Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Francis “Frank” TOWERSAge: 5618701926

Name
Francis “Frank” TOWERS
Given names
Francis
Nickname
Frank
Surname
TOWERS
Birth about 1870 23 17
Citation details: 9230/1870 TOWERS FRANCIS HENRY ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a sisterEdith TOWERS
about 1871 (Age 12 months)
Citation details: 9788/1871 TOWERS EDITH HENRY ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a brotherWilliam Henry James TOWERS
about 1874 (Age 4)
Citation details: 10288/1874 TOWERS WILLIAM HENRY HENRY ISABELLA DUNGOG
Birth of a sisterElizabeth TOWERS
September 23, 1875 (Age 5)
Citation details: 10665/1875 TOWERS ELIZABETH HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Birth of a brotherAlfred Stanley TOWERS
about 1877 (Age 7)
Citation details: 11354/1877 TOWERS ALFRED S HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Birth of a brotherThomas TOWERS
November 5, 1879 (Age 9)
Citation details: 12968/1879 TOWERS THOMAS HENRY ISABELLA MATILDA DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Death of a maternal grandfatherJames BIGNELL
November 15, 1880 (Age 10)
Informant: Edward Thomas BIGNALLson
Cause: Old age
Citation details: 6531/1880 BIGNALL JAMES WILLIAM DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Bignell - James - Death Certificate
Bignell - James - Death Certificate

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Birth of a sisterAmelia TOWERS
December 15, 1881 (Age 11)
Citation details: 15085/1882 TOWERS AMELIA HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Death of a paternal grandfatherThomas TOWERS
November 21, 1882 (Age 12)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7904/1882 TOWERS THOMAS AGE 76 YEARS DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a sisterMelita Jane TOWERS
March 16, 1884 (Age 14)
Citation details: 18100/1884 TOWERS MELITA J HENRY ISABELLA M DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Death of a maternal grandmotherAmelia KINGSTON
December 20, 1884 (Age 14)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 8783/1884 BIGNELL AMELIA SAMUEL DIED DUNGOG DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 721
Birth of a sisterEmily F TOWERS
about 1886 (Age 16)
Citation details: 23115/1886 TOWERS EMILY F HENRY ISABELLA M TAREE
Birth of a brotherArthur E TOWERS
about 1888 (Age 18)
Citation details: 24327/1888 TOWERS ARTHUR E HENRY ISABELLA M TAREE
MarriageAnnie Maria BIGNELLView this family
May 9, 1891 (Age 21)
Citation details: 7566/1891 TOWERS FRANK BIGNELL ANNIE M TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a daughter
#1
Elsie Evelyn TOWERS
September 10, 1891 (Age 21)
Citation details: 34270/1891 TOWERS ELSIE E FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a brotherHenry George L TOWERS
about 1891 (Age 21)
Citation details: 34182/1891 TOWERS HENRY G L HENRY ISABELLA M TAREE
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth FLETCHER
December 26, 1892 (Age 22)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5058/1892 TOWERS ELIZABETH GEORGE MARY DUNGOG
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1256
Birth of a daughter
#2
Lila Annie TOWERS
about 1893 (Age 23)
Citation details: 34639/1893 TOWERS LILA A FRANK ANNIE TAREE
Birth of a brotherClarence Bignell TOWERS
about 1893 (Age 23)
Citation details: 34981/1893 TOWERS CLARENCE B HENRY ISABELLA M TAREE
Marriage of a siblingHenry WARRENElizabeth TOWERSView this family
about 1893 (Age 23)
Citation details: 6916/1893 WARREN HENRY TOWERS ELIZABETH TAREE
Birth of a son
#3
Cecil S K TOWERS
about 1895 (Age 25)
Citation details: 8038/1895 TOWERS CECIL S K FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Death of a sonCecil S K TOWERS
about 1895 (Age 25)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 10371/1895 TOWERS CECIL S K FRANK ANNIE TAREE
Marriage of a siblingGeorge FRITZEdith TOWERSView this family
about 1896 (Age 26)
Citation details: 8242/1896 FRITZ GEORGE TOWERS EDITH TAREE
Birth of a daughter
#4
Hilda Mary I TOWERS
about 1897 (Age 27)
Citation details: 7504/1897 TOWERS HILDA M I FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Marriage of a siblingWilliam James GILLAmelia TOWERSView this family
February 9, 1899 (Age 29)
Citation details: 1916/1899 GILL JAMES W TOWERS AMELIA TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 862 and 1255
Birth of a daughter
#5
Eleanor Amelia “Lena” TOWERS
April 10, 1899 (Age 29)
Citation details: 16332/1899 TOWERS ELEANOR A FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Citation details: 22 March 2014
Text:

In part:

"Birth date was 10 th April 1899"

