(00001) DAVIS, Gregory John, parents John DAVIS and Mary McDOUGALL

Greg DAVIS






Married Ruth Fitzhardinge in December 1984 and divorced her in 1991.

Greg moved to Western Australia in mid May 1969 and returned to Queensland in April 1970.

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26 - Nov - 2005


(00002) DAVIS, John Alfred, parents John DAVIS and Catherine SMITH
Father of Gregory DAVIS


Photo taken approx 1941, believed to be at the Cairns Show


unknown photographer



John lived at 163 Grafton St Cairns about 1936 to 1939 and then from 1941 to 1943 with Mary Louisa at 59 Mulgrave Rd. This is the first time that Mary is recorded on the electoral roll. The witnesses to the marriage were John`s sister Phoebe and Gilbert Lang Herries.
John was enlisted in the army Wednesday, 31 December 1941 in Cairns and was discharged Saturday, 4 December 1943 with the rank of craftsman. His service number was QX15971.

Memoriam in the 'Cairns Post' 13/6/1969
DAVIS. In sad and loving memory of my dear son, John Alfred (Jack), who passed away on June 13, 1964. "God Bless You." (Inserted by Mum.)


According to a letter from Howard Smith Limited and confirmed by another from Gordon Gellweiler, John started work at Howard Smith on 11 October 1954. Prior to this he worked at Samuel Allen and Sons a large Wine and Spirits Merchant. John worked as an Expenditure Clerk and also conducted the duties of Assistant Pay Master for the Waterside Workers in Cairns. The last time John worked for Howard Smith was 17 September 1962. Also working with John and Gordon was an accountant by the name of Les Callaghan.

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04 - Oct - 2016


(00003) McDOUGALL, Mary Louisa Catherine (Dot), parents Walter McDOUGALL and Emily BAXTER
Mother of Gregory DAVIS
Mary's family


Photo taken approx 1941, believed to be at the Cairns Show


unknown photographer



was a waitress living at Mabro Boarding House 1937
At the time of her birth, her mother was recorded as living at Paddy`s Lagoon, Donor`s Hill. Was known by her friends as Dot.

The following is a list of the frocks worn at the race ball : Mrs. W. Brown, sunset ring velvet, ankle length, uneven hem; Miss Jean Currie, blue georgette, artistically beaded, inlet with flares in skirt; Mrs. Clarke, blue crepe-de-chine and lace, side flares, pink shoulder posy; Mrs. Chant, blue crepe-de-chine, uneven hem; Miss Elsie Crosby, blue tinsel lame, pink shoulder posy; Miss Ada Crosby, eau-de-nil crepe-de-chine, prettily beaded; Miss Violet Dowling, black georgette, red posy at side; Mrs. Deighton, salmon shot taffeta, frills and diamante trimmings; Mrs. Donlevy, red satin beaute, ankle length flare; Miss Ivy Gibson, French model blue georgette, beautifully beaded, dip back; Mrs. W. Jones, cream lace, ankle length, blue shoulder posy ; Miss Dorrie Jones, green georgette, beaded at uneven hem, drape over left shoulder; Miss Mamie Jones, pink silk lace and georgette, side panels, posy on shoulder; Miss Vera Jones, French model blue georgette, artistically beaded; Miss Mabel Lee, pink georgette, uneven hem, silver lace edging; Miss Grace McPherson, white satin, side panels, blue shoulder posy; Fanny McPherson, pink satin, side panels, blue shoulder posy; Violet McPherson, heliotrope satin, yellow shoulder posy; Esther McDougall, pretty pink georgette, heavily beaded; Dot McDougall , champagne satin, coatee flare; Julia O'Donnell, blue silk lace, pink shoulder posy; Mrs. Ogilve, black lace; Mrs. Peasley, black georgette with flares; Dorrie Rains, pink silk lace, inlet georgette flares, posy on shoulder; Vera Rains, pink silk lace, inlet georgette flares, shoulder posy; Ruby Robinson, blue georgette, with flares, nicely embroidered, ankle length; Thelma Schneekloth, French model green georgette, beautifully beaded, scalloped hem; Gladys Slattery, blue crepe-de-chine, spangle trimming, uneven hem; Mrs. Stock, white crepe-de-chine, silk lace gadgets; Bertha Stock, blue crepe-de-chine, ankle length; Mrs. E. Shambrook, pink crepe-de-chine, insertion trimmings; Miss Jesotp, silk, gold lace, pink satin slip: Mrs. Barton, black georgette, prettily beaded; Mrs. Sleet, black georgette, sequin trimmings; Bonnie Barton, black georgette.

NORMANTON CARNIVAL WEEK. (1930, August 21). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), , p. 8. Link to TROVE

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31 - Mar - 2017


(00004) DAVIS, Sidney Graham, parents John DAVIS and Mary McDOUGALL
Brother of Gregory DAVIS


photo taken approximately 2010


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[[00006]] WENNERSTEN, Eda Marea Coraline, parents Carl WENNERSTEN and Eda WILSON

Unknown, Anna and Eda WENNERSTEN






Mrs. E. Davis and family, 5 Loeven-street, wish to thank all kind friends, who sent cards and messages of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement, also attending doctors and staff Cairns Base Hospital. Please accept this as their personal thanks.

Family Notices. (1954, July 23). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 5. Link to TROVE

School Athletic Champions.

We are pleased to announce that Alex Schroder, and Eda Wennersten, the winners of the aggregate championships at the recent school children's carnival, are to be presented, with a gold medal each. The donors of the medals are Messrs. A. W. McManis and M. J. Hogan.

School Athletic Champions. (1922, December 4). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE

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18 - Sep - 2016


(00007) DAVIS, Leslie Oswald, parents John DAVIS and Catherine SMITH
Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


Cathy, John


courtesy of the John DAVIS



Leslie was enrolled at Irvinebank School Tuesday, 20 April 1915 aged 5 years

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15 - Oct - 2016


[[00008]] LOVE, Celia Ernestine, parents Richard LOVE and Florence PARSLOW

Cecilia LOVE and Leslie DAVIS - 29/8/1931


courtesy John DAVIS



According to the electoral roll for 1954, Celia and Leslie were living in Edgar Street in the suburb of Bungalow in Cairns.

