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.
Actual headstone data; + Data from other sources
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  Surname: Adams First names: John Henry Born: 1829 At: Torrington, Nth Devon, England Died: 24 Aug 1886 At: Age: 57 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Alford née Packwood First names: Elise Alice (Gwen)
Genealogy Born: 1900 At: Died: 1985 At: Age: 85 Buried: New Charters Towers cemetery Comments: Wife of Vivian Howard Alford.
  Surname: Allen First names: William Born: 18 Jan 1885 At: Died: 18 Jan 1885 At: Age: 1 day Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of Edward Allen.

  Surname: Allen First names: Edward Born: 1836 At: Kent, England Died: 23 Jan 1877 At: (Check these dates!) Age: 41 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Father of infants William + William Edward.

  Surname: Allen First names: William Edward Born: At: Died: 6 Mar 1886 At: Age: 14 weeks Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of Edward Allen.

  Surname: Allingham First names: Wylie Johnston Born: 17 Jul 1910 At: Died: 20 Jul 1910 At: Age: 3 days Buried: New cemetery Comments: Infant son of Bert and Olive Allingham.

  Surname: Andrews First names: Sara Ann Born: 6 Oct 1867 At: Died: 23 Oct 1887 At: Age: 20 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: (Presumed) daughter of Sarah and William Andrews.

  Surname: Andrews First names: Sarah Ann Born: 1843 At: Died: 17 Feb 1885 At: Age: 42 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of William Andrews.

  Surname: Andrews First names: William Born: 1839 At: Died: 13 Jan 1887 At: Age: 48 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Sarah Ann Andrews.

  Surname: Arbouin First names: James Oliver Born: 1841 At: Died: Dec 1872 At: Killed by lightning . Age: 31 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'loving wife'.

  Surname: Arscott First names: Alfred Born: 1868 At: Died: 9 Feb 1911 At: Age: 43 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Husband of Fannie Arscott.

  Surname: Arscott née Kelly + First names: Annie Maria (Annie)
Genealogy Born: 15 May 1875 At: Millchester, Charters Towers Died: 23 Nov 1955 At: Age: 80 Buried: New cemetery Comments: 'at rest, gran'. Wife of Henry William Arscott.
  Surname: Arscott née Kelly + First names: Catherine
Genealogy Born: 13 Mar 1880 At: Millchester, Charters Towers Died: 4 Jun 1948 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 68 Buried: New cemetery Comments: 'our dear mother'. Wife of Joseph Thomas Arscott.
  Surname: Arscott First names: Frederick
Genealogy Born: c1840 At: Died: 19 Jan 1901 At: Age: 61 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Husband of Annie Caroline Arscott (herself in Townsville's Westend cemetery)
  Surname: Arscott First names: Henry William
Genealogy Born: 1875 At: Died: 31 Jan 1945 At: Age: 70 Buried: New cemetery Comments: 'at rest, grandad'. Assumed to be husband of (2nd) Annie Arscott.
  Surname: Arscott First names: Joseph Thomas
Genealogy Born: At: Died: 26 Mar 1948 At: Age: Buried: New cemetery Comments: 'our dear father'. Spouse of Catherine Arscott.
  Surname: Arscott First names: Mabel
Genealogy Born: At: Died: 28 Apr 1953 At: Age: Buried: New cemetery Comments: 'our dear sister'. Assumed to be daughter of Catherine & Joseph Thomas Arscott.
  Surname: Arenden neé Templeton First names: Jane Born: 1843 At: Died: 7 Feb 1880 At: Age: 37 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of Thomas Arenden, 3rd daughter of Thomas Templeton of Co. Armagh, Ireland. 'Sorrowing husband and seven little ones'.

  Surname: Ashford First names: Isaac Born: 1835 At: Died: 3 Feb 1888 At: Age: 53 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Auld First names: Jane Born: 1830 At: Died: 12 Oct 1879 At: Age: 49 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Wife of William Auld.

  Surname: Ayton First names: Grace Muriel Born: At: Died: circa 1888 At: Age: 1 month Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: With Eustace Ayton.

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