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Biography

Charles Booby was born 4 June 1847 in Sandy Creek, New South Wales, Australia to Joshua Booby (1793-1882) and Mary Bridget Twohill (1806-1901) and died 23 January 1910 in Jackalass, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Charlotte Fuller (1854-1937) 23 July 1870 in Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, Ireland.



Children


Offspring of Charles Booby and Charlotte Fuller (1854-1937)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Betsy Booby (1871-1954) 27 May 1871 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 4 May 1954 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia Henry Alfred Cooper (1868-1940)

William Booby (1872-1958) 31 December 1872 Kimo, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 16 May 1958 Wee Waa, New South Wales, Australia Elizabeth Mary Thompson (1875-1957)

Louisa Jane Booby (1875-1899) 21 January 1875 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 2 May 1899 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia Thomas Pickering True (1861-1935)

Joshua Booby (1877-1958) 23 February 1877 Native Dog Creek, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 11 June 1958 Sacred Heart Hospice, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia Mary Jane Foster (1881-1955)

Mary Booby (1879-1957)
Charlotte Booby (1881-1972)
Charles Booby (1883-1949) 25 December 1883 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 17 January 1949 Galong, New South Wales, Australia Annie Ethel May Cheetham (1898-1973)

George Alfred Booby (1886-1899) 29 May 1886 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 1 November 1899 Gundagai Hospital, Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Thomas Henry Booby (1889-1978)
Arthur James Booby (1891-1957)
Wallace Herbert Booby (1894-1906) 12 May 1894 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 2 September 1906 Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia
Francis Walter Booby (1897-1979) 25 February 1897 Jackalass, South Gundagai, New South Wales, Australia 27 August 1979 Ada C Ruth Quinnell (1907-1968)

Obituary

Mr. Charles Booby, an old resident of the district, died at his home at Jackalass on Sunday evening last, at the age of 56 years. About six months ago deceased went down to an attack of dropsy, and although he was treated by Gundagai and Tumut doctors, and was for a time an inmate of Tumut Hospital, his case was hopeless. He leaves a wife and a grown-up family of five sons and three daughters, and several grandchildren.

Deceased was one of Gundagai's earliest reef miners, and about 40 years ago worked several shows in the Reno locality, with fairly successful results. At Long Flat he put down the first shaft on Messrs Robinson and Rice's ground, about 100 yards from where rich gold finds were made a few years ago. Mr Booby sank on a galena lode, and the golden ore was put through a primitive battery at Jones' Creek, which lost a good deal of the gold contents The old shaft is still in existence, and some of the drill holes (about two inches in diameter) are discernable. The funeral took place on Tuesday, the remains being interred in the Catholic cemetery at North Gundagai.

The Gundagai Independent And Pastoral, Agricultural And Mining Advocate, 26 January 1910, page 2






Sources and notes

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: 3665/1847 V18473665 64



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