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: Radcliffe 
First names: Charlotte Amelia 
       Born:                            At:
       Died: 8 Nov 1888                 At: 
        Age:                        Buried: Pioneer cemetery
   Comments: 'Loving husband'.

  Surname: Reddel First names: Gustav Emil Born: 1850 At: Died: 31 Jan 1886 At: Age: 36 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of Carl and Caroline Reddel.

  Surname: Rennie First names: John T. Born: Jan 1809 At: Beachville, Ontario, Canada Died: 30 Aug 1890 At: Age: 81 years 8 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Rhansleben First names: Carl Born: 1829 At: Germany Died: 25 Jun 1875 At: Age: 46 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Elizabeth Rhansleben. Father of Ferdinand.

  Surname: Rhansleben First names: Elizabeth Born: 1831 At: Germany Died: 14 May 1888 At: Age: 57 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Carl Rhansleben, mother of Ferdinand.

  Surname: Rhansleben First names: Ferdinand Born: 1866 At: Germany Died: 27 Jul 1884 At: Age: 18 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of Carl + Elizabeth Rhansleben.

  Surname: Richards First names: Absalom Born: 1850 At: Cornwall, England Died: 30 May 1890 At: Age: 40 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Martha Richards.

  Surname: Richards First names: Edward Born: 1867 At: Kadina, Sth Australia Died: 2 Aug 1887 At: Age: 20 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'loving brother William'.

  Surname: Richards First names: Ivis Maud Born: Sep 1888 At: Died: 8 Dec 1888 At: Age: 3 months 2 weeks Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of William and Elizabeth Richards.

  Surname: Richards First names: Lydia Violet Born: Oct 1888 At: Died: 22 Oct 1889 At: Age: 1 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of Absalom and Martha Richards.

  Surname: Richards First names: Martha Born: At: Died: 9 Mar 1889 At: Age: Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Absalom Richards.

  Surname: Richards First names: Nellie Born: Oct 1874 At: Died: 7 Jan 1885 At: Drowned, Charters Towers Age: 10 years 4 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of William and Elizabeth Richards.

  Surname: Richardson First names: William Robert Born: 1844 At: Died: 25 Jul 1891 At: Charters Towers Age: 47 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Grace Richardson.

  Surname: Roberts First names: Christopher Born: 1845 At: Cornwall Died: 12 May 1891 At: Age: 46 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Robertson First names: James Henry Born: 1840 At: Died: 14 Oct 1878 At: Age: 38 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Robins First names: George Born: 21 Mar 1865 At: Crown Hill, Plymouth, England Died: 2 Oct 1890 At: Charters Towers Age: 25 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Robinson First names: Alexander James Born: 1876 At: Died: 26 Aug 1894 At: Age: 18 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of J.D. and M.A. Robinson

  Surname: Roche First names: Margaret Born: At: Died: 22 Oct 1892 At: Age: Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Tobias Roche

  Surname: Roche First names: Tobias Born: 1848 At: Died: 5 Feb 1895 At: Age: 49 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Margaret Roche

  Surname: Ross First names: Edwin Hugh Born: 1876 At: Died: 15 Nov 1884 At: Age: 8 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of Hugh and Mary Ann Ross

  Surname: Ross First names: Mary Ann Born: 1842 At: Died: 13 Jun 1880 At: Age: 38 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Hugh Ross

  Surname: Rosseter First names: Elizabeth Esther Born: 1824 At: Died: 8 May 1886 At: Age: 62 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Rule First names: Eliza Born: 1846 At: Died: 28 Feb 1879 At: Age: 33 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of William Jenkins. Wife of James Rule

  Surname: Russell First names: Alister Francis Born: Mar 1885 At: Died: 10 Apr 1886 At: Age: 1 year 1 month Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of R. Russell

  Surname: Russell First names: Elizabeth Anne Born: Jul 1880 At: Died: 28 Apr 1881 At: Age: 9 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Daughter of R. Russell

  Surname: Russell First names: E. T. Born: 1857 At: Died: 8 Dec 1875 At: Age: 18 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Father R. Russell

  Surname: Rutherford First names: John Edmund Born: 1838 At: Died: 9 Jan 1876 At: Age: 46 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Member of Masonic Lodge

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