ETON: Archive

 
 Pos S  21°16.169
E 148°58.215
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.

The escarpment where the road climbs from the coastal plain has historically been a gold mining area and there are shafts in the most unlikely places...

We have now gone to a live on-line database called MOP ('Myra's Other Place') and the records listed below are steadily being copied over. Once a record is there a green tick will show alongside the entry. The MOP database has a lot more than just cemetery records and is worth checking out here where you can log in as Guest password guest.

Collected and collated by Alan Wagener

Actual headstone data;  Data from other sources;
  Data has been transferred to MOP

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  Surname: Burgess   Data has been transferred to
MOP First names: Ellen nee Simpson Born: 6 Nov 1891 At: QLD Died: 1 Oct 1940 At: Age: 49 Buried: Eton, QLD Comments: 'wife and mother'. Wife of John Clarence Burgess.
  Surname: Burgess   Data has been transferred to
MOP First names: Graham Walter Born: 25 Apr 1888 At: QLD Died: 13 Jul 1926 At: QLD Age: 38 Buried: Eton Comments: Son of William & Sarah Burgess.
  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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