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The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) - Friday 16 November 1951 p.12
HAMILTON - LOURY.-On the 17th November at 2 p.m., at Holy Trinity Church, Woolloongabba, Valma Elsie, only Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Loury, Windsor, to Geoffrey Douglas, Twin Son of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Hamilton, Deagon.

Trying to find details of Valma's parents.


Qld. marriage 1922/C1647 Kercher Elsie Lucy Elizabeth - Loury Robert James Joseph

Robert James Joseph Loury 1925 Queensland Darling Downs

Robert James Joseph Loury 1949 Queensland Darling Downs

Robert James Joseph Loury 1954 Queensland Brisbane

It now extends from the city centre into the western suburbs, and includes Alderley, Ashgrove, Bowen Hills, Brisbane City, Clayfield, Enoggera, Ferny Grove, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Grange, Herston, Kelvin Grove, Keperra, Milton, Mitchelton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Upper Kedron, Wilston, and Windsor, and parts of Bardon, Everton Park, Paddington, and Stafford.
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Qld. marriage 1919/B23349 Lowry Robert John - Carlstrom Esther Matilda

Robert John Lowry 1949 Queensland Petrie

So which one fits Windsor?

In the City of Brisbane, it includes Bald Hills, Bracken Ridge, Bridgeman Downs, Carseldine, Chermside West, Fitzgibbon, and McDowall, and parts of Aspley, Everton Park, and Stafford Heights.
In the Moreton Bay Region, it includes Clontarf, Kippa-Ring, Margate, Redcliffe, Rothwell, Deception Bay, Scarborough, Woody Point, parts of Mango Hill, Griffin and Burpengary.
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1954/B0274 Loury Robert James Joseph - Robert - Mary Jenkins

1964/C6538 Loury Leofric Hamilton - Robert - Mary Jenkins

Brother has middle name Hamilton and a daughter marries a Hamilton. :rolleyes:

I would think the LOURYs came from Scotland.

Born in Qld:
1890/C6155 Lillian Josephine Loury Robert Mary Jenkins
1891/C3913 Marion Elizabeth Catherine Loury Robert Mary Jenkins
1899/C3209 Robert James Joseph Loury Robert Mary Jenkins
1900/C3827 Pretoria Irine Choffin Loury Robert Mary Jenkins
1906/C3186 Nelson Loury Robert Mary Jenkins
1910/B21989 Leofrie Hamilton Loury Robert Mary Jenkins
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Theres a photo in the newspapers of Hamilton and Loury on their wedding day.

The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954)(about)
Monday 19 November 1951 Page 6
Ah. Thanks.

Two pipers will play as the bride and groom, Miss Valma E. Loury (Windsor) and Mr. Geoffrey D. Hamilton (Longreach) enter and leave Holy Trinity Church, Woolloongabba.

Might have to go back a few generations to get to Scotland. :)

Marriage: 1890/C0930 Loury Robert - Jenkins Mary

Two possible deaths:

1939/C1048 Loury Robert - Robert - Catherine Munro
1922/C2139 Loury Robert -John Loury - Maria Johnson

Can only find this one on BCC site:

Toowong Cemetery
Loury Robert Joseph James 18 / 01 / 1954 55 years
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The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954)(about)
Saturday 21 December 1940

1~N THE SUPREME COURT OF QUEENS LAND. In the LANDS and GOODS of ROBERT LOURY, late of 7 Archibald Street, Too woomba, In the State of Queensland, Old Age Pensioner, Deceased, Intestate. Notice Is hereby given that after the expiration of fourteen days from the date of tho publication hereof, application will be made to this Honourable Court that AD MINISTRATION of the REAL and PERSONAL' ESTATE of the abovenamed Robert Loury deceased who died Intestate may be granted to NELSON LOURY of 7 Archibald Street Toowoomba In the State of Quccnslam Butcher a lawful son of the said deceased . Any person interested who desires to object to the application or to be heard upon- it may file a Caveat in the Registry at any time before the grant is made. Dated this Nineteenth day of December, 1040. HENNESSY & HENNESSY. Solicitors for the said Nelson Loury, 410 Ruthven Street, Toowoomba. Town Agents: TULLY & WIL SON. Solicitors. Brisbane. ?

So looks like the 1939 death you found could be the right one.
Thank you again.

Ha. One more generation. We might get to Ireland instead.

Marriage 1865/C0618 Munro Catherine - Lowry Robert

Birth 1867/C0897 Lowry Robert - Robert - Catherine Munroe

So the 1922 death is the other one.

I wonder:

John Laurie
Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910
marriage: 04 Nov 1831 Dumfries,​Dumfries,​Scotland
spouse: Mary Johnstone
John Lawrie
Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910
marriage: 16 Oct 1831 Troqueer,​Kirkcudbright,​Scotland
spouse: Mary Johnstone
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Last name LOWRY
First name(s) Catherine
Maiden name
Gender Female
Religion Presbyterian
Date of birth Date not available.
Date of death 24 September 1936
Date of burial 25 September 1936
Age at death 92 Years
Cemetery Drayton & Toowoomba
Interment number PRES3-006-0007

Last name LOWRY
First name(s) Robert
Maiden name
Gender Male
Religion Presbyterian
Date of birth Date not available.
Date of death 29 May 1922
Date of burial 30 May 1922
Age at death 91 Years
Cemetery Drayton & Toowoomba
Interment number PRES3-006-0008

Last name LOWRY
First name(s) Robert
Maiden name
Gender Male
Religion Anglican
Date of birth Date not available.
Date of death 6 February 1939
Date of burial 7 February 1939
Age at death 71 Years
Cemetery Drayton & Toowoomba
Interment number CE7-005-0015

Thanks gibbo. :)

Death 1936/C03526 Loury Catherine - Angus Munro - Marian McKay

Now it gets a bit harder.

Death 1893/C04332 Munro Angus - Murdoch Munro - Maggie Gillies

Can't see a death for Marian.
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It appears the Munro's and Loury lot were in Toowoomba together. Maybe Catherine had a brother over here as well and the Mrs A Munro is his wife:confused: I gather the Mr N Loury is Nelson Loury.

Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878 - 1954)(about)
Thursday 2 July 1936

Mrs A. Munro , Miss D. Bearklcy, and Mr N. Loury , who were the guests of Mrs J. Herbert, West Street, for thc Carnival, have returned to Toowoomba.
Thanks gibbo. :)

I have given up trying to find the right family in Scotland. Nothing fits and most of the names there are LOWRIE anyway so it's hard to be sure.

I had no luck with MUNRO either. May not be Scotland. :rolleyes:

No luck with shipping records.

Still can't find a death for Marian.

Too many marriages for a* MUNRO
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Death 1936/C03526 Loury Catherine - Angus Munro - Marian McKay

Either we have 2x Angus or he remarried:

Death 1911/B15075 Munro William - Angus Munro - Mary Ross

If a brother of Catherine then there is no death for an A. MUNRO with same parents as Catherine to 1964.

MUNRO births in Qld.: Andrew, Archibald, Alexander, Albert...

It looks like about 10 different families.
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Yeah i know i have checked it out. William 1911 died a terrible death.. hit by a train:rolleyes:

Passenger lists are hopeless cause i found one family of Munro's who come out together and there were heaps of them on the one ship. There were several with the same name but different ages etc. It was like a WHOLE family come out here, cousins, brothers, sisters mums etc all together.

edited... To hard basket? :confused:

BBS Be back shortly :biggrin:
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