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15 - Oct - 2016


(00010) McDOUGALL, Esther Mabel Rebecca, parents Walter McDOUGALL and Emily BAXTER
Aunt of Gregory DAVIS

lived at 1/26 Normanby Tce. Kelvin Grove, Brisbane from Friday, 20 August 1965, until Tuesday, 14 August 1979. All these dates are from electrol rolls. On Thursday, 2 November 1989, she was living at 2 Scott Street Red Hill and on Thursday, 16 February 1995, she was staying at Amarina Nursing Home in Windsor. She died between then and the electrol roll in 1996. John Arthur McDougall was staying at Normanby Tce. on Friday, 25 August 1972.


We wish to thank the Doctors, Matron and Nursing Staff of the Cairns General Hospital for their great kindness and attention to our daughter and sister, Miss Esther McDougall, whilst an inmate of that institution. We also wish to sincerely thank Sergeant and Mrs. Harmon for their wonderful kindness to Esther during her long illness; also Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Camp (Queen's Hotel), Miss Lottie McNab, Mrs. Raisin, senior, Mrs. Sid Wise, and many others who were so kind to her while in hospital.-MRS. E. MCDOUGALL and FAMILY, Normanton.

Family Notices. (1941, August 7). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE

The following is a list of the frocks worn at the race ball : Mrs. W. Brown, sunset ring velvet, ankle length, uneven hem; Miss Jean Currie, blue georgette, artistically beaded, inlet with flares in skirt; Mrs. Clarke, blue crepe-de-chine and lace, side flares, pink shoulder posy; Mrs. Chant, blue crepe-de-chine, uneven hem; Miss Elsie Crosby, blue tinsel lame, pink shoulder posy; Miss Ada Crosby, eau-de-nil crepe-de-chine, prettily beaded; Miss Violet Dowling, black georgette, red posy at side; Mrs. Deighton, salmon shot taffeta, frills and diamante trimmings; Mrs. Donlevy, red satin beaute, ankle length flare; Miss Ivy Gibson, French model blue georgette, beautifully beaded, dip back; Mrs. W. Jones, cream lace, ankle length, blue shoulder posy ; Miss Dorrie Jones, green georgette, beaded at uneven hem, drape over left shoulder; Miss Mamie Jones, pink silk lace and georgette, side panels, posy on shoulder; Miss Vera Jones, French model blue georgette, artistically beaded; Miss Mabel Lee, pink georgette, uneven hem, silver lace edging; Miss Grace McPherson, white satin, side panels, blue shoulder posy; Fanny McPherson, pink satin, side panels, blue shoulder posy; Violet McPherson, heliotrope satin, yellow shoulder posy; Esther McDougall , pretty pink georgette, heavily beaded; Dot McDougall, champagne satin, coatee flare; Julia O'Donnell, blue silk lace, pink shoulder posy; Mrs. Ogilve, black lace; Mrs. Peasley, black georgette with flares; Dorrie Rains, pink silk lace, inlet georgette flares, posy on shoulder; Vera Rains, pink silk lace, inlet georgette flares, shoulder posy; Ruby Robinson, blue georgette, with flares, nicely embroidered, ankle length; Thelma Schneekloth, French model green georgette, beautifully beaded, scalloped hem; Gladys Slattery, blue crepe-de-chine, spangle trimming, uneven hem; Mrs. Stock, white crepe-de-chine, silk lace gadgets; Bertha Stock, blue crepe-de-chine, ankle length; Mrs. E. Shambrook, pink crepe-de-chine, insertion trimmings; Miss Jesotp, silk, gold lace, pink satin slip: Mrs. Barton, black georgette, prettily beaded; Mrs. Sleet, black georgette, sequin trimmings; Bonnie Barton, black georgette.

NORMANTON CARNIVAL WEEK. (1930, August 21). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), , p. 8. Link to TROVE

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31 - Mar - 2017


(00011) McDOUGALL, Herbert Daniel, parents Walter McDOUGALL and Emily BAXTER
Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


McDougall - grave in Urbanville Cemetery


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Thursday, 16 August 2007



IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Notice of intended distribution of estate.—Any person having any claim upon, the estate of HERBERT DANIEL McDOUGALL, late of Urbenville, gatekeeper, who died on 27th June, 1972, must send particulars of his claim to the Public Trustee, at the address appearing below, on or before 21st October, 1974. The Public Trustee will distribute the assets of the estate, having regard only to the claims of which at that date he has notice. Letters of administration were granted in New South Wales on 15th July, 1974, to the Public Trustee. R. WELCH, Branch Manager, Public Trust Office, A.M.P. Building, corner Molesworth and Magellan Streets, Lismore 2480.

IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Notice of (1974, August 2). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 3038. Link to TROVE

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08 - Sep - 2016


(00012) DAVIS, Jacqueline Mary, parents John DAVIS and Mary McDOUGALL
Sister of Gregory DAVIS
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19 - Apr - 2012


[[00014]] BYRNE, Julia Mary Agnes, parents James BYRNE and Ellen NOLAN

When born, her name was recorded as Julia Bridget BYRNE.

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25 - Oct - 2012


(00015) DAVIS, George Edward, parents Edward DAVIS and Emily CHAPPEL
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


George DAVIS


courtesy Audrey DURHAM



George was 10 years and 7 months old when he started school in Irvinebank on Monday, 6 February 1888
George and Alice are on the Electoral Roll in 1930 at Constance Street in Mareeba and he is listed as an engine driver.


A meeting was held at Irvinebank on Thursday night to arrange for the holding of sports on St Patrick's Day (or rather Monday, 18th March) (says the "Walsh and Tinaroo Miner"). A good working committee was appointed, and Mr. W. Eales was elected President of the committee. On Sunday afternoon the committee met for the purpose of drawing up a programme and transacting other necessary business. Messrs. C. Speed, J. Mitchell, T. Broodie, G. E. Davis and W. McDougal were appointed judges ;

ATHLETICS. (1907, January 26). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 11. Link to TROVE

The manager of the Vulcan Hope, Mr. G. Davis, reports under date February 1:—'Work was recommenced on January 11, with three men, who have been engaged sinking a prospecting shaft on the point of the spur, 60 feet South East of the main shaft. The shaft has been sunk 19 feet, and timbered 10ft., and is all the way in ore averaging 2 per cent. The lode appears to be as wide as in the stopes, as there Is lode all round the shaft, and is still going in the bottom. Would recommend that a tunnel be driven 60 feet lower down the spur than at present shaft, and 120 feet South East of the present workings, as there is lode matter showing, carrying a little tin with indications as good as on the surface of the present shaft. The horse team is engaged carting to the Star battery. Everything about the mine is in good order.

