Charles DOBBS

Charles DOBBS[1, 2]

Male 1871 - 1944  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name Charles DOBBS  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Census 1871  Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1871  Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Born Mar 1871  Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6, 7, 11
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 20 Aug 1871  Bardney, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 13
    Census 1881  Attercliffe Cum Darnall, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Residence 1881  Attercliffe cum Darnall, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Arrival 17 Aug 1888  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Occupation Poultry farmer, storekeeper, dairyman 
    Residence England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1908-1915  Kabra, Qld, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Residence 1915  Boolburra, Qld, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Died 27 Sep 1944  Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10
    Buried North Rockhampton Cemetery, Rockhampton, Qld, Aust Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Person ID I18313083563  NunnSuffolk
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2022 

    Father William DOBBS,   b. 9 Feb 1840, Brackenfield, Derbyshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1904, Mt Morgan, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Mother Ann JACKSON,   b. Oct-Dec 1842, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1925, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married Jan-Mar 1861  Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Family ID F1667  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth ALDRIDGE,   b. 19 Dec 1871, Owanyilla, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1952, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1896  Brisbane, Qld, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Helen DOBBS,   b. 14 May 1897, Dobbs Hill, Mt Morgan, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1996, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     2. John Alexis DOBBS COKER,   b. 30 Jun 1901, Mt Morgan, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1987, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Adopted]
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F2983  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Charles the son of William and Ann Dobbs who arrived in Queensland in 1888 with four children.<BR>
      Marriage reference is 2145.96 ex State Library Brisbane Marriages 1894-97. Charles and Elizabeth lived at Shandon Hill, Mt Morgan. Charles was a crusher foreman (at Mt Morgan mine?). They later moved to Boolburra and took up dairying. Charles was 73 when he died <hr>
      Index from Queensland Archives for the ship Taroba on which the Dobbs family arrived in Queensland.

      DOBBS William 48 Taroba 17 Aug 1888 IMM/123 118 Z1964 M1703, M1704
      DOBBS Ann 46 Taroba 17 Aug 1888 IMM/123 118 Z1964 M1703, M1704
      DOBBS Richard 21 Taroba 17 Aug 1888 IMM/123 111 Z1964 M1703, M1704
      DOBBS Charles 17 Taroba 17 Aug 1888 IMM/123 118 Z1964 M1703, M1704
      DOBBS Eliza 7 Taroba 17 Aug 1888 IMM/123 118 Z1964 M1703, M1704
      DOBBS Ethel 4 Taroba 17 Aug 1888 IMM/123 118 Z1964 M1703, M1704

      Possible 1904 death in Queensland for Willian Dobbs.
      1904/C003120 Dobbs William William Dobbs Mary Beacroft

      Possible marriage for Richard Dobbs: 1890/C001161 Dobbs Richard Kate Hancock
      Their children born Queensland:
      1891/C007131 Dobbs Ida Richard Kate Hancock
      1894/C006581 Dobbs Ernest Richard Kate Hancock

      Possible marriage for Eliza Dobbs 1900/C002596 Dobbs Eliza George Beare

      Possible marriage for Ethel Dobbs 1904/C001817 Dobbs Ethel George Henry Ransley


      Picture taken by his adoptive son John Alexis Dobbs Coker

  • Sources 
    1. .
      Qld State Library marriage ref: 2145.96<hr>

    2. [S_1475691349] Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Compiled from publicly available sources.Original data: Compiled from publicly available sources.).
      Marriage date: 1896
      Marriage place: Queensland
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      Death date: 1944
      Death place: Queensland
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      Birth date: abt 1871
      Birth place: Bardney, Lincolnshire, England
      Residence date:
      Residence place: England
      Baptism date: 20 Aug 1871
      Baptism place: Bardney, Lincolnshire, England
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      Birth date: Jan 1871
      Birth place: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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      Birth date: abt 1871
      Birth place: Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, England
      Residence date: 1871
      Residence place: Bracebridge, Lincolnshire, England
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    7. [S_1477548884] 1881 England Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. 1881 British Isles Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the l), Class: RG11; Piece: 4667; Folio: 57; Page: 49; GSU roll: 1342128.
      Birth date: abt 1871
      Birth place: Bracebridge, Lincoln, England
      Residence date: 1881
      Residence place: Attercliffe cum Darnall, Yorkshire, England
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    11. [S151797309] Web: Queensland, Australia, Immigration Indexes, 1848-1972, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

    12. .
      No 64, Bracebridge, Lincolnshire:
      William DOBBS, head, married, aged 31, brickmaker, born Brackenfield, Derby
      Ann DOBBS, wife, aged 29, born Worksop, Notts
      George DOBBS, son, aged 9, brickmaker, born Worksop
      Charles DOBBS, son, aged 1 month or 7 months, born Bracebridge, Lincs
      <hr>

    13. .
      IGI entry<hr>

    14. .
      1881 census for 150 Carlton Rd, Attercliffe Cum Darnall, Sheffield:
      William Dobbs, head, married, aged 41, greengrocer, born Brackenfield, Derby
      Ann Dobbs, wife, aged 39, born Worksop, Notts
      George Dobbs, son, unm, aged 19, lab. iron works, born Worksop, Notts
      Charles Dobbs, son, aged 10, born Bracebirdge, Linc
      <hr>

