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John William Weatherburn

John William Weatherburn

Male 1907 - 1959  (51 years)

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  • Name John William Weatherburn 
    Born 1 Aug 1907  Dora Creek, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Registration 1930  Byrnes St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Registration 1936  Byrnes St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Education 19 Oct 1937  Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1942  Aumuller St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Military Service Between 28 May 1942 and 21 Oct 1945  [2, 3
    Occupation engine Driver 
    Religion Methodist 
    Registration 1949  Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Registration 1954  Rankin St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 27 Jul 1959  Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Dad died from a clot of blood that stopped his heart. Which was thought to have evolved from his hernia operation. [4]
    Notes 
    • From daughter Glenda: Dad started school at Lake Eacham State School 7-7-1913, aged 5 years 11 months, later named Peeramon State School, but later went to Thornburgh College, Charters Towers. I went to Blackheath in 1968.

      When Dad and Mum married, they lived and worked at the Royal Hotel with his parents. A few times Dad went out and did other jobs, but came back again to the Hotel.

      Sometime in the mid 1930's Dad and Mum where on a tobacco farm out near the Barron Bridge, Biboorha, via Mareeba. Tobacco was a new trial crop and a lot of farmers did not do well as they were wiped out with blue mold. I do not know the full story of this time, but just know the farm was not a success.

      While Dad was at CTL (Cairns Timber Limited) in Cairns, he studied and learnt to be an Engine Driver. At some time while he was there, my Father in Law, Norm Pollard, was also working there as a junior, and met and got to know Will. When the war broke out, they where both told they were in a protected industry (Important to the War that they stay at this job), and therefore could not enlist as soldiers. This did not prevent either from trying. Norm actually got as far as Brisbane before he was stopped and sent back.

      Will was in the VDC from 1942 until it was disbanded in 1945.

      When Dad came back to Mareeba, they lived in Starcke St, over the other side of Granite Creek from the town. The Moodys, (Ruth's Uncles) owned a few blocks in this area and Will and Ruth lived on one. This was quite close to the Mareeba Bacon Factory where he worked as an Engine Driver.

      Dad had this job up to his death, which was thought to have been caused from the heavy and strenious work he carried out. Mum recieved compensation for his death, with some being allocated to raise me as I was only 5 at the time. This money also allowed Mum to send me to Blackheath for grade 10 to follow in my father's footsteps.
    Person ID I1295  Roy~Royes | Hougham, Moody, Mordaunt, Royes, Weatherburn, Roy-Manning, Healey-Roy, Claxton-Harris, Royes Australia
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2016 

    Father Joseph Weatherburn
              b. 12 Jun 1884, Lambton, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 20 Jul 1940, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Bertha Gardener
              b. 21 Jun 1886, Adamstown, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Dec 1957, Cairns, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1907  Adamstown, Newcastle, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Photos
    Bertha and Joe Weatherburn
    Bertha and Joe Weatherburn
    Royal Hotel, Mareeba, burnt down in July 2000
    Royal Hotel, Mareeba, burnt down in July 2000
    Royal Hotel, Mareeba, Christmas 1934
    Royal Hotel, Mareeba, Christmas 1934
    Joe and Bertha Weatherburn ran the Royal Hotel, Mareeba, in early 1930s.
    The photo is thought to have been taken around Christmas 1934. From the post that starts at H in sign:
    Catherine Weatherburn, Bertha (Gardener) and Joe Weatherburn, Mary Gardener, Ruth (Royes) Weatherburn, Les Weatherburn, Mary (Weatherburn) Dorward
    Weatherburn reunion 1996 Brisbane
    Weatherburn reunion 1996 Brisbane
    Family ID F331  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Ethel Ruth Royes
              b. 24 Dec 1913, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 28 Jun 1979, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1933  Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • CofE
    Wedding Bells: Weatherburn-Royes
    Wedding Bells: Weatherburn-Royes
    The Cairns Post 4 Nov 1933
    Wedding of Bill Weatherburn (1907-1959) and Ruth Royes (1913-1979)
    Wedding of Bill Weatherburn (1907-1959) and Ruth Royes (1913-1979)
    Children 
    +1. Fay Joan Weatherburn
              b. 7 Mar 1935, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 6 Nov 2007, Kirwan, Townsville, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. J.M. Weatherburn
     3. Unnamed Weatherburn
              b. 12 Feb 1945, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 12 Feb 1945, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Unnamed Weatherburn
              b. 7 Jan 1948, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 7 Jan 1948, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +5. G.R. Weatherburn
    Photos
    Will (1907-1959) and Ruth (Royes) (1913-1979) Weatherburn
    Will (1907-1959) and Ruth (Royes) (1913-1979) Weatherburn
    Weatherburn reunion 1996 Brisbane
    Weatherburn reunion 1996 Brisbane
    Histories
    The Antecedents of the Weatherburns at Norham
    The Antecedents of the Weatherburns at Norham
    Back to early seventeenth century
    Weatherburn-Royes Connection
    Weatherburn-Royes Connection
    Bill Weatherburn married Ruth Royes in 1933 in Mareeba, QLD
    Overviews
    PEDIGREE - Royes-WEATHERBURN
    PEDIGREE - Royes-WEATHERBURN
    Ancestors of John William Weatherburn who married Ruth Royes
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F30  Family Group  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Aug 1907 - Dora Creek, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - barman - 1930 - Byrnes St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1933 - Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - barman - 1936 - Byrnes St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Passed engineer examinations - 19 Oct 1937 - Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1942 - Aumuller St, Cairns, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - engine driver - 1949 - Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRegistration - engine driver - 1954 - Rankin St, Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jul 1959 - Mareeba, QLD, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bill Weatherburn (1907-1959)
    Bill Weatherburn (1907-1959)

    Overviews
    PEDIGREE - Royes-WEATHERBURN
    PEDIGREE - Royes-WEATHERBURN
    Ancestors of John William Weatherburn who married Ruth Royes

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Australian Electoral Rolls 1901-1980, Ancestry.com.

    2. [S241] Weatherburn, JW, service record, Series B884 Accession number 2002/04608365.

    3. [S56] WW2 Nominal Roll Australia, Commonwealth of Australia.

    4. [S339] Correspondence, Joy Weatherburn, 28 Sep 2012.

    5. [S307] Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1949, (Ancestry.com).