AMONG THE MINERAL FIELDS (1907, February 8). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 7. Link to TROVE

Mr. George Davis, of Irvinebank, arrived from the mines on Tuesday, after having spent a day in thoroughly sampling the lode. He states that in his opinion the reports of the property very much undervalue it. Mr. Davis has been manager of several tin properties at Irvinebank, among them being the Vulcan Hope. Altogether he worked 17 years amongst tin. His statement that it Is the best surface show he has seen will carry great weight with the miners of the district.

Tommy Burns Tin Mine (1908, September 23). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 7. Link to TROVE
Having worked for 17 years in mining, means that he was fourteen years old when he started


The Pompeii—another of the company's gems—situated seven miles from Irvinebank, on the Watsonville-Irvinebank Road, has a splendid face of ore, and all round Is looking excellent, keeping twelve men employed under the management of Geo. Davis.

DRVINEBANK. (1912, October 8). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 7. Link to TROVE

Mr. George Davis, of Irvinebank, arrived from the mines on Tuesday, after having spent a day in thoroughly sampling the lode. He states that in his opinion the reports of the property very much under-value it. Mr. Davis has been manager of several tin properties at Irvinebank, among them being the Vulcan Hope. Altogether he worked 17 years amongst tin. His statement, that it is the best surface show he has seen, will carry great weight with the miners of the district. While he was on the ground, several visitors arrived, among them being Mr. W. T, White, chairman of the Gilmore Coy., Alf. Sheppard, manager of the Gilmore ; Thos. Brodie, director of the Vulcan Hope and other companies, and the unanimous opinion was expressed that the mines were very rich, and likely to open up well. Mr. Thos. Parr, late manager of Mr. J. Moffat's Reid's Creek mines, is in town to-day from Sunnymount, and is even more enthusiastic than Mr. Davis in speaking of the show.

TOMMY BURNS TIN MINE. (1908, September 22). The Evening Telegraph (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1901 - 1921), p. 4. Link to TROVE

This is the text of a newspaper clipping from Kathleen Veronica DAVIS (nee BOURKE), daughter-in-law of the gentleman who is the subject of the article.

E.P.H. gives an old timer in the person of George E. DAVIS a send-off: George was born in Townsville in July 1877 and went to Irvinebank as an infant. His first school lessons were taught him by Mrs. McTavish. The first school in Irvinebank was held in the School of Arts. He finished his education at the Irvinebank State School No. 519, the present building on the hill. It had additions added to it after his day. George's teacher was Mr. Louis Lewis.

After leaving school he started work as a whip boy at the Vulcan mine, where afterwards he was taught engine driving by the late Jack McBride. While studying for driving, he was working down the Vulcan as a miner, under the late Jim Maher as shift boss. After leaving the Vulcan, George was engine driving at the Tornado for Mr. Charles B. Alexander. Later he managed the following mines for the Irvinebank Mining Co.: The Stella, at Herberton; United North Australian, at Watsonville; the Pompeii, at the New Era; the Tommy Burns at Sunnymount, and the Governor Norman at Irvinebank. George had to make progressive reports to Mr. Moffat on the mines he was managing, and at times he was a bit impetuous. Mr. Moffat would say, "Go steady young man, take things easy. Rome was not built in a day" -- or some such remark. When visiting the different mines, George was always mounted on a good horse. He was a director of the Vulcan mine for a while.

Here it is interesting to recall that in the days of long ago, the miners were camped alongside a spring at the New Era. This spring was a phenomenon, as for part of the day it was bone dry, and at other periods it was brimming over with the water running into the creek below, where stock could get a drink.

After Mr. John Reid sold the Irvinebank Mining Co. to the Government which formed the State Treatment Works, George E. Davis shifted to Tolga, carrying on a blacksmithing business with the late R. E. Moss. He resided there for only a short while, and returned to mining again at Herberton. Then he moved to Cairns, where he was employed by the C.R.E.B. until he retired at the age of 65.
At the time of his passing he was 80 years of age. God blessed him with a long and useful life. George's father was a teamster, having a dray and seven horses. He and his family lived at the foot of the hill on which the great Vulcan tin mine was afterwards found. The site of their home was across the creek, the bottom end of this flat was afterwards known as "Paddy's Flat." His brother Alf was the first person to own a bicycle in Irvinebank. Alf used his saddle hack for long distance rides, but he used to round up the horses by bicycle. The young folk of the town used to sing about "The Bicycle Built for Two" when he and his girlfriend went out. His brother Jack, who was a foot runner, won a handicap at Watsonville against all comers. All three brothers have now passed on.



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02 - Dec - 2016


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(00016) DAVIS, George Spelling, parents John DAVIS and Marianne SPILLING
G Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


George and John DAVIS in Irvinebank Cemetery


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According to his death certificate he was 65 years and seven months old which means he was born in 1845.
On the Southern Ocean were two other DAVIS boys named Edwin 20 years old and William 22 years old. Although all five boys were listed together on the passenger list no connection has thus far been established.

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07 - Sep - 2016


(00018) DAVIS, John Edwin William, parents Edward DAVIS and Emily CHAPPEL
Grand Father of Gregory DAVIS


John DAVIS


Loudon Museum


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Kingsborough is approximately 35km West of Mareeba 16 56S 145 03E, near Mt. McGann.  His first daughter Leal was born on his birthday.
John was 8 years and 5 months old when he started school in Irvinebank on Monday, 6 February 1888


MR. JOHN DAVIS.

On Monday evening the death occurred in Cairns of Mr. John Davis, of Lake Street, a well-known citizen of Cairns. Deceased, who was forty-five years, of age, was a member, of the Cairns branch of the Waterside Workers' Federation. He leaves a wife and two sons to mourn their loss.

The funeral, which took place on Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, was largely attended, the cortege leaving the residence, 311 Lake, Street, for the Cairns cemetery, Martyn Street. The Rev. D, Gillman officiated at the graveside.

Included in the list of wreaths were the following:- Teachers, scholars, St. Andrew's Sunday School, Mother Primrose Ernest, Phoebes' class mates, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Davis and family, Wilkinson Bros., Mr. Lowcock, Cairns Railway Band, Mr. and Mrs. D. I. Culhane and family, employees Burns Philp and Co.

