Cemetery Residents - G

cemetery residents - g
Marjorie Grimes

GEE, Mary (1869-1908) died in her cell at Boggo Road Gaol in January 1908. She had been admitted two days earlier for drunkenness, and had entered prison looking unwell. Her death was caused by cirrhosis of the liver and kidney and heart failure. She was married but her estranged husband lived in NSW.

GAUJARD family: In 1853, Emile Gaujard migrated from Orleans in France to the goldfields of Victoria where he ran a variety of businesses. He married Sarah Curtis and they had a daughter Helene in 1857. The family moved to Brisbane in 1864 and Emile established a tobacconist business. For some time he was in a partnership with James Elson in a combined tobacconist and hairdressing business called “The Divan”. He had an early setback when his Queen Street premises were destroyed in the great fire of 1864 but he was soon back in business. The shop was located at number 58, near the corner of George Street. Emile’s wife Sarah passed away in 1879, leaving him with his 22 year old daughter Helene as his only family. In 1884, Helene married George Bruce-Nicol who she had met when they were neighbours living in Grey Street, South Brisbane. Emile, Sarah and Helene share a grave with members of the Bruce- Nicol family.

GILLESPIE, Andrew and Eliza (PDF article)

GILLIES, 2nd Lieutenant David Martin (1880-1915), Gallipoli casualty (webpage)

GRAY, Eliza (1858-1944), piano teacher (webpage)

The GRIMES familyearly residents of the Fairfield area (PDF article)

GRIMES, Annie Clarissa (1863-1936), daughter of Samuel Grimes (obituary)

GRIMES, Marjorie (1896-1956), Queensland Girl Guide founder (webpage)

GRINDLE, Robert (d. 1936), Rocklea pioneer (obituary)

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