Family history research

1st September 2017

Obituary Research Service searches for information about ancestors who lived and died in Queensland, Australia. An example of the type of information we look for can be seen in the following excerpts:

Harry Wyatt was born in England about 1849. He was the son of James Cherry and Esther Wyatt. Harry arrived in Moreton Bay about 1873 on the sailing ship Ramsay, the journey to Australia took almost 6 months. He proceeded by boat to Ipswich, and then by train and wagon to the Darling Downs, where he was employed as a teamster on Jondaryan station. Harry Wyatt married Emily Amelia Heywood on 18 April 1888. Mary Margery Wyatt (born 1889) and George Vincent Wyatt (born 1893) were their children. Harry died on 25 September 1928 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Reg# B5758.

Henry Thompson was born on 2 February 1840 at county Yorkshire in England, the son of Thomas Thompson and Jane Goodhill. He was married three times, firstly to Helen Connell about 1861, secondly to Marion Swainston on 23 May 1888, and thirdly to Matilda Bone on 18 April 1893. He had eleven children. Ellen and Albert were the children from his marriage to Marion; and Hubert, Isabella, Marion, Rose, Andrew, Myrtle, William, Jean and Jessie were the children of his marriage to Matilda. Henry Thompson spent a lifetime on the land, a well-known grazier in the Braemar district, and a true pioneer of his time. He died on 19 September 1928, aged 88 and is buried in an unmarked grave at Warra cemetery.

Peter Ward died at the Jubilee Hospital on Sunday morning 1st May 1949 and was interred at the Dalby cemetery the following Tuesday. The newspaper stated that the deceased had no relatives. In searching Births, Deaths & Marriages Queensland records a discovery was made, Peter Ward had a brother Patrick 1877-1952 so he did have relatives!

Family history is fascinating!