MR. JOHN DAVIS. (1927, June 4). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE


MONTALBION, June 27.
John Davis, at Irvinebank, was remanded for eight days on a charge of rape on Florrie Kuszer, aged about 17, at Montalbion.

TELEGRAMS. (1898, June 28). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 2. Link to TROVE

Florrie KUSZER was born Florence Amelia DINES Thursday, 4 March 1880 and after her father Edward was drowned in 1886 when the lugger Arthur capsized her mother married Henri KUSZNER in 1887 and Florence died Wednesday, 30 October 1901

In 1898 there were only two people named John DAVIS in Irvinebank, John Edwin William who was then 19 years old, and his uncle, John Edwin, who was 62 years old.

Five months after this notice appeared in the newspaper, his illegitimate son, Harold Edward Davis ROGERS , would be born to his future sister-in-law, Sarah Eliza ROGERS .

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05 - Dec - 2016


[[00022]] UNKNOWN, Unknown

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[[00026]] HODGES, Henry

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25 - Oct - 2012


[[00028]] LEFROY, Pauline Lucille, parents Jeffrey LEFROY and Pauline POOLE

Pauline DAVIS (nee LsFROY)


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Pauline was addmitted to hospital on Thursday, 25 September 2006.


DAVIS, Pauline Lucille._ 1949 - 2006
Two long years have passed since you said goodbye. In our thoughts always, and in our hearts forever. Love Sid, Leonie, Jason, and Isabella.

DAVIS, The Courier Mail-11 October 2008


DAVIS, Pauline Lucille._ 1941 - 2006
Two long years have passed since you said goodbye. In our thoughts always, and in our hearts forever. Love Sid, Leonie, Jason, and Isabella.

DAVIS, The Courier Mail-13 October 2008


DAVIS, Pauline Lucille. _ 30.4.1941 - 12.10.2006
I will always remember your smile, the things you would say, and treasure the hours we spend every day. The laughs we had, and the secrets we shared, the love you gave, the way you always cared. My heart still aches with sadness, the silent tears still flow, what it
meant to lose you no one will ever know. Remembering you is easy
I do it every day, its the emptiness without you that never goes away. Love always and forever Leonie


DAVIS, Pauline Lucille. _ 30.4.41 - 12.10.06
In loving memory of my beloved Wife and and best friend of 43 years. Along the road of memories, I walk today, my thoughts are with you as life goes on its way. Love always Sid

DAVIS, The Courier Mail-12 October 2007

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05 - Oct - 2013


[[00029]] ROGERS, Frances Ethel, parents James ROGERS and Sarah DEAN

ROGERS - DAVIS grave in Ravenshoe Cemetery


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DAVIS, Frances Ethel,-In loving memory of our dear mother, mother-in-law and Meme, who passed away on the 8th November, 1953.

"We cannot have the old days back.
Your hand we cannot touch.
But we treasure happy memories
Of one we loved so much."

(Inserted by Evelyn, Doug, Rodney, Kevin and Denise).

Family Notices. (1954, November 8). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 3. Link to TROVE

LEGAL NOTICES


FRANCES ETHEL DAVIS late of Ravenshoe In the State of Queensland, Widow, deceased. AFTER fourteen clear days from today, DUDLEY GEORGE DAVIS of Tully Falls Road, Ravenshoe in the State of Queensland, Butcher, and ETHEL ISABEL MERRIN of Moore Street, Ravenshoe aforesaid, Wile of William Frederick Merrin, the lawful son and daughter of the said deceased, and the Executors appointed by the deceased's Will dated the Twentythird day of August, 1946, will apply to The Supreme Court of Queensland at Townsville for Probate of the said Will. Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon it may file a caveat in the Registry at any time before the Grant is made. LILLEY GROSE & LONG, Solicitors for the said Dudley George Davis and Ethel Isabel Merrin ATHERTON. Town Agents: Wilson Ryan and Grose, Solicitors, Townsville.

Advertising. (1955, January 13). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954), p. 9. Link to TROVE

Mrs. Fred Merrin, Ravenshoe, extends her sincere thanks to all kind friends and relatives for floral tributes, telegrams and messages of condolence in the recent sad loss of her beloved mother, Frances Ethel Davis.


The sons and daughters of the late Frances Ethel Davis, sincerely thank the attending Doctor, Matron, Sisters and Nursing Staff of the Herberton Hospital, the Rev. Toft, and all relatives and friends for their kindness and expressions of sympathy.

Family Notices. (1953, December 4). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 7. Link to TROVE

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12 - Oct - 2015


(00030) SMITH, Sydney Howard, parents Henry SMITH and Charlotte FRENCH
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS

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22 - Oct - 2016


(00031) SMITH, Catherine Florence, parents Henry SMITH and Charlotte FRENCH
Grand Mother of Gregory DAVIS
Catherine's family

Catherine was living at Reid River when she married John Edwin William DAVIS and with her daughter Leal at 30 Nelson Street in Townsville the year before she died.


Memoriam
DAVIS. In loving memory of our dear mother and grandma Catherine Florence (Kate) who passed away Monday, 20 April 1970. (Sadly missed by Phoebe, Barbara and Judi)


DAVIS. In loving memory of our mother, mother in law and grandma Catherine Florence, passed away April 20th 1970. "Rest in peace." (Leal, George and family)

Townsville Daily Bulletin  20/4/1971

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the house in Irvinebank

16 - Feb - 2015


(00032) McDOUGALL, Alfred Raymond (Chunda), parents Walter McDOUGALL and Emily BAXTER
Uncle of Gregory DAVIS

Alfred enlisted in the army at Laqoura Station for the Second World War and his service number was Q230036.

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28 - Jul - 2016


(00033) BAXTER, Emily Laura, parents George BAXTER and Mary JOHNSTON
Grand Mother of Gregory DAVIS
Emily's family


McDOUGALL - BAXTER grave in Charters Towers


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The Baxters lived at Paddy's Lagoon, Donor's Hill circa 1900 to 1916. They ran hotels and or inns. Walter, her husband, was a mailman. Emily was living at Albion Hotel in Normanton circa 1930 to 1943 where she was described as a licensed victualler. She lived at 153 Lake Street Cairns in 1950.

