Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Irene Meyer NEILL1909

Name
Irene Meyer NEILL
Given names
Irene Meyer
Surname
NEILL
Married name
Irene Meyer UPTON
Birth about 1909 33 30
Citation details: 1909/C12450 Irene Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertena Cathrine Meye
Birth of a sisterAllen June Meyer NEILL
about 1910 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 1910/C13175 Allen June Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertina Catherine Meye
Birth of a brotherGeoffrey Meyer NEILL
about 1912 (Age 3 years)
Citation details: 1912/C15083 Geoffrey Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertina Catherine Meyer
Death of a maternal grandmotherRebecca PEARSON
October 21, 1914 (Age 5 years)
Publication: Queensland Newspaper 1864-1933
Citation details: 26 October 1914, page 9
Text:

DEATH OF MRS. REBECCA MEYER. The death occurred on Wednesday last (writes our Esk, correspondent) of an old and highly-respected resident of Queensland - Mrs Rebecca Meyer (nee Pearson), relict of the late Mr. J H. C. Meyer (her husband), of the Main Beach Hotel, Southport. The deceased, who was 87 years of age, came to Esk about 12 mouths ago, and was staying with her daughter, Mrs A B Canter, until a few days before her death, which took place at the residence of another of her daughters in Brisbane. She was an old resident of Sandgate, Brisbane, and Southport, and leaves a family of three sons and five daughters. The deceased lady had lived in Australia for 75 years, having landed at Maitland (New South Wales), in 1839, and over-landed across the Range from that State into Queensland, many years ago, the present road being then merely a bridle track. The funeral took place at the South Brisbane cemetery.

Marriage of a siblingCurvinus Roy Irvine WOODWARDWillowmine Ethel Meyer NEILLView this family
about 1927 (Age 18 years)
Citation details: 1927/C2744 Woodward Curvinus Roy Irvine Neill Willowmine Ethel Meye
Death of a motherRobertina Catherine MEYER
before August 1, 1930 (Age 21 years)

Publication: The Brisbane Courier, Friday 1 August 1930, page 12.
Neill - Robertina Catherine
Neill - Robertina Catherine

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Burial of a motherRobertina Catherine MEYER
August 1, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Publication: The Brisbane Courier, Friday 1 August 1930, page 12.
Neill - Robertina Catherine
Neill - Robertina Catherine

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MarriagePatrick UPTONView this family
about 1932 (Age 23 years)
Citation details: 14 November 2010
Text:

In part:

"Your relation Jane Pearson is a sister to my Great Grandmother Rebecca Pearson. Rebecca married Johann Meyer and one of her daughters, Robertine Catherine married my Grandfather Ernest Neil. My mother was Irene Meyer Neill and she married Patrick Upton and they had me!"

Citation details: 1932/C1242 Upton Patrick Neill Irene Meyer
Upton - Patrick and Neill - Irene Meyer
Upton - Patrick and Neill - Irene Meyer

Note: Image kindly provided by May Smith.

Death of a husbandPatrick UPTON
July 20, 1935 (Age 26 years)
Address: Cooktown District Hospital
Cause: Murdered
Citation details: 1935/C2789 Patrick Upton William Mary Jane McCann
Publication: Brahman News; September 2008 Issue, pages 45 and 46
Citation details: Page 45
Text:

OBITUARY. July 1935 OBITUARY On Saturday morning the death occurred of Patrick -Upton at the Coooktown District Hospital. Deceased, who had been an inmate of the institution for the past fortnight had been brought to town from Bamboo Station, via Laura. Mr. Upton had been ill for some days (as also-was his wife and little son Pat). His condition becoming worse, a blackboy was sent to Coen with a message that Pilot McDonald be asked to come to Musgrave Station to convey the patients to Cooktown. This was done and it was hoped that under medical treatment he would rally. However, despite all the attention of the doctor and staff, Mr. Upton passed away on Saturday morning.

Following receipt of a wire of her son's serious illness, Mrs. W. Upton (Mitchell) and son Tom immediately left on the long trip to Cooktown, whilst , another son , Laurie (Inglewood) joined them, but was compelled to remain in Brisbane through ill-health. On arrival at Cairns it was found that no plane or launch was available, but Mr. Simpson (Mitchell) offered to drive them to the Daintree from Cairns, to hire a launch. They left Daintree at midnight on Friday and arrived in Cooktown just before Pat passed away.

Deceased is survived by his widow and two small children, the former being an inmate of the hospital. Deceased, was born at Cunnamulla 34 years ago and was educated at Mitchell and Brisbane. About seven years ago he came north with his father and had been on Bamboo Station up to the time of his illness. He married Irene Neill, daughter of Mr. E. E. Neill, of Koolburra Station. Three sisters, Mrs. D. Best and Miss Betty Upton (Mitchell) and Mrs C. Cook (Bell) and three brothers, Jack (Brisbane), Thomas (Mitchell) and Laurie (Inglewood).

The cortege moved from St. Mary's Church on Saturday afternoon. Rev. Father N. McFadden, O.S.A., performing the last rites.

The late Mr. Upton will be remembered as a rider at the local turf meetings, and also as an athlete.

Note: Part of story written on the life of May, his daughter:
Death of a paternal grandmotherJeanette Miller MOORE
about 1938 (Age 29 years)
Citation details: 1938/B38084 Jeannette Miller Glasby Thomas Moore Jessie Wighton
Death of a fatherErnest Edwin NEILL
about 1942 (Age 33 years)
Citation details: 1942/C3034 Ernest Edwin Neill - Neill -
Death of a brotherErnest Cameron Meyer NEILL
about 1964 (Age 55 years)
Citation details: 1964/C749 Cameron Ernest Neill Ernest Edward Robertina Catharine Meyers
Deathyes

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: about 1903Queensland, Australia
2 years
elder brother
3 years
elder brother
2 years
elder sister
3 years
herself
2 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Family with Patrick UPTON - View this family
husband
Patrick UPTON
Birth: about 1901Cunnamulla, , Queensland, Australia
Death: July 20, 1935Cooktown, , Queensland, Australia
herself
Marriage: about 1932Queensland, Australia
daughter
Private
son
Private
daughter
Private

BirthBirths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1909/C12450 Irene Meyer Neill Ernest Edwin Robertena Cathrine Meye
MarriageEmails - May Smith
Citation details: 14 November 2010
Text:

In part:

"Your relation Jane Pearson is a sister to my Great Grandmother Rebecca Pearson. Rebecca married Johann Meyer and one of her daughters, Robertine Catherine married my Grandfather Ernest Neil. My mother was Irene Meyer Neill and she married Patrick Upton and they had me!"

MarriageMarriages Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1932/C1242 Upton Patrick Neill Irene Meyer