Emma Harriet Ann SPILLER

Female 1879 - 1967  (87 years)


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  • Name Emma Harriet Ann SPILLER 
    Born 15 Nov 1879  Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Occupation China Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Missionary 
    • She was a missionary with the China Inland Mission and spent her life in China.
    Died 4 Aug 1967  Fairymead, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Cause: Burned to death in house fire 
    • Woman dead in house fire

      An 87-year-old woman was burned to death in a house fire at Fairymead yesterday.
      She was Mrs Emma Harriett Ann McIntyre, mother of the resident minister at Fairymead.
      Bundaberg Fire Brigade was called at 1.25 pm.
      When firemen arrived, the weatherboard house was ablaze. There was nothing they could do to save it.

      Too fierce

      Firemen were informed that there was an elderly lady still in the house, but the fire was too fierce for them to enter.
      Mrs McIntyre's body was recovered later.
      About 3000 gallons of water was poured on the flames from the brigade's main tanker.
      Fairymead volunteer firemen used auxiliary pumps from tanks at the rear of the premises, before Bundaberg firemen arrived. The[y] pumped about 2000 gallons of water.
      Bundaberg Fire Chief, Mr A Binnie, said later that the Fairymead men had done "a good job".
      He said a shortage of water had hampered the firemen.
      The home was owned by Fairymead Sugar Co Ltd and was insured.
      Mr Binnie said he thought the fire might have started from an electric heater.
      Mrs McIntyre's son was absent at Mt Perry at the time.

      Bundaberg News-Mail, 5 August 1967, Page 1
    Buried Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Bundaberg Cemetery
      Location: B16B Grave Number: B1220
      No headstone
    Person ID I7002  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2018 

    Father Henry John SPILLER,   b. 27 Aug 1840, Membury, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1901, Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Louisa LENTON,   b. 20 Nov 1845, Plymtree, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1918, Gympie, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1865  Tiverton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5006  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Lamont McINTYRE,   b. 18 May 1878, Dumbarton, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1920, Yungning, Sichuan, China Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1906  China Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Herbert Lamont McINTYRE,   b. Apr 1907, Chunking, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ernest Samuel McINTYRE,   b. 31 Mar 1909, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Bruce McINTYRE,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gertrude McINTYRE,   b. Jun 1916, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William Wallace McINTYRE,   b. Nov 1919, China Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2009 
    Family ID F5078  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Nov 1879 - Gympie, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Missionary - - China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jan 1906 - China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Burned to death in house fire - 4 Aug 1967 - Fairymead, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Queensland Pioneers Index 1829-1889, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2000), 1880/ 002536.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration: Emma Harriett Ann Spiller, Birth date: 15/11/1879, Mother's name: Louisa Lenton, Father/parent's name: Henry John Spiller, Registration details: 1880/C/2536.

    3. [S131] Bundaberg Regional Council Cemetery Records [database on-line], (http://bundaberg.qld.gov.au/cemetery/index.php).

    4. [S491] News-Mail, (http://www.news-mail.com.au), 5 August 1967, Page 1.

    5. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Emma Harriet Anne McIntyre, Death date: 04/08/1967, Mother's name: Louisa Lenton, Father/parent's name: Henry John Spiller, Registration details: 1967/C/3316.