63 years, 9 months and 9 days after Emily died, her grand son, Greg DAVIS, visited and photographed the grave in Charter`s Towers Cemetery


THANKS NOTICE

We wish to sincerely thank the Doctor, Matron and Nursing Staff of the Charters Towers Hospital for their kind care and attention to our late Mother. Also all kind friends and relatives who expressed sympathy and in any way assisted us in our resent sad bereavement. Please accept this as our personal thanks.

THE McDOUGALL FAMILY.

Family Notices. (1951, November 6). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE


Owing to the explosion of a small carbide lamp on Friday night, Mrs. McDougall, of the Albion Hotel, Normanton, and her daughter Esther, sustained nasty burns. The former had also a finger badly cut. Carbide is "off" at this pub tor the present at any rate.

GULF NOTES. (1926, July 15). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), , p. 12. Link to TROVE


INCOME TAX CASES.
The undermentioned persons were proceeded against in the Summons Court on Thursday, before Mr. H. L. Archdall, C.P.M., for having failed to furnish Income tax returns and information to the Commissioner of Taxes (State) and the Deputy Federal Commissioner of Taxation, fines being inflicted as fellows: —
Mrs. Emily McDougall, hotelkeeper, Normanton, £30, costs and Michael Castello, Herberton: Hugo Howe, butcher, Blackall; Joseph Lemura, Babinda; John Henry McLean, Gordonvale; Frank J. Mullavey, cordial manufacturer, Roma, £2 each.
Costs of court 3s. 6d. were allowed against each defendant, except where otherwise slated.
Mr. R. J. J. Hart (Taxation Office) conducted the proceedings.

INCOME TAX CASES. (1927, September 23). The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), , p. 2. Link to TROVE


Mrs Lee and daughter and Miss Ada Johns were passengers to Normanton by Tuesday's Panhard. Mrs Lee has purchased McDougall's Albion Hotel in Normanton.
Mrs McDougall, who came to Croydon to meet Mrs Lee, returned to Normanton by the Panhard on Tuesday.

CROYDON NOTES. (1929, March 26). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), , p. 9. Link to TROVE


Mrs. A. Grant has transferred the license of her Albion Hotel, Normanton, to Mrs McDougall, formerly of Paddy's Lagoon Hotel, and is leaving for south to-morrow.

Gulf Notes. (1921, September 27). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), p. 7. Link to TROVE

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19 - Feb - 2017


[[00034]] REYNOLDS, Florence Edith Adelaide, parents Thomas REYNOLDS and Florence SHAW

Frederick and Florence McDOUGALL grave in Normanton Cemetery


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Wednesday, 20 July 2016



It was 72 years, 11 months and 26 days after Florence`s death, when Greg visited her grave.

Swagman Missing For Three Weeks CAIRNS, April 13.

For more than three weeks a deaf and dumb traveller carrying a swag has been missing somewhere on the road between Normanton and Cloncurry, according to a report received to-day by Inspector F. H. Mclver, officer in charge of the Cairns police district. Mrs. Edith McDougall, postmistress at Donors Hill, 101 miles south of Normanton, told the police that a deaf and dumb man, aged about 53, had passed through on March 19, making for Cloncurry, 150 miles south. Her husband, Mr. W. F. McDougnll, had travelled along the Cloncurry road a few days later and could find no trace of the man, or any sign of tracks. Many creeks were in high flood, and it was feared that he had become lost or been drowned. The Normanton police say that from his description the man is named Henry Dunn, who received traveller's rations on March 10 and 17. In view of the flooded state of the country, it would take a week to patrol even as far as Donor's Hill.

Deaf and Dumb Swagman Missing For Three Weeks (1939, April 12). The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947), p. 21 (CITY FINAL LAST MINUTE NEWS). Link to TROVE


SUDDEN DEATH

Word was received in town on Saturday that Mrs . E. McDougall (Donors Hill Postmistress) had died suddenly that day at her home. Deceased was talking over the telephone to Mr W. Chaplain (Boomarra Station) and complained of not feeling very well. Her son found her dead about half on hour later.

SUDDEN DEATH. (1943, April 30). Cloncurry Advocate (Qld. : 1931 - 1953), p. 3. Link to TROVE


MCDOUGALL-In loving memory of my dear daughter-in-law, Edie, who passed away suddenly on April 24, 1943, at Donor's Hill.

If we had all the world to give
We would give it and more
To see her smiling face again,
Come smiling through the door.

(Inserted by E. McDougall and family. Cairns.)


MCDOUGALL-In fond and tender memory of our dearly loved eldest daughter and sister. Edith Adelaide, who passed away suddenly at Donor's Hill. April 24, 1943.

"Always Remembered."
To-day recalls fond memories
Of a loved one gone to rest:
And those who think of her to-day,
Are those who loved her best.

(Inserted by her loving parents. Mr. and Mrs. T. L Reynolds, brothers and sisters.)

Family Notices. (1944, April 24). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 2. Link to TROVE


Both on the forward and return journey the party made use of the telephone at Donors Hill where Mrs. McDougall is in charge. The residents of that far-out portion of the State are indeed fortunate to have the services of this good lady, whose courtesy and ability are much appreciated by all.

CLONCURRY NOTES. (1935, May 30). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), p. 9. Link to TROVE

TRAGEDY FEARED.
Swagman Missing.
In The Far North-west.

A man answering the description of Henry Dunn, has been reported missing between Normanton and Cloncurry.
Opinions are that he may have been drowned in attempting to cross flooded creeks or that he may have been lost on the plains when endeavouring to follow creeks until he found a crossing over the swollen streams.
The man did not appear to have much food when he passed Donor's Hill on March 29.
The report received in Cairns yesterday by Inspector F. H. McIver from Sergeant Harman, of Normanton, stated that Henry Dunn had been issued with traveller's rations at Normanton on March 10 and 17. Sergeant Harman suggested that further inquiries be made at the Cloncurry end of the trial, as it would take seven days to patrol to Donor's Hill from Normanton in the present stale of the roads.
Mrs. Edith McDougall, postmistress at Donor's Hill, had reported to the police that a man of about 50 years, slightly humped, very deaf and nearly dumb passed Donor's Hill post office on March 29 carrying a swag and making for Cloncurry. On April 14 her husband travelled along the road to Cloncurry as far as Wurung Station, 40 miles from Donor's Hill, and saw no trace of the man.

