Charters Towers Cemetery Listings


Charters Towers is inland from Townsville, west and south, and on the main route across to Mt. Isa. It is a picturesque town, with many buildings still as they were in the days of the gold rush, although today the mines are much farther out of town, and the area is probably better known for cattle and for the annual Country and Western festival.

In its mining hey-day it was the largest town in Northern Queensland, and very conscious of the fact, so much so that its inhabitants fondly called it 'The World'. This name is proudly displayed above the town even today.

The pioneer cemetery is on the SE side of town, a brown slab of pebbly ground the size of a large football field. Many of the interments here were deaths occurring in the mines of the day. The newer (and current) cemetery is on the road to The Lynd, on the north side of town.

It should be noted here that while we completed the Pioneer cemetery records alone, the major part of the new cemetery listings are the dedicated work of Cherylle Hamilton, June Norman and Lynn Wallis. It is their wonderfully presented booklet that has been used for base data in this case, along with our own.
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    Surname: Naughton 
First names: Bernard 
       Born: 1835                       At:
       Died: 3 Sep 1883                 At:
        Age: 48                     Buried: Pioneer cemetery
   Comments: 'widow + children'.

  Surname: Neilson First names: Frederick Albert Born: 1845 At: Died: 14 Jul 1893 At: Age: 48 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of S. Neilson.

  Surname: Nettle First names: John Born: 1841 At: Redruth, Cornwall, England Died: 9 Mar 1889 At: Charters Towers Age: 48 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Newman First names: Alice Helena Torrence Taylor Born: 1864 At: Died: 8 Jan 1883 At: Age: 19 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Henry F. Newman.

  Surname: Newman First names: Henry F. Born: 1853 At: 'Native of London' Died: 27 Jan 1888 At: Age: 35 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Alice Helena Torrence Taylor Newman.

  Surname: O'Brien First names: John Francis Born: 1851 At: Died: 30 May 1890 At: Age: 39 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: O'Malley + First names: Connie Born: ca 1900 At: Died: 22 Aug 1940 At: Age: 40 Buried: New cemetery, Ch. Twrs Comments: ur dear sister'.
Data extracted from CHARTERS TOWERS cemetery inscriptions, as compiled by Cherylle Hill, June Norman & Lynn Wallis.

  Surname: O'Malley + First names: Thomas Born: ca 1866 At: Died: 4 Apr 1936 At: Age: 70 Buried: New cemetery, Ch. Twrs Comments: Spouse of Margaret.
Data extracted from CHARTERS TOWERS cemetery inscriptions, as compiled by Cherylle Hill, June Norman & Lynn Wallis.

  Surname: O'Malley + First names: Margaret Born: At: Died: 26 May 1959 At: Age: Buried: New cemetery, Ch. Twrs Comments: Wife of Thomas O'Malley.
Data extracted from CHARTERS TOWERS cemetery inscriptions, as compiled by Cherylle Hill, June Norman & Lynn Wallis.

  Surname: O'Neill First names: Benjamin Born: 1860 At: Died: 31 Jan 1885 At: Age: 25 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: O'Sullivan First names: J. G. Born: At: Died: 7 May 1889 At: Age: Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'loving brother'.

  Surname: Oliver First names: Frederick C. Born: Jan 1884 At: Died: 13 Mar 1894 At: Age: 10 years 3 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of J and H Oliver.

  Surname: Orr First names: William Campbell Born: At: Died: 1 Mar 1886 At: Age: Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Died of Typhoid.

  Surname: Owen First names: Robert W. Born: 1869 At: Died: 18 Jan 1890 At: Age: 22 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of William and Ellen Owen, of Fastinioc, West Wales. 'erected by his brother'.

  Surname: Owens First names: Eliza Born: Jul 1874 At: Staffordshire, England Died: 27 Feb 1875 At: Age: 9 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of Joseph Owens.

  Surname: Owens First names: Joseph Born: 1822 At: Staffordshire, England Died: 19 Dec 1877 At: Age: 55 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Father of Eliza Owens.

