Walter  Merrin

Walter Merrin[1, 2, 3]

Male 1879 - 1956  (76 years)

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  • Name Walter Merrin 
    Born 04 Aug 1879  Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth Registration::
      Merrin, Walter: Birth: 04.08. 1879: F. James M. Mary Anne Lewis: Reg. No. 1879/C2655 (Source: Queensland Pioneer Index 1829 -1889)
    Gender Male 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1903 &1905  Kidgell St., Mt Pleasant, Gympie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1905
    One Mile - Gympie - Wide Bay Division
    No 891: MERRIN, Marion: Place of Living: Kidgell St., Mt Pleasant: domestic duties

    No 895: MERRIN, Walter: Place of Living: Kidgell St., Mt Pleasant: Occupation: miner

    Note; Marion Black was Walter Merrin's first wife 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1908  Taabinga Village, near Kingaroy Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1908
    Division of Wide Bay - Subdivision of Nanango
    No. 1024: MERRIN, Minnie: Place of Living: Taabinga Village: Occupation: housewife
    NO 1025: MERRIN, Walter: Place of Living: Taabinga Village: Occupation: farmer
     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1913  Deborah, Tiaro District Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1913
    District Wide Bay: Subdistrict: Tiaro South:
    No. 868: Minnie Merrin: Residence: Deborah: Occupation: Home Duties
    No. 869: Walter Merrin : Residence: Deborah: Occupation; Dairyman 
    Personal 12 Aug 1915  Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    MR. WALTER MERRIN
    (Late of Gympie)
    WISHES to notify the Public of Maryborough and District, that, he has taken over the
    RAILWAY HOTEL.
    It is my intention to stock only the Best Brands, and I have installed the latest Hygienic Pumps, and customers calling will receive every attention, and will be well catered for. I am also prepared to receive boarders, and they can depend on being well catered for.
    GIVE ME A CALL.
    WALTER MERRIN, Railway Hotel, Lennox Street, Maryborough.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser, Queensland, Thursday, 12 August 1915 
    Residence 1915,03 Dec - 14 Apr 1916  Railway Hotel, Lennox Street, Maryborough, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Railway Hotel, Lennox Street, Maryborough, Qld 
    Fire 19 Mar 1918  The Brisbane Courier, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    HOTEL BURNT AT MARYBOROUGH.
    MARYBOROUGH, March l8.
    The Railway Hotel was totally destroyed by fire early this morning. The cause of the outbreak is unknown, but it apparently started in the back portion of the building, and the wooden structure was soon a mass of flames Only the lieensee (Mr. W. Merrin), a boarder, and two maids were in the hotel at the time, Mrs. Merrin and the family being absent at Pialba. Mr T Short's areated water factory, adjoining, was for some time in danger owing to the strong breeze, but the efforts of the fire brigade saved the factory, with little damage beyond that caused by flooding. The hotel was one of the oldest two storied buildings in Maryborough, and was owned by the trustees of the late Mr. Beirs. It was one of seven ordered by the court to be closed in accordance with the previsions of the the recent local option poll, which decided in favour of reduction in the Maryborough area. The term of it's license expires in June next. The amount of the insurance cannot yet be ascertained, but it is understood both Mr. Merrin and the trustees of the estate are heavy losers.
    Transcribed from "The Brisbane Courier, Queensland, Tuesday 19 March 1918"
     
    Fire 20 May 1918  Railway Hotel, Maryborough, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    HOTEL LICENSE LAPSES.
    MARYBOROUGH, May 15
    The license of the Railway Hotel from today ceased to exist in consequence of the withdrawal of the application for a renewal bv the licencee, Walter Merrin, The hotel was destroyed by fire in March last, and objection against the renewal of the license was lodged by the licensing inspector in the Licensing Court, on the grounds that the premises were not likely to be rebuilt. This was one of the five hotels which, on December, 1919, will be closed under the provisions of the Local Option Act, and it was intimated in court today that a compromise had been arrived at between the owner and lessee.
    The Brisbane Courier, Queensland, Monday, 20 May 1918

    It would be interesting to know if the Railway Hotel, of which the licensee when it was burnt down was Walter Merrin, was identical with the Elephant and Castle.
    Maryborough Chronicle, Queensland, Tuesday, 30 September 1952
     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1919  John and Ann St., Maryborough Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1919
    Division of Wide Bay -Subdivision of Maryborough
    No 4016: MERRIN, Marie Caroline: Place of Living: John and Ann St., Occupation: home duties
    No 4017: MERRIN, Walter: Place of Living: John and Ann St., Occupation: licensed victualler
     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1922  Albert St. Maryborough, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1922
    Surname: Merrin: Given Names: Walter: No. 3697: Place of Living : Albert Street ,Maryborough: Occupation: Licensed Victualler: Subdivision: Maryborough: Division: Wide Bay.
    Surname: Merrin: Given Names: Marie Caroline: No. 3694: Albert Street, Maryborough : Occupation: Home Duties: Subdivision: Maryborough Division: Wide Bay
     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1925  Kilkivan, Qld Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1925 District: Wide Bay: Subdistrict: Subdistrict: Kilkivan.
    Marie Caroline Merrin: Residence: Kilkivan:. Occupation: Home Duties
    Walter Merrin : Residence: Kilkivan:. Occupation; Dairyman 
    NSW Elctoral Roll 1930  Piggabeen, Tweed Heads, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1930 New South Wales Electoral Roll
    District of Richmond: Subdistrict of Tweed Heads
    No.1157: Francis Ronald Merrin: Residence: Piggabeen: Occupation : Farmer
    No.1158: Marie Caroline Merrin: Residence: Piggabeen: Occupation: Home Duties
    No. 1159 : Walter Merrin: Residence Piggabeen: Occupation :Dairyman.
    [Note for Piggabeen: It is a farming district located in the hills at the back of Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah]
     
