Alexander Grant

M

Child of Alexander Grant and Margaret Stewart

Caroline Ann Grant

F, b. circa 1855
  • Caroline Ann Grant was born circa 1855.
  • Caroline Ann Grant married Phillip Marshall circa 1870.

Donald Grant

M, b. 1879

Dorothy Bradford Grant

F, b. 11 October 1923, d. 25 March 1980

Edward Grant

M, b. 1870, d. 14 August 1956
  • Edward Grant was born in 1870 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Edwin Grant and Bridget Conway.
  • At the age of 38 years, Edward Grant married Elizabeth French Cossart, daughter of John Cossart and Martha French, on 15 April 1908 in Queensland. Their marriage notice appeared in "The Queenslander" on Saturday 9 May, 1908. GRANT—COSSART.-On April 15, at St. James's Church of England, Toowoomba, by the Rev. Teasdale Cockell, Edward, eldest son of Mr. G. E. Grant, Toowoomba, to Elisabeth French, fourth daughter of Mr. John Cossart, Toowoomba.
  • Edward Grant died on 14 August 1956 in Queensland.

Children of Edward Grant and Elizabeth French Cossart

Edward Roy Grant

M, b. 7 August 1908, d. 16 April 1966
  • Edward Roy Grant was born on 7 August 1908 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward Grant and Elizabeth French Cossart.
  • Edward Roy Grant died on 16 April 1966 in Queensland at age 57.

Emma Louisa Grant

F, b. 1862, d. 31 July 1921
  • Emma Louisa Grant was born in 1862. She was the daughter of John Grant and Ann Coles.
  • At the age of 17 years, Emma Louisa Grant married James Matthias (Graham) Grehan in 1879 in Queensland.
  • Conditional approval for Emma Louisa Grant's selection of landwas given on 24 November 1888. James selected 40 acres of land at Ravensbourne. "For the agricultural township farms adjoining the village of Ravensbourne there was great competition, many of the portions being applied for from four to ten times over. The ballot had to be resorted to in no less than 50 cases; this, with the refunding of the amounts paid by the unsuccessful applicants, necessarily occupied  a deal of time, and it was not till half-past 6 O'clock that the business was concluded, and the court closed. By 7 o'clock the whole of the refundments had been paid over to 115 applicants. The 76 portions adjoining the village of Ravensbourne, granted at the land court, were  apportioned among 62 selectors, so there is every probability of the village settlement of Ravensbourne proving a success. The total area granted at the court was 5025 acres among 68 applicants."
  • On 3 May 1892 The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- "SATURDAY, 1st. OCTOBER. (Before Captain Goodill, P.M.) LARCENY OF BEEF
    James Matthias Grehan, on remand, was charged with stealing a bag of beef from the Toowoomba railway platform on the 19th September last. After the evidence taken on the previous occasion had been read over,Mr. Inspector Graham called Edmond Boland, who deposed that he was a butcher residing in Toowoomba on the 9th September last sent 1 bag of beef to Grantham, and another on the 19th to John Molen. at Grantham ; sent it to the railway station and delivered it there to be for warded to the address ; was told it had not arrived; received no letter; whatever from accused respecting that meet; the bag was similar to that produced ; accused had beef of witness before ; held the railway people responsible for the beef; did not remember selling any beef to accused for perhaps a couple of years. Charles Voclker deposed that he was a butcher employed by Mr. Boland ; got in structions from him to pack a bag of meat for Grantham; it was a bag like that produced. William Burke, clerk at the railway station, deposed to receiving a bag of meat from Mr. Boland on 19th September, addressed to Mr. Molen, Grantham ; the bag was put on the platform and afterwards found to be missing.
    Accused, on being asked to plead, pleaded not guilty. The Bench considered the charge fully proved, and ordered accused to pay ,£10, in default to be imprisoned for two months."
  • On 25 June 1892 James applied for a Victuallers licence for his premises at Hampton. The Darling Downs Gazette reported:- "I, MATTHIES GREHAN, of Hampton, Contractor, hereby give Notice that I intend to apply at the next Quarterly Meeting of the said Licensing Authority for a Provisional Certificate under the said Art, for the premises belonging to me and situated on Hampton in tho Police District of Crow's Nest. The said premises are partly erected, and will, when finished, be in all respects in accordance with the requirements of the said Act and plans in the office of the Clerk of Petty Sessions, Crow's Nest Dated this 21st day of June, 1892. MATTHIES GREHAN."
  • She's husband James Matthias (Graham) Grehan forfeited his selection at Ravensbourne. The Darling Downs Gazette reported " Re the appeal of Jno. McLaughlan for a determination of the value of improvements on agricultural farm No. 2141, forfeited by James M. Grehan. The Land Board found that the improvements on this selection, the value of which is claimed by James Matthias Grehan, are valueless to the present selector, John McLaughlan."
  • Emma Louisa Grant appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1909 and 1913 living at Hampton. She carried out home duties.
  • Emma Louisa Grant died on 31 July 1921 in Queensland.
  • Emma was buried on 1 August 1921 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. RC3-005-0050.