  Surname: Palmer First names: Charles Edward Born: Mar 1870 At: Died: 13 Dec 1872 At: Age: 7 years 9 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Palmer First names: Edward Born: 1837 At: Brighton, England Died: 16 Jan 1886 At: Charters Towers Age: 49 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Ellen Palmer and father of 6 children.

  Surname: Palmer First names: Ellen Born: 1840 At: Died: 14 Dec 1887 At: Age: 47 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Edward Palmer. Mother of 6 children.

  Surname: Palmer First names: Henry Wyndham Born: 1826 At: Died: 11 May 1887 At: Age: 61 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Paradies First names: Anna Theresa Friedericke Born: 19 Feb 1865 At: Bahr, Germany Died: 16 Aug 1889 At: Age: 24 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Paradies First names: Auguste Christiane Born: 13 Dec 1862 At: Beck, Germany Died: 6 Jan 1888 At: Age: 26 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Paradies First names: Bertha Adeline Rosa Born: 21 Dec 1886 At: Died: 8 Oct 1887 At: Age: 1 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'Unsere kinder'. Sister to Eduard Wilhelm Carl Paradies

  Surname: Paradies First names: Christian August Born: 21 Dec 1827 At: Germany Died: 6 Sep 1887 At: Age: 60 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Paradies First names: Eduard Wilhelm Carl Born: 12 Dec 1884 At: Died: 30 Apr 1887 At: Age: 3 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'Unsere kinder'. Brother to Bertha Adeline Rosa Paradies

  Surname: Paradies First names: Friedericke Born: 22 Mar 1831 At: Birr, Germany Died: 10 Jul 1887 At: Age: 56 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Paradies First names: Mathilde Henriette Born: 16 Aug 1874 At: Died: 17 Jan 1876 At: Age: 2 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Parker First names: John Born: 1848 At: Died: 29 Dec 1878 At: Age: 33 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Parkinson First names: Frederick Graham Born: Dec 1885 At: Died: 8 Feb 1891 At: Age: 5 years 3 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Parkinson First names: Richard Born: 18 Sep 1887 At: Died: 18 Sep 1887 At: Age: 33 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Presumed brother of Frederick Graham Parkinson.

  Surname: Patterson First names: Jane Born: 1842 At: Died: 12 Dec 1875 At: Age: 33 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of John Patterson. Mother of Margaret died age 1 mnth, and of Mary Jane.

  Surname: Patterson First names: John Born: 1841 At: Died: 1 Nov 1887 At: Age: 46 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Jane Patterson.

  Surname: Patterson First names: Mary Jane Born: 1870 At: Died: 4 Sep 1889 At: Age: 19 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of John and Jane Patterson.

  Surname: Pawley + First names: Benjamin
Genealogy Born: ca 1843 At: Brentford, London, UK Died: 14 Aug 1895 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 52 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Spouse of Sarah Pawley.
Additional data extracted from 'Charters Towers & Dalrymple Pioneer Register -pre 1900' as compiled by Robyn Neilson and published by the Charters Towers & Dalrymple Family History Association Inc.

  Surname: Peek First names: Samuel Born: 1847 At: Died: 23 Jul 1886 At: Age: 39 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: J.P. Lieut. QLD Defence Force.

  Surname: Peters First names: Edward Born: 1860 At: Gunnislake, Cornwall, England Died: 14 Sep 1886 At: Age: 26 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'brother William'.

  Surname: Pfeiffer First names: Ernest Born: At: Died: 16 Sep 1888 At: Age: Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Infant son of F. and M. Pfeiffer.

  Surname: Powell First names: Edwin Born: 1857 At: Died: 22 Nov 1890 At: Age: 33 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'beloved husband'.

  Surname: Power First names: W.H. Born: At: Died: 10 Sep 1888 At: Age: Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: With Charlotte Radcliffe. Father?.

  Surname: Price First names: William Born: 1837 At: Died: 12 Feb 1881 At: Age: 44 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Quelch ne Brennan + First names: Sarah Jane
Genealogy Born: ca 1843 At: Gorey,Wexford,Ireland Died: 1916 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 73 Buried: New Charters Towers cemetery Comments: Wife of William Quelch.
  Surname: Quigley First names: Michael Born: 1858 At: Died: 21 Jan 1889 At: Age: 31 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

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