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Robert Telfer

UK Civil registration event: Birth
Name: TELFER, Robert
Registration district: Cockermouth
County: Cumberland
Year of registration: 1855
Quarter of registration: Jan-Feb-Mar
Mother's maiden name: Not available before 1911
Volume no: 10B
Page no: 447

1903 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Robert TELFER, Engine Driver, Kent Street, Maryborough
Elizabeth TELFER, home duties, same address

1913 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Robert TELFER, Engine Driver, Sussex Street, Maryborough
Elizabeth TELFER, home duties, same address
Betsy Ann TELFER, home duties, same address

1922 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Robert TELFER (no occupation), 'Canberra' cnr Bourne & Arrow Streets, Buranda
Elizabeth TELFER, home duties, same address
Robert Wilfred TELFER, Railway Guard, same address
Edna Dorothy Lydia TELFER, home duties, same address
George TELFER, salesman, same address

1934 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Robert TELFER, (no occupation), 'Canberra', Mount Street, Greenslopes
Elizabeth TELFER, home duties, same address

DIAMOND WEDDING
Mr and Mrs Robert Telfer, of Greenslopes, Brisbane, and formerly of Maryborough, will celebrate their diamond wedding today. They were married in Maryborough on June 18, 1882.
Of their family of five sons and four daughters, all but one son are still living. There are 24 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.
...[Courier Mail dated Thursday, 18th June, 1942]

NOTE: There is a discrepancy here because they were actually married one month later, on 18th July, 1882.

Funeral Notice, Courier Mail dated Monday, 12th May 1947:
TELFER - Relatives and Friends of Mrs R. Telfer, Mr & Mrs R. W. Telfer, Mr & Mrs W. Hills, Mr & Mrs John Telfer, Mr & Mrs J. Telfer, Mr & Mrs R. V. Williams, Mr & Mrs B. Telfer, Mr and Mrs D. Wood, Mr & Mrs C. Cheetham and Families are invited to attend the Funeral of her beloved Husband, their Father, Father-in-law, Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-law & Uncle Robert Telford of Mount Street, Greenslopes, late Loco Driver, Queensland Railways, Maryborough, to leave the Funeral Chapel, 17 Peel Street, South Brisbane, this (Monday) afternoon, at 3 o'clock for the Mt Thompson Crematorium. Service at 2.45pm.
...[The same Notice appeared in the Sunday Mail dated 11th May, 1947]


Elizabeth (Murfphey) Murphy

Funeral Notice - Courier Mail dated Friday, 7th November, 1947:
TELFER - Relatives and Friends of Mr and Mrs R. W. Telfer, Mr and Mrs W. Hills, Mr and Mrs John Telfer, Mr and Mrs Joseph Telfer, Mr and Mrs B. Telfer, Mr and Mrs R. V. Williams, Mrs G. Telfer, Mr and Mrs L. Lucas, and Mr and Mrs D. Wood, and Families, Mr and Mrs Arthur Murphy are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister and Sister-in-law, Elizabeth Telfer, of 29 Mount Street, Greenslopes, Relict of the late Robert Telfer to leave the Funeral Chapel, 17 Peel Street, South Brisbane, this (Friday) morning at 10 o'clock for the Mt Thompson Crematorium. Service at 9.45.


Michael Murfphey

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Friday, November 8, 1918:
MURFPHEY - On November 7th, 1918, at the maryborough Hospital, Michael Murfphey, beloved father of James, John, Arthur, Charles and William Murfphey, Mrs R. Telfer, and Mrs W. W. Mason; aged 86 years - Private Interment.

OBITUARY
A very old and much respected resident of maryborough in the person of Mr Michael Murphy, aged 86 years, passed away at the Maryborough Hospital yesterday morning. The deceased was born at Maitland, Sydney, New South Wales, and spent the greater part of his life in Queensland. He was founder of the late Mr Lewis Thomas's coalmines at Ipswich, and had resided in Maryborough and district for the past 35 years. He was one of the oldest tobacco growers in Queensland. His wife predeceased him 39 years ago. For the past fifteen years he had resided with his daughter, Mrs R. Telfer, in Sussex Street. He leaves a family of five sons and two daughters, namely, James, John, Arthur and William of Ipswich, Charles of Goomeri, Mrs R. Telfer of Sussex Street, Maryborough, and Mrs W. W. Mason of Cairns. The body will be interred privately.


