Kirk River

 Pos S 20°00.047 
E 146°45.726
These records have been assembled from the few headstones in the old cemetery plus a number of additional records in local histories, where the burial place is known.

Kirk River is a few kilometers along the Ravenswood-Mingela road, and the cemetery is about 1 km back on the Ravenswood side, on the left as you face Mingela. It is almost out of sight, up on a scrubby ridge inside the property fence. It is not wonderfully maintained, but appears to be in current use, which surprised me.

Actual headstone data; + Data from other sources

Original data obtained by Alan Wagener, updates from historical records or from helpful readers.

Some shots of the Kirk River cemetery -  Click on picture for larger scale view

  Surname: Bawden née Hoar + First names: Ellen Jane (Nellie) Born: 22 Jul 1866 At: Menheniot,Cornwall Died: 29 Mar 1949 At: Charters Towers,QLD Age: 83 Buried: Kirk River Comments: Wife of William Baratt Bawden.

  Surname: Bawden + First names: William Baratt Born: 14 Sep 1852 At: Menheniot,Cornwall Died: 9 Jan 1925 At: Kirk River,QLD Age: 73 Buried: Kirk River Comments: Spouse of Nellie Bawden.

  Surname: Caspani First names: Martin Henry Born: 1927 At: Died: 15 Aug 1971 At: Age: 44 Buried: Kirk River Comments: 'loving husband and father'.

  Surname: Caspani First names: Richard Domenic Born: 1922 At: Died: 10 Feb 1989 At: Age: 67 Buried: Kirk River Comments: 'our dear brother'.

  Surname: Cavanagh First names: Anna Maria Born: 27 Aug 1910 At: Died: 26 Feb 2000 At: Age: 90 Buried: Kirk River Comments: Wife of James Patrick Cavanagh.

  Surname: Cavanagh First names: James Patrick Born: 19 Apr 1915 At: Died: 18 May 1999 At: Age: 84 Buried: Kirk River Comments: Spouse of Anna Maria Cavanagh.

  Surname: Kay née Kerr + First names: Eliza Born: At: Portadown,Co. Armargh,Ireland Died: 17 Jun 1898 At: Age: Buried: Kirk River Comments: Wife of Richard John Kay.

  Surname: Kay + First names: Richard John Born: circa 1831 At: Selby,Yorkshire,Ireland Died: 27 Aug 1901 At: Age: Buried: Kirk River Comments: Spouse of Eliza Kay.

  Surname: Kelso First names: Daniel Born: ca 1896 At: Died: 5 Jul 1905 At: Age: 9 Buried: Kirk River Comments: 'our dear son'.
Thanks to Bob Kelso for pointing out an obvious error...

    Surname:  McLelland               
First names:  Annie
       Born:  1879                     At: 
       Died:  11 Aug 1919              At: 
        Age:  40                   Buried:  Kirk River
   Comments:  Wife of Joseph McLelland.

  Surname: McLelland First names: Joseph Born: 1872 At: Died: 17 Jan 1961 At: Age: 89 Buried: Kirk River Comments: Spouse of Annie McLelland.
The McClennan grave at Kirk River cemetery

  Surname: Romalli née Bawden + First names: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Born: 3 Feb 1901 At: Died: 17 Nov 1933 At: Charters Towers,QLD Age: 32 Buried: Kirk River Comments: Wife of John (Jack) Romalli.

  Surname: Scroggie First names: Isabella Born: At: Died: 1 Apr 1895 At: Age: Buried: Kirk River Comments: 'my dear wife'.
The Scroggie grave at Kirk River cemetery

  Surname: Stone First names: Charlie Born: At: Died: 31 May 1908 At: Age: Buried: Kirk River Comments: 'by John & Ann Kay'. Husband of Annie Stone.

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