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.
  • Arthur 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.
  • Audrey 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 Daisy 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.
  • Daisy was buried on 7 February 1977 in Stanthorpe Cemetery.

Donald Askin

M, b. circa 1920, d. 1980

Doris Askin

F, b. 12 May 1907, d. 1986
  • Doris Askin was born on 12 May 1907 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas.
  • 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.
  • Doris Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll with Arthur Richard (Dick) Askin and Ellen Maud Douglas between 1925 and 1928 in Upper Yarraman.
  • At the age of 22 years, Doris Askin married William George Wyvill in 1930 in Queensland.
  • Doris Askin died in 1986 in Queensland.

Edna Maude Askin

M, b. 30 May 1911

Edwin Richard (Ned) Askin

M, b. 8 November 1902, d. 15 November 1939
  • Edwin Richard (Ned) Askin was born on 8 November 1902 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce.
  • Edwin Richard (Ned) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Bedourie. He was a police constable.
  • At the age of 27 years, Edwin Richard (Ned) Askin married Millicent Carrie Herschausen in 1930 in South Australia.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Police Station, Almaden. He was a police constable, A Millicent Carol Askin also lived at the station.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1937 living at 185 Sheridan Street, Cairns. He was a police constable, A Millicent Carol Askin also lived at that address.
  • Edwin Richard (Ned) Askin died on 15 November 1939 in Queensland at age 37. He was late of South Kolan, Bundaberg.
  • Edwin was buried in Bundaberg Cemetery. A13A Grave Number:     P1653.

Ellen Jean Askin

F, b. 15 November 1915, d. 26 October 1977

Erin Joy Askin

F, b. 1926, d. 25 May 1929
  • Erin Joy Askin was born in 1926.
  • She was the daughter of William Askin and Florence Lillian Douglas.
  • Erin Joy Askin died on 25 May 1929 in Queensland.
  • Erin was buried on 26 May 1929 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE7-009-0028.

Evelyn Emma Askin

F, b. 28 July 1913

Florence Myrl Askin

F, b. 15 August 1917
  • Florence Myrl Askin was born on 15 August 1917 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Askin.

Henry (Harry) Askin

M, b. 13 October 1875, d. 15 February 1954
  • Henry (Harry) Askin was born on 13 October 1875 in Cheshire.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Henry (Harry) 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.
  • Henry (Harry) Askin selected land - He selected Portion 207v, Parish of Djuan, and area of 160 acres
    in 1897 in Djuan.
  • On 25 November 1899 Henry's name was amongst those selectors listed in the Darling Downs Gazette who had given notice to apply for a Certificate of Fulfilment of Conditions at the Land Court on 6 Dec 1899. His selection number was 2085, Parish of Djuan.
  • He appeared on the Legislative Assembly - Aubigny Electoral Roll in 1900 living at Emu Creek. His qualification to vote was that he was a farm labourer aged 21 living on leasehold Portion 273, Parish of Djuan as of 25 Jun 1898.
  • At the age of 25 years, Henry (Harry) Askin married Lillian Pearce, daughter of Edwin John Pearce and Ann Horton, in 1901 in Queensland. After their marriage they lived on their selection north of Haden for several years before moving to Laidley. They returned to Emu Creek a short time later, before moving back to the Haden area where the children attended Doctors Creek School.
  • Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Emu Creek. Henry was a farmer. His brother Arthur Richard, a labourer, was also living at Emu Creek.
  • Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1912 living at Wahoon (Haden). Henry was a farmer.
  • Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1913 and 1914 living at Laidley. Henry was a carpenter.
  • Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Haden. Henry was a farmer.
  • Henry (Harry) Askin was listed as the next of kin of Henry George Askin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 1 July 1940 in Toowoomba. He was living at Cooyar at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father Henry. He was discharged on 17 May 1944 with the rank of Private in the Australian Imperial Force - QX10363.
  • Henry (Harry) Askin died on 15 February 1954 in 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."
  • Henry was buried on 16 February 1954 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce

Henry George Askin

M, b. 7 November 1907, d. 24 March 1985
  • Henry George Askin was born on 7 November 1907 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce.
  • Henry George Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Haden. He was a labourer.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 1 July 1940 in Toowoomba. He was living at Cooyar at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father Henry. He was discharged on 17 May 1944 with the rank of Private in the Australian Imperial Force - QX10363.
  • Henry George Askin married Mary Bessie Volz circa 1946.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Coolabunia. Henry was a farmer.
  • Henry George Askin died on 24 March 1985 in Kingaroy at age 77.