Harold Mathison Beiers

1913 Queensland Electoral Roll:
Harold, an engineer, was living with his parents in Lennox Street, Maryborough

LIEUT.-COL. BEIERS
Lieut-Col Beiers, M.C., of the 19th Battalion, A.I.F., returned to Newcastle on Saturday. Prior to enlisting he was engaged by the Sulphide Corporation and at Walsh Island as a draughtsman. He reached Gallipoli in August, 1915, and afterwards saw service on the Sinai Peninsula. He went to France in 1916 and was in many of the important engagements. At Ypres in 1916 he was so severely wounded that five operations were necessary before he could return to the fighting line. Promotion had been rapid, and finally when Lieut-Col. Pye was killed at Passchendaele Ridge he was given command of the 19th Battalion and he retained it until he was invalided home a few weeks ago. Lieut-Col. Beiers is married to a charming Frency lady. They will leave on Tuesday evening for Brisbane, where the Lieut-Col. expects to see his mother. He hopes to settle again in Newcastle.
....[The Newcastle Sun dated Monday, 25th November, 1918]

WALSH ISLAND
SYDNEY, Monday - The resignation of two officials holding important posts in the Government dockyard at Walsh Island have been handed in. The officials have secured lucrative positions with private firms. The two officials are Mr H. W. Flashman (secretary) and Mr H. M. Beiers, assistant engineer and works manager. The former has secured an important position on the staff of Sydney Ferried Ltd., and Mr Beiers takes up duty as Australian Manager for Craddocks Wire Rope Works, Ltd. This information is important, as indicating that the future outlook of the dockyard is by no means bright.
....[The Richmond River Express dated Monday, 4th September, 1922]

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PARTED
End Of Wartime Romance
COURT ORDER
Gun-waggons - rumbling over cobbled roadways - men in khaki resting after weary months in the line - mothers of France waiting - and hoping! Marseilles, 1917
It is a long time ago since, in those war-mad years, Mademoiselle Jenny Levy married an Australian soldier,
Harold Matheson Beiers, in the Bureau de l'Etat Civil, Marseilles. That was on April 5, 1917, according to the crumpled certificate she passed to the Judge in Divorce (Mr. Justice Owen) In the Divorce Court to-day.
That certificate was produced as evidence when Mrs. Jenny Beiers asked, in rapid English, that her husband, who had been a colonel in the Australian Army, should be ordered to return to her.

Overlook the Past
They had come to Australia in 1918, she said, and there were two children.
Then one day he left her, and she wrote to him in the following terms:-
Dear Harold,- I was very grieved and upset when you told me that you were going away from me. I cannot understand what has persuaded you to do so. It I have said or done anything to upset you, why did you not tell me? ... I can assure you that I will let bygones be bygones. If there is any other lady in the case, I am prepared to overlook the fact, and never mention anything about her. Your loving wife, Jenny.
Beiers's reply was as follows: -
After weighing up all the pros and cons, I have definitely come to the conclusion that I cannot live with you again. I don't think any good reason would be served by my explaining the reasons which led to this conclusion. Suffice it to say my mind is firmly made up.'
Her husband, she said, was connected with a well-known firm of clty wine merchants.
Mr. Justice Owen granted her petition, and ordered Bieres to return to her within 21 days.
....[Sun (Sydney) dated Tuesday, 21 June, 1932]

