Thomas Askin

M, b. 4 March 1872, d. May 1961
  • Thomas Askin was born on 4 March 1872 in Shropshire.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Thomas 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.
  • Thomas Askin selected land - He selected Portion 199v, Parish of Djuan, and area of 160 acres
    in 1893 in Djuan.
  • At the age of 25 years, 10 months and 1 day, Thomas Askin married Florence Maude Newton, daughter of Henry Newton and Louisa Pearce, on 5 January 1898 in Queensland.
  • Thomas Askin appeared on the Legislative Assembly - Aubigny Electoral Roll in 1900 living at Pechey. His qualification to vote was that he was a carpenter aged 26 living on freehold Portion 119v, Parish of Djuan as of 25 Jun 1898.
  • In 1901 Thomas Askin lived at Djuan. According to the Queensland Post Office Directory for Crow's Nest he was a carpenter.
  • He was a member of the first Crow's Nest Band in 1902; Band members were Raymond White, Frederick Williams, Alf Colthrup, James Gleeson, Walter George Benton, Norman White, John William Brass, Thomas Askin, Alfred William Blinco, Tim Gleeson, Anthony Lavery, James Connolly, James Nathanial Cole and HENDY.
  • He and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1905 living at Crow's Nest. Thomas was a carpenter.
  • Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at 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.
  • Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. Thomas was a carpenter.
  • In 1926 Thomas won the contract for dismantling the Presbyterian Church at Geham.
  • Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Queen Street, Crow's Nest. He was a carpenter.
  • Thomas Askin gave the bride away at the wedding of May Askin on 15 April 1933 in Queensland; Arthur Leslie Bickerton.
  • In 1936, Thomas Askin built a new home on for Johann Franz Polzin in Doctor's Creek. Timber growing on the property was hauled by a home made log-junker to make the house blocks.
  • Askin Family Photo - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy
    Front Mildred, Florence, Maud.
    Askin Family - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy. Front L-R Mildred, Florence, Maud. Photo thanks to barnardgv (Ancestry)
  • In December 1954,his wife, Florence Maude Newton died in Queensland.
  • Thomas Askin died in May 1961 in Queensland at age 89.
  • Thomas was buried on 22 May 1961 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. UNIT-00M-0011.

Children of Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton

Thomas Richard Askin

M, b. 11 September 1918

Vera Pearce Askin

F, b. circa 1919, d. 8 February 2002
  • Vera Pearce Askin was born circa 1919.
  • Vera Pearce Askin married Morris Alfred Woodrow, son of David James Woodrow and Annie Isobelle Gibson, in 1938 in Queensland.
  • Vera Pearce Askin was listed as the next of kin of Morris Alfred Woodrow when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 7 May 1943 in Brisbane. He was living at Bardon at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his wife Vera. His service number was 124536. He was discharged with the rank of Leading Aircraftsman in the 4th Communications Unit on 24 April 1946.
  • Vera Pearce Askin and Morris Alfred Woodrow appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1949 living at Wutul. He was a farmer and Vera carried out home duties. Brother Norman also farmed at Wutul while his parents farmed at Thornville.
  • Vera Pearce Askin died on 8 February 2002 in Toowoomba.

Violet (Maud) Askin

F, b. 1906, d. 25 November 2003
  • Violet (Maud) Askin was born in 1906 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Askin and Florence Maude Newton.
  • On 29 September 1926 the results of recently held music examinations were published in The Brisbane Courier - "Music Examinations.-In the practical music examination held recently at St. Joseph's Convent, under the auspices of the Trinity College of Music, London, Dr. C. Edgar Ford, F.T.O.M., F.R.G.O., being the examiner, all the candidates presented were successful. They were:-Pupils of the Sisters of St. Joseph.-Senior division: Nerrie Jefferson. Intermediate: Olive Sondergeld. Junior: Doreen Littleton, Erin Birrer. First steps: Constance McDiarmid. Pupils of Miss M. Askin. Intermediate division: Ellen Andrews. Junior: Mary Strack, Betsy Strack. Preparatory: Dorrie Andrews, Stella Davis. Pupils of Miss A. Gleeson.-Higher local division: Cecily Gleeson. Preparatory:
    Eileen Adams. First steps: Ivy Adams. Pupil of Mrs. Rogash.-Junior division:
    May Lavender."
  • Violet (Maud) Askin appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Crow's Nest. She was a music teacher.
  • Askin Family Photo - Back L-R Cyril, Vivian, Thomas, Leslie, Roy
    Front Mildred, Florence, Maud.
  • Violet (Maud) Askin died on 25 November 2003.
  • Violet was buried on 1 December 2003 in Crow's Nest Cemetery. LAWS1-00U-0019.

