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THOMSEN Caroline Christina

THOMSEN Caroline Christina

Female Abt 1857 - 1945  (~ 88 years)

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  • Name THOMSEN Caroline Christina 
    Born Abt 1857  Halsteder, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Based on marriage details - James Chattin
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 Jan 1945  Clayfield, Brisbane, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Buried in Mt Thompson Crematorium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Her name is on a headstone in Bundaberg Grave Number: P314
    Person ID I195  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2014 

    Father THOMSEN Henrich Frederick 
    Mother JENSEN Hannah 
    Family ID F156  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 CHATTIN James William,   b. Abt 1842, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1890, Bundaberg, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1887  Residence of Mr Gardiner, Quay St, Bundaberg, QLD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James was aged 45 when he married Caroline and she was 28 and a spinster while he was a widower. Witnesses were Samuel and Eliza Gardiner and his parents were James Chattin, water gilder, and Mary Latham and her father was Henrich Frederick Thomsen, a farmer and mother was Hannah Jensen.
    Last Modified 6 Dec 2014 11:22:00 
    Family ID F161  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 RUDDELL Richard,   b. 25 May 1848, County Armagh, Nth Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1920, Bundaberg, QLD Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 8 May 1895  26 Elizabeth St, Sydney, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage was in Sydney because Caroline may well have been pregnant with Caroline May who was born only 3 months later. They were married according to the rites of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

      There was already a tenuous relationship between Richard and Caroline prior to their marriage.

      Caroline Chattin, the niece of Caroline's first husband, James Chattin, had married Thomas James Ruddell, the nephew of Caroline's second husband, Richard Ruddell.
    Children 
     1. RUDDELL Caroline Mary (Molly),   b. 11 Aug 1895, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981  (Age 85 years)
     2. RUDDELL Frederick Richard Thomsen,   b. 1 Apr 1898, Upper Targo Street, Bundaberg Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1955, Home Hill, QLD, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2015 09:01:32 
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Caroline Ruddell
    Caroline Ruddell
    Taken from The Queenslander, Saturday 29 February 1908, p22

  • Notes 
    • Place of residence at death was noted as Clayfield, Brisbane, QLD Australia

      Courier-Mail Thurs 25 Jan 1945
      On Tuesday, 5th January, at her home in Clayfield, Caroline Christina Ruddell, widow of the late Richard Ruddell, Bundaberg, in her 89th year.

      Courier-Mail Wed 17 Jan 1945
      RUDDELL - The funeral of the late Mrs Caroline Christina Ruddell will move from her late residence 33 Adelaide St, Clayfield, this Wednesday morning at 9.45 o'clock for the Crematorium, Mt Thompson. Private funeral. No flowers by request.