There's Harold Mathewson Beiers, big city business man, whose story was told by his wife Jenny in the Divorce Court last week, as a prime example.
With no other woman in the offing as a possible magnet, and his wife and two bonny boys behind him, Beiers, just showing how contrary human nature can be, simply packed his ports and left the place he had called home.
It was all so confusing to Mrs. Beiers, a pretty Frenchwoman now in her early 30's, whom he had wooed, won
and then wed at Marseille in April 1917, while he was over there doing his bit as a colonel in the A.l.F.
The good-looking Jenny, left in a strange land among strange people, now seeks to have the wreck built together
again, which was the reason why she asked Mr. Justice Owen to order her husband, a big city business man to
return to her.
By profession Beiers is an engineer, though his interests at the moment run to the cup that cheers. He's a director
of Orran Keigwin, Ltd., wine and spirit merchants, as well as a leading official in the Winegrowers' Association.
Having brought his French bride to Australia, he went to live first at New castle, where he held a responsible
position in the dockyard there though latterly they have lived in Ihaca-road, Elizabeth Bay.
For four years in one of Sydney's most exclusive residential areas they lived In a paradise of their own. And then Beiers commenced to keep late hours, so said the wife, who was represented by Mr. D. G, Paterson (instructed by Messrs. Mervyn Finlay and Jennings).
Finally, he told her that he was going to leave home, and acted upon his threat. The end of March last saw him depart, and nothing that she could do or say helped to change his ideas.
Mrs. Beiers even went to the length of writing to him.
'Dear Harold,' ran her letter, 'I was very grieved and upset when you told me that you were going away from me.
I cannot understand what has persuaded you to do so.
'Do let me know when you will return and I will be delighted to receive you. I can assure you that I will let bygones be bygones. If there is any other lady in the case, I am even prepared to overlook that fact and never mention any thing about her.- Your loving wife, Jenny.'
But it got her little or no satisfaction.
Beiers replied a couple of days later from Sirius House, Macquarie-place
'My dear Jenny,' he wrote, 'I have your letter of March 31, and have given serious consideration to the suggestion contained in it, but after weighing up all the pros and cons, I have definitely come to the conclusion that I cannot live with you again.
'So far as your suggestion that there might be some other lady in the case is concerned, I only have to say that there is no one - Yours sincerely, Harold.'
Mrs. Beiers. in telling her story, didn't know why she had referred to another lady in the case. She knew nothing
definite - had heard of none. She just mentioned It because Beiers had commenced to come home late.
Anyhow, a decree ordering Beiers to return was granted the wife, and it might move him to charge his mind just as he had changed it before.
Yet, it's all so bewildering to the pretty little Frenchwoman who finds her happiness wrecked in a strange country far from her homeland.
....[Truth (Sydney) dated Sunday, 26 June, 1932]

In 1930, Colonel H. M. Beiers was the president of the Wine and Spirit Association of New South Wales.

1930 and 1931 Electoral Rolls:
Harold Mathieson BEIERS, Company Director, 5 Ithaca Road, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Jessie BEIERS, home duties, same address

Attached to a wedding photo on page 3 of The Sun (Sydney) dated Saturday, 30 September 1933:
Colonel and Mrs Beiers leaving St Stephen's Chirch, Phillip Street, today, after their marriage. Mrs Beiers was formerly Miss Elsa Jackson, only daughter of Mr and Mrs E. Jaclspm, of Upper Hawthorn, Melbourne. Dr Leila Keatinge was bridesmaid, and Mr Hardy best man.

New South Wales Marriage Record:
First name(s) Harold M
Last name Beiers
Denomination -
Marriage year 1933
Registration year 1933
Registration district Sydney
State New South Wales
Country Australia
Spouse's first name(s) Elsa A
Spouse's last name Jackson
Registration number 13645
Volume reference -
Cross reference -
Record set New South Wales Marriages 1788-1945

1935 Electoral Roll:
Harold Mathieson BEIERS, secretary, 39 Roslyn Gardens, Darlinghurst, Sydney
Elsa Amy BEIERS, home duties, same address

1936 Electoral Roll:
Harold Mathieson BEIERS, Secretarial, Crewe, Penshurst Ave, Neutral Bay, Sydney
Elsa BEIERS, home duties, same address

Death Notice - Sydney Morning Herald dated Thursday, 29th February, 1940:
BEIERS—February 28 1940 at Penshurst Avenue Neutral Bay, Harold Mathieson Beiers beloved husband of Elsa

New South Wales Death Record:
First name(s) Harold Mathieson
Last name Beiers
Birth year -
Death year 1940
Registration year 1940
Age at death -
Registration district North Sydney
State New South Wales
Country Australia
Father's first name(s) Mathias
Mother's first name(s) Maria
Registration number 3681
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Deaths & burials


