Alan Rupert ATHERTON[1]

Male 1880 - 1966  (86 years)


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  • Name Alan Rupert ATHERTON 
    Born 2 Feb 1880  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1966  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I11143  Atherton
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2014 

    Father Richard ATHERTON,   b. 26 Oct 1847, Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1926, Yeerongpilly, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Letitia Jane ORR,   b. 18 Jan 1849, Ulster, Northern Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1934, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 23 Jul 1870  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Octavia TURNOR,   b. 28 Mar 1885, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1982, Mackay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Married 15 Mar 1913  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Graham Rupert ATHERTON,   b. 11 Jan 1914, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1978, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Letitia Charlotte ATHERTON,   b. 20 Jun 1916, Sarina, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2007  (Age 90 years)
     3. Richard ATHERTON,   b. 3 Jul 1918, Blue Mountain Station, Via Sarina, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1995, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     4. Alan Alfred ATHERTON,   b. 9 Jun 1921, Blue Mountain Station, Via Sarina, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 2010, Mackay, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jun 2014 
    Family ID F487  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Feb 1880 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Mar 1913 - Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1966 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Alan Rupert Atherton 1880-1966
    Alan Rupert Atherton 1880-1966
    Husband of Charlotte Octavia (Turnor) Atherton

  • Notes 
    • Alan Rupert (known only as Rupert) the second son was born in 1880 and although was also one of the original suppliers to Plane Creek Mill was indeed, a `pureist` Grazier being engaged in that industry both before and after his short time in the Sugar Industry. From the age of 18 he had been given charge of various family
      enterprises, among which was management of `West Hill` and `Suttor Creek` on behalf of his father before entering into partnership with his brother-in-law Albert Cook, as managing partner in the establishment of `Blue Mountain` as an independent station, it was formerly part of `Mount Spencer`, his responsibilities in this capacity extended to `Hazelwood`, `Wandoo` and for a time `Colston Park`. This partnership ended in 1923 and following the selection of land in the Pentland district (formerly part of `Buff Downs`) he took his young family to Charters Towers. In 1928 following a disasterous drought the family moved back to the Mackay district and he bought the Koumala Butchery from Fred A. Davis, during this time there was a Lands Department resumption of Blue Mountain and he acquired in excess of 20,000 acres in addition to the homestead block, so the family moved back to it`s starting place. The second resumption of this country, some years later, left the property to small to operate as a grazing enterprise, so he sold his remaining country to retire firstly to Alligator Creek and then Brisbane.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14500346] athoman.com.