    15. .
      Found in Post Office directory in several years from 1908 to 1915 at Kabra Qld
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    16. .
      Found in 1915 Post Office directory at Boolburra, Qld
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      HORSE BOLTS WITH SULKY
      A runaway that might have been attended by more serious consequence recently occurred at Edungalba. Mr C. Dobbs, dairyman, of Boolburra,
      was bringing his cream to the railway in a sulky. The horse look fright at a railway motor tricycle standing near the level crossing, and bolted.
      Narrowly missing a stationary utility truck, the horse continued madly in the direction of the river, the occupant of the sulky hanging grimly
      to the reins. Realising that a probable, capsize would result if the runaway was allowed to career down the steep riverbank, Mr Dobbs made a
      desperate effort and succeeded in turning the horse into some small saplings. Collision with one of these brought the sulky to a sudden stop,
      but the harness broke and the horse dragged Mr Dobbs out of the sulky and along the ground before he could release his hold on the reins.
      Mr Dobbs was fortunate to receive only minor abrasions and a severe shaking. The sulky was not badly damaged, though the body work was twisted on the axle.
      APA citation
      HORSE BOLTS WITH SULKY,. (1936, November 30). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), p. 6.
      Retrieved July 18, 2011, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article54986389
      <hr>
      CORRESPONDENCE

      VIEWS OF A DAIRYMAN

      Sir.-Having read Impressions of other dairymen In regard to the present position of our industry I feel that after more than 30 years of dairying I
      have some right to ventilate my ideas of dairying and dairymen. Now, I am not advocating up to Is.7d. per lb. for butter for a while - which the
      Rockhampton factories were paying during the last war-now that dairies are well established, but at least 1/- per lb. should be the average, not 10½d,
      if you are lucky and far less if you are unlucky. There are a lot of people living in towns who, after paying 1/- per lb. for their butter think dairymen
      are among the best paid in the community, but they are a long way from the mark. I may say that when there was no Government interference we had factory
      control of it, but when the Government took a hand we were done to a turn.

      After the last war we suffered a depression, from which, unlike the rest of the community, we never emerged owing equally to Government interference
      and the apathy of the dairymen. As we all know, the State Government bolstered up the LPA for quite a while, but without the cooperation of the dairymen
      with time and money-which was not forthcoming-the Government closed it down. In our centre all that came to the meetings for months were the chairman,
      secretary and one member. Well, along comes the dairymen's association with a fee of 5s per annum, not enough to pay a decent organiser, let alone to pay
      for stationery and stamps and provide a fighting fund, and without a fighting fund you can do nothing-a fact which any unionist can corroborate.
      Nothing under £1 membership ought to be charged to be effective.

      I do not think the factories are wholly to blame for the present trouble. in my opinion it lies with the Governments, State and Federal, which
      panders to one section of the States to the detriment of the man on the land who has got into a rut from which there is no moving him. Had we a
      live union the industry would not be in its present state and no Govern- ment would be game to ignore us.

      The Minister for Agriculture said recently that the dairymen were to be regimented, but methinks that can be carried too far and he, as well as his colleagues,
      might find their Waterloo. I see the State has built a plant to deal with second-class butter, and entered into a contract with the British Government
      for a great supply. Dairymen, if you do not organise and get together a fighting fund I, as an old dairyman, can see you being made the country's slaves
      in the future as you have been in the past.

      I have never met Mr Hobler, of Bajool, but judging from what he writes he is a man after my own heart. Perhaps when the New Order is fixed up after the war
      we will get our rights, but without a cudgel I have my doubts about it.
      -C. DOBBS, Boolburra.

      APA citation
      CORRESPONDENCE. (1942, May 30). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), p. 3.
      Retrieved July 18, 2011, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56119589
      <hr>
      DEATH OF MR C.DOBBS

      The death of Mr Charles Dobbs, which occurred in Rockhampton recently, removed one of Edungalba's oldest and most respected residents.
      Born in Lincolnshire, England, 73 years ago, he came out to Australia with his parents at the age of 17. The family settled in Mt Morgan,
      where Mr Dobbs secured work and continued working for that company for 22 years. For part of this time Mr Dobbs lived at Kabra,
      where he did ironstone quarrying and supplied iron ore to the Mt Morgan smelting works. At Kabra too, Mr Dobbs, always a keen poultry fancier,
      conducted a poultry farm and became a well known exhibitor at the Rockhampton shows, where his birds won many prizes.
      In 1915, Mr Dobbs removed to Boolburra, where he engaged in dairying and raising Stud Jersey cattle and resided until his death.
      He was a member of the Duaringa Shire Council for a number of years, and until the past two years, when ill-health claimed him, he took an
      active interest in anything for the advancement of the district. He was a staunch supporter of the Church of England. A kindly natured man,
      he was held in high regard by his many friends. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs E. H. Goodwin (Bluff), one son, Alex (Boolburra),
      and eight grandchildren. He was laid to rest in the North Rockhampton cemetery, a Minister of the Church of England conducting the burial service - Edungalba correspondent.
      APA citation
      DEATH OF MR C. DOBBS. (1944, October 25). Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954), p. 2.
      Retrieved July 18, 2011, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article56320329
      <hr>

    17. .
      UK marriages:
      Name: William Dobbs and Ann Jackson
      Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1861
      Registration district: Worksop
      Inferred County: Nottinghamshire
      Volume Number: 7b
      Page Number: 58
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