Walter Askin

M, b. 14 November 1885, d. 13 March 1929
  • Walter Askin was born on 14 November 1885 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • Walter 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.
  • Walter Askin enlisted in the AIF 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.
  • At the age of 33 years, 10 months and 8 days, Walter Askin married Jessie Agnes Burke, daughter of Edward (Ned) Burke and Catherine Smith, on 22 September 1919 in Queensland. They had five daughters.
  • The following article appeared in the The Brisbane Courier on 6 January 1920. "“Two returned soldiers, Arthur Tomlinson and Walter Askin, of this district [Crow’s Nest], who recently started a storekeeping business at Kumbia, met with a serious motor cycle accident near that place. While travelling on their machine, with the side car attached carrying a third pas-senger, they ran into an obstacle and smashed the machine. Tomlinson had his collar bone broken, and was badly bruised, and Askin sustained damage to his face and neck. The occupant of the side car sustained a broken elbow, and all were unconscious when found. They were removed to the Kingaroy hospital, where they are progressing favourably."
  • Walter Askin and Jessie Agnes Burke appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Kumbia. Walter was a storekeeper. His sister May lived with them.
  • Walter Askin died on 13 March 1929 in Queensland at age 43. His death was announced in The Brisbane Courier - "The death of a well-known Kumbia resident In the person of Mr W Askin at the age of 42 years occurred at the District Ho'pltal on March 13 The deceased for a number of years
    had carried on a butchering business at Kumbia He leaves wife and four young daughters. The Interment took place at Crow's Nest."
  • Walter was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery. CE1-00N-0013.

Wilfred Douglas Askin

M, b. 24 July 1912, d. 1985
  • Wilfred Douglas Askin was born on 24 July 1912 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Askin and Florence Lillian Douglas.
  • Wilfred Douglas Askin enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 July 1940 in Toowoomba. He was living at Toowoomba at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father William. He gave his birth as 27 Jul 1914 [should have been 1912]. Wilf became a prisioner of war. He was a Driver in the 1 COMPANY AASC - QX16401.
  • Wilfred Douglas Askin died in 1985 in Queensland.

William Askin

M, b. 11 February 1884, d. 22 June 1963
  • William Askin was born on 11 February 1884 in Pechey, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • At the age of 25 years, William Askin married Florence Lillian Douglas, daughter of William Douglas and Ellen Collins Johnson, in 1910 in Queensland.
  • William 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.
  • William Askin and Florence Lillian Douglas appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1930 living at Cooyar. William was a labourer.
  • William Askin was listed as the next of kin of Wilfred Douglas Askin when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 16 July 1940 in Toowoomba. He was living at Toowoomba at the time he enlisted and gave his next of kin as his father William. He gave his birth as 27 Jul 1914 [should have been 1912]. Wilf became a prisioner of war. He was a Driver in the 1 COMPANY AASC - QX16401.
  • William Askin died on 22 June 1963 in Queensland at age 79.
  • William was buried on 24 June 1963 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE10-002-0038.

Children of William Askin and Florence Lillian Douglas

Child of William Askin

William Joseph Askin

M, b. 1910, d. 1911

William Thomas Askin

M, b. 6 November 1923, d. 14 July 2007
  • William Thomas Askin was born on 6 November 1923.
  • He was the son of Henry (Harry) Askin and Lillian Pearce.
  • William Thomas Askin died on 14 July 2007 in Kingaroy at age 83.

William Walter Askin

M, b. 1882, d. before 2 April 1883
  • William Walter Askin was born in 1882.
  • He was the son of Richard Askin and Emma Thatcher.
  • William Walter Askin died before 2 April 1883. William's name was shown on the immigration index as an infant. It is assumed he died on the voyage to Australia.