Ida Emma Askin

F, b. 24 August 1909

Judith Askin

F, b. 1940, d. 26 June 1949
  • Judith Askin was born in 1940.
  • She was the daughter of Arthur Raymond Askin and Murial Masters.
  • Judith Askin died on 26 June 1949 in Queensland.
  • Judith was buried on 27 June 1949 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE3A-001-0022.

Kathleen Maisie Askin

F, b. 28 December 1923, d. 23 December 2010

Leslie Askin

M, b. 7 May 1899, d. 24 May 1963
  • Leslie Askin was born on 7 May 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton.
  • At the age of 23 years, 11 months and 24 days, Leslie Askin married Christina Rae on 1 May 1923 in Queensland.
  • Askin Family Photo - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy
    Front Mildred, Florence, Maud.
  • Leslie Askin died on 24 May 1963 in Thornside, Queensland, at age 64.

Lillian Ann Askin

F, b. 17 May 1905
  • Lillian Ann Askin was born on 17 May 1905 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce.
  • At the age of 22 years, Lillian Ann Askin married William Janes Vincent Wilson in 1928 in Queensland.
  • Lillian Ann Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1936 and 1954 living at Wutul. William was a farmer.
  • She appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at 35 Myall Street, Dalby. William was a linesman.

Mary Ann (Polly) Askin

F, b. 20 January 1874, d. 4 December 1966
  • Mary Ann (Polly) Askin was born on 20 January 1874 in Crewe, Cheshire, England.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Mary Ann (Polly) Askin's birth was registered in the Nantwich, Cheshire Registration District in the March 1874 Quarter.
  • She 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.
  • At the age of 22 years and 8 months, Mary Ann (Polly) Askin married William James Barnes, son of Charles Barnes and Mary Ann Maddern, on 20 September 1896 in Emu Creek, Queensland.
  • Mary Ann (Polly) Askin and William James Barnes appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. William was a farmer.
  • Mary Ann (Polly) Askin and William James Barnes appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Anduramba. He was a farmer.
  • Mary Ann (Polly) Askin and William James Barnes appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Anduramba. William was a farmer.
  • On 20 May 1939,her husband, William James Barnes died in Crow's Nest at age 69.
  • Mary Ann (Polly) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Anduramba. She carried out home duties.
  • Mary Ann (Polly) Askin died on 4 December 1966 in Queensland at age 92.

Children of Mary Ann (Polly) Askin and William James Barnes

Maud Askin

F, b. 29 March 1917, d. 30 May 1919
  • Maud Askin was born on 29 March 1917.
  • She was the daughter of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce.
  • Maud Askin died on 30 May 1919 at age 2.
  • Maud was buried on 31 May 1919 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE4-005-0042.

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 Daisy 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 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. The bride's travelling frock was of brown crinkly crepe, with which she wore a brown 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

Noel Raymond Askin

M, b. circa 1940, d. 25 October 1968
  • Noel Raymond Askin was born circa 1940.
  • He was the son of Arthur Raymond Askin and Murial Masters.
  • Noel Raymond Askin died on 25 October 1968 in Queensland.
  • Noel was buried in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE3A-001-0021.

Percy Albert Askin

M, b. 31 March 1904, d. 1980
  • Percy Albert Askin was born on 31 March 1904 in 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 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 April 1850, d. 11 June 1919
  • Richard Askin was born on 9 April 1850 in Shropshire, England. He was the son of Richard Askin, a coal maker and ANN France.
  • At the age of 21 years, 3 months and 17 days, Richard Askin married Emma Thatcher, daughter of Abraham Thatcher and Mary Davies, on 26 July 1871 in Shropshire, 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, 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 discharged 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 11 June 1919 in Queensland at age 69. According to his death certificate he suffered from apoplexy and asthenia.
  • Richard 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.
    Memorial Plaque to Richard & Emma Askin - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher

Rodney William Askin

M, b. 1945, d. 25 June 1949
  • Rodney William Askin was born in 1945.
  • He was the son of Arthur Raymond Askin and Murial Masters.
  • Rodney William Askin died on 25 June 1949 in Queensland.
  • Rodney was buried on 27 June 1949 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE3A-001-0022.

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.
  • Roy was buried on 24 May 1972 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00H-0040.