Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Patrick UPTONAge: 34 years19011935

Name
Patrick UPTON
Given names
Patrick
Surname
UPTON
Birth about 1901
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: 1901/C2160 Patrick Upton William Mary Jane McCann
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.

MarriageIrene Meyer NEILLView this family
about 1932 (Age 31 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 July 20, 1935 (Age 34 years)
Address: Cooktown District Hospital
Cause of death: 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:
Obituary July 26, 1935 (6 days after death)

Note: OBITUARY. July 1935
Upton-Patrick
Upton-Patrick

Note: Downloaded from Trove.

Family with Irene Meyer NEILL - View this family
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Patrick UPTON
Birth: about 1901Cunnamulla, , Queensland, Australia
Death: July 20, 1935Cooktown, , Queensland, Australia
wife
Marriage: about 1932Queensland, Australia
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BirthEmails - 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!"

BirthBirths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1901/C2160 Patrick Upton William Mary Jane McCann
BirthObituary - Upton - Patrick
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.

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
DeathDeaths Registered in Queensland
Citation details: 1935/C2789 Patrick Upton William Mary Jane McCann
DeathSmith - May - A Life Story
Publication: Brahman News; September 2008 Issue, pages 45 and 46
Citation details: Page 45
DeathObituary - Upton - Patrick
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.