Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sundays Obituary~ Samuel Christie

 Cains Post Tuesday October 1, 1940:
A link with the early shipping days in Cairns was removed yesterday morning by the death of Mr. Samuel Christie (81). who was an engineer on lighters which were used off Cairns when the city was in its infancy. At his funeral yesterday afternoon representatives of the crews of sugar lighters were present to pay their respects to one of the pioneers of their industry in these parts. Mr. Christie died early yesterday morning at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Adams. Dutton street. He had been a resident of the city for over 50 years. His wife predeceased him some years ago, and he leaves a grown-up family which are well known in Cairns. Tn latter years of his working life he had been engaged as a watersider. The funeral moved from the   'residence of Mrs. Adams and was well attended. Members of the Waterside Workers' Union were- present. Rev. H. Norton officiated.

 CARINS POST: Thursday October 3 1940
The funeral of the late Samuel Christie, of No. 26 Sheridan-street, Cairns, took place on Monday after- noon, moving from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. R. A. Adams, Dutton street, and was largely attended. The crews of the sugar lighters in port and members of the Waterside Workers' Federation were well represented. Rev. Norton officiated at the graveside. Floral tributes were from: Loving Memory of Our Dear Father and Grandfather; Sam, Carrie and Grand- children, Townsville; Crew of the Adelaide S.S. Co. Sugar Lighters; Mrs. E. Hansen and Family; Jack and Lucy Culhane; Eva, Arthur and Grand- children; Mr. and Mrs. James Smith; Miss S. Khan; Mrs. A. Nicholls and Family and Frank; M. Ollson; Mr. and Mrs. Lavin and Family; Mr. and Mrs.] Xiradis and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Sheehan and Vallis Family; Mrs. B. Lawson and Family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Lapworth and Family; Mrs. O'Connell and Family; Mr. and Mrs. E. Smith and Family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Black, junr., and Family, Buchan-street; Mr. Khan and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Ivankovich and Family; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Pickett; Mr. and Mrs. O'Connor, Gordonvale; I Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Adams and Family; 'Betty and Monica Nicholls; Frank and Pearl (Maryborough); Olly Buttner

Samuel Thomas Christian (Christie)  my 2nd Great Uncle. 

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