Ernest Albert ATHERTON[1]

Male 1879 - 1954  (75 years)


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  • Name Ernest Albert ATHERTON 
    Born 22 Mar 1879  Emerald End, Via Mareeba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Jun 1954  Mareeba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Queensland Deaths 1829-1964 Transcription
      First name(s) Ernest Albert
      Last name Atherton
      Registration year 1954
      Registration number 1954/002995
      Death date 29 Jun 1954
      Father's first name(s) John
      Mother's first name(s) Catherine
      Mother's last name Grainger
      State Queensland
      Country Australia
      Record set Queensland Deaths 1829-1964
      Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
      Subcategory Deaths & burials
      Collections from Australasia
    Person ID I10986  Atherton
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2016 

    Father John ATHERTON,   b. 9 Aug 1837, Blackrod, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1913, Emerald End, Via Mareeba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Catherine GRAINGER,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. 4 May 1902, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Sep 1862  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Honoria Christina SVENDSEN,   b. Cal 1889,   d. Aug 1975  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married 10 Apr 1912  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ernest Canning ATHERTON,   b. 25 Mar 1920, Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1994  (Age 73 years)
     2. Henry Marinius ATHERTON,   b. 31 Jul 1921, Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1943, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     3. Lucy ATHERTON,   b. Between 1921 and 1927,   d. Between 1980 and 1989, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
     4. John Richard ATHERTON,   b. 31 Aug 1927,   d. 8 Nov 1979  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F4245  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Mar 1879 - Emerald End, Via Mareeba, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Apr 1912 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1954 - Mareeba, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ernest Albert Atherton 1879-1954
    Ernest Albert Atherton 1879-1954
    Husband of Honoria Christina (Svendson) Atherton

  • Notes 
    • Ernest Albert Atherton was born on March 22, 1879, at `Emerald End` Station where his earlier education was conducted. He later attended the Cairns State School, at which he studied until reaching the age of seventeen, when he became emloyed in pastoral work at `Emerald End`.
      Subsequently, during the period that his brother was similarly engaged at Mungana, he followed butchering at Chillagoe, where he conducted a business for Mr. William Atherton for six years. When O.K. sprung into existence as the centre for what was for a time a prolific copperfield, he opened a store there, which he ran in person for four years, finally selling out to open up at Cloncurry. Finding the prospects of that district not up to expectations, he returned to the Tableland and established himself at Alma-den, where he suffered a severe reverse owing to the destruction of his premises by fire. His enterprise at Alma-den being thus terminated he proceeded to
      Mareeba, where he made a fresh start in the butchering trade, carrying on a business here for the period of about six years preceding his association with Mr. J. G. Atherton in the purchase of the important concern which now engages the energies of both partners, who were also interested in sugar production for a short time. Mr E.A. Atherton is prominent in various phases of public activity, being the present chairman of the Woothakata Shire and a former holder of that office on the council of the Barron Shire, during the five years immediately preceding its amalgamation with the Woothakata body. He was one of the committee of the Northern Patriotic Council, a body which during and since the War achieved apendid results for the benefit of returned soldiers and their dependents. The brothers are supporters of the Northern Country Party.
      Mr E.A. Atherton is a committeeman of the Cairns Jockey Club, and both he and Mr. J.G. Atherton are among the valued patrons of the sport in Cairns and its district. The former is a member of the Cairns Harbour Board and on the committee of the Cairns Pastoral and Agricultural Society.
      In the year 1912 he married Honoria, daughter of Mr. H.M. Svendsen, a native of Denmark and a pioneer of the Cairns district, in which he has resided for about forty years. Of the union there is a family of two sons, Ernest Canning and Henry Marinius.
      Ernest Albert Atherton was elected to the Queensland Parliament as a Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A.) as the member for Chillagoe from 11 May 1929 till defeated on 10 June 1932. He served as the Minister for Mines from 21 May 1929 to 17 June 1932

  • Sources 
    1. [S14500346] athoman.com.