Children of Emma Louisa Grant and James Matthias (Graham) Grehan

Children of Emma Louisa Grant

Frank Sidney Grant

M, b. circa 1900

George C Grant

M, b. circa 1870
  • George C Grant was born circa 1870.
  • George C Grant married Rosina Unknown.

Child of George C Grant and Rosina Unknown

George Duncan Grant

M, b. 1874, d. 1 November 1942
  • George Duncan Grant was born in 1874 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of George Urquhart Grant and Mary Jane O'Brien.
  • George Duncan Grant enlisted in the AIF on 5 August 1916 in Brisbane. His service number was 2992 and he listed his mother, Mary Jane French as his next of kin. She lived in Sydney at the time. He served overseas and was discharge on 10 February 1918 suffering acute arthritus and selinity. On 21 May 1937 he wrote to the Victoria Barracks in Brisbane asking for a duplicate of his discharge certificate as he had lost (presumably stolen) the original. At the time he was living in Peachester near Beerwah.
  • George Duncan Grant died on 1 November 1942 in Dunwich.

George Edwin Grant

M, b. circa 1855
  • George Edwin Grant was born circa 1855.
  • George Edwin Grant married Bridget Conway in 1868 in Queensland.

Child of George Edwin Grant and Bridget Conway

George Urquhart Grant

M, b. circa 1850, d. 1882

Children of George Urquhart Grant and Mary Jane O'Brien

Grace Ellen Grant

F, b. 1882

Henry Bradford Grant

M, b. 8 January 1889, d. 8 July 1975

Child of Henry Bradford Grant and Beatrice Maud McGregor

John Malcolm Grant

M, b. 26 August 1910, d. 25 December 1947
  • John Malcolm Grant was born on 26 August 1910 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Edward Grant and Elizabeth French Cossart.
  • John Malcolm Grant died on 25 December 1947 in Queensland at age 37.

Margaret Grant

F, b. 1877
  • Margaret Grant was born in 1877 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of George Urquhart Grant and Mary Jane O'Brien.
  • At the age of 18 years, Margaret Grant married Martin Finnerty on 5 August 1895 in New South Wales. The marriage did not last and Martin was awarded a Decree Nisi on the grounds of desertion by Margaret as reported in the The Tenterfield Intercolonial Courier and Fairfield and Wallangarra Advocate on 1 May 1900 :- " At the Armidale Circuit Court on Wednesday last, Martin Finnerty, a farmer, petitioned for a divorce from his wife,Margaret Finnerty, nee Grant, on the grounds of desertion. The issues for trial were marriage and desertion.
    Mr.A. B. White, instructed by Mr. J. A. McDonald (agent for Mr. J. F. Thomas), appeared for petitioner.
    Martin Finnerty stated that he was married to Margaret Grant, in the Wesleyan Church at Tenterfield, on 5th August, 1895, by tho Rev. Rd. East. His wife was living with her mother at the time, and was then underage. He lived with his wife till March 26, 1896.
    Martin Finnerty, continuing his evidence, said he lived with his wife till the following March, when she left Tenterfield to go to Armidale Show, and he had not seen her since. Three days after she left Tenterfield, she wrote a letter, asking for money, and he sent her 15s. She promised to return the following Saturday, but did not do so. He saw a letter in his wife's handwriting three weeks later.
    Mary Jane French, mother of respondent, stated that she received a letter from respondent in April 1896, and burned it the same day. She said she did not intend to return to her husband, but did not give any reason.
    His Honor found both issues in favor of petitioner."
  • At the age of 22 years, Margaret Grant married Andrew R L Skinner in 1899 in New South Wales.

