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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #9 on: Monday 20 November 17 04:51 GMT (UK) »
I can certainly send you a cutting of the Electoral roll entry.
Have you also thought of asking your local library if they have the free version of ancestry? many of them do and you can print it - for a price - or save to a USB stick and then load on to your computer. I will do the electoral roll later to send, now I have to feed the hungry hoards.

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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #10 on: Monday 20 November 17 05:52 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much, Crisane. I am a member of ancestry.com and have managed to find that link now, so don't worry about posting it. I don't know how I missed it. Thank you so much for finding this link to this girl's family. It means a lot to her and her brother. I have just seen that her grandfather had at least two brothers so she will have cousins!! Thanks again! Deb  :D
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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #11 on: Monday 20 November 17 06:40 GMT (UK) »
I love a happy ending ;D

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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #12 on: Monday 20 November 17 06:49 GMT (UK) »

Peter was in Charleville in 1935

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/76561264

Do you need background on Peter's parents?

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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #13 on: Monday 20 November 17 07:02 GMT (UK) »
This may be of interest to you.

At Charleville Cemetery a MI
GORDON, Peter Roderick
died 1/1/1970
Aged 87 years.
Our Uncle

His parents are also interred there with one Norman GORDON

EDIT Sorry, The woman with Peter's father (Murdoch) is possibly Murdoch's second wife, not Peter's mother.

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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #14 on: Monday 20 November 17 07:16 GMT (UK) »
This is the death of the second wife.

1914/C809 Catherine McIntyre GORDON
Parents  James McITYRE  Catherine SINCLAIR

I cannot be sure which of the two wives, both forenamed Catherine is interred with Murdoch.
No further information given.

However there is  a seperate MI entry for the 1914 death  This may or may not be part of Murdoch's headstone.

GORDON, Catherine.
Died 4/2/1942 edit 1914
Aged 60 years
Mother


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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #15 on: Monday 20 November 17 08:11 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, Sue that's just great. Will pass this on too. I copied another site that had Peter dying 01.01.1972 so thanks for that. All of this help is much appreciated.
The one you have quoted is his second wife. The first Catherine (McGregor) died earlier..Catherine died 23 Mar 1884, bur: Morven Cem, Qld. Her parents were apparently...: Peter McGregor and Mary McGibbon.
Children of Murdock and Catherine were: John William Gordon,born 3 Aug 1879,Qld.

Peter Roderick Gordon ,born 28 Nov 1881,Qld, bur 1 Jan 1972,Charleville Cem.Qld.

Alexander Gordon,born 28 Oct 1883,bur 28 April 1966,Charleville Cem,Qld.

Thanks again, Deb
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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 07:02 GMT (UK) »
  John William Gordon,born 3 Aug 1879,Qld.


This son most generally used the name William John GORDON.

He died in QLD
1968   C5282   William   GORDON
Parents    Murdoch GORDON   Catherine MACGREGOR
 
And is buried-
GORDON, William, d. 09.09.1968, Aged 89 yrs,
with Eveline C. GORDON.
MI, At Goombungee

He married his illigitimate step sister.

Her birth
1889   B42723   Catherine   MCINTYRE
Father-
Mother Catherine MCINTYRE

Marriage
1909   C554   William John   GORDON
Evelyn Catherine MCINTYRE

Her death
1964   C2841   Catherine   GORDON
Father-
Mother Catherine MCINTYRE

Her MI
GORDON, Eveline C. Died. 19.05.1964. Aged 75 yrs ,  MI at Goombungee

The burial with Murdoch and Catherine GORDON is her son.

His birth
1908   C2056   Norman Ivan   GORDON
Father-
Mother Catherine Eveline GORDON

His death
1915   C2721 Norman Ivan GORDON
William John GORDON & Evelyn Catherine MCINTYRE

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Re: Gordon family from Toowoomba, Qld, Australia
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 21 November 17 10:39 GMT (UK) »
Thanks so much, Sue. This is all very interesting. Being such a small town when I saw that the son, William Gordon married a McIntyre and his father had also married a McIntyre as his second wife, I suspected that this was more than  coincidence. The pair weren't related so I guess there was no reason why they shouldn't marry
Sad about young Norman Ivan Gordon.
It seems that the other son, Alexander Gordon didn't marry and probably had no children so I am trying to focus on the son who you mentioned, William (John) Gordon who married Evelyn Catherine McIntyre. I would like to discover if they had any children and I wasn't able to find any in spite of extensive searches on the census records. It appears that William and Evelyn moved to the Toowoomba district (probably selling the Croxdale farm owned by their parents) when their father died in 1914. I would say that the brother, Peter Roderick Gordon followed them here from Charleville which is where he most likely met Daisy Smith/Schloss.
Perhaps you may help me further, Sue? In the past I have been able to search within a given time frame for children of two parents, but the Qld BDM seems to prevent me doing this now. When I typed in William Gordon and Evelyn or Catherine as parents within dates of 1908 to 1916, the tool wasn't allowing me to leave the child's name blank, reverting each time to the template name of Jennifer, very frustrating! I actually called Qld BDM and the girl suggested that I give feedback which I have. I've tried searching in ancestry.com but haven't been able to find any children for William and Evelyn. Would you be able to do a search for me (however you did this search)? Thanks again for what you have done. It will be appreciated by Peter's granddaughter! Deb
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