    NSW Elctoral Roll 1936  Piggabeen, Tweed Heads District Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1936 New South Wales Electoral Roll
    District of Richmond: Subdistrict of Tweed Heads
    No. 1515: Francis Ronald Merrin: Residence: Piggabeen: Occupation :Dairy Farmer [Son]
    No 1516: Marie Caroline Merrin: Residence: Piggabeen: Occupation: Home Duties
    No. 1517: Walter Merrin: Residence Piggabeen: Occupation :Dairy Farmer
     
    NSW Elctoral Roll 1943  Piggabeen, Tweed Heads District Find all individuals with events at this location 
    New South Wales Electoral Roll 1943
    Commonwealth - Richmond: State -Byron Subdivision of Tweed Heads
    No 1653: MERRIN, Marie Caroline; Place of Living: Piggabeen: Occupation: Home Duties
    No 1654: MERRIN, Francis Ronald: Place of Living: Piggabeen: Occupation: farmer
    No 1655: MERRIN, Walter: : Place of Living: Piggabeen: Occupation: dairyman
     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1954  Bilinga, South Coast, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1954
    Division of McPherson - Subdivision of Southport
    No 7225: MERRIN, Marie Caroline: Place of Living: Bilinga, South Coast: Occupation: home duties
    No 7226: MERRIN, Walter: Place of Living: Bilinga, South Coast: Occupation: commission agent

    The word "Bilinga" is derived from the word "Bilinba", or bats. This name was adopted in 1918 as a place name for crown lands north of Coolangatta [Source: WikipediA]

     
    Died 17 Jul 1956  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Jul 1975  Tweed Heads Lawn & General Cemetery, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • TWEED HEADS CEMETERY INDEX
      Surname:MERRIN Given Names: MARIA CAROLINE Death date: December 9, 1955; Age:77 YEARS, Burial: TWEED HEADS CEMETERY

      Surname: MERRIN Given Name:WALTER Death date: July 17, 1956: Age: 77 YEARS: Burial: TWEED HEADS CEMETERY

      TWEED HEADS OLD GENERAL CEMETERY
      Address: Razorback Rd, Tweed Heads 2485 NSW

      Inscription for Walter Merrin
      Family Name: Merrin Given Names: Walter Birth Date: Death Date: 17 Jul 1956 Age: 77y Remarks: h/Maria Caroline; father Portion: Row: L24

      Inscription for Maria Caroline Merrin
      Family Name: Merrin Given Names: Maria Caroline Birth Date: Death Date: 9 Dec 1955 Age: 77y Remarks: w/Walter; mother Portion: Row: L24

      Walter Merrin
      Birth: Aug. 4, 1879
      Gympie
      Gympie Region
      Queensland, Australia
      Death: Jul. 17, 1956
      Gold Coast
      Gold Coast City
      Queensland, Australia
      Family links:
      Spouse:
      Maria Caroline Bundesen Merrin (1879 - 1955)*
      Note: 77y; h/Maria Caroline; father
      Burial:
      Tweed Heads Old General Cemetery
      Tweed Heads
      Tweed Shire
      New South Wales, Australia
      Plot: L24
      Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
      Record added: Mar 22, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 50083844
    Person ID I3760  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2017 

    Father James Merrin,   b. Abt. 1838, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1904, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Mary Anne Lewis,   b. 1841, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Gympie, Queensland Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Family ID F1312  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Marion Black,   b. Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1905, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1897  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration
      MERRIN, Walter: Marriage: 1897: Spouse: BLACK, Marion. 1897/B18528 (Source: Queensland Marriage Register)

      Note Thomas Merrin Black was the first child of Walter Merrin and Marion Black
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Merrin,   b. 1897, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Marion Merrin,   b. 1897, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1897, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Clara Merrin,   b. 1898, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1898, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Norman Eric Merrin,   b. 17 Nov 1899, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. James Merrin,   b. 1900
     6. Hazel May Merrin,   b. 1901, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Ivy Lillian Merrin,   b. 1904, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905, Gympie, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2009 
    Family ID F1557  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Maria Caroline/Minnie Bundesen,   b. 1879, Ross, South Island, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Dec 1955, Murwillumbah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 21 Mar 1906  Tiaro District, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Registration:
      Bundesen, Minnie Marriage: 21. 03.1906; Spouse: Merrin, Walter: Reg No. 1906/C1867 (Source: Queensland Marriage Register)
    Children 
     1. Walter Leonard Merrin,   b. 24 Sep1912, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996
     2. Francis Ronald Merrin,   b. 20 Jul 1907, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Dec 1964, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Christina Elizabeth Merrin,   b. 13 Oct 1909, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1991, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. Clara Muriel Merrin,   b. 1910, Maryborough, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1992, Southport Hospital, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. Alfred Colin Merrin,   b. 24 May 1914, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Hugh Douglas Haig Merrin,   b. 07 Oct 1918, Maryborough, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1988, Palm Beach, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F1171  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Walter Merrin & Maria Caroline Merrin (nee Bundesen)
    Walter Merrin & Maria Caroline Merrin (nee Bundesen)

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.

    2. [S12] Qld Birth, Deaths and Marriages.

    3. [S115] Trove.


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