Marjorie Conway Grant

F, b. 8 May 1912

Myra Cossart Grant

F, b. 28 May 1914

Vera M Grant

F, b. 1905, d. 1930

Ada Florence Gratton

F, b. 1911

Ivy Jane Gratton

F, b. 1914, d. 7 November 1984
  • Ivy Jane Gratton was born in 1914 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gratton and Amelia McGregor.
  • Ivy Jane Gratton died on 7 November 1984.

John William Gratton

M, b. 22 June 1905, d. 12 September 1944
  • John William Gratton was born on 22 June 1905 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Gratton and Amelia McGregor.
  • John William Gratton enlisted in the Australian Army on 7 March 1941 in Toowoomba. He was a motor mechanic and gave his wife Phillis Minnie Gratton of 74 Mary St, Toowoomba as his next of kin. At the time of his death he was a Sergeant in the Reserve Motor Transport Company.
  • John William Gratton died on or after 12 September 1944 at age 39. He was taken prisioner of war in Java and was presumed dead for official purposes.

William Gratton

M, b. 1883, d. 1 April 1931
  • William Gratton was born in 1883. He was the son of John Richard Gratton and Elizabeth Booth.
  • At the age of 22 years, William Gratton married Amelia McGregor, daughter of John McGregor and Agnes Gillis, in 1905 in Queensland. They lived in Toowomba.
  • William was buried on 1 April 1931 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. BC1-014-0026.
  • William Gratton died on 1 April 1931 in Queensland.

Children of William Gratton and Amelia McGregor

Frederick Charles Graves

M, b. circa 1835

Alice May Gwendoline Graving

F, b. 7 July 1906, d. 25 May 1994
  • Alice May Gwendoline Graving was born on 7 July 1906 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of August Graving and Alice Parton.
  • Alice May Gwendoline Graving appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1928 living at Bellvue. She carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 22 years, 9 months and 17 days, Alice May Gwendoline Graving married James William Jules Thompson on 24 April 1929 in Queensland. Jules was the son of W B Thompson of Iolanthe, Moree. The reception was held at Cafe Alexandra. Mabel Graving was the bridesmaid and Guss Graving acted as best man.
  • The following article appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on 11 December 1929. "James William Jules Thompson, alias
    James H. Williams, a motor car salesman, of Moree, was fined £3, with £5/5/4 costs, at the Mungindi Police Court for having fraudulently obtained £3 from Jackie Yin, a local market gardener, and was also ordered to make restitution of £3.
    | Thompson, who Is a married man, visited the Chinese garden, and, pretending to be a health inspector, made an Inspection of the garden, for which he charged the Chinese £3.
    Jackie Yin, who received the bogus inspector's receipt, took it to the police station, as he could not read the signature. The
    police, suspecting that something was wrong, got in touch with all district stations, and the suspect was arrested at Weemelah."
  • Alice May Gwendoline Graving and James William Jules Thompson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1934 living at Moree. James was a garage proprietor.
  • On 13 November 1947 Alice and James were living at Coonabarabran according to August Graving's Funeral notice.
  • Alice May Gwendoline Graving and James William Jules Thompson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Edgeroi Station, Narrabri. James was a mechanic.
  • Alice May Gwendoline Graving and James William Jules Thompson appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at Rowe Street, Wee Waa. James was a store keeper.
  • Alice May Gwendoline Graving died on 25 May 1994 at age 87.