Jenny Levy

In 1918 Mrs Beiers address (as per her husband's WWI records) was:
c/- Mme G. Levy,
58 Rue Street
Ferreol,
Marseille,
France.

~~~~~

PARTED
End Of Wartime Romance
COURT ORDER
Gun-waggons - rumbling over cobbled roadways — men in khaki resting after weary months in the line — mothers of France waiting — and hoping! Marseilles, 1917
It is a long time ago since, in those war-mad years, Mademoiselle Jenny Levy married an Australian soldier,
Harold Matheson Beiers, in the Bureau de l'Etat Civil, Marseilles. That was on April 5, 1917, according to the crumpled certificate she passed to the Judge in Divorce (Mr. Justice Owen) In the Divorce Court to-day.
That certificate was produced as evidence when Mrs. Jenny Beiers asked, in rapid English, that her husband, who had been a colonel in the Australian Army, should be ordered to return to her.

Overlook the Past
They had come to Australia in 1918, she said, and there were two children.
Then one day he left her, and she wrote to him in the following terms:—
Dear Harold,— I was very grieved and upset when you told me that you were going away from me. I cannot understand what has persuaded you to do so. It I have said or done anything to upset you, why did you not tell me? ... I can assure you that I will let bygones be bygones. If there is any other lady in the case, I am prepared to overlook the fact, and never mention anything about her. Your loving wife, Jenny.
Beiers's reply was as follows: —
After weighing up all the pros and cons, I have definitely come to the conclusion that I cannot live with you again. I don't think any good reason would be served by my explaining the reasons which led to this conclusion. Suffice it to say my mind is firmly made up.'
Her husband, she said, was connected with a well-known firm of clty wine merchants.
Mr. Justice Owen granted her petition, and ordered Bieres to return to her within 21 days.
....[Sun (Sydney) dated Tuesday, 21 June, 1932]

There's Harold Mathewson Beiers, big city business man, whose story was told by his wife Jenny in the Divorce Court last week, as a prime example.
With no other woman in the offing as a possible magnet, and his wife and two bonny boys behind him, Beiers, just showing how contrary human nature can be, simply packed his ports and left the place he had called home.
It was all so confusing to Mrs. Beiers, a pretty Frenchwoman now in her early 30's, whom he had wooed, won
and then wed at Marseille in April 1917, while he was over there doing his bit as a colonel in the A.l.F.
The good-looking Jenny, left in a strange land among strange people, now seeks to have the wreck built together
again, which was the reason why she asked Mr. Justice Owen to order her husband, a big city business man to
return to her.
By profession Beiers is an engineer, though his interests at the moment run to the cup that cheers. He's a director
of Orran Keigwin, Ltd., wine and spirit merchants, as well as a leading official in the Winegrowers' Association.
Having brought his French bride to Australia, he went to live first at New castle, where he held a responsible
position in the dockyard there though latterly they have lived in Ihaca-road, Elizabeth Bay.
For four years in one of Sydney's most exclusive residential areas they lived In a paradise of their own. And then Beiers commenced to keep late hours, so said the wife, who was represented by Mr. D. G, Paterson (instructed by Messrs. Mervyn Finlay and Jennings).
Finally, he told her that he was going to leave home, and acted upon his threat. The end of March last saw him depart, and nothing that she could do or say helped to change his ideas.
Mrs. Beiers even went to the length of writing to him.
'Dear Harold,' ran her letter, 'I was very grieved and upset when you told me that you were going away from me.
I cannot understand what has persuaded you to do so.
'Do let me know when you will return and I will be delighted to receive you. I can assure you that I will let bygones be bygones. If there is any other lady in the case, I am even prepared to overlook that fact and never mention any thing about her.— Your loving wife, Jenny.'
But it got her little or no satisfaction.
Beiers replied a couple of days later from Sirius House, Macquarie-place
'My dear Jenny,' he wrote, 'I have your letter of March 31, and have given serious consideration to the suggestion contained in it, but after weighing up all the pros and cons, I have definitely come to the conclusion that I cannot live with you again.
