Henry Knight WITTY

Male 1867 - 1931  (64 years)


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  • Name Henry Knight WITTY 
    Born 1 Sep 1867  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Nov 1931  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 21 Nov 1931  Toowong, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Toowong Cemetery 
      Portion 23, Section 31, Grave Number 26
    Obituary 26 Nov 1931  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Brisbane Courier 

    • Mr. H. K. Witty.

      Mr. Henry Knight Witty, of Croydon-road, Paddington, who died in Brisbane yesterday, after a brief illness, was born at the Grand Central Hotel, Queen-street, 64 years ago, his father, Mr. William Knight Witty, being the proprietor at the time. His father subsequently became a sugar miller at Yatala and Yellow-wood, in the Beenleigh district. The late Mr. Witty was for some years an accountant with the Queensland National Bank, first at Beenleigh, and subsequently at Laidley. On leaving the bank he joined the Customs and Excise Department, with which he remained for five years, leaving to join the Bureau of Central Sugar Mills, first as inspector and subsequently as mill manager. In this capacity he served at Nerang, Proserpine, South Johnstone, and Gin Gin until leaving the service In 1918. Deceased then acquired the lease of the Pacific Hotel, Southport, and later retired to Macintosh Island, near Southport, where he engaged in fruit growing. While there the late Mr. Witty took a great interest in local authority matters, and for some years was an alderman. A few years ago deceased sold out his interests in Southport and acquired the old Mondure homestead block in the Murgon district. For the past few months he was the manager of a company of which he was the promoter. He is survived by his widow, four sons, and three daughters, all of whom reside in Brisbane.
    Person ID I6362  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father William Knight WITTY,   b. 30 May 1835, Bucknall, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1900, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Mary KNIGHT,   b. 1839, Longport, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1894, Southport, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 1863  Wolstanton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F5251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida Martha Anna KREBS,   b. 12 Jul 1881, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1966, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 8 Dec 1905  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    • WITTY-KREBS.-On the 8th December, at All Saints, Brisbane, by the Rev. Douglas Price, Henry Knight, the second son of the late W. K. Witty, of Yatala, to Ida Annie, eldest daughter of Matthias Krebs, of Beenleigh. [6]
    Children 
     1. Henry Matthias WITTY,   b. 30 Jul 1906, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1994, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Alfred Vincent WITTY,   b. 27 Aug 1907, Beenleigh, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1987, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Anna Emily WITTY,   b. 25 Nov 1908, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ida Edna WITTY,   b. 25 Nov 1908, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1908, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Edna Evangeline WITTY,   b. 25 Jul 1912, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Richard John Lawrence WITTY,   b. 17 Jul 1915, Benowa, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1997, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     7. Edward Wedgwood Darwin WITTY,   b. 12 Mar 1918, Proserpine, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1867 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Dec 1905 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Nov 1931 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Nov 1931 - Toowong, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsObituary - The Brisbane Courier - 26 Nov 1931 - Brisbane, 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), 1868/B008725.

    2. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Birth registration: Henry Knight Witty, Birth date: 01/09/1867, Mother's name: Mary Knight, Father/parent's name: William Knight Witty, Registration details: 1868/B/8725.

    3. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Death registration: Henry Knight Witty, Death date: 20/11/1931, Mother's name: Mary Knight, Father/parent's name: William Knight Witty, Registration details: 1931/B/15793.

    4. [S120] Brisbane City Council cemetery burial records [database on-line], (http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au), Toowong Cemetery.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1931 'Mr. H. K. Witty.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 26 November, p. 10, viewed 26 February, 2014, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article21740375.

    6. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1905 'Family Notices.', The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), 9 December, p. 4, viewed 7 August, 2011, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article19423813.

    7. [S16] Queensland Federation Index 1890-1914, (Brisbane, The Registrar-General, Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, 2004), 1905/B004214.

    8. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage registration: Henry Knight Witty, Marriage date: 08/12/1905, Spouse's name: Ida Martha Annie Krebs, Registration details: 1905/B/4214.