Laurance Alexander Simmons

M, b. 16 December 1887, d. 21 January 1950
  • Laurance Alexander Simmons was born on 16 December 1887 in California, USA.
  • He was the son of John G W Simmons and Honor Jane Bray.
  • At the age of 29 years, Laurance Alexander Simmons married Margaret Thompson in 1917. Margaret was formerly married to William D HARRIS and had two children by him - James E in 1907 and Edith Jane in 1910.
  • Laurance Alexander Simmons died on 21 January 1950 in San Francisco at age 62.

Elizabeth Simon

F, b. circa 1685

Children of Elizabeth Simon and Richard Chivell

Bertha Harriet Simons

F, b. 13 January 1881, d. 1 October 1954

Child of Bertha Harriet Simons

Harold Christopher Simons

M, b. circa 1885, d. 1974
  • Harold Christopher Simons was born circa 1885.
  • He was the son of Walter Henry Simons and Caroline Harriett Kemp.
  • Harold Christopher Simons appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1909 living at Ravensbourne. He was a farmer.
  • He appeared on the Electoral Roll with Walter Henry Simons and Caroline Harriett Kemp in 1913 in Ravensbourne. Walter was a farmer although he had died the year previously. Son Harold was a painter.
  • Harold Christopher Simons appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Harold was a painter.
  • Harold Christopher Simons married Charlotte Grieg in 1913 in Queensland.
  • Harold Christopher Simons died in 1974 in Queensland.

Reginald Simons

M, b. 1902

Walter Henry Simons

M, b. circa 1850, d. 1912
  • Walter Henry Simons was born circa 1850. He was the son of Thomas Henry Simons and Mary Amy Watts.
  • His marriage to Caroline Harriett Kemp was registered in the September 1878 Quarter in Kingston, Surry Registration District.
  • Walter Henry Simons died in 1912 in Queensland.
  • He and Caroline Harriett Kemp appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Ravensbourne. Walter was a farmer although he had died the year previously. Son Harold was a painter.

Children of Walter Henry Simons and Caroline Harriett Kemp

Annie Gertrude Simpson

F, b. circa 1905

Eleanor Mary Simpson

F, b. 1909

Ethel Simpson

F, b. 11 January 1888, d. 27 October 1976
  • Ethel Simpson was born on 11 January 1888.
  • At the age of 29 years, 10 months and 2 days, Ethel Simpson married Clifford Aubrey Tasker, son of Henry James Tasker and Sarah Emily Davs-Covich, on 13 November 1917.
  • Ethel Simpson was listed as the next of kin of Clifford Aubrey Tasker when he enlisted in the Australian Army on 31 December 1917. He was with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 33rd Reinforcements unit and gave his next of kin as his wife Mrs E Tasker of 47 Colombo Street, Christchurch. He was a horse trainer.
  • Ethel Simpson died on 27 October 1976 in New Zealand at age 88.

Child of Ethel Simpson and Clifford Aubrey Tasker

Henry Simpson

M, b. circa 1815
  • Henry Simpson was born circa 1815.
  • Henry Simpson married Martha Morrison circa 1835.

Children of Henry Simpson and Martha Morrison

Ida Simpson

F, b. circa 1900

James Simpson

M, b. 1876, d. 19 October 1951
  • James Simpson was born in 1876 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Robert Simpson and Eliza Jane Tait.
  • James Simpson died on 19 October 1951 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 20 October 1951 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. CE3A-003-0067.

James (Derry) Simpson

M, b. 12 January 1839, d. 27 June 1920
  • James (Derry) Simpson was born on 12 January 1839 in County Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of Henry Simpson and Martha Morrison.
  • At the age of 32 years, James (Derry) Simpson married Jane Dunn Unknown in 1872 in Queensland.
  • James (Derry) Simpson died on 27 June 1920 in Queensland at age 81.
  • He was buried on 28 June 1920 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES3-004-0060.

