Was employed as head stockman on 'Inverleigh' station at Cobhald in 1937.
stockman Bourketown "Punjaub" 1970
John enlisted in the army at Donors Hill for the Second World War and his service number was Q230529.
Albert enlisted in the army at Brisbane for the Second World War and his service number was QX32798.
We wish to sincerely express our thanks to the Doctor, Matron and Nursing Staff of the Cairns District Hospital for their skilful, attention to our son and brother, Ottie, who was recently a patient there; also sincere thanks to the Georgetown people who were so generous in their assistance to him, and also the visiting ladies to the hospital who were so good to him.
E. L. McDOUGAL (mother) and JACK (brother).
Family Notices (1946, June 19). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), , p. 5. Link to TROVE
IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Notice of intended distribution of estate.—Any person having any claim upon the estate of GEORGE ARTHUR DANIEL MASON McDOUGALL, late of Sandy Beach, retired auctioneer, who died on 5th May, 1981, must send particulars to the Public Trustee at the address appearing below within two (2) calendar months from the date of publication hereof. After that time the Public Trustee may distribute the assets of the estate, having regard only to the claims of which at the time of distribution he has notice. Probate of the will dated 28th July, 1976, was granted in New South Wales on 27th July, 1981, to the Public Trustee. R. H. EVERETT, Branch Manager, Public Trust Office, A.M.P. Building, cnr Molesworth and Magellan Streets, Lismore 2480.
IN the Supreme Court of New South Wales.—Notice of intended distribution of estate.—Any person having any claim (1981, August 14). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001), p. 4376. Link to TROVE
BLACKMORE.-On the 11th March, 1916, at her daughter's residence, Mrs G. E. Davis, Irvinebank, Margaret Blackmore, age 79 years.
The daughters and sons of the late Mrs. Blackmore, wish to return thanks to the kind friends, who sympathised, with them, in their recent sad bereavement.
Family Notices. (1916, March 20). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE
Greg visited the cemetery in Irvinebank and photographed all of the headstones, but there are no headstones for Margaret BOOCOCK or John Edwin DAVIS
The Commercial Hotel had been at the lower end of the town and had been opened by Jim Tait. He transferred his activities to Montalbion and this hotel was then conducted by Michael Henry for a period and then for a number of years by Mrs. Blackmore; Mrs. Blackmore was followed by Joe Hayles; Joe Hayles was followed by Stewart and Ramage early in the present century; Stewart and Ramage were followed by Jack O'Keefe, who subsequently became a member of Parliament for the Tableland seat and later for the Cairns seat.
A History of Irvinebank by Mike O'Callaghan
You can see Margaret in this descendent chart
DAVIS. - On June 3rd, 1923, Alfred James, beloved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Davis, Ravenshoe (late of Irvinebank), aged 15 years 2 months.
"Thy will be done."
Family Notices. (1923, June 7). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 4. Link to TROVE
PEA RIFLE TRAGEDY.
HOW THE RAVENSHOE LAD LOST HIS LIFE.
(From Our Own Correspondent.)
Ravenshoe; June 5.
A profound gloom was cast over the community on Sunday, writes our Ravenshoe correspondent, when it was learned that a lad named James Davis accidentally shot himself with a pea rifle, the wound proving fatal.
In giving the details, our correspondent says:- Deceased was a fine stamp of Australian youth, aged sixteen years, and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Davis, late of Irvinebank.
lt appears that the lad and his younger brother, aged eleven, together with a youth named Ned Bolton, left home in the morning for the purpose of examining some wallaby snares which the last named had set in the scrub. Before doing so, however, they borrowed an automatic Winchester 22 calibre, and did a little shooting. On the way home, Ned Bolton left his two mates on the road and went into the scrub to look at his traps, leaving the rifle lying on the ground.
"OH, NED. COME QUICK."
While in the scrub the rifle went off and Bolton heard a cry from deceased of "Ned ! Come Quick." On reaching the spot, he found that his mate had accidentally shot himself in the region of the heart. Help was soon procured, but the unfortunate lad expired before reaching home.
The greatest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Davis in the irreparable loss of their son under such tragic circumstances.
The deceased lad received his education at the Irvinebank State School, and last year passed the High School examination very successfully from that centre.
PEA RIFLE TRAGEDY. (1923, June 7). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), p. 2. Link to TROVE
Edward was 5 years and 8 months old when he started school in Irvinebank on Monday, 3 February 1913
On the 1954 Electoral Roll he is living with Kathleen in Netherton Street in Nambour and is listed as a draper.
William grew up in the Watsonville area near Herberton in North Queensland. He also enlisted in the army at Watsonville.
Linesman Pinned By Neck
CAIRNS, Sunday. — Attracted by the glare of headlights from the side of an embankment on the Range road, between Caims and Atherton, early on Saturday morning, a motorist discovered the body of William Morris, 41, married, a telegraph linesman.
He had been pinned by the neck between his truck and a log, upon which it had rolled.
Morris left Yungaburra in the truck, intending to visit his wife and four children at Mossman.
The truck apparently skidded on a bend, and, toppling over the embankment, threw Morris out, then pinned him. Death was instantaneous.
To free the body from the truck and timber a winch had to be used.
Two Die In Truck Accidents (1939, May 22). The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954), , p. 1. Link to TROVE
MORRIS.-In loving memory, of my dear husband and our dear father, William Morris, who was accidentally killed on May 19, 1939.
"Too dearly loved to be forgotten."
Inserted by his loving wife and children.
Family Notices (1940, May 20). Cairns Post (Qld. : 1909 - 1954), , p. 6. Link to TROVE
PINNED UNDER TRUCK.
CAIRNS. May 21.
Pinned beneath a truck, which he had been driving, and a log on which It had rolled, the body of William Morris, aged about 41, married, telegraph linesman, of Kulara, was found over the embankment of the range road, about a mile from the top gate at midnight. Death is believed to have resulted from asphyxiation and probable fracture of the neck, which was jammed between the truck and the log. Morris was on his way to visit his wife and four children at Mossman at the time. A motorist travelling to the Tableland noticed lights burning down the embankment and discovered the tragedy, which Is believed to have occurred two hours earlier. Evidence suggests that Morris struggled to free himself before he succumbed. The body was taken on Saturday morning to Atherton where a post mortem was conducted.
PINNED UNDER TRUCK. (1939, May 22). Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954), p. 5. Link to TROVE