Beryl Graving

F, b. 11 August 1915, d. 2 February 1928
  • Beryl Graving was born on 11 August 1915 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving and Sophie Margaret Lucht.
  • Beryl Graving died on 2 February 1928 in Mt Binga, Queensland, at age 12.
  • Beryl was buried on 3 February 1928 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Elisabeth Wilhelmine Mathilde Graving

F, b. 1879
  • Elisabeth Wilhelmine Mathilde Graving was born in 1879 in Queensland.

Elsie (Evelyn) Graving

F, b. 22 November 1899, d. 6 August 1949
  • Elsie (Evelyn) Graving was born on 22 November 1899 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of August Graving and Alice Parton.
  • Elsie was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving and Sophie Margaret Lucht, daughter of John (Frederick) Lucht and Wilhelmina (Louisa) Kann, on 16 March 1915 in Queensland; Rev A Davies officiated at the wedding. Their bridesmaid was Elsie, Harry's sister, and best man Walter Lucht, Sophie's sister. A reception was held at Cafe Alexandra before the couple left on their honeymoon for Tweed Heads.
  • At the age of 21 years, 8 months and 26 days, Elsie (Evelyn) Graving married John Denzil Hollis on 17 August 1921 in Queensland. John was the manager of the QN Bank at Crow's Nest at the time. Mabel Graving (a nurse at the Piermont Private Hospital) and John's brother Robert acted as bridesmaid and best man. After the reception at the Cafe Alexandra, the couple left on honeymoon which was to be spent in Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
  • Elsie (Evelyn) Graving and John Denzil Hollis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1926 living at Atherton. John was the manager of the QN Bank.
  • Elsie (Evelyn) Graving and John Denzil Hollis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1932 living at Cunnamulla. John was the manager of the QN Bank.
  • Elsie (Evelyn) Graving appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Myagh Street, Ashgrove. She carried out home duties.
  • On 27 August 1936,her husband, John Denzil Hollis died in Queensland.
  • Elsie (Evelyn) Graving appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Ashgrove. She carried out home duties.
  • At the age of 45 years, Elsie (Evelyn) Graving married Arthur Thomas Rowe in 1945 in Waverley, New South Wales.
  • On 13 November 1947 Elsie and Arthur were living at Cunnamulla according to August Graving's Funeral notice.
  • She and Arthur Thomas Rowe appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Ashgrove.
  • Elsie (Evelyn) Graving died on 6 August 1949 in Queensland at age 49.

Gennifer Gertrude Graving

F, b. 18 April 1935, d. 30 October 1954
  • Gennifer Gertrude Graving was born on 18 April 1935 in Queensland. The following Birth Notice appeared in "The Courier Mail" on 2 May 1935 - " GRAVING. — At 'Lorraine' Hospital, Crow's Nest, April 18th. to Mr. and Mrs. G. Graving of 'Bellvue,' Crow's Nest— a- Daughter (Gennifer Gertrude.)"
  • She was the daughter of Guss Graving and Lillie Gertrude Lewis.
  • Gennifer Gertrude Graving died on 30 October 1954 in Queensland at age 19. Her death was reported in "The Courier Mail" on 6 November 1954:- " GRAVING, Gennifer Gertrude.— Much beloved Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guss Graving, and Sister to Barbara and Garth Graving, 'Bellevue,' Crow's Nest. Passed away 30th October at the Crow's Nest Hospital. Aged 19 years."
  • Gennifer was buried in Emu Creek Cemetery.

Guss Graving

M, b. 1 August 1898, d. 13 November 1981
  • Guss Graving was born on 1 August 1898 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of August Graving and Alice Parton.
  • Guss Graving appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1928 living at Mountain Camp. Guss was a farmer.
  • Guss was the best man at the wedding of Alice May Gwendoline Graving and 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.
  • Guss Graving and Lillie Gertrude Lewis appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1943 living at Mountain Camp N. Guss was a farmer.
  • At the age of 31 years, 6 months and 18 days, Guss Graving married Lillie Gertrude Lewis on 19 February 1930 in Kangaroo Point, Queensland. Their matron of honour was Lilly's sister, and bridesmaid Mabel Graving. Henry and George Lewis were best man and groomsman. The reception was held at the home of Lillie's father at Maree, Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point. After their marriage Guss and Lillie lived at Bellevue, Emu Creek.
  • On 22 July 1942 The Courier Mail reproted that G Graving was the District Vice Predisent of the Crows Nest Red Cross.
  • On 13 October 1947Guss Graving was named as a beneficiary of August Graving's will. 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."
  • Guss Graving and Lillie Gertrude Lewis appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Mountain Camp North. Guss was a farmer.
  • On 23 March 1970,his wife, Lillie Gertrude Lewis died in Queensland at age 75.
  • Guss Graving died on 13 November 1981 in Queensland at age 83.