TRAGEDY FEARED. (1939, April 15). The Northern Herald (Cairns, Qld. : 1913 - 1939), p. 9. Link to TROVE

At Donor's Hills we made a halt to thank the capable postmistress, Mrs. McDougall for many favors extended to the writer In getting Iong distance calls through to the Gulf, just as she always does for others. There Is no more popular or courteous postal official in the Gulf; her praises are on everyone's lips. Over the 'Jump-up' we pass the old Bang-Bang racecourse on which many successful picnic meetings were held in the good old days, when visitors received a warm welcome, to the station home of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Clarke.

SPORT AND GAIEIY ON THE NORMAN. (1939, August 30). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), p. 11. Link to TROVE

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25 - Feb - 2017


(00035) McDOUGALL, Frederick Walter Easter, parents Walter McDOUGALL and Emily BAXTER
Uncle of Gregory DAVIS

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Greg visited Fred`s grave in Normanton, 69 years, 7 months and 4 days after he had died.


DEATH McDOUGALL.-On December 17 at Donors Hill - Station, Fred, the beloved son of Walter and E. McDougall, and loving brother, of Jack, Ottie, Alf and Herb, and sisters Esther (Brisbane) and Dot (Mr. J. Davis, Cairns).

"Deeply regretted."

Family Notices. (1946, December 27). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 5. Link to TROVE


The death occurred on Tuesday night, 17th December of Frederick Walter Easter McDougall at the age of 46 at Donor's Hill Station.
It is understood that he died from a heart attack. He leaves two sons and a daughter to mourn his loss. His wife predeceased him two years ago.

Advertising (1946, December 20). Cloncurry Advocate (Qld. : 1931 - 1953), p. 5. Link to TROVE

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25 - Feb - 2017


[[00036]] WEBB, Sarah

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25 - Oct - 2012


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[[00037]] HODGES, Charlotte , parents Henry HODGES and Sarah WEBB

25 - Oct - 2012


(00038) McDOUGALL, Walter Edward Ernest, parents Daniel McDOUGALL and Esther HENDLE
Grand Father of Gregory DAVIS


McDOUGALL grave in Charters Towers


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Friday, 7 August 2015


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Walter was born in Constance Street, Fortitude Valley Brisbane on the 24th of August 1868. The doctor in attendance was  Dr. Hancock and Mrs. Rebecca Howe was the nurse in attendance and the friend who was the informant to the registrar. He was baptized Walter Edward Ernest by James Matthews, minister of the Church of England on the 1st of November 1868 at Brisbane. Sid Davis relates a story about how his mother`s father was living under the house in Cairns and that eventually he was taken to Charters Towers by his father but he is unsure when this happened; although it may be supposed that it was in 1951 or about the time his wife Emily Laura died. A story that did the rounds was that Walter had another family. It has never been established that he did have another "family" but he did father a child named Mabel Lillian McDougall whose mother was Elizabeth 'Bessy' RAMSAY.

It was 62 years and 19 days after Walter died when the author photographed the grave

I found the road very boggy towards Paddys lagoon, and when I met Mr. McDongall, the carrier on his way to bring in some wood with his waggon newly painted, the wheels especially of a bright and inspirational red, I sighed to think how soon the black mud would deface them. I was so indeed, but an hour or two after when he got bogged and when I saw the waggon again the colours were indistinguishable. That kind woman, Mrs. McDougall, bandaged my wounded limbs, and set me on my way with renewed vigour and a grateful heart. And as I can on to Donor's Hills, where I had to call for the heavier art of my swag which I left when I hoped to make a hurried rush through the Gulf.

AFTER THE FLOOD. (1911, April 5). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 3. Link to TROVE


NORMANTON, May 26.
At the Police Court Samuel Ledlie was committed for trial for stealing a filly bearing Mr. McDougall's brand. The defence was that Mr. Ledlie lent a mare to a carrier; the mare foaled near McDougall's, and the latter branded the foal. Mr. Tabart, solicitor, of Croydon, defended Ledlie, who was not under arrest. Bail was allowed self In £50, and one surety of £25.

TELEGRAMS (1911, May 27). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 7. Link to TROVE


On the civil side, in the case of Samuel Ledlie, disputed ownership of a filly, the property was handed over to Mr. McDougall.

TELEGRAMS. (1911, September 22). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE


NORMANTON. July 28.
Carrier McDougall has arrived with five tons of topper ore from Mt. Oxide.
Other carriers from the East coast are arriving for the trade between Mt. Oxide and Normanlon.

MINING. (1910, July 29). The Northern Miner (Charters Towers, Qld. : 1874 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE

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20 - Sep - 2016


[[00039]] HODGES, Henry, parents Henry HODGES and Sarah WEBB

25 - Oct - 2012


(00040) DAVIS, Alfred Joseph Spelling, parents Edward DAVIS and Emily CHAPPEL
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


ROGERS - DAVIS grave in Ravenshoe Cemetery


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Tuesday, 15 September 2015



Alfred was 12 years and 7 months old when he started school in Irvinebank on Monday, 6 February 1888


DAVIS.-In memory of our dear husband and father, Alfred Davis, who passed away on November 23, 1942.

"Always Remembered."

(Inserted by his loving wife and family)

Family Notices. (1945, November 23). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 5. Link to TROVE


Alfred was living at Gibb's Creek and then was a wheelwright living in Irvinebank from 1915 to 1922. He moved to Ravenshoe from 1930 to 1942. His mother was 17yrs old when he was born.

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19 - Nov - 2016


(00043) McDOUGALL, Emily Baxter, parents Walter McDOUGALL and Emily BAXTER
Aunt of Gregory DAVIS


Emily and her brother Claude in Normanton Cemetery


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Wednesday, 20 July 2016



An entry in the Pioneers and Federation index can not be found. It may be that the birth was never registered. Her parents were married on Saturday, 1 July 1899,  and the first recorded birth was for Frederick on Sunday, 15 April 1900. There is a gap of five years between the birth of Esther and John.

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13 - Aug - 2016


[[00045]] JAVENS, Unknown

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25 - Oct - 2012


(00046) McDOUGALL, Herbert Joseph, parents Daniel McDOUGALL and Esther HENDLE
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS

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15 - Apr - 2016


(00047) McDOUGALL, Albert Malcolm, parents Daniel McDOUGALL and Esther HENDLE
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


The grave of Albert, his mother and his niece, Madge.