Thomas Garrett Askwith

M, b. 24 May 1911

Thomas Nowell Askwith

M, b. circa 1880

Child of Thomas Nowell Askwith and Ruby Isabell Garrett

Estienne Asselin

M, b. 1532, d. 1617

Alma Ruby Astbury

F, b. 23 May 1922, d. 8 September 1986

Child of Alma Ruby Astbury and William George Fitch

Arthur Astbury

M, b. 1915, d. 10 July 1915

Douglas Henry Astbury

M, b. 28 September 1928, d. 3 July 2002
  • Douglas Henry Astbury was born on 28 September 1928 in Crow's Nest.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 27 years, 2 months and 28 days, Douglas Henry Astbury married Valda Polzin, daughter of Gustav Julius Polzin and Gertrude Bruggemann, on 26 December 1955 in Lutheran Church, Dalby.
  • Douglas Henry Astbury died on 3 July 2002 at age 73.
  • Douglas was cremated on 9 July 2002 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance His cremation followed a service at the Uniting Church, Crow's Nest.

George Astbury

M, b. 1891, d. 1891

George Lawrence Astbury

M, b. 18 August 1916, d. 3 May 2000
  • George Lawrence Astbury was born on 18 August 1916 in Groomsville.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 20 years and 8 days, George Lawrence Astbury married Frieda Bertha Spieker on 26 August 1936 in Queensland.
  • He enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 December 1942 in Brisbane. He was living at Maclagan at the time and gave his next of kin as his wife Frieda. He was discharged on 24 Feb 1944 with the rank of Private in the RRD AIF. QX43932.

  • George Lawrence Astbury died on 3 May 2000 in Gympie at age 83.
  • George was buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.

Gordon William Astbury

M, b. 10 February 1918, d. 24 February 2010
  • Gordon William Astbury was born on 10 February 1918 in Groomsville.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 22 years, 1 month and 13 days, Gordon William Astbury married Eileen Ehrlich, daughter of Walter Edward Ehrlich and Emilie Hartwig, on 23 March 1940 in Queensland.
  • Gordon William Astbury and Eileen Ehrlich appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Anduramba. Gordon was a farmer.
  • At the age of 57 years, 8 months and 29 days, Gordon William Astbury married Betty Margaret Fitzpatrick (formerly Kelly) on 8 November 1975 in St Patrick's Cathederal, Toowoomba.
  • Gordon William Astbury died on 24 February 2010 in Toowoomba at age 92.
  • Gordon was buried on 4 March 2010 in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance.

Hannah (Annie) Astbury

F, b. 2 June 1892, d. 19 May 1927

Children of Hannah (Annie) Astbury and Robert McKirdy

Irene May Astbury

F, b. 11 May 1915, d. July 1992
  • Irene May Astbury was born on 11 May 1915 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Gertrude (May) Hirning.
  • Irene May Astbury died in July 1992 in Queensland at age 77.

Jane Astbury

F, b. 1895, d. 15 July 1967
  • Jane Astbury was born in 1895 in Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • Jane Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with Mary Ann Benton in 1925 in Pechey. Mary Ann carried out home duties. Her daughter Jane gave her address as Bald Hills, Whichello while son Thomas, a farmer gave his as Springfield Farm. Son William, a labourer was also living at Springfield but his wife May gave her address as Pechey. Son John, a farmer was also living at Pechey. Son Walter was farming at Groomsville with his wife Hermine.
  • At the age of 31 years, Jane Astbury married William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey, son of William John Bailey and Hannah Lacey, in 1926 in Queensland.
  • Jane Astbury and William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Bald Hills. William was a labourer.
  • Jane Astbury and William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1943 and 1949 living at William Street, Crow's Nest. William was listed as a labourer (he was in fact a store owner) and Jane carried out home duties.
  • Jane Astbury and William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1958 living at William Street, Crow's Nest. William was still shown as a labourer. Their son was also residing with them. He was a carpenter.
  • Jane Astbury died on 15 July 1967 in Queensland.
  • Jane was buried on 17 July 1967 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Grave of William and Jane (nee Astbury) Bailey. Crow's Nest Cemetery. Photo thanks to R. Astbury

Child of Jane Astbury and William (Arthur) Edmund Bailey

John Astbury

M, b. 1890, d. 14 June 1959
  • John Astbury was born in 1890 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • John Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Astbury and Gertrude (May) Hirning in 1913 in Pechey. William was a farmer. William's mother Mary Ann also lived at Springfield as did his sister Sarah and possibly brother Thomas and possibly brother John. Both were farmers.
  • John Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with Mary Ann Benton in 1925 in Pechey. Mary Ann carried out home duties. Her daughter Jane gave her address as Bald Hills, Whichello while son Thomas, a farmer gave his as Springfield Farm. Son William, a labourer was also living at Springfield but his wife May gave her address as Pechey. Son John, a farmer was also living at Pechey. Son Walter was farming at Groomsville with his wife Hermine.
  • John Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Pechey. John was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Pechey. He was a farmer.
  • John Astbury died on 14 June 1959 in Queensland.
  • John was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Kenneth John Astbury