Child of Guss Graving and Lillie Gertrude Lewis

Hannah Louise Graving

F, b. 17 November 1861, d. 12 May 1864
  • Hannah Louise Graving was born on 17 November 1861 in Prussia.
  • She was the daughter of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • Hannah Louise Graving immigrated on 30 November 1863 to Brisbane with Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier. The family arrived on the San Francisco. Carl worked on the railway at Allora, Drayton and Ballards Camp near Highfields, Toowoomba. He then purchased 80 acres of land at Aubigny in 1876 which he called Happy Valley. His great grandson and wife were still living
    there in 1994.
  • Hannah Louise Graving died on 12 May 1864 in Queensland at age 2.
  • Hannah was buried on 20 May 1864 in Wesleyan Methodist Cemetery, Brisbane.

Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving

M, b. 16 July 1895, d. 28 January 1957
  • Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving was born on 16 July 1895 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of August Graving and Alice Parton.
  • At the age of 19 years and 8 months, Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving married Sophie Margaret Lucht, daughter of John (Frederick) Lucht and Wilhelmina (Louisa) Kann, on 16 March 1915 in Queensland. Rev A Davies officiated at the wedding. Their bridesmaid was Elsie, Harry's sister, and best man Walter Lucht, Sophie's sister. A reception was held at Cafe Alexandra before the couple left on their honeymoon for Tweed Heads.
  • Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving and Sophie Margaret Lucht appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1917 living at Emu Creek. He was a farmer. Sophie gave her address as Djuan.
  • On 27 February 1919 an attempt was made to burn down the hotel being erected in Haden by Harry. The contractor noticed a large bag of shavings had been placed against the building, and set alight. Some of the lining boards were charred.
  • Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving and Sophie Margaret Lucht appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Haden. Harry was a licensed victualler and Sophie carried out home duties.
  • Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving and Sophie Margaret Lucht appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Maranoa.
  • On 13 October 1947Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving was named as a beneficiary of August Graving's will. 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."
  • On 13 November 1947 Harry and Sophie were living at Emu Creek according to August Graving's Funeral notice.
  • Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving died on 28 January 1957 in Queensland at age 61.
  • Henry was buried on 29 January 1957 in Gladstone Cemetery. Site: Row: 10, Position: 36.

Child of Henry Willliam (Harry) Graving and Sophie Margaret Lucht

Karoline Wilhelmine Graving

F, b. 1894, d. 1949

Mabel Gertrude Graving

F, b. 9 July 1901, d. 21 February 1985
  • Mabel Gertrude Graving was born on 9 July 1901 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of August Graving and Alice Parton.
  • Mabel was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Elsie (Evelyn) Graving and John Denzil Hollis on 17 August 1921 in Queensland; John was the manager of the QN Bank at Crow's Nest at the time. Mabel Graving (a nurse at the Piermont Private Hospital) and John's brother Robert acted as bridesmaid and best man. After the reception at the Cafe Alexandra, the couple left on honeymoon which was to be spent in Sydney and the Blue Mountains.
  • In May 1925 Mabel, who was on the staff at St Martins, Brisbane, visited her father August at Emu Creek.
  • Mabel was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Alice May Gwendoline Graving and 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.
  • Mabel was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Guss Graving and Lillie Gertrude Lewis on 19 February 1930 in Kangaroo Point, Queensland; Their matron of honour was Lilly's sister, and bridesmaid Mabel Graving. Henry and George Lewis were best man and groomsman. The reception was held at the home of Lillie's father at Maree, Shafston Avenue, Kangaroo Point. After their marriage Guss and Lillie lived at Bellevue, Emu Creek.
  • At the age of 33 years, 5 months and 6 days, Mabel Gertrude Graving married Augustine John (Austin) Synnott on 15 December 1934 in Newfarm, Queensland. The matron of honour was Mrs Vaughan Cole (Betty Lewis, sister of Lillie Lewis Graving). The reception was held at the home of Mr Albert Lewis at Kangaroo Point and hosted by Mrs Guss Graving.
  • On 13 November 1947 Mabel and Austin were living in Brisbane according to August Graving's Funeral notice.
  • In 1962,her husband, Augustine John (Austin) Synnott died in Queensland.
  • Mabel Gertrude Graving died on 21 February 1985 in Queensland at age 83.