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Wednesday, 13 April 2016



McDOUGAL,— At the Bundaberg Hospital, on Tuesday, May 3rd, 1904, Albert Malcolm McDougal ; aged 23 years. Deeply regretted.


THE Friends ot W. H. PIERCE are reepectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his Step Son, ALBERT MALCOLM McDOUGAL, which will move from the residence of Mr D. J. McDougal, East Bundaberg. THIS DAY (Wednesday), at 3 p.m., for the General Cemetery .


THE Friends of W. McDOUGAL, D.J. McDOUGAL, A. G. H. McDOUGAL, and H. J. McDOUGAL are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their Brother, ALBERT MALCOLM McDOUGAL, which will move from the residence of Mr. D. J. McDougal, East Bundaberg, This Day, WEDNESDAY, at 3 p.m., for the General Cemetery.

Family Notices (1904, May 4). The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917), p. 2. Link to TROVE

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31 - Mar - 2017


(00048) McDOUGALL, William James, parents Daniel McDOUGALL and Esther HENDLE
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


McDougall family grave Bundaberg


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Friday, 15 April 2016



William and Sophia were married in the residence of the officiating minister who lived in Arthur Street in Fortitude Valley. The witnesses were Sophia`s parents.


Mr. W. J. McDougall wishes to thank Dr. Mansfield, Matron and Nursing Staff of the Cairns District Hospital for their kindness, to him during his recent illness.

Cairns Post Saturday, 2 August 1924

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01 - Sep - 2016


(00049) McDOUGALL, Daniel John, parents Daniel McDOUGALL and Esther HENDLE
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS
The Relatives and Friends of the late Mr DANIEL JOHN McDOUGALL, of Yaamba, are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, to move from our Funeral Parlour, Alma Street, THIS (Friday) AFTERNOON, at 4 o'clock, for the North Rockhampton Cemetery.

Family Notices. (1943, June 25). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), p. 3. Link to TROVE

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07 - Jun - 2015


(00050) McDOUGALL, Esther Rebecca, parents Daniel McDOUGALL and Esther HENDLE
Grand Aunt of Gregory DAVIS
Esther's family


Esther MURPHY (nee McDOUGALL)


courtesy of Richie WRIGHT



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24 - Aug - 2016


[[00051]] HASLETT, Emily May, parents Robert HOUSTON & Emily JOHNSTON

Trevor OWENS - email address - has written previously (Jan 2013) and is researching this family and may have more information about Emily May HASLETT and her family.

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18 - Apr - 2013


(00055) DAVIS, Leonie Veronica, parents Sidney DAVIS and Pauline LEFROY
Niece of Gregory DAVIS
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Leonie Van NAMEN (nee DAVIS)


photographed by Greg DAVIS, Sunday, 17 April 2005



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12 - Nov - 2010


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(00056) DAVIS, Daniel Scott, father unknown and Linda DAVIS
Grand Nephew of Gregory DAVIS

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30 - Mar - 2008


(00057) DAVIS, Leslie Horace, parents Horace DAVIS and Eda WENNERSTEN
1st Cousin of Gregory DAVIS


Alf DAVIS standing and his younger brother, Les, sitting.






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13 - Jun - 2016


(00058) DAVIS, Horace George, parents John DAVIS and Catherine SMITH
Uncle of Gregory DAVIS


Horace DAVIS, known as 'Horrie'


courtsey of Robert WOOD



OBITUARY
HARRIS (HORRIE) GEORGE DAVIS

The death of Mr. H. G. Davis, 5 Loeven-street. Cairns, took place on Friday evening following a serious accident at work on Thursday. The deceased, who was 48 years of age, was a son of the late Mr. Jack Davis, of Irvinebank and Mrs. C Davis, of Townsville. Born at Reed River he spent most of his life in Cairns and district. He joined the Cairns Railway band as a boy in 1919, a very keen playing member and took part in several contests, including the Australian championship in 1926 which the band won in "D" grade. He was a very keen and active member of the Cairns rifle club for many years. During the past 21 years he was a member of the staff of the Vacuum Oil Co. and the recipient of a gold medal for 20 vears' faithful service.

Previous to World War II he was a member of the Militia and at the outbreak of war saw active service with the 51st Battalion A.M.F. An active and keen freemason in Carpentaria Lodge and in Capitular Free-masonry and a Companion of Gregory Royal Arch Chapter until his death. He was held in the highest esteem and regard by all who knew and asasociated with him. He was a quiet and unassuming personality.

The late Horrie Davis is survived by his widow, daughter Joan and sons Alfred and Leslie also, by his mother (Mrs. C. Davis, of Townsville), brothers Jack and Leslie, of Cairns, sisters, Mrs Leal Franklin (Townsville) and Mrs. Phoebe Griffiths, of Lae.

The funeral moved from the Masonic Temple Minnie-street. Cairns, and was largely attended by relatives, friends, fellow members of the R.S.S.A.I.L.A. and other ex-servicemen, members of the rifle club and band. Orders of the Masonic fraternity formed a guard of honour at the Temple. The Church of England minister (Rev. Fraser) officiated at the graveside, followed by the last rites of the Masonic orders, of which the deceased was a member. The requiem prayer was said by an ex-serviceman (Mr. N. Simm) and the "Last Post" sounded by Mr. T. McLean. The floral tributes were very beautiful, marking the high esteem in which he was held. Representatives of the Carpentaria Lodge, Gregory Royal Arch Chapter, R.S.S.A.I.L.A., Rifle Club, Vacuum Oil Co. and Cairns District Masonic Club were pall-bearers.

HARRIS (HORRIE) GEORGE DAVIS. (1954, May 31). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 3. Link to TROVE

Mr. H. G. Davis died recently at Cairns, following a serious accident. The deceased, who was 48 year of age, was a son of the late Mr. Jack Davis, of Irvinebank, and Mrs. C. Davis, of Townsville. Born at Reid River, he spent most of bis life in Cairns and district. The late Mr. Davis is survived by bis widow, daughter Joan, and sons Alfred and Leslie, also by his mother (Mrs. C. Davis, of Townsville), brothers Jack and Leslie, of Cairns, sisters, Mrs. Leal Franklin (Townsville) and Mrs. Phobe Griffiths, of Lae.

