeson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at "Noknomis", Littleton Street, Crow's Nest. Matthew was a labourer and Ada, his mother carried out home duties. His sister Cecily was a cashier.
  • Ada Askin died on 25 February 1972 in Queensland at age 93.
  • She was buried on 28 February 1972 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Ada Askin and Mathew Gleeson

Ada Ethel Askin

F, b. 13 November 1912, d. 11 March 1995

Albert (Bert) Askin

M, b. 30 August 1889, d. 1974
  • Albert (Bert) Askin was born on 30 August 1889 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Albert (Bert) 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.
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 8 October 1913. "While attempting to bridle a horse Mr Albert Askin was kicked on the side and wrist. He was brought to Crow's Nest where Dr Henderson found his injuries consisted of a compound fracture of the wrist and a severely lacerated side."
  • On 2 August 1915 "To-morrow four volunteers — Messrs. A. W. Barnes, A. Tomlinson A. Brown, and B. Askin — leave for Brisbane. Mr. Arthur Tomlinson who has been for some time in the employ of
    Messrs. McColim and Co Ltd... was yesterday made the recipient of two presentations. On behalf of his fellow-employees, Mr W. Utschink presented him with a gold fountain pen suitably inscribed, while his employers presented him with a cheque, and also intimated that his position would be kept open for him on his return." Darling Downs Gazette.
  • Albert (Bert) Askin enlisted in the AIF 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.
  • At the age of 32 years and 1 day, Albert (Bert) Askin married Victoria Irene Hunt, daughter of William Hunt and Sarah Carter, on 31 August 1921 in Queensland. The Darling Downs Gazette reported - "A pretty wedding celebrated at St.George's Church of England, Crow's Nest on Wednesday last was that of Miss I. Hunt, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Hunt, Long-street, Toowoomba, and Mr. A. Askin, youngest son of the late Mr. R. Askin and Mrs. Askin, Crow's Nest, the Rev. A. Atherton being the officiating clergyman. The bride looked very dainty and sweet in a frock of ivory crepe de chine with bodice and side panels of beautiful lace. The embroidered veil worn cap wise was held in place with tiny handmade pink roses and pale pink satin slippers, and hose were worn; and she carried a sheaf of arum lilies. Miss Dorothy Kelly the bride's niece, wore a frock of pale pink crepe de chine, finely braided and a broad leafed hat of pink tulle with 'sash' ends of tulle. Mr. Bert Barnes, nephew of the bridegroom acted as best man. After the ceremony a reception was held at the Central Tea Rooms, where freesias formed the decorations, and later Mr. and Mrs. Askin motored to Toowoomba en route to Rockhampton, the bride travelling in a frock of fawn wool gabardine touched with satin and a small harmonising hat of chin straw". They settled in Nanango.
  • On 10 November 1967,his wife, Victoria Irene Hunt died in Queensland at age 63.
  • Albert (Bert) Askin died in 1974 in Queensland.

Annie Askin

F, b. 9 June 1887, d. 26 October 1955
  • Annie Askin was born on 9 June 1887 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Annie Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1908 living at Mt Pleasant.
  • At the age of 24 years, Annie Askin married Joseph George Adams, son of James Adams and Letita Green, in 1912 in Queensland.
  • Annie 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.
  • Annie Askin and Joseph George Adams appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Cabarlah. Joseph was a farmer.
  • Annie Askin died on 26 October 1955 in Queensland at age 68.
  • She was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Child of Annie Askin and Joseph George Adams

Arthur Raymond Askin

M, b. 27 April 1909, d. 10 September 1989
  • Arthur Raymond Askin was born on 27 April 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas.
  • Arthur Raymond Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll with Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas in 1931 in First Avenue, Toowoomba. Both Dick and his son Arthur were butchers. Daughter Audrey lived with them and was a music teacher.
  • At the age of 23 years, Arthur Raymond Askin married Murial Masters in 1933 in Queensland.
  • Arthur Raymond Askin and Murial Masters appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Bristol Street, Toowoomba. Arthur was a butcher.
  • Arthur Raymond Askin died on 10 September 1989 at age 80.
  • He was buried on 13 September 1989 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE3A-001-0021.

Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin

M, b. 7 May 1880, d. 2 September 1951
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin was born on 7 May 1880 in Shropshire, England.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) 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.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1906 living at Emu Creek. Arthur was a labourer. Arthur's brother, Henry and his wife Lillian, farmed at Emu Creek at the time.
  • The following advertisement, recommending the treatments of Mr. H. E. KUGELMANN, of 14-10 Queen-street, Melbourne, Victoria appeared in the the Brisbane Courier on 29 March 1905. "The first seizure I had took place while I was in church one Sunday evening. I had a very bad attack, as 1 was in an unconscious state of mind until the following morning; in fact, my friends thought I would pass, away without coming to again. After I regained consciousness, I was in quite a dazed condition. The dazed feeling kept up for some time. I then consulted a doctor in Toowoomba, and he prescribed for me. I took his treatment regularly, but the fits recurred daily. Some days I had as many as six fits or seizures. I consulted the doctor six or seven times altogether, and after a while the attacks left me for some time, only to, unfortunately, return. At this time I was strongly recommended to consult you about my case, which I did the next time you came to Toowoomba, and after you examined me, you informed me that f had epilepsy or fits, and that you could cure me permanently. I therefore decided to undergo your treatment, and as a result have received a complete cure and genuine restoration to health. Only recently I have gone through some trying mental experiences, and yet have remained quite well. I trust this statement may be the means of making other sufferers as thankful as I am, for it is truly a wonderful blessing to be cured of such an affliction.
    (Signed) ARTHUR RICHARD ASKIN.
    Sworn before me, at Toowoomba, Q., this 15th November. 1904.
    (Signed) ROBERT KENWICK, J.P."
    Mr Kugelmann ran the advertisement in some form until the 1930's.
    John Maddern, a neighbour, also claimed to be cured by Mr Kugelmann's treatments.
  • At the age of 26 years and 16 days, Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin married Ellen Maud Douglas, daughter of William Douglas and Ellen Collins Johnson, on 23 May 1906 in Queensland.
  • On 18 February 1911 the Department of Education compiled a list of children who were currently attending the Moss View School, but were residing near the proposed Jubilee Vale school. Arthur and Ellen's daughter Doris aged 5, was listed but it is unclear if Doris was attending the Moss View School.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) 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.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1916 living at Cooyar. Dick was a teamster.
  • On 9 April 1920 the land selected by his father, Richard at Emu Creek still belonged to the Askin family. The Crow's Nest Shire Council had received complaints from other land holders regarding the amount of burr on the property.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1928 living at Upper Yarraman.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1931 living at First Avenue, Toowoomba. Both Dick and his son Arthur were butchers. Daughter Audrey lived with them and was a music teacher.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at First Avenue, Toowoomba. Arthur was a butcher.
  • Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin died on 2 September 1951 in Queensland at age 71.
  • He was buried on 3 September 1951 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE3A-001-0057.

Children of Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas

Arthur William Askin

M, b. 1924, d. 1964

Audrey Enid Askin

F, b. 1927, d. 18 November 1990
  • Audrey Enid Askin was born in 1927.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas.
  • Audrey Enid Askin died on 18 November 1990.
  • She was buried on 21 November 1990 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE3A-001-0058.

Cyril Thomas Askin

M, b. 31 January 1909, d. 21 November 1978
  • Cyril Thomas Askin was born on 31 January 1909 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton.
  • Cyril was the best man at the wedding of Roy Askin and 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."
  • Askin Family Photo - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy
    Front Mildred, Florence, Maud.
  • At the age of 30 years, Cyril Thomas Askin married Edith May Stephson in 1940 in Queensland.
  • Cyril Thomas Askin enlisted in the Australian Army on 27 December 1944. He was living at Crow's Nest at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as Edith Askin. He was discharged on 22 Jan 1946 with the rank of Lance Bombardier in the HQ RAA 11 AUST DIV - Service no QX62874 (Q144601.)
  • Cyril Thomas Askin died on 21 November 1978 in Queensland at age 69.

Daisy Emma Askin

F, b. 26 August 1892, d. 6 February 1977
  • Daisy Emma Askin was born on 26 August 1892 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Daisy Emma 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.
  • Daisy Emma Askin and Emma Thatcher appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Crow's Nest. Daisy was a shop assistant. Emma carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 32 years, 9 months and 13 days, Daisy Emma Askin married Leslie Andrew McPhail, son of John McPhail and Mary Ellen McGrath, 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.
  • On 27 August 1963,her husband, Leslie Andrew McPhail died in Queensland at age 65. At the time he was living at Wilson's Downfall.
  • Daisy Emma Askin died on 6 February 1977 in New South Wales at age 84.
  • She was buried on 7 February 1977 in Stanthorpe Cemetery.