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 --- Mouse pointer over the icon will usually give the headstone file name. 
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    Surname: Baker                    
First names: Grace Ellen
       Born: 1869                       At:
       Died: 26 Aug 1901                At:
        Age: 32                     Buried: New cemetery  
   Comments: Wife of Charles Arthur Baker.

  Surname: Baker First names: William B. Born: 1840 At: Died: 11 Mar 1912 At: Age: 72 Buried: New cemetery Comments: 'our dear husband and father'.

  Surname: Beattie First names: Frank Born: Jan 1884 At: Died: Jan 1885 At: Age: 1 yr Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of F.W. and Theresa Beattie.

  Surname: Barr née Steadman + First names: Emily
Genealogy Born: 1851 At: Died: 26 Feb 1902 At: Age: 51 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Second wife of John Barr. 'erected by her loving sons and husband J. Barr'.
  Surname: Beh + First names: Peter
Genealogy Born: 1878 At: Died: 7 Sep 1912 At: Charters Towers,QLD Age: 34 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Son of Gottlieb & Susana Beh.
  Surname: Beh née Christensen + First names: Susanna
Genealogy Born: 1848 At: Qui,Jutland,Denmark Died: 11 Dec 1913 At: Charters Towers,QLD Age: 65 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Wife of Gottlieb Beh.
  Surname: Billamore First names: Herbert Hugh Walkinshaw Born: 1864 At: Died: 11 Mar 1889 At: Age: 25 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Blucher First names: Barry Raymond
Genealogy Born: 24 May 1943 At: Died: 21 Apr 1978 At: Age: 35 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Son of Fred Blucher.
  Surname: Blucher First names: Frederick Otto (Fred)
Genealogy Born: 1917 At: Died: 23 Jul 1966 At: Age: 49 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Father of Barry Raymond Blucher.
  Surname: Blucher née Morgan First names: Gwendoline
Genealogy Born: 23 Dec 1892 At: Charters Towers,QLD Died: 9 Jul 1943 At: Charters Towers,QLD Age: 51 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Wife of Albert Otto Blucher.
  Surname: Blucher née Casey First names: Margaret Maria Ann
Genealogy Born: 1861 At: Miltown,Co. Clare,Ireland Died: 4 Jul 1945 At: Charters Towers,QLD Age: 84 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Wife of William Henry Blucher. 'erected by loving family'.
  Surname: Blucher First names: William Henry (Wilhelm)
Genealogy Born: 1857 At: Heimburg,Braunschwick,Germany Died: 18 Jan 1945 At: Charters Towers,QLD Age: 88 Buried: New cemetery Comments: Spouse of Margaret Blucher. 'erected by loving family'.
  Surname: Bjerrums First names: Anders Born: 27 Jan 1840 At: Cassi, North Schleswig Died: 13 Dec 1890 At: Age: 50 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

  Surname: Borwell First names: Thomas Born: 1848 At: Died: 6 Aug 1890 At: Age: 42 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Engineer of Charters Towers Waterworks.

  Surname: Breitkreuz née Müller + First names: Anna Pauline
Genealogy Born: 12 Feb 1854 At: Grossenheim, Prussia Died: 6 Apr 1918 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 64 Buried: New cemetery, Ch Twrs. Comments: Wife of Karl Ludwig Breitkreuz.
  Surname: Breitkreuz + First names: Carl Ludewig
Genealogy Born: 10 May 1855 At: Sachsenhausen, Prussia Died: 21 Jan 1913 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 57 Buried: New cemetery, Ch Twrs. Comments: 'my beloved husband and our father'.
  Surname: Breitkreuz + First names: Carl Ludwig (Charles)
Genealogy Born: 17 Jan 1915 At: Charters Towers, QLD Died: 28 Jan 1988 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 73 Buried: New cemetery, Ch Twrs. Comments: 'loving wife and family'.
  Surname: Breitkreuz + First names: Frederick William
Genealogy Born: 21 Jul 1926 At: Charters Towers, QLD Died: 17 May 1985 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 59 Buried: New cemetery, Ch Twrs. Comments: Son of Carl Ludwig & Henrietta Breitkreuz.
  Surname: Breitkreuz + First names: Otto Julius Franz
Genealogy Born: 29 Apr 1883 At: Rudersdorf, Prussia Died: 1 Aug 1948 At: Charters Towers, QLD Age: 64 Buried: New cemetery, Ch Twrs. Comments:
Additional data on the Breitkreuz family drawn from the 'Charters Towers & Dalrymple Federation Register 1900 - 1920', as compiled by Marilyn Hammond, and published by the Charters Towers & Dalrymple Family History Association Inc. It appears that two brothers arrived at Townsville on the 'Quetta' in 1885 with the family of one, and went almost directly to Charters Towers to work in the mining industry there, later moving out into the coastal cane industry. In one family the name morphed to BRIGHT.

  Surname: Brewer First names: Frederick Born: Feb 1887 At: Died: 3 Apr 1887 At: Age: 3 months Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Infant son of F.C. + F.L. Brewer.

  Surname: Britt First names: Michael Born: 1849 At: Died: 20 May 1889 At: Killed at Charters Towers. Age: 40 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Catherine Britt.

  Surname: Brown First names: George Born: 1857 At: Native of Austell, Cornwall Died: 21 Aug 1883 At: Age: 26 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Phillipa Brown.

  Surname: Brown First names: William Born: 1851 At: Died: 13 Oct 1880 At: Age: 29 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Son of George Brown.

  Surname: Bryce First names: Alexander Born: 26 Mar 1828 At: Aberdour, Fifeshire, Scotland Died: 28 Jan 1884 At: Charters Towers Age: 56 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: District Engr.,
Ravenswood Junction.
  Surname: Butcher First names: Timothy Born: 1855 At: Ulverston, Lancashire, England Died: 22 Sep 1884 At: Age: 29 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: 'loving wife'.

  Surname: Butler First names: Simmonds Born: 1834 At: Died: 13 May 1874 At: Age: 40 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments: Husband of Charlotte Butler, son of John Butler.

  Surname: Byrne First names: John Born: 1861 At: Melbourne, VIC. Died: 18 Jun 1889 At: Age: 28 Buried: Pioneer cemetery Comments:

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