Cemetery Residents - D

DAVIES, Sam Stephen (d. 1927), railway worker (newspaper obituary)

DEIGHTON, Edward (1833-94) (right) was originally from Cambridge, England, and emigrated to Australia in 1852. He became a successful public servant, and was the Under-Secretary for Works and Railways from 1877-88.

He owned the large ‘Deighton Estate’ near the cemetery, bounded by Annerley Road, Gladstone Road and Gloucester Street. The family left a lasting mark on the local area as many of the streets in this area now bear the names of his family members, his hometown, and his ‘Wacumbah’ house. He and his wife Emma had nine children.

DENHAM, Digby Frank (1859-1944), 18th Premier of Queensland (web article)

DENHAM, James and Henrietta, local residents (PDF article)

DIXON, Ethel, Desly and Albert (PDF article)

DODS, Joseph Espie (1875-1930), Australian medical practitioner and soldier (web article)

DOWNS, Robert Kerr (1899-1929), market dealer (newspaper obituary)

DUFFY, Michael and Ann, local residents (PDF article)

DUKE, Emma (d. 1937), nurse (newspaper obituary)

Edward Deighton. (State Library of Queensland)

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