OBITUARY. (1954, June 12). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954), p. 2. Link to TROVE

Mrs. E. Davis and family, 5 Loeven-street, wish to thank all kind friends, who sent cards and messages of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement, also attending doctors and staff Cairns Base Hospital. Please accept this as their personal thanks.

Cairns Post Friday, 23 July 1954

npn//Memoriam
DAVIS, Horrie.  In loving memory of my dear son, Horace (Horrie) who passed away on May 28, 1954. "Always remembered." (By his loving mother.)

Cairns Post  28/5/1969//

Storeman Injured

Harris George Davis (47), of Loeven Street, Cairns, a storeman employed by the Vacuum Oil Company Pty. Ltd., suffered spinal and internal injuries, multiple contusions to the stomach, and back and severe shock when he was crushed between a truck and a railway waggon at the Vacuum depot yesterday. He was given first-aid by the Cairns ambulance and later admitted to the Cairns Base Hospital.

Storeman Injured. (1954, May 28). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 5. Link to TROVE

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05 - Oct - 2016


(00059) DAVIS, George Irvine, parents George DAVIS and Alice McLEAN
1C1R of Gregory DAVIS


George DAVIS






As a child I remember George as a tall thin man who was an avid gardener and more often than not referred to as uncle George. He worked for the shire council in Cairns and in his spare time he remodelled jam and fruit tins into flower pots. He would cut them from the top down in strips approximately one quarter of an inch wide and of various lengths and then curl them using a key from a sardine or bully beef tin. He would then paint them in various colors, sometimes with butterflies and flowers on them. After they were planted with what ever seemed to be available, they would either be lined in rows on benches or hung as baskets. There was always a profusion of color and a vast variety of plants in the garden.
George enlisted in the army Friday, 20 October 1939 in Cairns and was discharged Monday, 3 September 1945 with the rank of sergeant. His service number was QX3511.

George lived with his elderly mother in McLeod Street in Cairns and later they moved to Earl Street. The house in McLeod Street was not more than five minutes away in the old model "T" Ford that John Alfred DAVIS drove. He would pack the family in the Ford on a weekend afternoon and they would all go to see 'Aunty'. The house was high set with a verandah across the front and a hall that ran down the middle of the house. There was another family who used to also visit at the same time (I think they were a family named Proctor) who had a boy and girl. The adults would go to the kitchen where aunty would make tea and the kids would play in the yard.

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05 - Oct - 2016


(00060) JOHNSTON, Mary Ann, parents Charles JOHNSTON and Eliza McREA
G Grand Mother of Gregory DAVIS
Mary's family

There is a birth recorded in NSW on Friday, 18 September 1857,  to Charles JOHNSTON and Eliza REID (REED sic) for which we have the transcription. The uncertainty about her mother's maiden name comes from the birth saying REED but the death certificate says McREA. There are three births recorded in Queensland of Mabel in 1877, Alexander in 1894 and Helen in 1900 all named JOHNSTON with a mother of Mary Ann but no father.

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20 - Sep - 2016


(00061) BAXTER, George Frederick, parents George BAXTER and Mary SANDERSON
G Grand Father of Gregory DAVIS


Grave for George BAXTER


photograph courtesy of Wayne REEVES


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George Frederick was a carrier living in Townsville at the time of his marriage which was performed in his own house according to the rites of the Congregational Church. The officiating minister was William Gray. The witnesses to the marriage were George and Margaret FOSTER.

It was 117 years, 11 months and 25 days after George died when his great grandson, Greg DAVIS, visited his grave.


Mr C. F. Baxter at Paddy's Lagoon, an old Normanite, died last week from heart disease; deceased was one time manager for Wright Heaton and Co.

LATE TELEGRAMS. (1898, August 10). The North Queensland Register (Townsville, Qld. : 1892 - 1905), , p. 41. Link to TROVE

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A good day at Paddy`s Lagoon

25 - Feb - 2017


(00062) BAXTER, Charles Arthur, parents George BAXTER and Mary JOHNSTON
Grand Uncle of Gregory DAVIS

22 - Dec - 2000


(00063) BAXTER, Mary Louisa, parents George BAXTER and Mary JOHNSTON
Grand Aunt of Gregory DAVIS

22 - Dec - 2000


(00064) HENDLE, Esther, parents Joseph HENDLE and Lucy JAMES
G Grand Mother of Gregory DAVIS
Esther's family


Esther HENDLE


courtesy of Eva Rowbotham



Her father was listed as a butcher at the time of birth. Esther was baptised on Sunday, 8 August 1841, by William West SIMPSON at St. Johns church of England, Parramatta. When she married Daniel in Brisbane in a civil ceremony, her father was listed as a farmer and her mother, who was a witness at the ceremony,  was only able to make her mark.

The photograph of Esther was kindly given to me by Eva ROWBOTHAM.

I visited the grave in Bundaberg, 112 years, 9 months and 16 days after her death

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James BECKETT

22 - Apr - 2016


[[05985]] HODGE, Richard James, parents John HODGE & Elizabeth MABERRY
HODGE.— On the 16th July, 1920, at his residence, Antigua, Richard James, beloved husband of Harriet Hodge. — Aged 85 years and 11 months.
At Rest.


THE Friends and Relatives of Mrs. Harriet Hodge and Family' are kindly invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved husband, Richard James (Crimean veteran), to move from the Maryborough Railway Station THIS MONDAY MORNING, on arrival of the Gympie train at 10.30 o'clock, for the General Cemetery.

Family Notices. (1920, July 19). Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947), p. 2. Link to TROVE

HODGE. — In loving memory of our dear father and grandfather, Richard James, who departed this life at Antigua, July 16th, 1920.
'At Rest.'
(Inserted by R. J. Hodge and family.)


HODGE. — In sad but loving memory of my dear father, Richard James Hodge, who departed this life on July 16th, 1920.
'Gone, but not forgotten.'
(Inserted by his loving son, Alfred.)

Family Notices. (1921, July 16). Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947), p. 8. Link to TROVE

23 - Feb - 2015


[[06901]] NEEB, Caroline, parents George NEEB and Elizabeth RICHBER

15 - Aug - 2014


[[12013]] HODGE, Annie Maria, parents Richard HODGE and Caroline NEEB

15 - Aug - 2014


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