Amelia Graving

F, b. 31 May 1870, d. 13 June 1950
  • Amelia Graving was born on 31 May 1870 in Stony Pinch. Her birth name was registerd as Augusta Gravey.
  • She was the daughter of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • At the age of 30 years, 1 month and 11 days, Amelia Graving married George Parton, son of Thomas Parton and Margaret Moore, on 11 July 1900 in Emu Creek. Amelia was living at Middle Ridge when she was married. George and Amelia lived in Crows Nest for 11 years after their marriage before moving to Glenaven where they took part in mixed farming, dairying and cattle grazing. George also had a bullock team.
  • Amelia Graving and George Parton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. George was a farmer and Amelia carried out home duties.
  • Amelia Graving appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. George was a farmer and Amelia carried out domestic duties.
  • On 24 January 1927,her husband, George Parton died in Queensland at age 65. After George's death the farm was run by family members.
  • Amelia Graving and Thomas Parton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Mountain Camp North. She carried out home duties. Her son Thomas most likely ran the farm.
  • Amelia Graving and Phyllis Parton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Mountain Camp North. Amelia and Phyllis carried out home duties.
  • Amelia Graving and Phyllis Parton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. George and Amelia's names were amongst them.
    Pioneer Plaque to George and Amelia Parton- Crow's Nest Methodist Church
  • Amelia Graving died on 13 June 1950 in Queensland at age 80.
  • On 8 July 1950Amelia Graving's orbituary appeared in The Courier Mail . It read:- "GOOMBUNGEE. Obituary. — Mrs. Amelia Parton, 80, who died recently, was born at Stony Pinch, her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. G. Graving, being among the first settlers in the Toowoomba district; Fifty years ago she was married to the late George Parton. They lived in Crow’s Nest for 11 years, and later moved to Glenaven where they engaged in mixed farming, dairying, and grazing. After Mr. Parton's death. Mrs. Parton remained on the property. She leaves one son— Mr. G. Parton (Kumbia), and six daughters— Mesdames A. E. Emmert (Wutul), R. H. Geraghty (Goombungee). H. E. R. Dann (Nambour). C. B. Bidgood (Nambour). E. G. Morris (Glenavon) and Miss P. Parton (Crow's Nest.)"
  • Amelia was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Children of Amelia Graving

Children of Amelia Graving and George Parton

Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving

F, b. 23 January 1892, d. 4 December 1980
  • Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving was born on 23 January 1892 in Highfields, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Amelia Graving.
  • Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving attended in Mossview State School She lived with her grandmother Wilhelmine Grawick at Emu Creek and would walk or ride to the school.
  • At the age of 20 years, 6 months and 7 days, Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving married Henry William John Emmert, son of Heinrich Emmert and Alverina Weiss, on 30 July 1912 in Queensland. They settled on land Henry had selected at Wutul near Cooyar. They built a store and butcher shop and raised seven children at Wutul before moving to Yatala in 1920 where their eight child was born. They later moved back to Wutul where two more children were born and they ran a dairy farm.
  • Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving and Henry William John Emmert appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Nutgrove. Henry was a farmer.
  • Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving and Henry William John Emmert appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1934 living at Wutul. Henry was a farmer.
  • On 25 March 1942,her husband, Henry William John Emmert died in Queensland. Anna continued to help on the farm right up until her death.
  • Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving was listed as the next of kin of Clarence George Emmert when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 August 1942 in Cooyar. Clarence gave his next of kin as his mother Annie. He served in the 2/6th Battalion and was discharged on 7 Jun 1946 with the rank of Private.
  • Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving and Clarence George Emmert appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Wutul. Anna carried out home duties.
  • Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving died on 4 December 1980 in Queensland at age 88.
  • Ann was buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.