'So far as your suggestion that there might be some other lady in the case is concerned, I only have to say that there is no one — Yours sincerely, Harold.'
Mrs. Beiers. in telling her story, didn't know why she had referred to another lady in the case. She knew nothing
definite — had heard of none. She just mentioned It because Beiers had commenced to come home late.
Anyhow, a decree ordering Beiers to return was granted the wife, and it might move him to charge his mind just as he had changed it before.
Yet, it's all so bewildering to the pretty little Frenchwoman who finds her happiness wrecked in a strange country far from her homeland.
....[Truth (Sydney) dated Sunday, 26 June, 1932]

Jenny is noted as NOK:
BEIERS PIERRE WILLIAM : Service Number - NX136161 : Date of birth - 21 Feb 1921 : Place of birth - NEWCASTLE NSW : Place of enlistment - IN THE FIELD NSW : Next of Kin - OVERDIEP JENNY

Jenny OVERDIEP, of Brisbane, is referred to as the mother of George, when he married in April 1945.

U.S. Social Security Appkications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name Jenny OVERDIEP
Gender Female
Spouse Harold M. Beiers
Child George Harold Beiers
....[Source: Ancestry.com.U.S.]

From www.naa.gov.au
OVERDIEP, Jenny[Dutch]
Contents date range
1963 - 1964
Series number
P1094
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Control symbol
DUT - OVERDIEP J
Citation
NAA: P1094, DUT - OVERDIEP J
Item barcode
60154269
Location
Hobart
Access status
Open
Date of decision
13 Jul 2011
Physical format
PAPER FILES AND DOCUMENTS (allocated at series level)
Date registered
11 Jul 2007


Mary

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Saturday, December 7, 1918:
O'CONNELL - On December 6, 1918, at the Maryborough Hospital, Mary, beloved wife of Michael O'Connell, of Howard, and beloved mother of William, Michael, junr., and Margaret O'Connell, Mrs A. A. McDonald, Mrs J. Slattery, and Mrs J. Lomasney of Howard, aged 62 years.


George Bates

LONG AND FAITHFUL SERVICE
Our old townsman, Mr George Bates (says the Gayndah "Gazette'), is believed to have established a record in the length of time occupied as one of His Majesty's mail contractors. In May of this year Mr Bates will have completed a service of 39 years.
He began with the mail service between Maryborough and Gayndah. This long journey of 95 miles was accomplished between the hours of 5am and 7.30pm., the return journey being made the following day. Six changes of horses were used in the journey. Two mails a week were run at that period. As the line was built towards Gayndah, of course Mr Bates' coach service followed the line up. It is also interesting to note that Mr Bates' service with the Govewrnment is also associated with the best of conduct in every way. Reliability was one of his characteristics, and no officer occupying a similar position in the service is more highly esteemed than our old townsman, who is now approaching his eighties.
Evidently Mr Bates feels quite satisfied with his ability to carry on even at his advanced age, that he has accepted a further lease of three years for the carriage of the mails from the Gayndah railway station to the post office.
During the greater portion of his career Mr Bates plied for passenger hire whilst conveying the mails, but has of late dropped the passenger portion of the business.
For years Mr Bates was an alderman of the Gayndah Town Council, and also accepted the position of Mayor. Congratulations to Mr Bates upon his continued vitality.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Tuesday, January 17, 1922]

OBITUARY
November 17, 1923
By the death of Mr Geo. Bates at an early hour this morning, another very old pioneer of the town and district has severed his link with us. The deceased was best known for his long and continued connection with the mail services, firstly between Degilbo and our town, and afterwards within the town itself. For many years by his coach and pair supplied the connecting link between the railway station and the town for mails and parcels, and his portly figure will be well remembered by many visitors and travellers to the town by train, even covering a period of decades into the past.