Marriage of a siblingGeorge BAINESEmily F TOWERSView this family
about 1900 (Age 30)
Citation details: 9704/1900 BAINES GEORGE TOWERS EMILY F TAREE
Birth of a son
#6
Clarence Sydney TOWERS
about 1901 (Age 31)
Citation details: 36303/1901 TOWERS CLARENCE S FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Birth of a daughter
#7
Roberta Alice TOWERS
about 1904 (Age 34)
Citation details: 7494/1904 TOWERS ROBERTA A FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Stanley TOWERSEmelia Alice SEABORNView this family
about 1904 (Age 34)
Citation details: 561/1904 TOWERS STANLEY SEABORN EMELIA A SYDNEY
Marriage of a siblingAlfred Charles GILLMelita Jane TOWERSView this family
April 10, 1906 (Age 36)
Citation details: 5477/1906 GILL ALFRED C TOWERS MELITA J TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 862 and 1255
Death of a brotherAlfred Stanley TOWERS
April 19, 1906 (Age 36)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6810/1906 TOWERS ALFRED S HENRY ISABELLA TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Birth of a daughter
#8
Louisa TOWERS
about 1907 (Age 37)
Citation details: 40709/1907 TOWERS LOUISA FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Marriage of a siblingThomas TOWERSMary GIBSONView this family
about 1907 (Age 37)
Citation details: 8832/1907 TOWERS THOMAS GIBSON MARY TAREE
Death of a daughterLouisa TOWERS
about 1907 (Age 37)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 15825/1907 TOWERS LOUISA FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Death of a brotherWilliam Henry James TOWERS
March 14, 1908 (Age 38)
Cause: Drowning
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3413/1908 TOWERS WILLIAM H J HENRY ISABELLA M TAREE
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Birth of a daughter
#9
Annie A TOWERS
about 1911 (Age 41)
Citation details: 46063/1911 TOWERS ANNIE A FRANK ANNIE M TAREE
Marriage of a childJoseph Alfred TISDELLLila Annie TOWERSView this family
about 1912 (Age 42)
Date of entry in original source: Elul 7513 (September 3753)
Marriage of a childSydney Adolphus TISDELLHilda Mary I TOWERSView this family
about 1912 (Age 42)
Citation details: 7514/1912 TISDELL SYDNEY A TOWERS HILDA M I TAREE
Marriage of a siblingJohn CRAWFORDEmily F TOWERSView this family
about 1913 (Age 43)
Citation details: 13970/1913 CRAWFORD JOHN BAINES EMILY F PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a grandson
#1
Ted TOWERS
calculated 1914 (Age 44)

Towers - Ted
Towers - Ted

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Note: The plaque for Ted includes the information that he was 92 years of age at the time of his death in 2006.
Marriage of a siblingClarence Bignell TOWERSDora POLAKView this family
about 1917 (Age 47)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc; Taree, NSW;2004
Citation details: 1255
Marriage of a siblingArthur E TOWERSMary J SALTERView this family
about 1918 (Age 48)
Citation details: 9844/1918 TOWERS ARTHUR E SALTER MARY J TAREE
Marriage of a siblingHenry George L TOWERSMargaret Ann V COWANView this family
about 1920 (Age 50)
Citation details: 11895/1920 TOWERS HENRY G COWAN MARGARET A V MOSMAN
Marriage of a childAlexander Percival “Percy” TISDELLRoberta Alice TOWERSView this family
October 21, 1921 (Age 51)
Citation details: 17762/1921 TISDELL PERCY A TOWERS ROBERT C TAREE
Marriage of a childClarence Sydney TOWERSHarriet Ivy RILEYView this family
about 1925 (Age 55)
Citation details: 7786/1925 TOWERS CLARENCE S RILEY HARRIET I TAREE
Death of a motherIsabella Matilda BIGNELL
March 5, 1926 (Age 56)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 3741/1926 TOWERS ISABELLA M JAMES AMELIA TAREE
Occupation
Bullock driver

Death August 22, 1926 (Age 56)
Cause of death: Killed by falling tree
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 16515/1926 TOWERS FRANK HENRY ISABELLA TAREE
Note:

Sydney Morning Herald of 30 August 1926.

KILLED BY FALLING TREE.

TAREE, Saturday.

Frank Towers, a bullockdriver, who resided at Coopernook, was killed while felling timber in the bush. Finding that a large tree which he was cutting would not fall in the proper direction, Towers walked a few yards to remove his bullock team to place it in safety, when a gust of wind came and blew the tree down. Death was instantaneous. Deceased was married, and leaves a family.

Burial
Cemetery: Coopernook General
Towers - Frank
Towers - Frank

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 20, 1869Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
13 months
himself
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother
William Henry James TOWERS
Birth: about 1874 27 21Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 14, 1908Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Alfred Stanley TOWERS
Birth: about 1877 30 24Dungog, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 19, 1906Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Amelia TOWERS
Birth: December 15, 1881 35 29Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 30, 1960Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger sister
Melita Jane TOWERS
Birth: March 16, 1884 37 31Bandon Grove, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 11, 1971Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Arthur E TOWERS
Birth: about 1888 41 35Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1961Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
younger brother
Henry George L TOWERS
Birth: about 1891 44 38Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 29, 1973Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
Family with Annie Maria BIGNELL - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: May 9, 1891Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
4 months
daughter
Elsie Evelyn TOWERS
Birth: September 10, 1891 21 16Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 26, 1960Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
Cecil S K TOWERS
Birth: about 1895 25 19Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1895Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
Clarence Sydney TOWERS
Birth: about 1901 31 25Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 11, 1956Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
4 years
daughter
Louisa TOWERS
Birth: about 1907 37 31Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1907Taree, , New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: 9230/1870 TOWERS FRANCIS HENRY ISABELLA DUNGOG
MarriageT - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 7566/1891 TOWERS FRANK BIGNELL ANNIE M TAREE
Quality of data: primary evidence
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 16515/1926 TOWERS FRANK HENRY ISABELLA TAREE
BurialAustralian Cemeteries Index