If you should know any more information about Joseph, it would be most helpful to myself and other researchers, if you were to write with as many details that you can provide. I am sure that Joseph would be pleased to see you taking an interest in his family history.
Collins.-The Friends of Mr. and Mrs. H. Raynbird, Mr. T. Raynbird, Messrs. R. and J. Collins, Mr. and Mrs. P. Brennen (Warwick) are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of their deceased Mother and Mother-in-law, Mrs. Jane Collins, to move from the residence of her Son, Mr. H. Raynbird, Gympie-road, Chermside, To-morrow (Wednesday) Forenoon, at 10 o'clock, for the Nundah Cemetery. Motor service.
ALEX. GOW, Undertaker, &c, Petrie Bight.
The Brisbane Courier Tuesday, 28 September 1926
On the 25th, at Kedron House, by the Rev. B. G. Wilson, B. M., Mr. John Raynbird, of Westhorp, Suffolk, England, to Miss Jane Julia Rode, second daughter of Mr. T. August Rode, Kedron House, German Station.
Edna is feeling a little lonely and un-loved because we seem to know so little about her. So, if you can help with any information about her family history, I would appreciate it if you were to write to me.
RAYNBIRD-JAMIESON -On the 6th December, at Wickham-terrace Manse, by the Rev. Colin M'Culloch, Henry Raynbird, farmer, North Pine, to Margaret, daughter of Laurence Jamieson, Southstow, Shetland Islands, Scotland.
The Brisbane Courier Wednesday, 24 December 1873
We need some help with Margaret so that future generations know who she is and that her existence here, although short in time, will not be forgotten. Your contribution of information would be much appreciated.
James is feeling a little lonely and un-loved because we seem to know so little about him. So, if you can help with any information about his family history, I would appreciate it if you were to write to me.
Augustus is feeling a little lonely and un-loved because we seem to know so little about him. So, if you can help with any information about his family history, I would appreciate it if you were to write to me.
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(04132) PETERS, Juliana Emily, father unknown and unknown mother
On Wednesday, 1st August, at Kedron Brook, by the Rev. B. G. Wilson, BM, Baptist Minister, Ellen, third daughter of Mr. C. Trundle, Brisbane, to John Julius Franz, son of Mr. Augustus Rode, of the former place.
On Saturday night Nudgee was the scene of a terrible burning fatality, the victims being a mother and her three children. The cause of the affair can only be conjectured, as all the occupants of the house were destroyed. Ambrose Robinson, an employee of the Hon. E. B. Forrest, resided with his wife and three children in a four-roomed house, built of ironbark slabs, within a short distance of Mr. Forrest's residence, near Nudgee Raliway Station. About 7 o'clock in the evening the husband went to Zillmere to attend a meeting and visit his mother, who was ill. Apparently Mrs. Robinson and the children went to bed, as the house was in darkness when Mr. Forrest passed it on his way home between 10 and 11 o'clock. Mr. Forrest had only been in his own home a few minutes when he noticed a glare in the direction of the cottage, and about the same time four men at the railway station saw the flames. By the time they reached the scene the building was a mass of fire. The heat and fury of the flames drove them back, and in any case it was hopeless to save the place, as there was no water supply obtainable. The roof had fallen in, but among the ruins could be seen the charred body of the mother and one child, lying on the floor of the bedroom. Apparently the unfortunate woman had been surprised by the flames when asleep, and suffocated before she could save either herself or any of her children. The flames were still burning, and the spectators had been unable to secure the bodies when the husband returned to his ruined home. When informed of the sad occurrence he became like one demented, and very little information was obtainable from him. It appears that Robinson and his wife had led a very happy life, and were devoted to their children. Both Mr. Robinson and his parents are held in very high respect by the neighbouring community, among whom they have resided for very many years. It was gathered from the father that he had left three children at home, and it then became apparent that the tragedy was even of greater magnitude than anticipated. Acting sergeant Rafter, of Nundah, appeared on the scene, and as soon as possible searched among the ruins for the remains of the victims. He collected a quantity of human fragments, and yesterday morning Constable O'Dea continued investigations. All the remains were found in the one room, which had been occupied as the bedroom. The matter was reported to Mr. Ranking, P.M., who ordered the remains to be handed to Dr. Espie Dods for examination. Last evening the doctor certified that the remains were that of an adult, two children, and an infant. The following are the names of the victims:- Charlotte Robinson, aged 31; Elsie May, 5; Wm. George, 3; Dorothy Esther, 1. During yesterday Sub-inspector Savage visited the scene, and made investigations. He ascertained that it had been the habit of the family to retire to rest leaving a kerosene lamp burning in the bedroom, and it is conjectured that the wind blew the curtain against the light, and the whole place was quickly enveloped in flames. Evidently suffocation ensued very speedily, as it was not apparent that any attempt had been made to escape. The sub-inspector satisfied himself that there had been no foul play. A magisterial inquiry will be held. It is probable that the funeral will take place to-day. Much sympathy is felt with the husband, who has been bereft of wife and family under such appalling circumstances.
TERRIBLE FATALITY AT NUDGEE. (1903, January 12). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 5. Link to TROVE
Mrs. Robertson and her three children were burnt to death at Nudgee (near Brisbane) through the dwelling catching fire whilst the inmates were asleep. The husband was absent at the time visiting his sick mother.
Summary. (1903, January 17). Worker (Brisbane, Qld. : 1890 - 1955), p. 11. Link to TROVE
JORDAN-RODE.-On the 15th May, at the residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. H. Woodhouse, Robert Alfred, second son of Gitstnvus Jordan, Esq., of Luton, Bedfordshire, England, to Mary Martha Caroline, fourth daughter of August Rode, Esq., Kedron House, near Brisbane, Queensland.
BOTTOMLEY JORDAN. On the 17th August, at Honolulu, by the Rev. Canon Mackintosh, Allan William Thompson Bottomley, of 13 University Gardens, Glasgow, to Lily Grace, daughter of Robert A. Jordan, of Brisbane, Queensland.