Up till about twenty months ago he was representative of all that was vigerous and hardy in a human, but about that time he had a paralytic seizure, and had been in declining health ever since. He was 69 years of age. He was predeceased by his wife about five years ago, also by a son (Percy) a year later. He is survived by a goodly family of two sons and five daughters - namely, Messrs Arthur and Herbert Bates (sons), and Mesdames W. R. Gordon (Woodmillat); A. E. Wallin (Swanfels, Warwick); J. Marles; W. Schafer and J. Schafer (Gayndah). Messrs William and John Bates of Lakeside and Teebar are brothers of deceased.
His funeral took place this afternoon from the Church of England, and he was buried in the local cemetery.


Sarah Anne Reid

NSW Birth Records V1853 255 42/1853

OBITUARY
Much gloom was thrown over the citizens of Gayndah on Wednesday morning last (says the "Gayndah Gazette"), when it vecame known that Mrs Sarah Bates, the much loved wife of Mr George Bates, of Capper Street, mail contractor, had departed this life at 11.30 the previous night. Mrs Sarah Bates was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Reid, late of Barambah, and later of the Club Hotel, Gayndah, and passed the early days of her life at Barambah, where she was married to Mr George Bates in 1874. Being born in 1853, Mrs Bates was 65 years of age at the time of her death, the cause of which was diabetes. Having spent the whole of her married life in Gayndah, Mrs Bates was very well known to a large circle of friends, by whom she was much respected as a helper in many good works, she having held the honourable position of Mayoress during Mr George Bates, Mayoralty of the town. She leaves a large and successful family behind her, all of which are grown up and hold positions in the district as prominent citizens. These are Messrs Arthur Bates, contractor; Percy Bates, carrier; Herbert Bates, mail contractor; and Mesdames A. E. Wallin of Ideraway; W. R. Gordon, grazier; J. Marles, butcher; Jacob Schafer and James Schafer, all of Gayndah.
....[Maryborough Chronicle dated Monday, December 16, 1918]


Joseph Kime

Joseph (age given as 11 years) arrived in Brisbane 12 August 1885 on board 'Gulf of Carpentaria'.

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Monday November 27, 1911:
KIME - On the 25th November, 1911, at the maryborough General Hospital, Joseph Kime, beloved husband of louisa Maud Kime, aged 35 years and 11 months.

After a long and painful illness, the last twenty-four days of which had been spent in the General Hospital, Mr Joseph Kime, of Greenfield, Brooweena, died on Saturday, in his thirty-seventh year. He was a native of England, but had been many years in the district and for a long time was stockman on Mr G. Mant's Gigoomgan station, from where he married six years ago and settled on his own selection at Brooweena. He leaves a widow and three young children to mourn his loss and for whom much sympathy will be felt in their present distress. The funeral took place yesterday, the Rev Hamlyn-Harris being the officiating minister.


Porteus Dunsmore Fairlie

IGI Birth Record:
Name Fairlie Porteous Dunsmore Fairlie
Gender Male
Birth Date 05 Oct 1859
Birthplace TRADESTON,GLASGOW,LANARK,SCOTLAND
Father's Name James Fairlie
Mother's Name Jane Porteous

OBITUARY
Mr P. D. FAIRLIE - There passed away suddenly on March 11 a former well known resident of Maryborough in the person of Porteous Dunsmore Fairlie. The late Mr Failie was the second son of the late Mr and Mrs James Fairlie, who were amongst the earliest pioneers of Maryborough, and who arrived from Scotland in the year 1862 on the ship Helenslee.
The late Mr Porteous Fairlie was born in Glasgow in 1859. He was educated at the Old Primary School opposite the railway yards. The school was demolished some years ago. After leaving school, deceased went to work in the well known workshop of James Fairlie and Son, which had been started by his father in Richmond Street in 1873.
After gaining a thorough knowledge of the joinery business deceased toured the world and worked at his trade in England, on the Continent, and in America. He returned to Maryborough after the death of his father, James Fairlie in 1884, and became a partner in the firm of James Fairlie and Sons.
When Federation became an accomplished fact in 1900, the late Mr Porteous Fairlie went to Sydney where he opened an office in Pitt Street for the sale of Fairlie joinery for which there was a big demand, not only in Sydney, but in other southern capitals.