Matthew Augustus Graving

M, b. 1896, d. 1896
  • Matthew Augustus Graving died in 1896 in Queensland. He was 5 months old.
  • He was born in 1896 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Amelia Graving.
  • Matthew was buried on 4 September 1896 in Toowong Cemetery. Graham Ross Pfeffer, aged 22 months, was buried in the same grave on 8 August 1942.

Anna Louise Grawich

F, b. 30 April 1864, d. 1 September 1867
  • Anna Louise Grawich was born on 30 April 1864 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • Anna Louise Grawich died on 1 September 1867 in Queensland at age 3.
  • Anna was buried on 3 September 1867 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich1

M, b. 27 February 1835, d. 15 June 1919

Grave of Carl ( 1835-1919) & Minnie (1837-1912) Grawich (later descendants - Graving) - St John's Lutheran Churchyard, Oakey
  • Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich was born on 27 February 1835 in Prussia.
  • At the age of 25 years, 9 months and 11 days, Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich married Wilhemina Beier on 8 December 1860 in Prussia.
  • Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier immigrated to Brisbane on 30 November 1863. The family arrived on the San Francisco. Carl worked on the railway at Allora, Drayton and Ballards Camp near Highfields, Toowoomba. He then purchased 80 acres of land at Aubigny in 1876 which he called Happy Valley. His great grandson and wife were still living
    there in 1994.
  • At some stage the surname was anglosied from GRAWICH to GRAVING but only in some branches of the family (August & Amelia). The spelling is varied in a number of official records :- GRAVY,GRAY, GRAVSEND, GREWIG, GREWING.
  • On 6 December 1912,his wife, Wilhemina Beier died in Queensland at age 75.
  • Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich appeared on the Electoral Roll with John Henry Grawich and Mary Ann Darr in 1917 in Happy Valley. John Henry was a farmer. His father Carl also lived on the property.
  • Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich died on 15 June 1919 in Queensland at age 84. He is buried under the name of Grawick with his wife Minnie.
  • Carl was buried in Queensland.
  • Their headstone reads:-
    IN MEMORY OF MINNIE GRAWICH, BELOVED WIFE OF CARL GRAWICH, BORN IN SCHWEIDNITZ GERMANY, JANUARY 1 1837, DIED DECEMBER 6 1912 AGED 75 YEARS
    ALSO HER BELOVED HUSBAND, CARL GRAWICH BORN IN CLUTZ, GERMANY, DIED JUNE 15 1919, AGED 74 YEARS, THY WILL BE DONE.

Children of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier

Citations

  1. The surname GRAVING is anglosied from GRAWICK. The spelling is varied in a number of official records :- GRAVY, GRAVSEND, GREWIG.

Christian Grawich

M, b. 21 May 1866, d. 12 July 1867
  • Christian Grawich was born on 21 May 1866 in Oakey Creek, Queensland. He was a twin to Wilheminia.
  • He was the son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • Christian Grawich died on 12 July 1867 in Drayton, Queensland, at age 1.
  • Christian was buried on 13 July 1867 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery.

John Henry Grawich

M, b. 8 September 1873, d. 27 March 1960
  • John Henry Grawich was born on 8 September 1873 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • At the age of 26 years, John Henry Grawich married Mary Ann Darr, daughter of Friedrich Darr and Margaret Wirth, in 1900 in Queensland.
  • John Henry Grawich and Mary Ann Darr appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1917 living at Happy Valley. John Henry was a farmer. His father Carl also lived on the property.
  • John Henry Grawich died on 27 March 1960 in Queensland at age 86.
  • John was buried on 29 March 1960 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Margaretha Grawich

F, b. 13 March 1872

Wilhelmina Grawich

F, b. 21 May 1866, d. 1 October 1902
  • Wilhelmina Grawich was also known as Minnie.
  • She was born on 21 May 1866 in Oakey Creek, Queensland. She was a twin to Christain.
  • She was the daughter of Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Grawich and Wilhemina Beier.
  • At the age of 14 years, 8 months and 12 days, Wilhelmina Grawich married Carl Gietzel on 2 February 1881 in Queensland. They had 12 children, the youngest being born in 1901.
  • Wilhelmina Grawich died on 1 October 1902 in Queensland at age 36.
  • Wilhelmina was buried in Aubigny. She is buried with her husband Carl and children Augusta and Charles.