Children of Ann Karoline Elizabeth Graving and Henry William John Emmert

Arthur Graving

M, b. 18 November 1904, d. 18 March 1905
  • Arthur Graving was born on 18 November 1904 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of August Graving and Alice Parton.
  • Arthur Graving died on 18 March 1905 in Emu Creek, Queensland. He was five months old.
  • Arthur was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

August Graving

M, b. 7 November 1868, d. 12 November 1947
  • August Graving was born on 7 November 1868 in Queensland. His birth name was registered as Charles, son of Charles and Mena Byre. At some stage before he married he changed his surname to GRAVING from GRAWICH.
  • He was the son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • August Graving selected land - in 1888 in Djuan.
  • At the age of 24 years, 11 months and 18 days, August Graving married Alice Parton, daughter of Harriet Parton, on 25 October 1893 in Westbrook, Queensland.
  • August Graving selected land in Djuan. A notice appeared in "The Queenslander" on 23 December 1893 stating a Certificate of Deed had been granted for 160 acres.
  • He was elected to the first Crows Nest Shire Council.
  • He and Alice Parton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Djuan. August was a farmer.
  • In February 1908 a notice was placed in the Darling Downs Gazette to the effect "In response to the numerous inquiries we are pleased to state the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs Gus. Graving of Bellevue. Crow's Nest, who is now in St. Denis' Hospital, is now progressing as well as could be expected."
  • In 1914 the Jubilee Vale School teacher was boarded with August and Alice.
  • On 24 June 1924,his wife, Alice Parton died in Queensland at age 49.
  • In May 1925 Mabel, who was on the staff at St Martins, Brisbane, visited her father August at Emu Creek.
  • August Graving appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1926 and 1930 living at Djuan. August was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Cooyar. August was a farmer.
  • He left a will dated 13 October 1947. On 7 June 1949 "The Courier Mail" reported in its Government Section, Transmissions by Death - " (a) AUGUST GRAVING, late of Emu Creek, Crow's Nest.— (b) 12th November. 17.— (c) Guss Graving, of the same place - (d) Pors, 34v, 39v, 44v. 418 to 420 Parish Djuan.— (e) Fee-sample.— (f) Will dated 13th October. 1947. (a) AUGUST GRAVING, aforesaid.— b). 12th November, 1947.— (c) Henry William Graving, of Emu Creek, Crow's Nest.—(d) Pors. 35v, 44v. parish Djuan.— e) Free-sample— (f) Will dated 13th October. 1947". And on 6 December 1947 "Deceased: AUGUST GRAVING, late of Emu Creek, Crow's Nest, in the State of Queensland, Grazier. Applicants: GUSS GRAVING, of Emu Creek, Crow's Nest aforesaid, Farmer, and HENRY WILLIAM GRAVING, of Emu Creek, Crow's Nest aforesaid, formerly of Biloela. In the said State, Freeholder, the lawful Sons of the said deceased, the Executors, appointed by the Will, dated the Thirteenth day of October, One thousand nine hundred and forty-seven. Solicitors: WONDERLEY & HALL, 14 Russell Street, Toowoomba. Town Agents."
  • August Graving died on 12 November 1947 in Emu Creek at age 79.
  • August was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Children of August Graving and Alice Parton

Augustine Wilhelmine Elizabeth/Elsie Graving

F, b. 29 August 1875, d. 1964
  • Augustine Wilhelmine Elizabeth/Elsie Graving was born on 29 August 1875 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • At the age of 21 years, Augustine Wilhelmine Elizabeth/Elsie Graving married Henry Wenham in 1897.
  • In 1955,her husband, Henry Wenham died in Queensland.
  • Augustine Wilhelmine Elizabeth/Elsie Graving died in 1964 in Queensland.

Child of Augustine Wilhelmine Elizabeth/Elsie Graving