Child of James (Derry) Simpson and Jane Dunn Unknown

John Alfred Simpson

M, b. 1902

Mary Jane Simpson

F, b. 1856, d. 5 November 1941
  • Mary Jane Simpson was born in 1856. She was the daughter of John Spence and Mary Sherwood.
  • Mary Jane Simpson married John George Spence circa 1878.
  • Mary Jane Simpson and John George Spence immigrated to Queensland on 27 August 1878. John George 21, and Mary Jane 21 travelled on the Rodell Bay.
  • On 9 December 1924,her husband, John George Spence died in Queensland.
  • Mary Jane Simpson died on 5 November 1941 in Queensland.
  • She was buried on 6 November 1941 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery.

Children of Mary Jane Simpson and John George Spence

Richard Simpson

M, b. circa 1840, d. 1917

Robert Simpson

M, b. 1860, d. 6 August 1938

Children of Robert Simpson and Emma Helena/Eleanor Blinco

Robert Simpson

M, b. 1873, d. 14 March 1955

Robert Simpson

M, b. 1836, d. 13 January 1913
  • Robert Simpson was born in 1836 in County Derry, Northern Ireland.
  • He was the son of Henry Simpson and Martha Morrison.
  • Robert Simpson married Eliza Jane Tait circa 1865.
  • Robert Simpson died on 13 January 1913 in Queensland.
  • He was buried on 15 January 1913 in Drayton & Toowoomba Cemetery. PRES1-1R2-0005.

Children of Robert Simpson and Eliza Jane Tait

Robert Simpson

M, b. 1879, d. 1965
  • Robert Simpson was born in 1879 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of James (Derry) Simpson and Jane Dunn Unknown.
  • At the age of 23 years, Robert Simpson married Sarah Mary Heywood in 1902 in Queensland.
  • Robert Simpson and Sarah Mary Heywood appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Highfields Road. Robert was a labourer.
  • Robert Simpson died in 1965 in Queensland.

Thomas Lodman Simpson

M, b. 1905

William Nagina Singh

M, b. circa 1900, d. 1965

Catherine Singleton

F, b. 1850
  • Catherine Singleton was born in 1850.
  • At the age of 17 years, Catherine Singleton married William Howard in 1867 in Tasmania.

Child of Catherine Singleton and William Howard

Mary Ann Singleton

F, b. 1855, d. 1888
  • Mary Ann Singleton was born in 1855 in Tasmania.
  • At the age of 21 years, Mary Ann Singleton married Frederick Howard in 1876 in Tasmania.
  • Mary Ann Singleton died in 1888 in Tasmania.

Children of Mary Ann Singleton and Frederick Howard

Olive May Singleton

F, b. 1899, d. 1978
  • Olive May Singleton was born in 1899 in Queensland. She was the daughter of Joseph Singleton and Elizabeth Faith Yates.
  • At the age of 30 years, Olive May Singleton married William John Barkman White, son of William White and Annie Brown, in 1929 in Queensland.
  • Olive May Singleton and William John Barkman White appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1930 living at Anduramba. William was a farmer. Olive gave her address as Pinelands.
  • Olive May Singleton died in 1978 in Queensland.

Norah Mary Skehan

F, b. circa 1880
  • Norah Mary Skehan was born circa 1880.
  • Norah Mary Skehan married James Cleary in 1901 in Queensland.
  • Norah Mary Skehan and James Cleary appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Goombungee. James was a ganger.

Children of Norah Mary Skehan and James Cleary

Arthur George Skellern

M, b. 1889, d. 22 January 1958
  • Arthur George Skellern was born in 1889.
  • At the age of 27 years, Arthur George Skellern married Eva Bridgeman, daughter of Thomas Henry Bridgeman and Charlotte Ann Stockman, in 1916 in New Zealand.
  • Arthur George Skellern died on 22 January 1958 in New Zealand. He lived in 29 Brown Street, Inglewood.
  • He was buried on 24 January 1958 in Inglewood Cemetery.