Deceased carried on this business until 1919 when he decided to retire. The late Mr Fairlie's first wife had died, and he married again and with his wife and family went to reside at Lawson, Blue Mountains, where he lived for 10 years. In 1930 he returned to Maryborough and again took an active part in the business for some years. Latterly he went to reside at Miva.
The late Mr P. Fairlie was a director of the firm until about four years ago, and his practical knowledge of machinery and plant was of great benefit to the firm during the many years he was associated with the firm.
The late Mr P. D. Fairlie is survived by three sons and two daughters by his first wife, who was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Higgins, of Gympie. The sons are Harold, Edgar and Lionel, of Sydney. The daughters are Mesdames E, McKenny, and B. Harper, of Coonabarabran, New South Wales. There are two sons of his second wife, who was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Foloi, of Sydney. The sons are Porteous and Mario, of Maryborough. There is one surviving brother, Mr John A. Fairlie, of Pt Vernon, Pialba, and one sister, Mrs F. M. Brett, of Brisbane. There are nine grand-children and five great grandchildren.


Porteus Dunsmore Fairlie

IGI Birth Record:
Name Fairlie Porteous Dunsmore Fairlie
Gender Male
Birth Date 05 Oct 1859
Birthplace TRADESTON,GLASGOW,LANARK,SCOTLAND
Father's Name James Fairlie
Mother's Name Jane Porteous

OBITUARY
Mr P. D. FAIRLIE - There passed away suddenly on March 11 a former well known resident of Maryborough in the person of Porteous Dunsmore Fairlie. The late Mr Failie was the second son of the late Mr and Mrs James Fairlie, who were amongst the earliest pioneers of Maryborough, and who arrived from Scotland in the year 1862 on the ship Helenslee.
The late Mr Porteous Fairlie was born in Glasgow in 1859. He was educated at the Old Primary School opposite the railway yards. The school was demolished some years ago. After leaving school, deceased went to work in the well known workshop of James Fairlie and Son, which had been started by his father in Richmond Street in 1873.
After gaining a thorough knowledge of the joinery business deceased toured the world and worked at his trade in England, on the Continent, and in America. He returned to Maryborough after the death of his father, James Fairlie in 1884, and became a partner in the firm of James Fairlie and Sons.
When Federation became an accomplished fact in 1900, the late Mr Porteous Fairlie went to Sydney where he opened an office in Pitt Street for the sale of Fairlie joinery for which there was a big demand, not only in Sydney, but in other southern capitals.
Deceased carried on this business until 1919 when he decided to retire. The late Mr Fairlie's first wife had died, and he married again and with his wife and family went to reside at Lawson, Blue Mountains, where he lived for 10 years. In 1930 he returned to Maryborough and again took an active part in the business for some years. Latterly he went to reside at Miva.
The late Mr P. Fairlie was a director of the firm until about four years ago, and his practical knowledge of machinery and plant was of great benefit to the firm during the many years he was associated with the firm.
The late Mr P. D. Fairlie is survived by three sons and two daughters by his first wife, who was the daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Higgins, of Gympie. The sons are Harold, Edgar and Lionel, of Sydney. The daughters are Mesdames E, McKenny, and B. Harper, of Coonabarabran, New South Wales. There are two sons of his second wife, who was a daughter of the late Mr and Mrs Foloi, of Sydney. The sons are Porteous and Mario, of Maryborough. There is one surviving brother, Mr John A. Fairlie, of Pt Vernon, Pialba, and one sister, Mrs F. M. Brett, of Brisbane. There are nine grand-children and five great grandchildren.


William Wilson

Death Notice - Maryborough Chronicle dated Monday, April 14, 1947:
WILSON - At Maryborough, suddenly on April 13, 1947, William Wilson, late of Braeside, Tiaro, beloved husband of Elizabeth Wilson and father of Douglas Wilson (Tiaro) and Miss Lessie Wilson (Tiaro) and brother of Alexander and Andrew (Tiaro), and Donald Wilson (Nambour), Mrs J. S. Pringle (Brisbane), Misses Agnes, Christina and Jessie Wilson (Brisbane). Aged 52 years and 10 months.
Interment to take place at Tiaro Cemetery at 11 o'clock tomorrow (Tuesday).


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