William ROWSTHORN

Male Abt 1852 - 1925  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name William ROWSTHORN 
    Born Abt 1852  Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Dec 1925  Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 28 Dec 1925  Penguin General Cemetery, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Obituary 30 Dec 1925  Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Advocate 

    • Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), Wednesday 30 December 1925, page 2

      The Late Mr. W. Rowsthorne
      The death occurred on Saturday last of Mr. William Rowsthorne at his late  residence, Penguin, at the age of 74 years. Deceased had not enjoyed good health for some time, and during the last few months, had been confined to his bed. 
      Mr. Rowsthorne was born at Evandale, where he spent the early part of his life. He also learnt his trade as painter and decorator there. At the age of 38 he left Evandale, and settled down at Ulverstone, where he resided for 5 years. Later, he decided to try his fortunes on the land, and settled down with his wife and family at Riana. He was one of the old pioneers in Ihat districts, his family being the third lo take up residence there. He remained at Riana for 20 years, and finally removed to Penguin. He has always taken a keen interest in the Methodist Church, and was for many years a local preacher. He was also an ardent worker for the Manchester Unity Lodge. He leaves a wife, three sons-Arthur, Roland and Cecil-and four daughters- Mesdames A. Robson, D. Robson, H. Ling and H. Dobson. 
      The funeral took place on Monday afternoon. The cortege was a lengthy one, showing the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. Butler. There were many beautiful floral tributes. The chief mourners were his three sons, two grandsons, Messrs. Jack and Spencer Robson, and two brothers-in-law, Messrs. Enos Atkins and Samuel Atkins. The pall-bearers were four sons-in-law of the deceased.
    Person ID I4019  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 14 Apr 2017 

    Family Rebeccah ATKINS,   b. Jun Q 1856, Littleworth, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1940, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1877  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Isla Rebecca ROWSTHORN,   b. 23 Jun 1878, Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Walter William Henry ROWSTHORN,   b. 06 Feb 1882, Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1917, Boursies, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     3. Amelia Rosetta ROSWSTHORN,   b. 19 Feb 1885, Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +4. Arthur Charles Tremaine ROSWSTHORN,   b. 11 Oct 1887, Morven (now Evandale), Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1964, Wynyard, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     5. Roland Alfred Harold ROWSTHORN,   b. 17 Dec 1889, Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Pearl Beatrice ROWSTHORN,   b. 07 Jan 1892, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Ruby May ROWSTHORN,   b. 25 Feb 1894, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Cecil Edward Joseph ROSWSTHORN,   b. 07 Sep 1899, Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2007 
    Family ID F832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1852 - Evandale, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Sep 1877 - Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1925 - Penguin, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - Advocate - 30 Dec 1925 - Burnie, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1925 'The Late Mr. W. Rowsthorne', Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954), 30 December, p. 2. , viewed 02 Mar 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article66994127.

    2. [S73] Headstone transcription, William ROWSTHORN, Penguin Cemetery, Tasmania, Billion Graves image.

    3. [S908] Central Coast burial records, (http://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au), entry for William Rowsthorn, Penguin General Cemetery.

    4. [S48] Potters, Painters & Preachers, Donald C Lambourne, (Melbourne, Donald C Lambourne, 2005), p 90.

    5. [S35] Tasmania Pioneer Index 1803-1899, 597/1877.