Bernard Skelly

M, b. 7 May 1897, d. 1979
  • Bernard Skelly was born on 7 May 1897 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox.
  • Bernard Skelly commenced school at Pinelands State School on 31 January 1906. He was 8 years and six months old. Her father was a storekeeper at Crow's Nest.
  • On 17 September 1911 The Brisbane Courier reported "Amongst the successful examinees for appointment as telegraph messengers is Master Bernard Skelly (son of Mr and Mrs B Skelly of Crow s Nest), who
    secured 408 marks."
  • He enlisted in the AIF on 22 November 1917 in Toowoomba. He was a telegraphist and gave his father as his next of kin. He served as a sapper in the Signals Company in France.
  • He and Lionel Xavier Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Charleville. Bernard was a telegraphist, and Lionel an assistant in the Areadia Cafe.
  • On 23 April 1925
    The Brisbane Courier advised that - "Mr. B. Skelly, jnr., Charleville, is at present on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Skelly, Crow's Nest."
  • At the age of 31 years, 3 months and 27 days, Bernard Skelly married Ellen (Nell) Rutledge on 3 September 1928 in Queensland.
  • On 20 December 1943,his wife, Ellen (Nell) Rutledge died in Queensland.
  • Bernard Skelly died in 1979 in Queensland.
  • He was buried in Nudgee Cemetery.