M, b. 18 July 1925, d. 29 December 2002
  • Kenneth John Astbury was born on 18 July 1925 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Astbury and Gertrude (May) Hirning.
  • Kenneth John Astbury died on 29 December 2002 in Crow's Nest at age 77.
  • Kenneth was buried on 6 January 2003 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Louisa Astbury

F, b. 1893, d. 1 May 1895
  • Louisa Astbury was born in 1893 in Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • Louisa Astbury died on 1 May 1895 in Queensland.
  • Louisa was buried on 2 May 1895 in Cabarlah Cemetery.

Mary Astbury

F, b. 1889, d. 5 January 1905
  • Mary Astbury was born in 1889 in Bald Hills, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • Mary Astbury died on 5 January 1905 in Queensland.
  • Mary was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
    Grave of Mary Astbury 1889-1905 - Crow's Nest Cemetery. Photo thanks to R. Astbury

Norman Astbury

M, b. 4 June 1909, d. 5 February 1993
  • Norman Astbury was born on 4 June 1909 in Groomsville, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 13 days, Norman Astbury married Lillian Amelia Ballinger, daughter of George Ballinger and Lily Eliza Booker, on 17 December 1932 in Queensland.
  • Norman Astbury enlisted in the Australian Army on 14 April 1943 in Papua New Guinea. He gave his next of kin as his wife Lilly, and place of living as Groomsville. He was discharged on 1 Apr 1944 with the rank of Private in the 27 Company AASC. QX52534 (Q127025.)
  • On 14 September 1959,his wife, Lillian Amelia Ballinger died in Queensland at age 52.
  • Norman Astbury died on 5 February 1993 in Sunshine Coast at age 83.
  • Norman was cremated in Buderim Cemetery His ashes were added to Lillian's grave in the Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.
    Grarve of Lily Amelia (nee Ballinger) & Norman Astbury - Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. Photo thanks to R Astbury

Ronald William Astbury

M, b. 23 January 1911, d. 19 November 1994
  • Ronald William Astbury was born on 23 January 1911 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Astbury and Gertrude (May) Hirning.
  • At the age of 28 years, 4 months and 15 days, Ronald William Astbury married Rose Emile Trinder on 7 June 1939 in Queensland.
  • On 16 October 1992,his wife, Rose Emile Trinder died in Queensland at age 78.
  • Ronald William Astbury died on 19 November 1994 in Queensland at age 83.
  • Ronald was buried on 23 November 1994 in Pittsworth Cemetery.

Roy Arnold Astbury

M, b. 27 September 1924, d. 5 April 2012
  • Roy Arnold Astbury was born on 27 September 1924 in Crow's Nest.
  • He was the son of Walter Astbury and Hermine Elsie Harth.
  • At the age of 23 years, 11 months and 1 day, Roy Arnold Astbury married Edna Mavis Helsham on 28 August 1948 in St James Anglican Church, Toowoomba.
  • Roy Arnold Astbury died on 5 April 2012 in Karingal Nursing Home, Dalby, at age 87.
  • Roy was buried in Dalby.

Sarah Astbury

F, b. 29 August 1885, d. 31 August 1962
  • Sarah Astbury was born on 29 August 1885 in Pechey, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of William Astbury and Mary Ann Benton.
  • Sarah Astbury appeared on the Electoral Roll with William Astbury and Gertrude (May) Hirning in 1913 in Pechey. William was a farmer. William's mother Mary Ann also lived at Springfield as did his sister Sarah and possibly brother Thomas and possibly brother John. Both were farmers.
  • At the age of 27 years, 5 months and 25 days, Sarah Astbury married Edward Brydon Wallace on 26 February 1913 in Queensland.
  • Sarah Astbury and Edward Brydon Wallace appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1925 and 1943 living at Crow's Nest. Edward was a labourer.
  • Sarah Astbury died on 31 August 1962 in Queensland at age 77.
  • Sarah was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Sarah Astbury and Edward Brydon Wallace