Eton


On the Peak Downs road westward from Mackay, the last small village before the escarpment is Eton. There is a pub, a school, a bridge, a church and a police station, and little else. The cemetery is hidden on the western side of the speed limited area, just before the irrigation channel. It is a large, weedy area with forlorn old headstones scattered in groups over what is now a small field. Clearly there have been no interments in recent decades, probably as the larger cemetery at nearby Walkerston came into use.
Actual headstone data; + Data from other sources

  Surname: Burgess First names: Ellen Born: 1891 At: Died: 1 Oct 1940 At: Age: 49 Buried: Eton Comments: 'wife and mother'.

  Surname: Burgess First names: Graham W. Born: 1888 At: Died: 13 Jul 1926 At: Age: 38 Buried: Eton Comments:

  Surname: Burgess First names: Sarah Born: 1852 At: Died: 3 Nov 1916 At: Age: 64 Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of William Burgess. With Thomas Burgess

  Surname: Burgess First names: Thomas Born: 1892 At: Died: 15 Nov 1916 At: Age: 24 Buried: Eton Comments: With Sarah Burgess. Son?

  Surname: Dunne First names: Kathleen Born: At: Died: At: Age: Buried: Eton Comments: Infant daughter of R.D. and Lily Dunne.

  Surname: Dunne First names: Patrick John Born: At: Died: At: Age: Buried: Eton Comments: Infant son of R.D. and Lily Dunne.

  Surname: Kemp First names: Charles William Born: 1897 At: Died: 19 Apr 1919 At: Age: 52 Buried: Eton Comments:

  Surname: Kennedy First names: Sarah Ann Born: 1856 At: Died: 13 Feb 1929 At: Age: 73 Buried: Eton Comments:

  Surname: Lee First names: Ada Born: At: Died: 31 Dec 1917 At: Age: Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of J. Lee.

  Surname: Lowther First names: Emily Josephine Born: 1859 At: Died: 5 Oct 1924 At: Age: 65 Buried: Eton Comments:

  Surname: Lowther First names: Samuel Montgomery Born: 1841 At: Died: 25 Jan 1927 At: Age: 86 Buried: Eton Comments: Father of Emily and W.M. Lowther?

  Surname: Lowther First names: W.M. (Pte) Born: At: Died: 29 Sep 1918 At: Killed in action, France Age: Buried: Eton Comments: Son of Samuel Lowther?

  Surname: Michelmore First names: Elizabeth Born: 1877 At: Died: 29 Dec 1933 At: Age: 56 Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of John Alfred Michelmore.

  Surname: Northey First names: Marie Born: 1853 At: Died: 3 Oct 1939 At: Age: 86 Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of William Northey.

  Surname: Northey First names: William Born: 1849 At: Died: 9 Nov 1929 At: Age: 80 Buried: Eton Comments: Husband of Marie Northey.

  Surname: Pollard First names: Nance Born: At: Died: 15 Dec 1921 At: Age: Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of W. Pollard.

  Surname: Porter First names: John Born: 1844 At: Died: 11 Jul 1908 At: Age: 64 Buried: Eton Comments: Husband of Mary Porter.

  Surname: Porter First names: Mary Born: 1848 At: Died: 22 Apr 1891 At: Age: 43 Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of John Porter.

  Surname: Porter (memorial only) + First names: S.E. (Capt.) (MC) Born: 1876 At: Died: 25 Nov 1908 At: Of wounds, in England. Age: 32 Buried: Brookwood Mil. Cemetery, Woking, Surrey, England Comments: Presumed to be son of John Porter.
Corrections to Capt. Porter's data + courtesy of Mrs Mary O'Neill of Eton. Check out her web page for FAHEY family details and others.

  Surname: Schmidt née Kennedy + First names: Annie May Born: 15 May 1873 At: Died: 7 Sep 1956 At: Age: 21 Buried: Eton Comments: Spouse of Henry August George Schmidt.
Additional Schmidt data + courtesy of Carolyn Pietzner of Moranbah.

  Surname: Schmidt + First names: Arthur Henry Born: 28 Apr 1897 At: Died: 25 Jul 1918 At: Age: 21 Buried: Eton Comments: Son of Henry August George Schmidt.

  Surname: Schmidt + First names: Evelyn Sarah Perona Born: 29 Aug 1899 At: Died: 1901 At: Age: Buried: Eton Comments: Daughter of Henry August George Schmidt.

  Surname: Schmidt + First names: Henry August George Born: 1871 At: Died: 21 Jan 1923 At: Age: 52 Buried: Eton Comments: Father of Arthur Henry and Evelyn Schmidt.

  Surname: Simpson First names: Catherine Born: At: Died: At: Age: 77 Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of James Augustus Simpson.

  Surname: Simpson First names: James Augustus Born: At: Died: At: Age: Buried: Eton Comments: Husband of Catherine Simpson. Father of Thomas, William and James Allan Simpson.

  Surname: Temple First names: John Born: At: Died: 3 Jan 1914 At: Age: Buried: Eton Comments:

  Surname: Vaughn First names: Annie Born: 1854 At: Died: 24 Oct 1891 At: Age: 37 Buried: Eton Comments: Wife of Austin Vaughn.

  Surname: Vaughn First names: Austin Born: 1855 At: Died: 8 Sep 1936 At: Age: 81 Buried: Eton Comments: Husband of Annie Vaughn.

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