Adam Peter Forsyth Gray

M, b. circa 1870, d. 19 May 1951
  • Adam Peter Forsyth Gray was born circa 1870.
  • He was the son of David Gray and Jane Forsyth.
  • Adam Peter Forsyth Gray married Mary Ann Bullock circa 1900.
  • Adam Peter Forsyth Gray and Mary Ann Bullock appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1921 and 1925 living at Ravensbourne. Adam was a farmer.
  • Adam Peter Forsyth Gray appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Ravensbourne. Adam was a farmer.
  • In 1936,his wife, Mary Ann Bullock died in Queensland.
  • Adam Peter Forsyth Gray died on 19 May 1951 in Queensland.
  • Adam was buried in Ravensbourne Cemetery.

Child of Adam Peter Forsyth Gray and Mary Ann Bullock

Alice Gray

F, b. 20 August 1855, d. 30 January 1932
  • Alice Gray was born on 20 August 1855 in Scotland.
  • She was the daughter of William Gray and Grace Hunter.
  • At the age of 19 years, 1 month and 18 days, Alice Gray married Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood, son of William Bidgood and Sarah Jennings, on 8 October 1874 in Queensland. Alice was the daughter of William Gray who had selected the land next to Alfred's.
  • On 17 February 1895,her husband, William Gray died in Wellcamp, Queensland, at age 75.
  • Alice Gray and Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Crow's Nest. Alfred was a farmer.
  • Alice Gray and Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Perseverance. Alfred was a farmer. Alice and Alfred's son William, a labourer and daughter Grace also lived at Perseverance.
  • Alice Gray and Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1921 living at Hampton. Alfred was a farmer. Their daughters Mabel and Ella carried out home duties.
  • Alice Gray and Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Perseverance. Fred was a farmer. Their daughter Mabel carried out home duties.
  • On 27 August 1929,her husband, Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood died in Pipeclay, Queensland, at age 82.
  • Alice Gray appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Hampton. She carried out home duties.
  • Alice Gray died on 30 January 1932 in Pipeclay, Queensland, at age 76.
  • Alice was buried in Cabarlah Cemetery. UNIT-00B-0032.
  • The Methodist Church in Crow's Nest erected memorial plaques to early Crow's Nest Pioneers on the Church fence. Alf & Alices's names were amongst them.
    Memorial Plaque to Alf & Alice Bidgood - Crow's Nest Methodist Church

Children of Alice Gray and Alfred William (Fred) Bidgood

Alice Gray

F, b. 1865, d. 1902
  • Alice Gray was born in 1865.
  • Her marriage, at 21 years, to Edward Henry Hasse, son of Henry Fredrick Hasse and Lucy Byrn, was registered in the December 1886 Quarter in Brentford, Middlesex Registration District.
  • Alice Gray died in 1902.

Alice Gray

F, b. 1876

Alice Louisa Jane Gray

F, b. 5 September 1895, d. 8 February 1965

Allan Edward Gray

M, b. 1913

Amy Theresa Gray

F, b. 1881, d. 24 July 1933
  • Amy Theresa Gray was born in 1881 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Walter Gray and Eliza Garrett.
  • At the age of 23 years, Amy Theresa Gray married James Arthur Wells, son of Thomas Fredrick Wells and Jane Robinson, on 21 September 1904 in Queensland, Australia.
  • Amy Theresa Gray died on 24 July 1933 in Ebenezer, Queensland.
  • Amy was buried in Queensland.
  • The Gravestone Reads
    In Loving Memory
    of James Wells
    who died 8 October 1949
    aged 72 years
    A devoted father, and loyal friend

    In loving memory of Amy Theresa Wells
    who died 24 July 1933
    Aged 52 years
    A good wife, a kind mother and a faithful friend.

Children of Amy Theresa Gray and James Arthur Wells

Clara Beatrice Gray

F, b. 1885

Clifford Selwyn Gray

M, b. circa 1917, d. 1984

David Gray

M, b. circa 1870
  • David Gray was born circa 1870.
  • David Gray married Jane Forsyth circa 1890.

Child of David Gray and Jane Forsyth

Doris Irene Gray

F, b. 1932, d. 2016
  • Doris Irene Gray was born in 1932.
  • Doris Irene Gray died in 2016.

Evelyn May Gray

F, b. 1912

Fanny Gray

F, b. 1871

George Gray

M, b. circa 1890