Bernard Michael Skelly

M, b. 16 April 1860, d. 8 July 1945
  • Bernard Michael Skelly was born on 16 April 1860 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • At the age of 34 years, 4 months and 12 days, Bernard Michael Skelly married Elizabeth Lily Fox, daughter of Joseph Matthew Fox and Mary Rose Gallagher, on 28 August 1894 in Queensland.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly enrolled his son Francis (Frank) Skelly in school at Crow's Nest State School in 1901.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll with Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara in 1903 in Crow's Nest. Patrick was listed as a farmer and Mary carried out home duties. Their son Bernard, a farmer and his wife Elizabeth also lived at Crow's Nest as did Patrick Jospeh, a labourer.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly enrolled his son Francis (Frank) Skelly in Pinelands State School on 23 January 1906 He was 10 years old. His brothers Bernard and Joseph were enrolled later in the year. His father was a storekeeper at Crow's Nest.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly was granted the probate of the estate of Patrick Skelly on 14 April 1913; It was published in the Brisbane Courier - "Skelly, Patrick, late of Brisbane, but formerly of Crow's Nest, selector ; died November 2 1912 ; realty £1500, personally £388. Probate granted to J.Nolan, of Crow's Nest grazier, and Bernard Skelly, of the same place, storekeeper. W. J. Garde (by Ure and Nicholson), solicitor.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly was listed as the next of kin of Bernard Skelly when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 November 1917 in Toowoomba. He was a telegraphist and gave his father as his next of kin. He served as a sapper in the Signals Company in France.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Crow's Nest. Bernard was shown as a storekeeper and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their sons, a shop assistand and a grocer also lived in Crow's Nest.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly received a visit from his son Bernard jnr.
    The Brisbane Courier advised that - "Mr. B. Skelly, jnr., Charleville, is at present on a visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Skelly, Crow's Nest"
    with Bernard Skelly on 23 April 1925.
  • Sometime before 1927 Bernard and Elizabeth moved to the Pittsworth district as the Brisbane Courier advised they were living there when their eldest son Frank was married on 6 June 1927 - this may be an error.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly's son Francis (Frank) Skelly married Gladys Noleen (Noleen) Feeny on 6 June 1927 in Queensland. The Brisbane Courier reported - "SKELLY-FEENEY.
    A wedding of interest to a large circle of friends was celebrated at the Roman Catholic Church, on June 6, when Mr. Frank Skelly (son of Mr. and Mrs. Skelly, of Pittsworth) was married to Miss Noeleen Feeney (youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs. Patrick Feeney, of Roma). The church had been decorated by the Sisters of the Sacred Heart Sodality, Children of Mary, and the choir, of which the bride had been a member all her life. Pink and white roses adorned the altar rails, an arch being suspended over the guest pews, which were marked with pink and silver ribbons. The bridegroom's brother (Rev. Father Skelly), assisted by Rev. Father Troy, performed the ceremony, and nuptial mass was celebrated after the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in white manette over crepe de Chine, heavily beaded, and outlined with seed pearls. The silver lace train was lined with pink crepe de Chine, ornamented with orange blossom, and her veil of silver tulle and lace was arranged in cap fashion. She carried an ivory-bound prayer book, the gift of Sister Bertel, of Red Hill, Brisbane. The bridesmaids, Misses Gladys Griffin and Eileen Sparks were frocked alike in pink mariette over crepe de Chine, made with yokes of silver lace, and pouched effect at hips. The skirts were French pleated, and ei-yathed belt of mariette finished with a diamante buckle at the waist completed tlie toilettes. Little Bernard and Esme Tait acted as page boy and train bearer, respectively. The former wore a blue satin suit, and the latter was frocked in blue crepe de Chine, and wore a tulle Dutch cap. She also wore an armlet, the gift of the bridegroom. Messrs. Skelly (Charleville) and J. Kennaiake attended the bridesgroom. The bridegroom's gift to the bride was a fur coat, and to the bridesmaids begave a diamond and onyx ring and a gold wristlet watch. After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Feeney held a reception at the Hibernian Hall, where they entertained about 150 guests. Mrs. Feeney wore a brown silk marocain frock relieved with gold, and a fawn felt hat to match. Mrs. Skelly (mother of the bridegroom) wore a frock of bois de rose tricotine, relieved with a waistcoat of cream and bois de rose, and a hat to match. She also wore stone marten furs. Mrs. Tait (sister of the bride) wore a black velveteen coat and skirt, and a vest of Oriental satin, with a hat of mauve panne velvet . On leaving for the honeymoon, which will be spent in the South and Tasmania, Mrs. Skelly wore a French pleated frock of mastic mariette, a vagabond felt hat, and a fur coat. Mr. and Mrs. Skelly will make their future home in Bowen.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1930 and 1934 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest. Bernard was still a shop keeper and Elizabeth carried out home duties. Their son also worked in the shop.
  • On 4 August 1938 The Courier Mail reported:-" CROWS NEST.Walter Henry Blank, charged in the Crow's Nest Police Court., before Messrs. L. F. Diplock and B. Skelly. J.P., with having had Instruments of gaming— a horse-racing doubles card— In his possession on July 30, was fined £5.
  • He was listed as the next of kin of Norman Vincent Skelly when she enlisted in the Australian Army on 3 February 1942 in Rockhampton. He gave his next of kin as Bernard Skelly, and was living at Archer Street, Rockhampton and working as a clerk for the Department of Labour at the time he enlisted. He was discharged on 29 June 1944 with the rank of Private in the 13th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1943 living at Nolan Street, Crow's Nest.
  • Bernard Michael Skelly died on 8 July 1945 in Queensland at age 85.
  • He was buried in Crow's Nest Cemetery.

Children of Bernard Michael Skelly and Elizabeth Lily Fox

Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly

F, b. 21 May 1868, d. 12 March 1931
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly was born on 21 May 1868 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Patrick Skelly and Mary O'Mara.
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly commenced school at Crow's Nest State School in 1877. The Skelly children had previously attended the Highfields School.
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly was also known as Sister Mary Anastasia.
  • Sister Catherine Mary (Kate) Skelly died on 12 March 1931 in Brisbane at age 62.
  • She was buried on 13 March 1931 in Nudgee Cemetery. SIS-MER-25-04.